What makes Gu Ma Jia’s mooncakes special is that it is made with fresh ingredients and is crafted with passion. Although the packaging is not as striking as other Chinese restaurants, Gu Ma Jia’s winning formula is the wholesome and genuine taste. The White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and the White Lotus Paste with Melon seeds are the more popular flavours. The Five Nut flavour is a hit with those who are health-conscious and like a crunchy texture. Nuts are generally good for the heart and contain a considerable amount of fibre, unsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids.



Gu Ma Jia debuts its first line of baked mooncakes ($45), all of which are housemade with love. Featuring four traditional flavours including white lotus paste with melon seeds and five-nut mooncake, the skin is baked to golden-brown perfection, while the lotus fillings are not cloying sweet – just like how grandma used to make them. Order above four boxes to enjoy free delivery on Monday through Thursday, from 2pm to 5pm. 45 Tai Thong Crescent. Tel: 6285 2023


The storefront and interior are kept minimal and simple as if to preserve high strung days where the establishment grounds were packed wall to wall with hungry diners. Nowadays, the rare family occasional rolls in on a weekday night; the lazy susan bearing significantly lesser burden than in those hay days. That being said, 姑妈家 with its homey environment and earnest sit-down diner experience is something suited for the large family get togethers.