‘Tis the season to eat mooncakes, but it’s high time to change things up a little around here—so we’re going to instead round up some of the most unusual mooncake offerings this year. Read on for some unconventional choices!
Not a fan of mooncakes but never get tired of macarons? This is your chance to impress your girlfriends and family with some mooncake flavoured macarons from Jouer. Presented in a classy handcrafted bamboo box, these special sweet treats come in four flavours: White Lotus (蛋黃白蓮蓉), Custard (奶黃), Mung Bean (綠豆蓉) and Five Nuts (五仁). For just $420HKD, you get 24 pieces of macarons to share—just make sure you do share them!
1 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai
+852 2528 6577
If you want to enjoy the taste of mooncakes without the calories or nasties, you can look to The Cakery for their version that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and also free of refined sugar. It may have gotten rid of the bad stuff, but that doesn’t mean you’re left with a tasteless glob. You’ve got four yummy and healthy choices when it comes to flavours: sesame, red date, goji berries or fig—for just $238HKD a box.
P.S. you can get up to 20% discount with bulk orders!
L2 Pop Up Area, Pacific Place, Admiralty
+852 6688 6883
Parisian café Fauchon has always done pastries well, especially their eclairs. So when we heard that they’re launching a Hong Kong-exclusive Mooncake Eclair ($48HKD each) for the season, we were ecstatic. You can look forward to their signature pastry shell filled with vanilla cream, apricot coulis and some golden crispy topping. It’s only available at their newly opened Sha Tin store though, so plan your route well.
Shop 408 & 410, Level 4, New Town Plaza Phase 1, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Shatin
+852 2237 1515
For the chocoholics
Instead of clichéd mooncakes, why not impress with a box of delectable chocolates? La Maison du Chocolat will fulfill your sweet-toothed dreams with their Asia-exclusive Moonchocolate Gift Box ($470HKD), which comes with 10 sweet treats in three different flavours: Sparkling Moon (brut champagne and ganache), Sweet Moon (milk chocolate ganache), and a Black Moon bouchee made with dark chocolate ganache and blueberry pulp.
Shop 2006, IFC mall, Central
+852 2801 4880
Other locations available here
Best of both worlds
If you want something that pleases everyone—mooncake purists and nonconformists, that is—get an assorted box. Hyatt Regency launched their “Tasteful Discovery” mooncake gift box ($338HKD), which includes two each of three variations. Of the box, the classic white lotus seed paste mooncakes with double yolk and mini custard mooncakes are sure to please crowds, while the mini mooncakes with golden lily oolong tea and wolfberry and red date filling is a surprising, elegant rendition.
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3721 7788
Written by Karen Chiang