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Must-try mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

They'll have you over the moon with joy

Cherry Chan
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Even though it’s the midst of summer, we’re starting to plan ahead for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Falling on September 10 this year, the autumnal festival is all about gathering with family and friends, gazing at the moon, and enjoying delectable mooncakes. While there are numerous mooncake varieties on the market, the pairing of rich lotus seed paste with the buttery salted egg yolk is a tried and true combination. Over the years, flavours like egg custard and red date filling have also grown to become staples for many Hongkongers to enjoy during the festival. So, without further ado, here are some of the best mooncakes available in the city this year. Get your hands on them before the festival is in full swing!

RECOMMENDED: Try out these weird and wacky mooncake flavours if you want to be a bit more adventurous!

  • Hotels
  • Wan Chai

Chef Hung Chi-kwong from St. Regis’ one Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Rùn uses premium lotus seed paste to create white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk mooncakes; supremely graded red bean and mandarin peel for mini red bean paste mooncakes, and a medley of pineapple paste and dried nuts blended with dried figs, apricots, and cranberries for the mini assorted nuts mooncake with dried figs. These mooncakes are presented in a sleek gift box with a cover that holds a removable greeting card, featuring a full moon design to evoke the spirit of the autumnal holiday. Purchase your mooncakes on St. Regis’ e-boutique from now until August 15 to enjoy an early bird discount and collect your mooncakes from August 2 to September 10 at Rùn.

Price: $478-$598

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Rosewood Hong Kong’s Picnic on the Moon mooncake collection pays homage to time-honoured recipes. Created by Rosewood’s Chinese executive chef Li Chi-wai, the hotel presents a variety of mooncakes, including traditional white lotus seed paste with double egg yolks, traditional yellow lotus seed paste with olive seeds and double egg yolks, mini egg custard mooncakes from The Legacy House, and a medley of creative yet classic flavours like jasmine tea-infused egg custard, lapsang souchong lotus seed paste, and red bean paste with mandarin peel. Aside from Chef Li’s creations, Rosewood also launches A Sense of Place, an exclusive collection of mooncakes created by award-winning local chef and new Rosewood PlaceMaker May Chow;, celebrating the flavours of lemon tea, a cha chaan teng staple. Fujian oolong tea leaves are ground and added into white lotus seed paste along with a touch of fresh lemon juice for acidity. Find these mooncake boxes along with other Mid-Autumn offerings on Rosewood’s online shop.

Price: $498-$3,588

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  • Central
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Known for their authentic Cantonese cuisine, Duddell’s continues to present the best of Cantonese flavours with their annual mooncake gift box and hamper series created by executive chef Yip Kar-on and the Duddell’s kitchen team. Returning with their signature lava cream egg custard mooncakes, Duddell’s is offering mooncakes that come packaged in three styles this Mid-Autumn Festival – the signature gift box, limited edition LED lantern gift box, and the Duddell’s Mid-Autumn premium gift hamper. All mooncakes are available for purchase with early bird discounts from now until August 14, head to their online shop for more details.

Price: $388-$2,488

Regal Hotels
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Regal Hotels

Staying true to long-standing traditions, Regal offers decadent white and golden lotus seed paste mooncakes with double egg yolks, along with red bean paste mooncakes with mandarin peel. Aside from treating yourself to standard mooncake boxes, you can also enjoy the Deluxe Mooncake with Classic Tea Selection Gift Set, which features a selection of tea packets with traditional mooncake flavours; or reach for the Under the Moonlight limited edition gift box, which comes with a LED lantern and tea packets. For those who enjoy contemporary mooncakes, Regal Hotels also offers the Mini Egg Custard Mooncake Trio, consisting of two egg custard mooncakes, two creamy custard mooncakes, and two earl grey egg custard mooncakes. Enjoy early bird discounts of up to 30 percent off from now until August 9, and order your mooncakes via their eShop


Price: $328-$1,388

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  • Central
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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s festive treats are a feast for the eyes and taste buds. From traditional delicacies like white and golden lotus seed paste mooncakes with double egg yolks and the signature mini egg custard mooncakes to specialty flavours like red bean paste with dried tangerine peel and chocolate lava; all of Mandarin Oriental’s mooncakes are presented in the hotel’s signature fan-shaped boxes, which make for wonderful gifts or keepsakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Aside from gift boxes, hampers containing goodies like conpoy, abalone, candied ginger chocolate, and the hotel’s homemade XO sauce, the hampers are also available for purchase in one-tiered or three-tiered options. Find all the mooncake gift boxes and hampers on Mandarin Oriental’s website.

Price: $438-$4,288

  • Hotels
  • Central

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival by bringing back the mini egg custard mooncakes in their eco-friendly handbags. Both fashionable and sustainable, the uniquely crafted handbag holds six of the hotel’s signature mini egg custard mooncakes and pays homage to elements of nature in its’ design. With a vibrant yellow full moon depicted against a navy-blue background, the handbag allows you to hold the luminous night sky in the palm of your hands. Purchase The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s mooncake handbag from Amber, MO Bar, The Oriental Spa at the hotel, or their online shop.

Price:$438

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Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel
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Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

Known for his wondrous creativity, Dominique Ansel presents his mooncakes in a Pomelo Lantern Mooncake Gift Box this year. Perforated with star-shaped cut outs, the lantern emits a soft, gentle glow once illuminated and creates beautiful constellation silhouettes. Each box offers three chocolate custard mooncakes and three classic custard mooncakes. Get your hands on the festive set at Dang Wen Li’s branches across Hong Kong or order them on their website.

Price: $458-$498

KiKi Noodle Bar
Photograph: Courtesy KiKi Noodle Bar

KiKi Noodle Bar

Putting their own spin on classic egg custard mooncakes, KiKi Noodle Bar presents a trio of mooncakes in the KiKi Moon collection, each with a flavourful custard filling inspired by KiKi’s signature teas – pineapple, peach oolong, and jasmine green tea. Using hand-picked tea leaves from Taiwan and natural ingredients, KiKi’s Mid-Autumn creations are light and moreish. Available in a box of six, the mooncakes also come wrapped in an adorable bunny carrier bag. The KiKi moon collection can be purchased from their online shop or at their branches across the city. 


Price: $208-$298

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The Coffee Academics
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The Coffee Academics

Kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival with their Brewing into Moonshine, The Coffee Academics’ offerings will impress your family and friends with three lava custard mooncakes flavoured with a rich House Blend coffee, as well as three mooncakes filled with Valrhona Guanaja chocolate and custard. As opposed to the classic pairing of mooncakes with tea, The Coffee Academics pairs their mooncakes with coffee, providing two trios of coffee drip bags that feature fruity and nutty coffee blends. Two $50 cash vouchers are also included in each Brewing into Mooncakes set, along with a cookie baked by Tasty One, a social enterprise of local charity Po Leung Kuk. An early bird discount is available from now until August 21 across all of The Coffee Academics’ branches.

Price: $368-$428

  • Hotels
  • West Kowloon

Turn up the fun with W Hotel’s Light Up Play On record player mooncake box. To celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival, Sing Yin Cantonese Dining offers three different mooncakes – lava egg custard, white lotus seed paste mooncakes with double egg yolks, and limited-edition lava sesame egg custard mooncakes. Customers will have the option to purchase the white lotus seed paste mooncakes in a set of four, both lava egg custard mooncake varieties sold in a set of six, or both lava mooncakes flavours together in a set of 12. Better yet, select your choice of mooncakes and pair them with a bottle of Japanese Yoichi whisky along with a bottle of Sing Yin’s homemade XO sauce. Find out more about W Hotel’s mooncakes and purchase them from W Hotel’s e-shop before August 31 to enjoy a 20 percent early bird discount.

Price: $348.6-$1,088

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival luxuriously with one of Dynasty’s delectable mooncake boxes. Savour in their mini white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk mooncake created by the restaurant’s award-winning culinary team, which are available in a set of six pieces or as a Dynasty mooncake combo, where you will receive four of their mini mooncakes along with a bottle of the restaurant’s XO sauce chock full of conpoy and chillies. Purchase your mooncakes on Renaissance’s website before September 4 to enjoy a 20 percent discount on all products. Mooncakes can be collected from August 8 to September 7; free delivery service to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon is applicable to purchases of 50 boxes or above.

Price: $326.4-$430.4

  • Hotels
  • Luxury hotels
  • Wan Chai

While the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offers creative twists in their mooncakes like egg custard with crystallised ginger, mango and coconut, or red date with dried tangerine peel and osmanthus; those who prefer timeless flavours can look towards the white lotus seed paste mooncakes, each containing a duo of salted egg yolks. Available for purchase in the Full Moon mooncake box, enjoy your festive treats in a set of four. Or, if you’re looking to indulge this Mid Autumn Festival, treat yourself to the Grand Hamper which includes the Full Moon set, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label Brut NV Champagne, a bottle of One Harbour Road’s renown XO chilli sauce, assorted chocolates, bespoke tea leaves, South African abalone, dried conch, caramelised walnuts, fried cashews, and seasonal fruits. Purchase your mooncakes on Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s website before August 10 to enjoy a 15 percent early bird discount! Collect your mooncakes from August 12 to September 10.

Price: $397.8–$2,879

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Nina Hospitality
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Nina Hospitality

Nina Hospitality invites you to bask in joyous memories this Mid-Autumn Festival with the launch of their mooncake collection and festive hampers. For those who enjoy the classic mooncake variety, Nina’s full-sized white lotus seed paste mooncakes are a great selection and perfect to share with family and friends. However, if you want to scoff your mooncakes all by yourself, the mini egg custard mooncakes are filled with velvety custard fillings, while the mini red bean paste mooncakes get an aromatic addition of mandarin peel. Enjoy a 20 percent early bird discount on purchases made before August 25 on Nina Patisserie’s website. Additionally, bulk purchases of 100 boxes or more can also enjoy a 29 percent discount. For more details on when and where to collect your mooncakes or hampers, head to Nina Patisserie’s website.

Price: $258-$268

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Since the conception of their iconic egg custard mooncakes in 1986, The Peninsula’s festive creations have been an integral part of the Mid-Autumn Festival for many Hongkongers. The combination of silky egg custard filling with the nuttiness of the mooncake’s crust makes for an irresistible pairing, and they’re available for purchase in gift boxes and hampers of various sizes. Whether you’re only looking to enjoy the signature egg custard mooncakes or want to pamper your friends and family with a plethora of treats, there’s something for everyone. Get your hands on these delectable gift boxes on The Peninsula's website and pick them up between now and September 10 at The Peninsula, or enjoy free delivery for purchases over $2,000 or above.

Price: From $248 up

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As one of Discovery Bay’s latest dining destinations, Peony offers exquisite Cantonese fare for their diners – and they certainly wish to do the same for the Mid-Autumn Festival. To celebrate the occasion, head chef Chu Ting-kwok has crafted delightful mini egg custard mooncakes for all to enjoy. Pairing a crispy pastry crust with a rich and creamy filling, these mini mooncakes offer a wonderful blend of flavour and texture in a bite-sized package. Prepared without any preservatives, these are the perfect guilt-free morsels to sink your teeth into as you moon gaze with your loved ones. Pre-order your mooncakes before August 20 to enjoy an early bird discount.

Price: $288 per box
Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Peony Chinese Restaurant

Putting their creative spin on traditional flavours, The Grand releases egg custard mooncakes by including pineapple and durian into the mix. Resulting in refreshing flavours to cut through the richness of egg custard, these fruit-infused treats are sure to brighten up your Mid-Autumn Festival. Otherwise, if you’d prefer the tried and true classic, white lotus seed paste mooncakes with salted egg yolk are also available for purchase in ‘The Grand’ mooncake duo set where they are paired with pineapple custard mooncakes. Guests can also indulge and select the limited-edition gift box set, which contains four white lotus seed paste and egg yolk mooncakes with the fragrant addition of osmanthus flowers, as well as a box of Fook Ming Tong aged pu-erh tea leaves. Purchase your mooncakes at The Grand Buffet, their kiosk Boutique by The Grand at K11 Musea or on The Grand’s online shop and enjoy an early bird discount from now until August 12. Mooncakes can be collected from these locations from August 24 to September 10.

Price: $328-$628
Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with The Grand Buffet

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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong honours Mid-Autumn Festival this year by rolling out two impressive mooncake packages. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to share between family and friends, look no further than the Joy and Abundance mini egg custard mooncakes. Packaged in a mini trunk with a blue and orange design inspired by the mythical jade rabbit and elements from the West Kowloon Cultural District, these mooncakes are a treat for the eyes and taste buds. Two Michelin-starred restaurant Tin Lung Heen, helmed by celebrity chef Paul Lau, also releases a limited edition house-made gift set featuring mini egg custard mooncakes. In addition to eight mini mooncakes, the set also includes selected premium tea leaf packets, so you can indulge to the fullest this Mid-Autumn Festival. For more details on where to order and when to collect your mooncakes, head to The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s website.


Price: $368-$768

Taste Gourmet Group
Photograph: Courtesy Taste Gourmet Group

Taste Gourmet Group

Having won over the hearts of mooncake fiends since its debut, Taste Gourmet Group’s TGG Classic Mooncake is back. Each set comes with six mooncakes in three distinct flavours – lotus seed with salted egg yolk, molten lava custard, and Uji matcha. Pairing white lotus seed paste sourced from Hunan with salted egg yolks, the traditional lotus seed mooncake gets elevated to an exceptional standard. Meanwhile, the molten lava egg custard mooncake is a decadent selection for those with a sweet tooth as a rich egg custard oozes out after being warmed up and sliced open. Finally, the Uji matcha mooncake is made with high quality matcha sourced from Japan’s most prestigious tea-growing region Uji. Purchase your mooncake sets from Taste Gourmet Group’s restaurants across Hong Kong, which will be available for pick up from August 20 to September 9. 


Price: $268 per box

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