Mid-Autumn Must-haves: Five mooncakes you have to try

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 outrĂ© varities featuring everything from gold to caviar, here’s a selection of five mooncake specials to try this October 1st. 

classic mid autumn festival traditional flavors mini assorted mooncakes by mandarin oriental gafencu

Mandarin Oriental
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.

stylish mid autumn festival Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes by Ying Jee Club - gafencu

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.

Miss Lee Vegan Mooncakes guilt free mid autumn festival gafencu

Miss Lee
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 Over The Moon mid-autumn festival mooncake gafencu

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. 

limited edition luxury mid autumn festival world's first savory caviar mooncake by royal caviar club and nicholas chew - gafencu

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.