Yep, it is that time of year again when mooncakes and lanterns are on everybody’s minds! That’s right, the Mid-autumn Festival is closely approaching, which means that there are over a dozen flavours and styles of sweet treats to pick from. Hotel mooncakes have always been a popular selection among Hongkongers, as they craft these elegant and delicious traditional treats like nowhere else.
With so many hotels all over the city, choosing which hotel to go with can get really overwhelming. Luckily for you, we have gathered a list of hotels you should consider when purchasing these sweet and savoury desserts. Here are some of the best places to get hotel mooncakes for this year’s mid-autumn.
The newly opened Rosewood Hotel is attempting to unite families together with their intricate handcrafted mooncakes. Each box of mooncakes will come with a beautifully designed box that highlights the beauty and grace of Hong Kong, designed by local artist Frank Tang.
Rosewood is celebrating this year’s mid-autumn festival by introducing a range of different mooncakes, including Chocolate Mooncakes ($438 per box) made exclusively by Rosewood’s head pastry chef Holger Deh, or their own version of Traditional White Lotus Mooncakes ($498 per box), made with white lotus paste and high quality salted duck eggs.
Something else worth noting is that Rosewood will donate a lunch box to ImpactHK for each purchase of this delicious treat, so you’ll also be supporting the homeless and less privileged of this city.
Rosewood Hong Kong Online Shop, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | (+852) 3891 8888
This year at the Grad Hyatt, executive chef Li Shu Tim is baking up a storm, offering three iconic flavours to make your Mid-Autumn Festival a more memorable one. The three flavours available are Full Moon ($438 per box), Bright Moon ($378 per box), and the One Harbour Road Collection ($398 per box). All mooncakes are packaged in a classic and chic gift box with One Harbour Road’s show plate collection, representing harmony under the full moon, making them the ideal Mid-Autumn gift.
If this does not tickle your taste buds, you can go all out and opt for the Grand Hamper ($3,388 per box), which includes a box of mooncakes accompanied by a selection of other items, such as a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut NV Champagne, XO sauce made exclusively by One Harbour Road, assorted chocolates, and many more indulgent treats.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | (+852) 2584 7722
Packaged in an elegant jewel trunk box designed by students from Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong, the Ritz Carlton is offering Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes ($398 per box), which is an eight-piece set. You can also splurge on the Tin Lung Heen Limited Edition House-made Mooncakes ($728 per box), made exclusively by the hotel’s two Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Tin Lung Heen. The mooncakes are all freshly made by the restaurant’s head chef Paul Lau.
If you are thinking of getting a mooncake hamper, the Ritz also have you covered with a wide assortment in different sizes. From the benchmark Seasonal Fruit Mooncake Hamper ($1,888) to the Premium Mooncake Hamper ($3,688), the Ritz has really got us spoiled for hamper choices.
The Ritz Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong | (+852) 2263 2263
With quality ingredients as the main priority and focus, the Mandarin Oriental is always a safe choice when getting mooncakes. Perfect for both self-indulgence and gifting, the hotel is presenting a wide selection of deliciously crafted mooncakes and gourmet gift hampers.
Their best sellers are the White Lotus Mooncakes ($498 per box) and the Golden Lotus Mooncakes ($498 per box), which are both sets of four, but guests can also opt for some speciality mini mooncakes which come in a set of six for $438 per box, which includes Vanilla Custard or Chocolate Lava flavours.
The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong | (+852) 2522 0111
Over at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, their philosophy is all about sustainability and the environment—something we love getting behind! Their custom mooncake box is elegantly shaped in a half-moon to captures the beautiful scenery that makes Mid-Autumn special. This packaging is further connected to nature because it’s made with sustainable materials to reduce carbon footprint and benefit the environment.
Get your hands on this creative and environmentally friendly box when you buy the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Signature Mini Custard Mooncakes ($398 per box), which comes in a set of six.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong | (+852) 2132 0188
With over a dozen hotels located throughout Hong Kong, the Sino Hotel group is presenting two decadent mooncake collections from their award-winning Chinese restaurant Yuè. The Classic Collection ($428 per box) is made with traditional white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolks, while the other is the Fragrant Collection ($358 per box). Both collections are packaged with an opulent golden box that features auspicious blooming flowers and a full moon, to represent the importance of this quintessentially Chinese festival.
Sino Hotel Online Shop (Available to order and purchase in multiple locations)
The Cordis Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is offering their twist on mooncakes from their famous one Michelin-starred restaurant Ming Court. The finest quality ingredients are used to produce distinctive flavours such as Red Bean Paste with Chestnut, Custard with Egg Yolk and Kumquat, and of course the most traditional White Lotus Seed. Each box ($388) comes with six mooncakes, and customers can choose to include only one flavour or a mixed variety.
Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong | (+852) 3552 3388
The Island Shangri-La does mooncakes that are popular each year, and for good reason. This season’s offerings include the limited edition Red Bean Paste Mooncakes with Rare 80-year Dried Tangerine Peel Collector’s Gift ($1,188), their famous Seven-Star Mooncakes ($998 per box) that comes with one white lotus seed paste mooncake with six egg yolks followed by six assorted mini mooncakes, and their deliciously mouth-watering Deluxe Mini Mooncakes with Molten Lava Milk Custard ($468 per box). This is decadent indulgence at its best.
Island Shangri-La, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong | (+852) 2877 3838
L’Hotel are currently whipping up two exciting mooncakes varieties for you to enjoy with loved ones. They are offering the full-sized classic White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Two Yolks ($338 per box), which is filled with lotus seed paste and authentic salted egg yolks.
Another option is their all-time favourite Mini Egg Custard Mooncake ($288 per box), though if you are feeling adventurous you could also try their Mini Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Mandarin Peel ($308 per box)—the flavour highlights the balanced sweetness of red bean paste with aromatic mandarin peel.
Deep in the kitchens of the Renaissance, chefs are working day and night to prepare their deliciously crafted annual treats. If you love durian, this is definitely your place to get mooncakes, because the hotel is reintroducing their rich and creamy Mini Musang King Durian Mooncakes ($438 per box). These durians are quality varieties shipped straight from Malaysia.
If you find that durian is too pungent for your tastes, however, you could always consider their Mini Pandan Paste and Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes ($308 per box) instead.
The Renaissance, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | (+852) 2802 8888
The Mira Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui is also offering their version of mooncakes. Made by their Michelin-recommended Chinese restaurant Cuisine Cuisine, this year they are proudly presenting a new flavour in their Petit Four Mini Mooncakes Box ($488), which consists of a homemade pineapple purée—pineapple tart lovers should definitely give it a try!
For more of a luxurious touch, they also have a limited edition Moonlit Bliss Gift Box ($1,288) which comes with Wanding Tangerine Pu’er Tea that has been aged for six years with Xinhui tangerine, as well as Cuisine Cuisine’s premium white lotus seed purée mooncake with six yolks that is definitely meant to be shared.
For all the whiskey lovers and connoisseurs out there, this mooncake is tailor-made just for you! The InterContinental Grand Stanford is presenting a host of flavourful mooncake collections, including classic flavours like the White Lotus Seed Purée Mooncake with Double Yolk ($388 per box), plus a new game-changing Whiskey-infused Chocolate Flavour Mooncake ($428 per box).
All of their mooncakes come in an elegant box that features a traditional Chinese lantern design, making this the ideal festive gift for friends and family.
InterContinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong | (+852) 2721 5161