Top 5 Mooncakes You Should Not Miss
Times flies as mooncake season is just around the corner. With the Mid-Autumn Festival merely less than two months away, it’s about time to start planning ahead and decide which ones are worth investing in. While custard mooncakes remain at the top of our list, there are more varieties available compared to previous years. Here, we have rounded up some of the top ones that mooncake connoisseurs shouldn’t miss out on this year.
The iconic green tea purveyor is launching a limited edition Hong Kong-only Maruto mooncake box set from Kyoto. Created specially for Hong Kong to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the delightful sweet treats come in two flavours: matcha and sweet potato with matcha. Guests can pre-order starting today and the mooncake set is priced from HK$158 to HK$428, available at Nakamura Tokichi Hong Kong outlets in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Nakamura Tokichi Hong Kong Ten, Unit 3005-9 3/F Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2156 1168
Nakamura Tokichi Hong Kong Ten Next, Unit G06, Miramall, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2796 2538
Heralded as one of the most popular mooncakes in town, Spring Moon of The Peninsula Hong Kong is warming up the ovens for this year’s creations, starting with the restaurant’s ever-popular custard mooncakes, set to begin pre-order online from August 1 to 3, with limited the availability each day. The online ordering platform is set to go live at 8:00am on these three days. For more information, please visit here
Spring Moon, 1/F The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2696 6760
If traditional custard mooncakes aren’t your cup of tea, consider opting for the ones with a modern twist. Cuisine Cuisine is launching two new miniature mooncakes such as organic blue agave mini mooncakes with low sugar white lotus puree and egg yolks, and mini rose puree and roselle mooncakes. The low sugar variety takes low GI blue agave syrup to replace some of the sugar content to create a lighter lotus seed filling that matches well with salted egg yolk. The rose and roselle flavor is made of infusing natural rose jam with custard filling with dried roselle incorporated, yielding a sweet and tangy filling. Mooncake gift vouchers are available now at Cuisine Cuisine until September 10.
Cuisine Cuisine, 3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2315 5222
Ms B’s Cakery
Sometimes, what truly warms our heart is the taste of traditional and basic mooncakes. This year, Bonnae Gokson celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival the conventional way with traditional Chinese mooncakes debuting this year at Ms B’s Cakery and C’est La B. Sporting a taste of nostalgia and tradition, Ms Gokson’s classic white lotus seed paste with egg yolk are not without a twist. A portion of the sugar added in the filling is replaced with natural maltilol, a sugar substitute similar to sucrose, for health-conscious mooncake lovers. The traditional white lotus seed mooncakes also come in two sizes, a standard 180g with two premium duck egg yolks and a miniature 60g version with a quarter egg yolk. A box of four standard mooncakes is priced at HK$620 per box, while a box of nine miniature mooncakes is priced at HK$550 per box.
Ms B’s Cakery, 39 Gough Street, Central; +852 2815 8303
C’est la B, Shop 202, Level 2 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; +852 2536 0173
For those who yearn to treat your beloved ones with mooncakes that feature refined packaging, Tycoon Tann’s limited-edition custard mooncakes will not disappoint. Housed in an extravagant golden mooncake box which is stylishly embellished with traditional knots and a lucky charm, its classy design reaffirms the traditional values of family reunion during the festival with wishes of prosperity and longevity. Each highly Instagram-worthy boxes are filled with six egg custard mooncakes, and they are priced at HK$338 each, with an early bird discount of HK$298 per box for orders on or before August 15.
Tycoon Tann, 1/F-2/F, 74 Wellington Street, Central; +852 3125 3228