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13 Mooncakes In Hong Kong For Mid-Autumn: Vegan, Gluten-Free & More

6 September, 2023
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn 2023 with the best mooncakes in Hong Kong! We’ve rounded up our favourites, including traditional and gourmet picks to unorthodox flavours and more…

Mid-Autumn festival is just around the corner, and you know what that means — mooncakes! From traditional yellow and white lotus seed paste mooncakes to egg custard, lava and mochi fillings, sweet chocolate offerings, vegan and gluten-free options and more, we’ve rounded up our absolute favourite mooncakes in Hong Kong to shop this season. Featuring a nice mix of homegrown bakeries, hotel-brand boutiques and more! Plus, check out these deluxe Mid-Autumn hampers if you’re looking for more than one box, fresh fruit and maybe a bottle of wine or Champagne to pair.

Read More: How To Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 In Hong Kong

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The Cakery – Vegan mochi and lava centre mooncakes in Asian-inspired flavours

A set of six vegan mini mooncakes, presented in a beautiful green gift box! Fun textures here include chewy mochi, fragrant matcha crusts, buttery lava centres and more — and each colourful mooncake is absolutely stunning to look at.

Flavours: Matcha Mochi, Earl Grey Black Sugar Mochi, Black Sesame Lava, Red Date Mochi Lava, Chocolate Hazelnut Lava and Coconut Peanut Lava
How much: $428 for a box of six

The Cakery, various locations across Hong Kong, www.thecakery.com

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Rosewood Hong Kong – Mini mooncake sets, gift boxes and Mid-Autumn hampers

Rosewood Hong Kong is bringing a whole range of Mid-Autumn treats, including mini egg custard mooncakes from The Legacy House, a set of assorted flavoured mooncakes, a gift box in collaboration with Hong Kong Palace Museum(!), luxury hampers from Butterfly Patisserie and stunning festive bouquets from Blooms & Blossoms.

Flavours: Egg Custard, Jasmine Tea infused Egg Custard, Lapsang Souchong Tea White Lotus Seed Paste, Red Bean Paste with Mandarin Peel, Traditional White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Egg Yolks
How much: From $468 for a mini mooncake set to $3,588 for a luxury hamper

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.rosewoodhkshop.com

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Mother Pearl x moono – Plant-based vegan and gluten-free tea-inspired mooncakes

Gluten-free mooncakes? Count us in! If your wheat allergy or gluten intolerance has made mooncakes only the stuff of dreams, homegrown teahouse Mother Pearl is here to save the day, partnering with new vegan dessert brand moono for two mooncakes in tea-inspired flavours that use potato starch, Japanese rice flour and vegan butter and chocolate.

Flavours: Jasmine Osmanthus Matcha and Taro Rosé Oolong
How much: $328 until Friday, 15 September and $368 after for a “Moon Tale.Petal Fable” gift box

Mother Pearl, various locations across Hong Kong, motherpearl.world

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Bombshell at The Mira Hong Kong – Moon-shaped Lotus Luna Bomb plus egg custard mini mooncakes

From sweet confectionery brand Bombshell, this limited-edition five-inch moon-shaped Lotus Luna Bomb is filled with homemade chocolates, bunny-shaped marshmallows, bonbons, jelly beans and gumdrops. It comes with a set of mini egg custard mooncakes handcrafted by Michelin-recommended Cuisine Cuisine.

Flavours: Egg Custard
How much: $988

Bombshell at The Mira Hong Kong, www.mira-eshop.com

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Yat Tung Heen at Eaton HK – Authentic Cantonese-style mooncakes in an environmentally-friendly wooden gift box

We grabbed these mooncakes for the gorgeous environmentally-friendly packaging! Sitting on this editor’s vanity right now — one Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen’s forest-green double-layer keepsake box is made from timber and features a pull-out drawer, housing six mooncakes in traditional Hong Kong-popular flavours.

Flavours: Lava Egg Custard, Lava Egg Custard White Lotus Seed Paste and Red Bean Paste with Mandarin Peel
How much: $428 until Friday, 15 September and $498 after

Yat Tung Heen, Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, yattungheengifts.com

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Spring Moon at The Peninsula Hong Kong – Traditional mini egg custard and newer sesame paste mochi mooncakes

First offered at The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1986, Spring Moon culinary team’s Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes are a classic Hong Kong treat. Light and flaky golden pastry with velvety egg custard. You can pick up a set of eight or opt for a new mooncake variety introduced last year, the Sesame Paste Mochi Mooncakes with rich sesame, peanut and lotus seed paste in pillowy mochi.

Flavours: Egg Custard and Sesame Paste Mochi (sesame, peanut and lotus seed)
How much: $638 and $688

Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.peninsula.com

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Conrad Hong Kong – Mini Malaysian Musang King durian mooncakes

This limited-availability set of eight spotlights a perhaps unusual mooncake flavour — the Malaysian Musang King durian! From Conrad Hong Kong, each cookie-crusted mini mooncake features a velvety egg custard and Malaysian Musang King durian puree middle. Not your style? You can also shop other mooncake flavours like creamed egg yolk and white lotus seed paste as well as a range of hampers.

Flavours: Egg Custard Malaysian Musang King Durian
How much: $488

Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 8 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, eshop.conraddining.com

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental – Mini egg custard mooncakes housed in a reusable bento box

Mandarin Oriental is no stranger to too-cool reusable packaging (remember its mooncake handbags!). This year, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is offering a lovely two-tiered bento box complete with lids and a wrapping band! Inside, you’ll find six silky mini egg custard mooncakes for Mid-Autumn.

Flavours: Egg Custard
How much: $458

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, LANDMARK, 2/F, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, landmark.mandarinorientalshop.com

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Kee Wah Bakery – Lotus seed paste and yolks, egg custard, Chinese ham, and red bean paste with mandarin peel mooncakes

Longstanding Hong Kong bakery Kee Wah’s range of Mid-Autumn mooncakes includes traditional gift boxes of mini white or supreme golden lotus seed paste mooncakes with one, two or three yolks, modern egg custard mooncakes, and exclusive packages with flavours like Chinese ham (yes!) and Eu Yan Sang red bean paste with mandarin peel.

Flavours: White Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk, Supreme Golden Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Three Yolks, Red Bean Paste with 15-Years Old Mandarin Peel, Chinese Ham
How much: $128 to $398

Kee Wah Bakery, various locations across Hong Kong, keewah.com

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Conspiracy Chocolate – Vegan, low sugar and gluten-free chocolate mooncakes

Inspired by Hong Kong’s Snow Skin mooncake, Conspiracy Chocolate’s gluten-free take has a vegan white chocolate coating, with a delicate tart core made of homemade mango and yuzu jam, gently seasoned with toasted green sichuan pepper. Its semi-set filling promises to be complex in flavour: a red date, almond and 100 percent dark chocolate gianduja.

Flavours: Chocolate — with mango, yuzu jam, red dates, almond, and white and 100 percent dark chocolate
How much: $428

Conspiracy Chocolate, various locations across Hong Kong, www.conspiracychocolate.com

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Häagen-Dazs – Ice cream mooncakes in the brand’s signature flavours

Love ice cream? Look to Häagen-Dazs this Mid-Autumn, where the mooncake offering is a box of nine colourful ice cream pieces made from chocolate and featuring the brand’s classic and signature flavours.

Flavours: Vanilla Ice Cream with Cherry Blossom Bean Paste Filling, Blueberries and Cream, Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla, Mango and Cream, Macadamia Nut, Cookies and Cream, Caramel Biscuit and Cream, and Chocolate Ice Cream
How much: $1,268

Häagen-Dazs, various locations across Hong Kong, eshop.haagendazs-gifting.hk

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The Upper House – Mini mooncakes in a mix of modern and classic flavours

This year’s Mid-Autumn box from The Upper House features eight mini mooncakes in modern and classic flavours. Think a traditional Chinese-style white lotus seed paste and yolk, contemporary Western-inspired Earl Grey tea, a coffee and salted caramel custard, plus a vegan mooncake with nuts and figs. What’s more, you’ll get a free $200 Salisterra dining voucher with your mooncake box!

Flavours: Maltitol Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk, Vegan Mooncake with Nuts and Figs, Earl Grey Tea Custard, and Coffee and Salted Caramel Custard
How much: $498

The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, shop.thehousecollective.com

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Matchali x esca – Gift sets with mooncakes, matcha and teaware

Matchali is partnering with vegetarian brand esca this Mid-Autumn to unveil a collection of mooncake sets. We love this Harmony Mooncake Set that comes with four pieces of handmade matcha almond and red bean mooncakes, ceremonial-grade Japanese matcha sourced from Uji, Kyoto and teaware — a Chawan (tea bowl, in white or green), Chashaku (tea scoop) and Chasen (tea whisk). You can also shop the other gift sets here.

Flavours: Matcha Almond and Matcha Red Bean
How much: $880

Matchali, 5 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, matchali.com

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Editor’s Note: Don’t let your mooncakes go to waste! Donate any extra or unwanted boxes to Foodlink and Food Angel. You can also check out this 2022 list of organisations taking mooncake donations

Main image courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of The Cakery, image 2 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong, image 3 courtesy of Mother Pearl, image 4 courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong, image 5 courtesy of Yat Tung Heen, image 6 courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong, image 7 courtesy of Conrad Hong Kong, image 8 courtesy of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, image 9 courtesy of Kee Wah Bakery via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Conspiracy Chocolate via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Häagen-Dazs, image 12 courtesy of The Upper House via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of Matchali,

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