The Best Mooncakes In Hong Kong 2019!
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival In Style...
If you didn’t know already, Mooncakes are a BIG deal in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and communities all around the world.
A cornerstone of the Mid-Autumn Festival, many people mark this celebration with mooncakes, a treat available for just a few weeks each year.
What Is A Mooncake?
This dense cake is usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste (sweet), and sometimes has the yolk from a salted duck egg in the middle. Because it’s so heavy it’s eaten in small wedges with tea. Its crust is a thick pastry – yum.
Here’s a round-up of mooncakes I’ve found in Hong Kong this year!
Mooncakes from The Peninsula are legendary, limited edition and highly sought after – if you haven’t already procured a box by pre-ordering online then you’re out of luck!
In 1986, the hotel’s Michelin-starred Cantonese fine-dining restaurant ‘Spring Moon’ raised the bar with their mini egg custard mooncakes, blending eastern tradition with western culinary techniques to create something utterly decadent.
A cool illuminated centrepiece, this Mooncake box is an iridescent LED lantern, which holds eight individually boxed handmade cream custard mooncakes.
The box on the left features artwork by Marcel Dzama entitled “Blue Moon”, featuring the moon with flying bats to symbolize prosperity and luck.
More Mooncakes? See:
Very pretty packaging and an assortment of mini mooncakes from The Langham make an appealing treat!
Would love to try their flavours – Custard with Egg Yolk and Kumquat, Red Bean Paste with Mandarin Peel, White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk…
The Zoetrope Mooncakes Set features a revolving optical device with the Jade Rabbit jumping towards the moon – very cute packaging…
These mooncakes are 100% vegan and free from gluten, dairy, egg, refined sugar, preservatives and artificial coloring.
Starbucks has the Mocha and Black Tea Earl Grey Mochi Mooncakes, moist, soft chewy mochi made with Starbucks coffee and tea.