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Rainbow of mooncakes to try this year
Date Published : 05 Sep 2017

After years and years of 1000 calorie mooncakes, you might be looking for something a little different. Maybe a little sweeter? Maybe an adorable morsel of millennial pink? We've put together a list of all the colourful mooncakes Hong Kong has to offer from red and pink to green and blue. ​RED
Rose Purée and Roselle Mooncakes @Cuisine Cuisine

One of the three intricate mooncakes from Cuisine Cuisine, this mooncake is shaped like a rose in the outside and bright rosy red in the inside. The custard filling is infused with natural rose jam and roselle, giving it that bright red colour and sweet tangy aftertaste. 3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim sha tsui, 2315 5222; themirahotel.com/dining/cuisine-cuisineORANGE
Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes @The Peninsula

Most mooncakes are orange aren’t they? So we chose ones that are orange inside and out. Their amazing mini egg custard mooncakes are back along with new flavours of jasmine, earl grey and lychee. The casing is rustic and light, while the inside is a little sweeter and a little creamier than other mooncakes. The Peninsula Boutique, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2696 6969; peninsulaboutique.comYELLOW
Dulce de Leche Mooncakes @Gaucho

Yellow in the outside and yellow on the inside, Gaucho is debuting a mooncake gift set this year with a special sweet surprise. Taking inspiration from the dulce de leche cheesecake, the dulce de leche mooncake is a delightful east meets west twist. Using traditional ingredients of lotus seed paste, egg and golden syrup while still keeping the flavour of the dulce de leche cheesecake, these are a good choice for those looking for something rich and decadent. 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, 2386 8090; gauchorestaurants.com.hkGREEN
La
lune mooncakes @L’eclair de genie 
These. Are. So. Adorable. They actually come in four different colours and if one didn’t know any better, one might think they are European marzipan sweets or Japanese wagashi. Each colour comes in a unique flower design, but our favourite has got to be the green one. It comes with a milk chocolate shell in a lovely pastel green and filled with coconut pandan fruit jellies. License Area D, G/F, Olympian City 2, Olympic, Kowloon, 2116 2049; leclairdegenie.com.hk BLUE
Smoky Fujian lunar delight @COCO 

Everyone’s talking about these on Instagram. The pastry chef at patisserie COCO really took the moon theme to space with these mooncakes. Taking inspiration from stargazing the Milky Way, he experiments on emulating the moon’s surface with these metallic delights. Out of these the blue “Smoky Fujian” comes with Lapsang Souchong black tea infused with 71% organic dark chocolate with crunchy chocolate pearls and finished with a coating of metallic blue. G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315 5566; themirahotel.com/dining/coco
PURPLE
Limited edition taro mini mooncakes @Mandarin Cake Shop

Along with the traditional choices, Mandarin Cake Shop is dishing out some special flavours of sweet potato, red bean chestnut and white lotus. Both the sweet potato and red bean chestnut come in a traditional casing with the cake shop design and beautiful shades of purple and violet filling. The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, 2825 4850; mandarinoriental.comPINK
Red Date Mooncake @The Cakery

This one comes in a colourful set of four different flavours, but their Red Date mooncake stands out in trendy dusty pink. With a beet puree crust and a super food packed filling of walnuts, flaxseed, linseed, apricot and red dates, The Cakery’s new mooncake set is a great alternative for those looking for vegan & naturally coloured alternatives. Shop 301, LANDMARK, Central, 6683 3833; thecakery.comBROWN
Whisky Chocolate Mooncakes @Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

We’re warning you, these are pretty strong! They’re sweet and super creamy and jam-packed on the inside. They’re basically chocolate fudge chunks masquerading as mooncakes while slowly but surely spiking you in the process. A collab with Kavalan Distillery, they come in three single malt whisky flavours of Kavalan Classic, Kavalin Solist Ex-Bourban and Kavalan Solist Amontillado. Any of your whisky-seeking family members are bound to fall in love with these. They are delish, strong, yes, and absolutely worth it. Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim sha Tsui East, Kowloon, 2721 5161; hongkong.intercontinental.comBLACK
Charcoal mooncake @Shang Palace

This elegant charcoal-baked mooncake comes with a filling of red date paste, apricot and walnuts. The red dates co-operate well with the chewy texture of the dried nuts to leave a clean but wholesome aftertaste. Also, it's dusted with gold dust, who doesn’t like that? 64 Mody Road, Kowloon, 2733 8877; shangri-la.com/kowloon 

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