Where To Buy The Best Luxury Mooncakes In Hong Kong In 2020
It is never too early to discuss mooncakes. Typically in Hong Kong, talk of mooncakes soon begins following Tuen Ng Festival, aka the Dragon Boat Festival, even while the summery heat remains and Mid-Autumn Festival is months away. Still, it hasn’t stopped mooncake purveyors from kickstarting their early bird mooncake offers as early as July. Here is everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotel luxury mooncakes and which ones to reserve in advance.
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hong Kong is launching a new collection of mid-autumn delights this year, featuring a selection of mooncakes realised by the restaurant’s chef Chan Yan-Tak, including Chinese dates with walnut mooncakes, this year’s new flavour. Celebrated for its nourishing and nutritious benefits, Chinese dates give a unique sweetness and a gelatinous texture to the filling while walnuts add crunch. The new flavour joins Four Seasons’ other flavoured mooncakes such as cream custard with toasted pine nuts; preserved eggs with pickled ginger; and lotus seed paste with salted egg yolks and black truffles. The mooncakes are available in packages of six miniature mooncakes from the hotel’s online shop and ready for pick up from August 17 to October 1, 2020 at the hotel lobby's festive desk. Prices range HK$530 to HK$560 per box.
Lung King Heen, 4/F, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3196 8880
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Celebrated as one of the most popular purveyors of custard mooncakes in Hong Kong, Spring Moon at The Peninsula Hong Kong is synonymous with premium quality when it comes to the custard-filled mid-Autumn treat. With eight miniature mooncakes per box, each made in house by a special team of dedicated mooncake chefs, sales of the famed mooncakes are set to commence on July 20 at the hotel’s online shop.
Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; +852 2696 6760
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Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong is launching two sets of mooncakes to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. At Legacy House, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, traditional white lotus seed paste mooncakes are highlighted with rich salted egg yolks. The gift-package of four mooncakes is priced at HK$498 per box. Guests can also opt for a box of six miniature mooncakes in creative flavours, including jasmine tea-infused custard; red bean and mandarin peel; and Lapsang Souchong tea-infused white lotus seed paste, a variety realised by the restaurant’s tea sommelier Alan Leung. The Legacy House miniature assorted flavour set is priced at HK$428 per box. Alternatively, the hotel also offers miniature custard mooncakes prepared using executive Chinese chef Li Chi-Wai’s recipe, as well as executive pastry chef Holger Deh’s chocolate mooncakes, the latter prepared with the hotel’s bespoke blend of chocolates. Rosewood Hong Kong’s mooncakes, as well as assorted Mid-Autumn Festival hampers are available at the luxury hotel’s online shop
Legacy House, 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong,18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; +852 3891 8732
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Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
This year, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is launching a brand-new gift box of mooncakes. Taking inspiration from nature, graphic designer Ruth Chao designed the hotel’s new mooncake box, creating the design of a full moon over a pond with a blooming lotus flower. Prepared annually using a heavily guarded recipe, the miniature mooncakes come in a box of six and are available at HK$398 per box, with an early bird option for reservation and payment on or before August 15, 2020. For more information and purchases, please visit Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s website.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2132 0188
JW Marriott Hong Kong
Celebrating this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, chef Jayson Tang, executive Chinese chef of Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at Admiralty’s JW Marriott is presenting new mooncake creations this year, including flavours such as white lotus seed paste with ginger in packages of four, and miniature egg custard mooncakes in packages of six per box. Both mooncake varieties are available at HK$398 per box. Alternatively, the hotel is also home to an eight-inch royal supreme with white lotus seed paste, ginger, and eight salted egg yolks, a large sized treat best for sharing. The eight-inch royal supreme mooncake is priced at HK$888 apiece. All mooncakes are available for ordering online now, with collection period available between September 15 and 30, 2020 at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, 3/F, JW Marriott Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong;+852 2810 8366
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
This autumn, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is launching a new packaging and flavours for the hotel’s selection of mooncakes. Available in three different packages, guests can indulge in three varieties, the bright moon box featuring six miniature egg custard mooncakes, priced at HK$378 per box; the full moon box with six miniature white lotus seed paste with salted egg yolk mooncakes priced at HK$438 per box; and this year’s new One Harbour Road collection box, featuring six mooncakes of three flavours such a classic custard, custard with pineapple and white bean paste with roselle and salted caramel. The One Harbour Road Collection Box is priced at HK$398 per box. For a more luxurious option, the luxury hotel is presenting a Mid-Autumn Festival grand hamper, where guests can enjoy a selection of gourmet delights such as Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Brut NV champagne; premium Japanese dried mushrooms; Yunnan ham; One Harbour Road’s signature XO sauce; candied walnuts; seasonal fruits, among many. The grand hamper is available at HK$3,388 apiece. Both the full moon box and bright moon box mooncakes are available for pickup from September 1 to October 1, 2020, whereas the One Harbour Road Collection Box is available for pickup from September 18 to October 1, 2020. Mooncake orders placed on or before September 1 can enjoy a 15% discount.
One Harbour Road, 7/F-8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2584 7722
Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Dynasty of Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong is offering an array of traditional and creative mooncakes. Savour the restaurant’s miniature white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk mooncakes prepared the traditional way priced at HK$308 for a box of six mooncakes. For a creative twist, the establishment’s miniature pandan paste and salted egg yolk mooncakes, available at HK$308 for a box of six, infuses the aromatic pandan leaf into the sweet filling. Alternatively, the restaurant’s limited edition miniature Musang King durian mooncakes are newly launched with filling featuring the king of tropical fruits. The unique Musang King durian mooncakes are limited to 500 boxes only, and each box of six mooncakes is priced at HK$438. Guests can also opt for a special Dynasty signature mini mooncake box, featuring three each of white lotus seed and of pandan paste with salted egg yolk, priced at HK$318 per box. Orders placed from August 1 to 31 can enjoy an exclusive early bird discount, while mooncakes are available for collection from September 1 to 29. The Miniature Muang King durian mooncakes are available for pick up from September 23 to 28 only.
Dynasty, 3/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2802 8888
The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Boutique has been doing custard mooncakes since 1986, and they've continued to innovate. More than three decades later, the hotel boutique is home to many variations of mooncakes filled with a melange of fillings. This Mid-Autumn festival, the Peninsula Boutique is working with upcycling company Mil Mill to champion sustainability with a social cause, offering guests a special gift in return for upcycling Peninsula mooncake boxes; in turn, the hotel will make a donation to Feeding Hong Kong from the proceeds of mooncake sales. The hotel boutique is also launching its first four-mooncake boxes, available in either traditional custard filling or walnut and dried longan filling to be enjoyed on their own together as part of the hotel’s star chef mooncake gift box priced at HK$598 per set. Alternatively the boutique’s popular miniature egg custard mooncakes also come in box of four at HK$208 per box or eight at HK$388 apiece. Guests can opt for a mixed variety as well. The Peninsula mid-autumn festival collection also covers a selection of custard mooncakes flavoured with tie guan yin tea, date paste, pineapple, and red beans, prices ranging from HK$208 to HK$1,888.
The Peninsula Boutique, Shop 7-9, The Peninsula Arcade, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; +852 2696 6969
Conrad Hong Kong
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Golden Leaf, Conrad Hong Kong’s Chinese restaurant, is presenting five different varieties of fillings in the hotel restaurant’s mooncake offerings, beginning with classics such as white lotus seed paste with salted egg yolks at HK$398 per box. The Grand Assorted Mooncake Box showcases fillings that are on the traditional side, from lotus seed pastes; red date paste with pine nuts; red bean paste with egg yolks; and mixed nuts with salted pork. The traditional ensemble is available at HK$428 per box. Alternatively, a contemporary egg custard mooncake box is available at Golden Leaf at HK$408 apiece, while an innovative selection of four new flavours are featured in the hotel’s 30th Anniversary Edition Grand Assorted Mini Mooncakes. Flavours such as red bean paste with mandarin peels; green tea; charcoal-golden sweet potato; and black sesame paste flavoured custard. The new selection of mini mooncakes is available at HK$688 per box. Guests placing order from August 1 to 30 can enjoy a 10% early bird discount.
Golden Leaf, Lower Lobby, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 2521 3838
Eaton Hong Kong
As part of this year’s celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, Eaton Hong Kong Is offering a sustainability surprise for mooncake lovers. The lovely selection of miniature custard mooncakes and white lotus seed paste with egg yolk mooncakes are presented in sustainable bamboo-steamers, branded by Yat Tung Heen, the hotel’s popular Cantonese restaurant. Lending a touch of dim sum heritage and traditions for the festival, each box holds six miniature mooncakes, and is available at HK$388 each. Guests placing orders from now until July 31 can enjoy a 35% discount, while orders placed throughout the month of August can enjoy a 25% discount, with orders available for pick up from September 1 to 30, 2020. Yat Tung Heen’s mooncakes are available for order now online here.
Yat Tung Heen, B2/F, Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon; +852 2710 1093
Royal Garden Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui’s Royal Garden Hong Kong is launching a brand new mooncake packaging just in time for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. The two-tiered auspicious box is embellished with golden moon patterns. Its mooncake varieties also vary from previous years, drawing inspiration from traditions renewed. Guests can indulge in Chinese ham with mixed nut mooncake; miniature egg custard mooncakes; and miniature red bean paste with dried tangerine peel mooncakes as part of the hotel’s traditional varieties. The traditional white lotus seed paste and double egg yolk mooncakes are still available, with additional varieties of either low sugar or with an extra yolk for richer texture in variations. Alternatively, Royal Garden launches the yellow lotus seed paste with double egg yolks mooncake, reinventing this vintage classic back in fashion as part of this year’s lineup, as well as a sharing piece of a king-sized mooncake filled with white lotus seed paste and six salted egg yolks. Guests placing orders on or before August 31, 2020 can enjoy a 23% discount per order. For more information please view here.
Royal Garden Hong Kong, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2721 5215
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St. Regis Hong Kong
As part of the year’s celebration for the mid-autumn celebration, St Regis Hong Kong is presenting a selection of three mooncake varieties, showcased in the hotel’s auspicious red-toned packaging. Guest can anticipate traditional white lotus seed paste filling with double egg yolk mooncakes in a box of four for HK$518, as well as miniature egg custard mooncakes in a box of six for HK$458. The hotel is also presenting mooncakes filled with red bean paste and 15-year aged tangerine peel, whose complex citrus aroma enriches the sweetened bean paste. The box of six miniature red bean paste with 15-year aged tangerine peel mooncakes is priced at HK$488 per box. Guests placing order on or before August 16, 2020 can enjoy an early bird discount, with mooncakes available for redemption from September 1 to October 1, 2020.
St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2138 6888
With the addition of the new outpost in Wan Chai, Ming Court at The Cordis is launching its signature Ming Mooncakes this year with a new packaging and varieties to indulge in. Available at both the Mongkok and Wan Chai restaurants, guests can look forward to the brand’s signature mini custard mooncakes with candied kumquat, a citrus twist on the original custard mooncake, available in a box of six; or as an assortment of mini mooncakes in combination with two other flavours: red bean paste and chestnut and traditional white lotus seed paste with egg yolks. Both varieties are presented in Ming Mooncakes’ colourful golden and purple gift boxes priced at HK$388 per box, with an early bird discount available with orders placed from now until August 31, 2020. For more information please see here.
Ming Court, 6/F Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3552 3028
Ming Court, 2/F, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2878 1212
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Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
The Shangri-La Group is launching a wide range of mooncakes just in time to celebrate the annual festival. At Admiralty’s Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, guests can anticipate traditional mooncakes filled with white lotus seeds and egg yolks or miniature varieties with custard filling. The highlight of this year’s selection lies in the hotel’s red bean paste mooncakes flavoured with rare 80-year-old dried tangerine peel, displayed in a burgundy silk-lined jewellery box, priced at HK$1,188 per box. The hotel’s selection of premium mooncakes are available for order by phone at Island Gourmet or visit the hotel’s mooncake counter from July 30 to September 30. For more information please visit here.
Summer Palace, 5/F Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 2820 8552
While Island Shangri-La highlights variations within traditional mooncake flavours, Shang Palace of Kowloon Shangri-La strives to reinvent mooncakes with contemporary combination of flavours in the annual treat, designed and crafted by a chef team led by the hotel’s executive Chinese chef Cheung Long-Yin. Highlights in this year’s selection include eight mini mooncakes with rose sugar, white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolks, a floral addition to the traditional flavours, presented in the master chef gift box, priced at HK$788 per box. The hotel also offers the Shang Palace Imperial series, ranging from Chiuchow mooncakes with pandan, yam paste and salted egg yolks; miniature matcha mooncakes with red bean paste; and the piece de resistance of the collection, the red bean paste with 50 year old aged mandarin peel mooncakes with mandarin pu’erh tea gift set. Kowloon Shangri-La’s wide selection of mooncake offerings are priced from HK$378 to HK$1,398. For more information please view here.
Shang Palace, Lower Level, Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2733 8754
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
This Mid-Autumn Festival, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is launching a series of festive treats, highlights include the hotel’s selection of traditional mooncakes such as white lotus seed paste with double egg yolks (box of four) or miniature white lotus seed paste with egg yolk (box of six). Alternatively the hotel also offers yellow lotus seed paste for both sizes. The luxury property also offers specialty custard mooncakes. Guests can opt for egg custard mooncakes (box of six) as well as an assorted mix of sweet pastries (two each of traditional custard, chocolate lava, and vanilla custard). The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong mooncakes are available at the Mandarin Cake Shop. Prices range from HK$418 to HK$498 per box.
Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop, Mezzanine Level, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2825 4008
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Celebrating the arrival of Mid-Autumn Festival, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is home to two collections of the festive treat. The hotel’s own Elegance and Vibrancy miniature egg custard mooncake box is designed by students of SCAD Hong Kong. The box of eight custard mooncakes are buttery with rich custard filling, available at the hotel at HK$398 per box, with an early bird discount available from now until September 15, 2020. Alternatively, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant Tin lung Heen is presenting its house-made mooncake. The limited-edition mooncake gift box features eight miniature egg custard mooncakes, prepared by experienced chefs at the restaurant, is complete with six packs of 15-year vintage ripe pu-erh tea. The exclusive mooncake gift box is available for order at Tin Lung Heen and is priced at HK$728 per box.
Tin Lung Heen, 102/F, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2263 2270
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Sino Hotels is launching two collections of mooncakes. Created and crafted by the hotel group’s Chinese restaurant Yue, the Classic collection features four pieces of the sweet pastry filled with white lotus seed paste and double salted egg yolks, priced at HK$428 per box. Alternatively the hotel’s Fragrant collection sees a box of six miniature mooncakes featuring three different flavours, namely pandan paste with egg yolk, ginger lotus paste with egg yolk, and traditional egg custard mooncakes. The special collection is priced at HK$358 per box. Both varieties of mooncakes are available at Royal Pacific Hotel, City Garden Hotel, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Island Pacific Hotel, The Pottinger Hong Kong and The Olympian Hong Kong, and are available for redemption from July 27 (classic collection) and August 21 (fragrant collection) to September 24, 2020. Orders are available online here.
The Pottinger Hong Kong, G/F, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2308 3188