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Where To Get Premium Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

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By Jittaphisudth Kannawat

September 14, 2020

Our annual roundup of the best mooncakes in Bangkok

Traditionally celebrating successful crop, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinese culture also marks a time of getting together with friends and family, and providing a delicious excuse for gathering is the mooncake, an icon of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Once again, here are our picks of the best mooncakes Bangkok has to offer. 

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oriental tiramusu

 

Did someone say tiramisu mooncakes? This year, the Mandarin Oriental has launched four incredible flavours of handcrafted mooncakes for impressing your friends, family and important business partners with: Custard, Lotus See with Egg Yolk Durian with Egg Yolk and Italian Tiramisu. The new and exciting Italian Tiramisu flavour is a result of culinary collaboration between the Mandarin Oriental’s executive Chinese chef, Andy Leong, and chef Dario Busnelli, head chef of the hotel’s Ciao Terrazza Italian restaurant. 

This year, mooncakes are presented in two different designs of gift boxes, each carrying an auspicious eight pieces of mooncake. The Oriental Classic Box is priced 808 baht net, while the limited edition Luxury Box is 1,888 baht net. 

Mandarin Oriental mooncakes are available for purchase at the following locations every day, from now until October 1 2020:

  • The China House
  • The Mandarin Oriental shops at Siam Paragon, Central Chidlom and The Emporium
  • Gaysorn Village
  • The hotel’s online store

For more information or to order, call 02-659-9000 or email [email protected]

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Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula

Only if you’re new to mooncakes do you need to be told that The Peninsula Bangkok is famous for theirs, especially the Homemade Organic Custard Mooncake. This mooncake is rich with creamy organic milk sourced from dairy cows in Nakorn Ratchasima province. Organic butter, eggs from free-range hens, flour and custard powder are the rest of the components that make this mooncake one of the most luscious in town. To complete the experience, it’s highly recommended to pair the Peninsula’s mooncake with their refined organic Earl Grey tea from Chiang Mai. Mooncakes can be purchased from now until October 1, 2020, at The Peninsula Boutique on the hotel’s ground level. An eight-piece set of the Homemade Organic Custard Mooncakes is priced 888 baht net. Upgrade to 1,238 baht net for the set with tea pairing. 

For more information or to make an order, call  02-020-2888 or e-mail [email protected]

 

The Shangri-La‘s mooncake boxes have been long loved by aficionados. Made with the finest ingredients and baked with the time-honoured recipe of Shang Palace’s mooncake master, the Shangri-La’s mooncake selection includes variations such as Durian, Lotus Seed Filling with Single Egg Yolk and Cream Custard.

Prices start at 360 baht net and go up to 1,280 baht net per box. Mooncakes are available at Shang Palace until October 3 or at various luxury shopping centres, including:

  • Gourmet Market (Ground floor), Siam Paragon (September 12 – October 1)
  • M floor, The EmQuartier (September 17 – October 1)
  • Central Court (6th floor), CentralWorld (September 25 – October 1)

Free delivery for Bangkok and its vicinity when purchasing more than 50 boxes of mooncakes. Visit shangbkkmooncake.com for a special discount for orders worth over 5,000 baht.

okura
Photo: Courtesy of Okura Prestige

The Okura Prestige presents mooncake with Japanese fanfare, wrapped in furoshiki. Find four delicious flavours—Durian Single Yolk, Purple Sweet Potato Single Yolk, Green Tea and Custard—encapsulated inside flakey crusts that fit perfectly with a refreshing cup of tea. Furoshiki Mooncakes at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s La Pâtisserie is now available until October 1 for 198 baht net per piece or 988 baht net per box of four pieces.

For more information, contact 02-687-9000 or email [email protected]

marriot
Photo: Courtesy of Marriott Marquis

“Blending timeless elegance with contemporary style,” Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park celebrates the magic of the Mid-Autumn Festival with the launch of an exclusive selection of handcrafted mooncakes. This new mooncake collection blends modernity and creativity with premium classic ingredients to the best mooncakes. Find flavours like White Lotus Seed and Macadamia Nuts, Pork Bak-Kwa and Assorted Nuts, White Lotus and Melon Seeds with a Single Yolk, Chanthaburi Durian and even Malted Chocolate Rocher Mooncake, made using the finest French Valrhona chocolate and almond praline.

All of their mooncakes are available at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant until October 1. For orders, please call 02-059-5999 or email [email protected] 

st regis
Photo: Courtesy of St Regis

Celebrate a family reunion and the gathering of friends with The St Regis Bangkok‘s four flavours of mooncake this year: Durian, Mixed Nuts, Lotus Seed and Jujube—each enhanced with a single egg yolk. Packaged in a unique round mooncake box reminiscent of a Chinese circular window, The St Regis never forgets to make good use of their mooncake box by giving it double purpose as a beautiful picture frame to display on a shelf or wall once the inside contents have been consumed. The St Regis Bangkok’s mooncakes are priced 988 baht net per box of four. They are available for purchase in person at The Lounge on level 1 from now until October 1.

For more information, call 02-207-7777 or email [email protected]

banyan
Photo: Courtesy of Banyan Tree

Nothing sends good wishes like handing over a box of the Banyan Tree‘s exquisitely packaged mooncakes. Find both classic and adventurous flavours this year, such as the Lotus Seed to Assorted Nuts, Jujube & Walnuts, Chinese Chestnut and their bestseller, Durian. Prices range from 208 baht per piece to 588 baht for two, 988 baht for four, 888 baht for eight mini custard mooncakes and 2,888 for a limited-edition eight-piece premium gift set.

The Banyan Tree’s mooncakes will be available at the following outlets:

  • Bai Yun and Romsai (August 20 – October 1)
  • Siam Paragon (September 12 – October 1)
  • Food Hall, Central Chidlom (September 16 – October 1)
  • Tops Supermarket, Central Rama 3 and Central Bangna (September 16 – October 1)
  • The EmQuartier (September 17 – October 1)
  • The Mall Bangkae (September 17 – October 1)
  • Samyan Mitrtown (September 25 – 30)

For more information and reservations, contact 02-679-1200.

anantara
Photo: Courtesy of Anantara Siam Bangkok

Last but not least, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with delectable pastries handcrafted by Anantara Siam artisans in three bold flavours: Monthong Durian Chocolate Lava, and the traditional single-yolk Lotus Seed and Custard mooncakes, available until October 1. Special for this year, Anantara Siam offers two different designs of boxes: the Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, a glittering round burgundy box containing four pieces of mooncake that is gold-embossed with textures of Siamese fighting fish (1,588+ baht) and the Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design that opens up to a full-moon shape (1,088+ baht). 

The Anantara Siam Bangkok’s mooncakes are available at Mocha & Muffins. For more information or to place an order, call 02-126-8866 ext. 1226 or email [email protected]

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