Your ultimate mooncake guide for Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
By: Ha Rin Choi
August 8, 2022
Only a few weeks until the Mid-Autumn Festival, and what is this annual celebration without its traditional confectioneries such as mooncakes? Here we compile some of the most mouth-watering choices available around the city
Premium chocolates and Italian confectionery house, Cova, presents a Lava Chocolate Mooncake crafted with the brand’s signature house-made chocolate. Filled with indulgent chocolate, its lava-like texture oozes out as the pastry is warmed and cut. Its new design, inspired by the full moon, pleases both mouth and eyes. The luxurious gift box features an eye-catching shade of orange with a touch of gold.
Don’t worry, there are other mooncake varieties for you to enjoy: the Egg Custard, the White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Egg Yolk, and the Cranberry and Assorted Nuts Mooncake. Priced from HK$278 to HK$998, customers can choose between several gift boxes.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental proudly brings back the prominent mooncake handbags as festive blessings. The uniquely crafted bag catches customers with its pleasant visual first, while inside, six individually packed mini egg custard mooncakes give everyone a moment of indulgence.
Priced at HK$438, all mooncakes are diligently prepared with the finest ingredients following the Mandarin Oriental’s signature recipe. Expecting a smooth and silky texture, the delectable gems are promised to elevate the harmonious spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
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Good news to vegans! The Cakery celebrates Mid-Autumn with a delicious selection of Vegan Mooncakes. Using high-quality natural ingredients and no preservatives added, these health-conscious vegan treats are beautifully presented in Royal blue packaging with gold elements.
Priced at HK$568 for four, they consist of tempting gluten-free vegan mooncakes of Black Sesame Lava, Yuzu Blueberry, Mango Lava, and Yame Hojicha Chocolate flavours. The particularly special Yame Hojicha Chocolate Mooncake is made with premium Yame hojicha powder with a 600-year history.
In celebration of the loving festival, Ralph’s Coffee proudly presents a Hong Kong-exclusive mooncake box with six crafted mini mooncakes. Featuring the iconic house’s kiosk, the package of two-tier drawers offers two exquisite flavours of custard and coffee lava. The coffee lava is made with the highest quality grown coffee beans from Ralph’s Coffee. An early bird discount is available for HK$428 by August 11, while the original price is HK$468.
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Fortnum & Mason
Continuing its fame of tea specialisation, Fortnum & Mason brings the Mooncake and Tea Pairing Gift Box this year. The delightful gift box has six mini mooncakes filled with egg custard infused with Fortnum’s teas: Earl Grey, Matcha, and Royal Blend. Tea lovers can pair each mooncake with an accompanying 25g tin of decadent tea.
This extraordinary Mooncake & Tea Pairing Gift Box can be purchased at HK$548, while various customised selections are available with Create Your Hamper campaign.
Classics are always the best. Made from the finest quality ingredients, Mandarin Oriental presents traditional favourites of classic White and Golden Lotus with Egg Yolks, along with the signature mini Egg Custard. Speciality flavours of Chocolate Lava and Red Bean Paste are other options for those who want to try contemporary twists.
Priced from HK$438, a series of gift hampers are available to take home or use as gifts. All mooncakes are beautifully presented in the hotel’s famed fan-shaped gift boxes to make them both visually and taste beautiful.
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One-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Rùn and chef Hung Chi-Kwong bring a selection of limited edition mooncakes. Adding to a classic flavour of White lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Double Egg Yolks, St. Regis delicately offers the modern taste of Mini Assorted Nuts Mooncake with Dried Figs. Don’t miss out Early Bird discount by purchasing before August 15.
This year, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong celebrates time-honoured traditions with artfully crafted “Joy and Abundance” Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes. Mooncake lovers can enjoy an Early Bird discount at HK$368 before August 15, while the original price is HK$418.
Celebrity chef Paul Lau’s two-starred Michelin Cantonese restaurant, Tin Lung Heen, showcases a limited edition house-made mooncake gift set priced at HK$768.
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In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Ming Court at Cordis presents an array of mooncakes collection meticulously curated by their master chefs. This Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant has retained both traditional and contemporary flavours of the White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Egg Yolks Mooncake and Mini Egg Custard with Kumquat Mooncake. In addition, Deluxe Mini Mooncake Assortment is a perfect option for those who want to explore different flavours.
Three variations of Ming Mooncakes – White Lotus Seed Paste, Mini Egg Custard with Kumquat, and Delux Mini Mooncake – are available for sale until September 9, and guests can enjoy early bird or bulk purchase prices.