Mid-Autumn festival is still a few months away but that doesn’t mean you can just turn up to buy your mooncakes at the last minute. The craze for mooncakes in Hong Kong is almost as serious as a Yeezys drop. From the traditional to more modern interpretations, save yourself (or your company) the hassle and pre-order your mooncakes now:
Ever since 1986, The Peninsula mooncakes have always been the most coveted mooncakes you can get your hands on. This year Michelin-starred Chef Tang Chi Keung has created a Star Chef Mooncake Gift box (HK$1,088), featuring 10 Mini Pandan Flavoured Egg Custard Mooncakes, presented in a LED-lit lasercut lantern design with removable compartments.
The Peninsula Boutique, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2696 6969
The Mandarin Cake Shop will be offering their specialty mini egg custard mooncake and a mini assortment option with flavours including sweet potato, red bean chestnut, and white lotus. Timeless mooncakes such as the golden or white lotus with two yolks (HK $498) are packaged in a new-fan shaped gift box. If you’re looking to bulk order to gift all your business partners, The Mandarin Cake Shop will be offering 10% off.
The Mandarin Cake Shop, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4008
The Langham Hong Kong has all the classics covered, including Mini Custard Mooncakes with Egg Yolk (HK$ 368), Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortments (HK$ 368) and the Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Egg Yolk. In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, the Langham has brought back their most-loved packaging: the pink jewellery box with floral pattern..
T’ang Court, Level 1, The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui +852 2132 7898
Cuisine Cuisine offers five selections, including Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes, White Lotus Seed Purée Mooncakes with Triple Yolks, White Lotus Seed Purée with Double Yolks and Mini Purée and Roselle Mooncakes and Organic Blue Agave Mini mooncakes with White Lotus Seed Purée and Egg Yolk. The gift box is engraved with a golden full moon in celebration of the festival.
Cuisine Cuisine, 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong +852 2393 3933
Two Michelin-starred restaurant, Duddell’s presents its signature cream custard mooncakes at six pieces for HK$388. Don’t miss out on their stylish packaging and authentic flavours.
Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 2525 9191, order here
W Hong Kong
As one of the most creatively packaged mooncakes this year, W Hong Kong surprises us with eight mini golden custard mooncakes all housed inside W Hong Kong’s ‘X’ dumbbells (HK$800). Hopefully it’ll give you a little motivation to work off all the Mid-Autumn treats but you’ll need to lift a lot heavier than that if you’re looking to undo the damage of one mooncake. Order in advance to enjoy 30 per cent off from now until August 21.
Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, 1/F, W Hong Kong +852 3717 2848, order here
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental will be offering up their gourmet mini egg custard mooncakes (HK $408). Orders are available from 24th August to 24th September and the mooncakes will come in a stylish yet reusable box made of eco-friendly PU leather.
Amber, 7/F The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central ,+852 2132 0066, amberhongkong.com
This year, Ralph’s Coffee debuts their first ever mooncakes, available in two flavours: coffee custard and chocolate custard. Each box contains two of each flavour (HK $398) and features their iconic coffee cup logo. Pre-orders are now available with redemption commencing September 3. It’s available exclusively at Ralph’s Coffee in Ocean Terminal.
OT313, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, + 852 2376 3936