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.
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!
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