Mooncake madness: Where to find mooncakes in Hong Kong for Mid-Autumn Festival 2020
29 Sep 2020
With only a few days to go, Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake fever is well and truly in the air. Here’s our pick of some of the best mooncake flavours to try in Hong Kong this season.
Ed. Note: This article was uploaded on 7 August 2019 and updated on 29 September 2020.
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Not one to miss out on the mooncake madness is Shangri-La Group. Get festive with any (or all!) of the premium flavours both classic and contemporary available at all the Shangri-La properties. Tuck into their traditional Mini Custard Mooncakes with Mashed Egg Yolk (HK$ 378 for 8 pieces) or opt for the Mini Matcha Mooncakes with Red Bean, Yuzu Paste and Mochi (HK$388 for 9 pieces) perfect for green tea lovers!
Known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to Chinese vegetarian cuisine, Miss Lee continues to surprise us with their celestial offering this Mid-Autumn Festival: vegan mooncakes! Made without using any animal products, both the Purple Sweet Potato with Ginger and the Hawthorn and Dark Plum also make for a guilt-free but a highly-festive option!
Miss Lee, G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2881 1811; www.misslee.hk
Unsurprisingly, art meets flavours thanks to the uber aesthetic, staycation go-to that is Rosewood. The TST mainstay celebrates the festive occasion with handcrafted goodies wrapped in a pretty little package with designs inspired by the city’s beauty. And in the spirit of the holidays, a lunchbox will be donated to Impact HK, a charity catering to the homeless and less fortunate, for every box that is sold.
Thanks to Tea WG, feel free spill some tea this Mid-Autumn while having a slice of mooncake in one bite! For the best of both worlds, luxury retailer Tea WG has released the Sky Lantern Tea and White Sky Tea mooncakes to welcome autumn with a bang. Showcasing unique flavours and aromatic blends, this treat makes the perfect afternoon tea delight (or any time of the day, really.)
Yat Tung Heen
Not only committed to providing outstanding flavours, but one Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen also celebrates Mid-Autumn the sustainable way! Another point for Mother Earth, the Eaton HK mainstay continues its journey to sustainability by presenting traditionally-flavoured mooncakes in a modern, reusable bamboo steamer - an ode to the age-old yum cha tradition in the city. Highlights include the classic Mini White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk and the Mini Custard with Egg Yolk.
Yat Tung Heen, B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, +852 2710 1093; www.yattungheen.com