The 15 places to find Hong Kong’s best mooncakes in 2019

The Mid-Autumn Festival is nearly here (13 September!), and that means our favourite treats are back in stock! Here is where you should be going to find the best mooncakes in Hong Kong.

Tin Lung Heen

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What’s on offer: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s kitchen is once again creating its scrumptious egg custard mooncakes. The hotel has collaborated with the Savannah College of Art and Design HK to create two special-edition boxes – one with stars around the moon and the other showcasing a moonlit reunion between lovers.

Price: HK$398 – HK$428 per box of eight mooncakes. Add a six-pack of 15-year vintage ripe Pu-erh tea to the set for HK$728 per box.

How to get them: Call +852 2263 2150, go online or email them at tinlungheen.hk@ritzcarlton.com to order.

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The Butterfly Patisserie

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What’s on offer: One of Hong Kong’s favourite mooncakes, these bad boys range in flavour from vanilla to red bean and White Lotus Paste with Salted Double Duck Egg Yolks. There are low-sugar alternatives, if you’re into that sort of thing. Each box comes in clean, and jewel-like burgundy or royal blue.

Price: HK$498 – HK$560 for boxes of 4 – 6 cakes.

How to get them: Order them online. 

Yan Toh Heen

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What’s on offer: The folks behind the Intercontinental’s Two-Michelin-starred Yan Toh Heen have created some rather exciting delights for this year’s festival. Mooncake offerings include Iberico Ham and Mixed Nut Mooncake, Double Egg Yolk Mooncake, and Custard Cream Mooncake.

Price: HK$388 – HK$448 per box of 4 or 6 pieces.

How to get them: Shop online or email Yan Toh Heen at hkghc.yth@ihg.com

The Mandarin Cake Shop

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What’s on offer: With a selection of mooncakes and gift hampers, take your pick of classics like White and Golden Lotus with Yolk or speciality flavours like lava chocolate and vanilla custard.

Price: Range from HK$408 for mooncakes to HK$2,088 for hampers.

How to get them: You can purchase online, call at +852 2825 4008 or email them at mohkg-cakeshop@mohg.com.

Ying Jee Club

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What’s on offer: Created by the Ying Jee Club’s Executive Chef, the club is serving up its Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes which are presented in a decorative purple box meant to envoke the full moon.

Price: HK$358 per box with six pieces.

How to get them: Call +852 2801 6882 or email them at reservation@yingjeeclub.hk to order.

The Langham

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What’s on offer: The chefs of T’ang Court, Ming Court and Yat Tung Heen have come together to create The Langham’s Ming Mooncakes. The mooncakes feature Mini Custard Egg Yolk Mooncakes, as well as a kumquat variety. The mooncakes come in a collector’s box full of colourful illustrations by Vivian Ho.

Price: HK$388 for a box of six.

How to get them: Buy as many as you want online.

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Royal Park Hotel

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What’s on offer: This year, the Royal Park Hotel is offering classic Egg Custard and Lotus Seed Mooncake varieties, and low-sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes with Pine Nuts. If you want to spread the joy, go all out with the Deluxe Mid-Autumn Festive Hamper which includes abalone, chocolate, nuts and fruit along with a box of mooncakes. The mooncakes come in a colourfully illustrated box by local artist Messy Desk. The boxes pay tribute to Lion Rock spirit.

Price: These range from HK$348 for a box of mini egg custard mooncakes to $2,088 for the deluxe hamper.

How to get them: Royal Park Hotel mooncakes can be purchased online.

Duddell’s

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What’s on offer: The famed Canto kitchen is producing custard cream mooncakes for you to sink your teeth into. The mooncakes come in two signature gift boxes, including a holographic lantern gift box that holds eight cakes. There is also a “Blue Moon” box featuring the artwork of Marcel Dzama that contains six cakes.

Price: HK$328 for the Marcel Dzama box and HK$588 for the lantern mooncake gift box.

How to get them: You can order online, call at +852 2525 9191 or email them at reservations@duddells.co

Royal Pacific Hotel

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What’s on offer: Choose the Classic Collection with its White Lotus Seed Paste and Double Egg Yolks, or go for the Fragrant Collection which includes, Pandan, Custard and Ginger Lotus varieties. Both collections can be bundled with a peony or an orchid for a bit of extra luck.

Price: HK$388 for the six-piece Fragrant Collection or HK$468 for the four-piece Classic Collection.

How to get them: Mooncakes can be ordered online.

China Tang

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What’s on offer: Pairing up with Shanghai Tang, China Tang is serving up classic White Lotus Seed Puree Mooncakes with Egg Yolk. The sets are wrapped in silver boxes that open to reveal a Mid-Autumn themed shadow box.

Price: HK$628 for a box of six

How to get them: Order at China Tang at Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central.

Yat Tung Heen

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What’s on offer: Served in a vintage jewellery box that’s useful long after the mooncakes are consumed, enjoy Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen’s classic White Lotus Seed with Egg Yolk Mooncakes or their Mini Custard with Egg Yolk varieties.

Price: HK$388 per box of six.

How to get them: Get your new favourite jewellery box (sorry, mooncakes!) online.

Lady M

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What’s on offer: Working with Duddell’s, Lady M has created Mini Cream Custard Cakes. They come in a circular box meant to resemble the starry night sky.

Price: HK$528 for a set of 8 pieces.

How to get them: Head over to any Lady M boutique.

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2/3 Dolci

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What’s on offer: 2/3 Dolci isn’t feeling very traditional. This year, swap out the conventional and add in some gelato! Their mooncakes are encased in Belgian dark chocolate and sport several flavours. Flavours include vanilla, strawberry, pistachio, earl grey tea, salted caramel, and chocolate! YUM!

Price: HK$328 per box of six

How to get them: Head to 2/3 Dolci’s Facebook for pick-up locations in Stanley, Kowloon and the New Territories

Vive Cake Boutique

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What’s on offer: This year’s cakes include Shortcrust Custard Mooncakes infused with coconut essence and lava custard. The cakes come in eco-friendly boxes that feature galloping unicorns.

Price: From HK$336 – $790

How to get them: Pop into Vive Cake Boutique at Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central or order online.

L’hotel Group

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What’s on offer: L’hotel is giving you two classic flavours to choose from: Mini Egg Custard Mooncake, and Mini Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Mandarin Peel. If you’re looking for a little extra, pick up a gift hamper that includes mooncakes, champagne, tea and more!

Price: Prices range from HK$288 for a six-piece box of mini egg custard mooncakes to HK$2,688 for the Grandeur Hamper.

How to get them: Get yours online!

Which is your favourite?

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