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S$1,255 for a mooncake? Asia’s most expensive mooncakes to date


There’s no S$888 set this year, but Golden Moments did come up with a bunch of premium mooncakes. There’s the Premium Snowskin Mooncake box of four going for S$494, and Premium Golden Lava Custard Mooncake going for S$399. 

MALAYSIA: A GIANT MOONCAKE WITH 24K EDIBLE GOLD

In 2017, Malaysian bakery Leong Yin Pastry created a giant mooncake with an eye-watering price of – get this – RM3,888 (S$1,255).

Named “zhen yue”, the mooncake weighed a whopping 1.2kg and was filled with 16 premium ingredients such as cordyceps, ginseng, saffron, royal jelly, molasses, lotus seed, jujube, longan and 24K edible gold, along with other Chinese herbs.



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