Top Mooncakes (or Things That Look Like Mooncakes) in Hong Kong
For… Health Freak Parentals
Got parents watching their diet? They’ll love K11’s Mooncake gift set ($398 per box), which are traditional varieties with egg yolk and white lotus paste, made with low sugar. Collaborating with historic moon cake masters at Tai Tung Bakery—which has 70 years’ experience under its belt—the mooncake set is packed in a decorative box with designs painted by Paula Ng, a budding artist from the HKAPA.
18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3118-8070.
For… That Hipster Chick You’re Trying to Woo
Pining after that artsy chick at work? Bring in a box of the highly coveted mooncakes from Duddell’s, which has collaborated with artist Frog King for his signature “froggy stamp” designs. Each box ($348) comes with six cream custard mooncakes and an autographed artwork, which should make for some above-average water cooler flirtation...
Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St., Central, 2525-9191.
For… Your Picky In-laws
Couldn’t score the Rolls-Royce of mooncakes—the egg custard variety from The Peninsula’s Spring Moon? Keep up the subterfuge that you are a classy candidate for their daughter/son’s affections by presenting the egg custard mooncake set from Tycoon Tann ($338 per box). Drawing from Chinese tradition, the box has three sections symbolizing the natural elements of heaven, earth and humans.
$298 per box if ordered before Sep 1, $338 thereafter. 74 Wellington St., Central, 3125-3228.
For… The Confused Expat
If your mooncake recipient is likely to ask “what in hell is a lotus seed?” they too can keep up with tradition (kinda) with some newfangled French-style pastries: Mooncarons ($388) from Chope and Food Lab—the debut product of their newly launched e-commerce platform. A cross between a French canelé and a macaron, there are six flavors available: strawberry, chocolate, lemon, vanilla, toffee and pistachio.
Order online at shophk.chope.co, 3568-8455.
For… Snooty Purists
Fook Lam Moon’s classic moon cake ($680 per box) offers a taste of an old favorite—traditional and loyal to the craft of mooncake making. There’s also mini custard mooncakes available, as well as FLM Signature mooncakes: a healthier alternative made with a natural seaweed sugar.
Various locations including 53-59 Kimberley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-0286.
For… The Chocoholic
If your recipient would rather waste calories on a decadent square of fudge than a mushy hunk of lotus seed paste, La Maison du Chocolat’s got you covered with their Moonchocolate ($450) box set. Indulge in bite-sized chocolates filled with silky ganache, inspired by elements of the moon and moon festival lore.
Various locations including Shop LG2-21, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, 2363-9211.