As the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival looms on the horizon, Hong Kong’s gourmands will once again be spoilt for choice with a wide array of sumptuous mooncakes to sample. Be it the more traditional lotus seed paste-and-egg yolk offerings or outré varities featuring everything from gold to caviar, here’s a selection of five mooncake specials to try this October 1st.
Reputably a brand with rich values for heritage, high-end hotel Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has opted for the classic with a range of traditional mooncakes available in their luxurious hampers and delectable Mini Assorted packages.
Ying Jee Club
The two Michelin-starred eatery, Ying Jee Club, stylishly presents its highly-anticipated Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes dressed in a chrysanthemum embellished jewel-toned box to enthral this Mid-Autumn Festival.
Modern vegetarian concept, Miss Lee, offers a contemporary twist to the long-standing tradition with its vegan mooncakes in a set of four guilt-free and unique flavour combinations: Purple Sweet Potato & Ginger and Hawthorn & Dark Plum.
Lady M (partnered with Netflix and Pearl Studio)
Inspired by Over the Moon, an upcoming animated adventure that explores the rich cultural traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the dessert mavens at Lady M have whipped up the gold- and jade-accented Over the Moon Mooncake Lantern, creatively decorated with characters from the movie that inspired it.
Royal Caviar Club (in collaboration with Nicholas Chew)
Introducing the world’s first Caviar & Australian Black Truffle Mooncake by Sai Ying Pun-set Royal Caviar Club. As its name suggests, this limited-edition savoury mooncake oozes luxury in every sense, encompassing caviar and gold leaves to heighten its flavours.