Best Hong Kong Mooncake Selection (September 2023)

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Hey, fellows, as the Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 (also called the Mooncake Festival!) approaches, we have scoured the city of Hong Kong to bring you the best mooncake recommendations. From traditional lotus seed paste to innovative ice cream, lava custard, and snow skin mooncake, we’ve got you covered. And don’t miss out on the early bird promotions from well-known brands like Maxim’s, as well as newcomers like Haagen Dazs, Godiva, Peninsula, and Shangri La mooncakes. But be quick, as these popular treats tend to sell out fast! So, get your wallets (and credit card) ready and prepare to take a bite out of this heavenly delicacy!

Hashtag B x Hong Kong Tramways mooncake gift box (HK$288)

 

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This year’s Hashtag B x Hong Kong Tramways mooncake gift box is taking festive packaging to the next level. Not only does it include delicious mooncakes, but it also comes with a smart night light that can be placed inside the box after enjoying the treats to transform it into a beautiful lantern. This thoughtful and creative gift is perfect for personal use or as a special present for someone else.

The gift box includes 2 cream custard mooncakes and 3 purple sweet potato lava egg yolk mochi mooncakes.

Maxim’s mooncake: traditional mooncake, snowy mooncake, egg custard mooncake

Maxim mooncake is a household name when it comes to the traditional delicacy. They offer a wide range of flavors and styles to cater to everyone’s taste buds. From classic lotus seed paste fillings to innovative combinations like snowy mooncakes or egg custard mooncakes, Maxim has got all covered.

Maxim’s traditional mooncake: Maxim’s White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks (HK$262)

Maxim’s White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake is one of the top selections in the traditional series. The aroma of white lotus seed paste and premium salted egg yolks blend seamlessly to create a memorable and iconic flavor of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Maxim’s uses specially sourced lotus seeds and achieves a perfect balance within the mooncake crust, enveloping everything in a delectable pastry.

Maxim’s snowy mooncake flagship: Maxim’s Snowy Premium Delicacies (HK$235)

Maxim’s Snowy Premium Delicacies is a mooncake gift box that is sure to delight your taste buds. It features the iconic Mango with pomelo sago flavored snowy mooncake, accompanied by 7 other popular flavors, signifying the traditional combo of 1 moon and 7 stars. Perfect for sharing with family and loved ones, this flagship snowy mooncake gift box comes with a package that matches the refreshing treat and a bespoke cooler bag to elevate your gift.

Maxim’s mooncake special: “Pixar Toy Story Collection Lotso” Mooncake Gift Box (HK$175)

 

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Looking for a mooncake gift that’s both cute and special? The Pixar Toy Story Collection Lotso Mooncake Gift Box from Maxim is an option you might be looking for.

Keeping the deliciated red bean paste mooncake inside, the 3D mooncake tin is inspired by the lovable Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear from Toy Story, making for an adorable addition to any collection or decor. Plus, the gift box is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical, serving as storage for small items like treats or jewelry. Accompanied by a dedicated paper box and a meticulously crafted paper bag, this mooncake gift box is the perfect treat for Disney lovers and mooncake enthusiasts alike.

Get a 35% discount from Maxim mooncake coupons

To save money, here is a hint: buy the mooncake coupon online.

There is currently a 35% discount available, and you can buy the mooncake coupon here. (But please note that only the Chinese version is currently available.) Once you have obtained the coupon, you can redeem it for the mooncake gift box at designated shops.

Get a 40% off discount with HSBC credit card payment for selected mooncakes

Another offer here is for the HSBC credit card holders.

From now until September 22, 2023, use your HSBC credit card to purchase selected mooncake products from Maxim’s online store and enjoy a 40% discount. This offer is only applicable to selected products and must be calculated at retail price. Limited quantities are available, so act fast!

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Haagen Dazs ice-cream mooncake: Disney Mickey & Friends Fantasy Collection (HK$488)

If you’re tired of traditional mooncakes, why not try Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncakes? With a variety of flavors, including the Disney Mickey and Friends Dream Collection, these ice cream mooncakes are a unique and delicious treat.

Häagen-Dazs has outdone themselves this year with their new Disney Mickey & Friends Fantasy Collection ice cream mooncakes! Indulge in a delectable assortment of flavors, including chocolate, Belgian chocolate, caramel brittle, and vanilla, all nestled inside a charming picnic-style box adorned with Mickey and Friends. It’s a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds!

Häagen-Dazs DBS credit card 35% off special offer

If you’re looking to indulge in some ice cream mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival, Häagen-Dazs has got you covered. And with a 35% discount available for DBS credit card holders, there’s no excuse not to try them! But hurry, the offer ends on August 28, 2023. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy them at a discounted price!

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Haagen Dazs mooncake redemption

Mark your calendars if you have purchased some of the Haagen Dazs mooncake coupon! From September 20 to 29, 2023, you can redeem your favorite treats at designated locations across Hong Kong. But note that some products may only be available in specified locations.

Please refer to the Haagen Dazs official website for more details.

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Hong Kong Island

 

 

Room 302B, 3/F, New World Tower l, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central
Victoria Room l, 3/F, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street
Atrium, 5/F., Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road
Kowloon

 

 

3/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Atrium on I/F, Bank Centre Mall, 636 Nathan Road, Mongkok
G/F, MegaBox, Enterprise Square Five, 38 Wang Chiu Road
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Lucky Playground, Level 3, Shatin Lucky Plaza, 1-15, Wang Pok Street, Shatin
Function Room 5, 11th Floor (Chek Lap Kok), Nina Hotel, Tsuen Wan West, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
Atrium, M TR Level, V city, 83 Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun
Shop 573, Level 2, Zone C, Tai PO Mega Mall, No. 3 On Pong Road, Tai PO
Shop 258D, 2/F, East Point City, 8 Chung Wa Road, Tseung Kwan O

Godiva mooncake: Godiva Mid-Autumn Chocolate Mooncake Gift Box (HK$439)

Godiva is known for their top-quality chocolate, and they’re taking their expertise to the mooncake game. Get ready to indulge in the best of both worlds – traditional mooncake with a delicious chocolate twist.

Godiva’s Mid-Autumn Chocolate Mooncake Gift Box offers 6 new flavors that are an experience in depth and complexity, with an exquisite architectural design that inspires the mooncake structure. The delicate, crispy tart shell is home to 2 layers of chocolate ganache and fruit filling that provide an ascending gustatory experience. The unique texture of the fruit-based fillings further enhances the abundant layers of flavor. And to add a touch of elegance to the overall presentation, each chocolate chip on top bears an assorted GODIVA logo.

Peninsula mooncake: Michelin-starred Spring Moon Mini Egg Custard Mooncake (HK$638)

Chef Ye Yonghua of Hong Kong Peninsula Spring Moon restaurant created the iconic Peninsula Egg Custard Mooncake in 1986 by elevating the traditional dim sum custard bun with finely ground salted egg yolk. The result is a mouth-watering delicacy that adds layers of flavor to the classic recipe. This mooncake is a must-try for any connoisseur of Hong Kong cuisine and a testament to Chef Ye’s culinary mastery.

Peninsula egg custard mooncake: Constellation Mooncake Gift Box (HK$688)

Experience the shining beauty of the Constellation gift box with its array of flavors waiting to be explored. Traditionalists will be delighted with the assorted lotus seed paste mooncakes, while the more adventurous can indulge in egg custard mooncakes infused with lychee black tea or Peninsula Breakfast tea. This gift box makes sure everyone gets their favorite taste.

Rosewood mooncake: Traditional Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Olive Seeds and Double Egg Yolks (HK$588)

This set of four delicate cakes takes a fresh spin on the classic Cantonese-style mooncake, featuring yellow lotus seed paste, olive seeds, and salted duck egg yolks. A delectable treat that’s both traditional and innovative, with a perfect balance of sweetness, saltiness, and nuttiness. Each bite is like a journey through Hong Kong’s culinary heritage, with a modern twist that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

KFC mooncake: KFC Lotus Seed Paste Egg Tarts (HK$58/6 pieces)

Well, who would have thought that our favorite fried chicken restaurant is now selling mooncakes for the upcoming mid-autumn festival? But don’t worry, the fried chicken mooncake is not here yet. Instead, they’re adding their lovely twist to the well-loved traditional sweet treat Portuguese egg tarts with lotus seed paste.

Rather than the usual salted duck egg yolk filling, KFC’s version boasts a rich, creamy egg filling that perfectly complements the silky lotus seed paste. Topped with a flaky, golden crust, these quirky Portuguese tarts are sure to delight your taste buds and add a fun spin to your Mid-Autumn Festival indulgence!

Starbucks mooncake: Starbucks Mooncake Glowing Revolving Lantern Gift Box (HK$368)

Starbucks is bringing a unique twist to traditional mooncakes with its creative flavors. Their Caramel Lava & Coffee Mooncake features a rich and delicate caramel lava filling that perfectly complements the soft coffee mooncake skin and coffee filling.

If you’re in the mood for something nutty, try the Hojicha Black Sesame Mooncake, made with premium Starbucks Hojicha powder sourced from Japan and a rich black sesame filling.

For a classic flavor with a unique twist, try the Oat Milk Custard Mooncake, which blends Chinese and Western classics by featuring a traditional custard filling with a malty oat aftertaste.

Shangri La mooncake: Summer Palace Red Bean Paste with Rare 80-Year Dried Tangerine Peel Collector’s Gift Box (HK$1,328)

This Shangri La Mooncake Limited Edition, elegant burgundy silk-clad box, which can be repurposed into a tasteful jewelry box, consists of eight small drawers, each containing a mini mooncake with red bean paste and the extremely precious 80-year-old dried tangerine peel. You might be surprised by how well the taste of a preserved peel complements that of red bean paste.

Hong Kong mooncake price overview

Here, we have prepared a price overview of all the mooncake products mentioned:

Mooncake Product Price (HK$)
KFC Lotus Seed Paste Egg Tarts (6 pieces) 58
Pixar Toy Story Collection Lotso Mooncake Gift Box 175
Maxim’s Snowy Premium Delicacies 235
Starbucks Mooncake Glowing Revolving Lantern Gift Box 368
Godiva Mid-Autumn Chocolate Mooncake Gift Box 439
Maxim’s White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks 262
Traditional Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Olive Seeds and Double Egg Yolks 588
Spring Moon Mini Egg Custard Mooncake 638
Peninsula Egg Custard Mooncake Constellation Gift Box 688
Haagen-Dazs Disney Mickey & Friends Fantasy Collection 488
Summer Palace Red Bean Paste with Rare 80-Year Dried Tangerine Peel Collector’s Gift Box 1,328

Hang Seng credit card Taipan snowy mooncakes offers

If you are Hang Seng credit card offers, you can enjoy the following Taipan snowy mooncakes $1+FUN Dollars special offers:

  • Get an extra box of the same item for $1+FUN Dollars when you purchase the selected moon cake at the original price.
  • Get an extra box of the selected Moon Cakes for $1+FUN Dollars when you purchase the Bling Bling Durian Snowy Moon Cakes (6 pieces pack) at the original price of HK$535.
  • Buy 1 pack of Bird’s Nest Series Mini Snowy Moon Cakes (twin pack) and 2 packs of Mini Snowy Moon Cakes for a special price of HK$138 plus $1+FUN Dollar.
  • Buy 4 packs of Mini Snowy Moon Cakes (twin pack, except Bird’s Nest Series) for a special price of HK$156 plus $1+FUN Dollar.

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Frequently asked questions: Mooncakes in Hong Kong

What is a mooncake?

Mooncake is a traditional Chinese pastry that is typically eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is usually round or rectangular in shape, with a thin pastry crust and a sweet filling, often made of lotus seed paste or red bean paste, and sometimes containing a salted egg yolk in the center. Mooncakes are often given as gifts and are a symbol of unity and togetherness among family members.

How long can you keep a mooncake?

Mooncakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

What is the mooncake’s origin?

There’re many myths behind the origin of mooncakes. Here is one of them: During the Yuan dynasty, mooncakes were used by revolutionaries to smuggle messages. Zhu Yuanzhang and his advisor Liu Bowen circulated a rumor that eating special mooncakes would protect people from a deadly plague. This led to a quick distribution of mooncakes, which contained a secret message to overthrow the rulers on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.

What are the popular types of mooncakes?

The popular types of mooncakes include traditional lotus seed paste, red bean paste, and egg yolk fillings, as well as more modern flavors like ice cream, lava custard, and snow skin.

Is a snow skin mooncake the same as a snowy mooncake?

Yes, a snow skin mooncake is the same as a snowy mooncake. They just have a different name.

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