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DigestGiveaway: Hong Kong's Most Coveted Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Giveaway: Hong Kong's Most Coveted Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

Giveaway: Hong Kong's Most Coveted Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Photo: Courtesy of Fook Lam Moon
By Helen Yu
By Helen Yu
August 21, 2019
With Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 hot on our heels, we've handpicked some of the most sought-after and delicious mooncakes to order in Hong Kong

It’s that time of the year again for one of the grandest festivals in Hong Kong—The Mid-Autumn Festival 2019, which falls on September 13. 

From classic lotus seed paste and custard fillings to nutty and chocolate flavours, our favourite five-star hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong have been warming up the ovens with exquisite creations to celebrate the occasion.

Read on to find out our selection of the most coveted Hong Kong mooncakes for 2019 and enter our giveaway at the bottom of the page: 

Spring Moon

Photo: Courtesy of Spring Moon
Photo: Courtesy of Spring Moon

Notoriously difficult to get ahold of, Spring Moon's limited edition mini egg custard mooncakes were already available for pre-order back in July 2019—for the diehards and the dedicated.

The handmade confections were first created by The Peninsula in 1986 and have won over even the non-mooncake eating crowd with their oh-so-fresh fluffy-yet-flaky, melt-in-your-mouth, creamy egg custard goodness.

A box of eight miniature mooncakes goes for HK$580. The mooncakes are currently unavailable for online purchase, and if you are interested, you may call +852 2696 6828 or email mooncakephk@peninsula.com to make enquiries and reservations.

Giveaway: Spring Moon mooncakes

To celebrate this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, we'll be giving away two boxes of this beloved treat from The Peninsula (scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter).

Duddell's

Photo: Courtesy of Duddell's
Photo: Courtesy of Duddell's

Known for its unique fusion of art space and fine dining experience, the esteemed Chinese restaurant—Duddell’s is going to give traditional mooncakes a taste of art this year.

In collaboration with Canadian artist Marcel Dzama, Duddell’s showcases a signature mooncake gift box that appeals to mooncake lovers with discerning taste. Adorned with Dzama’s whimsical artwork—“Blue Moon”, which symbolises prosperity and luck in celebration of the moon, this artistic box contains six luscious handmade cream custard mooncakes. The brand also introduces a limited edition LED lantern box that houses eight cream custard mooncakes for a dazzling festive celebration.

The Marcel Dzama gift box is priced at HK$398 per box for six pieces and HK$348 for 20 boxes or more. The LED lantern box is priced at HK$588 for eight pieces. Both varieties are available to order now and ready for pick up from August 30 to September 13.

Online orders are available here.

For more information, please call +852 2525 9191 or email reservations@duddells.co

Duddell's, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

See also: Mid-Autumn Festival 2019: 6 Luxurious Mooncakes Created By Tatler Friends

Lung King Heen

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Hong Kong
Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Hong Kong

Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons is bringing a touch of modernity to classic mooncake offerings this year. Apart from the hotel's signature—white lotus seed paste mooncakes with double salted egg yolk, executive chef Chan Yan Tak and his team have prepared innovative fillings such as aromatic black truffle and pickled ginger for this classic flavour.

The team also introduces two new varieties—cream custard mooncakes with toasted pine nuts, and five nuts with glazed ham and hibiscus mooncakes that made with six premium nuts (though the name suggests five) including walnut, cashew nut, pine nut, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed and almond for a crunchy texture.

Both varieties come in boxes of six mini mooncakes and are priced at HK$508 per box. A box of classic white lotus seed paste mooncake is priced at HK$498 for four pieces, while the black truffle and pickled ginger flavours are priced at HK$538 and HK$508 respectively for a box of six mini pieces.

The hotel accepts orders now while stock lasts, and the mooncakes are available for collection from August 30 to September 13.

For more information, please call +852 3196 8708 or email shop.hkg@fourseasons.com

Lung King Heen, 4/F Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Cake Shop

Photo: Courtesy of The Mandarin Cake Shop
Photo: Courtesy of The Mandarin Cake Shop

Renowned for its decadently delicious cakes and pastries, the Mandarin Cake Shop continues to impress us with an enticing selection of handmade mooncakes and luxurious gift hampers this year.

While the popularity of classic white and golden lotus with yolk mooncakes remains high, mooncake connoisseurs will be excited for the cake shop’s new specialty flavours—lava chocolate and vanilla custard.

Featuring a variety of festive goodies such as white lotus mooncakes with two yolks, dried mushrooms and abalone, and premium Mandarin Oriental homemade X.O. sauce—three different hampers (ranging from HK$2,088 to HK$4,588) are also on offer for you to delight your close friends and family.

The classic white lotus with two yolks and golden lotus with two yolks are both priced at HK$498 for four pieces. For the specialty mooncakes, each box comes in six mini pieces with three flavours (egg custard, chocolate lava and vanilla custard), which is priced at HK$418 per box.

All the mooncakes are packed in a lavish fan-shaped gift boxes and are available to order from now till September 13. Orders can be collected in person or delivered by the hotel to any address in the city.

For more information, please call +852 2825 4008 or email mohkg-cakeshop@mohg.com

The Mandarin Cake Shop, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2825 4008

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Photo: Courtesy of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Photo: Courtesy of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

In additions to the hotel’s popular signature Sever-Star Mooncake, Heep Hong Charity Mooncake and other luxurious festive hampers, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong is launching a brand-new product—mooncake with red bean paste and rare 80-year tangerine peel collector’s gift box.

Elegantly packaged in burgundy silk-clad boxes, these mooncakes are made with finest red beans and precious dried tangerine peel (aka. chen pi) for distinctive aroma and medicinal value. The gift box can be even repurposed as a unique jewellery box, which comprises eight small drawers, each contains a mini mooncake.

Each box is priced at HK$1,188, and are available to order from now till September 14.

For more information, please call +852 2820 8551 or email mooncake.isl@shangri-la.com

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2877 3838

China Tang

Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Tang
Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Tang

Looking for mooncakes with refined packaging to treat your beloved ones? China Tang’s limited-edition mooncake set is sure to please. 

Collaborating with distinguished fashion and lifestyle brand—Shanghai Tang for the first time ever, China Tang reveals a playful mooncake set in limited quantity that includes six exquisite white lotus seed puree mooncakes with single egg yolk.

Housed in a silver-hued box, which stylishly embellished with an illuminated paper artwork outlining a festive night scene, this box of pleasure can be even turned into a jewellery box or a glowing decoration for your home.

This set is priced at HK$628 per box, including six pieces of mooncakes, a rechargeable light-up box and a USB cable. It is available to order and collect from now till September 13.

Online orders are available here.

China Tang Landmark, Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central; +852 2522 2148

China Tang Harbour City, Shop 4101, Level 4, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2157 3148

Hoi King Heen

Photo: Courtesy of InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Photo: Courtesy of InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Taking inspiration from the hotel’s acclaimed Chinese restaurant—Hoi King Heen’s popular dessert—homemade almond cream with egg whites, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong is launching their very first signature almond cream mooncake.

Crafted by executive chef Leung Fai Hung, this new mooncake variety features a luscious filling of creamy almond paste that made with hand-ground almonds and egg white.

The hotel is also bringing back the sought-after mini egg custard mooncake, along with the signature creation—white lotus seed puree mooncake with double egg yolks. Not your cup of tea? Consider opting for an innovative variety—Kavalan whisky chocolate mooncake that priced at HK$468 each box for three pieces.

The almond cream mooncake is priced at HK$388 each box for six pieces, which is limited to 700 boxes only. The mini egg custard mooncake is priced at HK$318 per box for six pieces, while the white lotus seed puree mooncake is priced at HK$388 per box for four pieces.

All the mooncakes are available to order and ready to be redeemed from now till September 13.

For more information, please call +852 2721 5161 or email info@icgrandstanford.com

Hoi King Heen, B2, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2731 2883

Fook Lam Moon

Photo: Courtesy of Fook Lam Moon
Photo: Courtesy of Fook Lam Moon

For those who are loyal to nostalgic classics, head straight to one of the most distinguished fine-dining Chinese restaurants in town—Fook Lam Moon. The brand has been presenting an array of traditional festive treats every year, from handcrafted mooncakes to luxurious gift sets and hampers.

Boasting an authentic mooncake recipe with only top-notch ingredients used and precise baking technique applied, Fook Lam Moon takes pride in offering classic mooncake flavours including lotus seed paste with double yolks mooncakes, aged mandarin peel and red bean paste mooncakes with yolk, assorted nuts mooncakes, as well as mini golden egg custard mooncakes.

Both the aged mandarin peel and red bean paste mooncakes, and assorted nuts mooncakes are priced at HK$720 per box for six pieces. The classic lotus seed paste mooncake with double yolks is priced at HK$720 per box for four pieces, while the mini golden egg custard mooncake is priced at HK$530 per box for eight pieces.

Online orders are available here.

For more information, please call +852 3421 0498 or email finefoods@fooklammoon-grp.com

Fook Lam Moon, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong; +852 2866 0663


Hong Kong Tatler's Mid-Autumn Festival Giveaway 2019

Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula
Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula

Enter our festive giveaway for a chance to win a box of limited edition homemade mini egg custard mooncake from Spring Moon at The Peninsula with the following steps:

1. Follow @hongkongtatler and @tdininghk on Instagram

2. Register your email address in the form below.

Giveaway closes on August 28, 2019 at 11:59pm. Winners will be notified via email the following week. Good luck!

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