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The 5 Tastiest Mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

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The 5 Tastiest Mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn festival is a celebration of harvest, often celebrated throughout China and Vietnam. This time of celebration is considered very important and often involves spending time with family members and friends. Gathering, giving thanks and praying are all common activities, though many also decorate with lanterns or look at the moon. For this reason, mooncakes are commonly eaten during the celebration. Mooncakes come in a variety of flavors and textures, some more popular than others.

The Tastiest Mooncakes

While the tastiest mooncake will differ from person to person, these are the top five cakes that promise delicious flavor and lovely texture.

Spring Moon Mooncakes

Spring Moon creates limited edition mooncakes with egg custard. While small, these cakes still pack quite a punch. The award-winning Spring Moon offers Cantonese-style desserts, and it’s easy to see why they are so delectable. The mooncakes are enveloped in a light pastry shell, though the recipe is kept securely behind lock and key. One reason these cakes are so popular is that a limited number are made during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mandarin Oriental Mooncakes

Mandarin Oriental offers mouth-watering mooncakes made with gourmet ingredients. Executive Chef Stefan Trepp creates delicate mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival in five flavours, including durian, white lotus, custard, chocolate and black sesame. Gift boxes from Mandarin Oriental include six mini cakes using a special award-winning recipe.      

Four Seasons Mooncakes  

The festive Four Seasons mooncakes are handcrafted at a Michelin 3-star restaurant and are just perfect for their enticing flavor. The Taro and Salted Egg Yolk mooncake is among the most popular flavors, offering a salty but sweet flavour and smooth texture. Assorted flavors also include preserved egg with pickled ginger,  white lotus seed paste with double salted egg yolk and five nuts with glazed ham. Best of all, the mooncakes are made without preservatives.

Shangri-La Mooncakes

The Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel has earned its two Michelin stars, especially with its lovely mooncakes. The 30-year mandarin peel and red bean paste is among the most popular of the restaurant’s mooncakes. This particular cake uses a tart mandarin peel alongside sweet beans to create a compelling flavor profile. Another favorite is the Mini Snowy Mooncake with Durian Paste,a bittersweet cake with a smooth filling.

Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Mooncake

Häagen-Dazs specializes in ice cream, but now they make delicious ice cream mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival as well. The dreamy concoctions include flavors like white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and strawberry with chocolate. Gift sets of mooncakes are available if you want to give a lovely gift to somebody you care about.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is designed for families, and the theme of reunion runs strong. Mooncakes represent so much more than the harvest and gazing at the moon. They also represent coming together to enjoy something together. Whether you enjoy these sought-after mooncakes or something else, Mid-Autumn is a great time to try a new flavor of this delicious treat.

Mid-Autumn Festival Events in Hong Kong

The Dragon Dance is among the most popular Mid-Autumn events in Hong Kong. According to legend, the dance will prevent bad luck. In fact, the dragon dance has become nearly synonymous with Chinese festival culture. The three-day performance is certainly a sight to behold, with more than 300 performers involved to move the 67-metre long dragon. This year, the dance will take place two times in the evening on September 26th and 27th and then once on September 28th. The best vantage point for the dance is Wun Sha Street, accessible via the MTR Tin Hau Station and MTR Causeway Bay Station.

Still looking for some Mid-Autumn Festival excitement? The Lantern Displays & Carmirals is a giant event any visitor or local will enjoy. Victoria Park offers the most popular festival. After watching the dragon display, visitors visit Lantern Wonderland to see beautiful designs. Every 15 minutes, a magical light show plays. Of course, many other lantern exhibits are available throughout Hong Kong during the festivities. While not as ornate as the Spring Lantern Festival, this is still an event you do not want to miss out on. The festival also offers palm reading and shows that will delight the whole family.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time of celebration for harvest, family and fortune. If you are visiting Hong Kong during the festival, there is no better way to witness the cultural highlights it has to offer.

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