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By Yannie Chan | August 24th, 2021

Mid-Autumn Festival is still a little less than a month away, but it’s never too early to start making mooncake purchases — in fact, don’t wait too long to get your hands on your favored mooncakes or they’ll run out soon! With all the different variety of mooncakes out there, we round up the best mooncakes, from traditional styles and custard mooncakes to modern flavors.

Patisserie La Lune 望月

Photo: Patisserie La Lune

Arguably the best among new mooncake brands, Patisserie La Lune specializes in custard mooncakes. The classic custard mooncake is an intense yet balanced mixture of creamy, sweet, and savory from the salted egg yolk. For those seeking a wow factor, you can’t go wrong with the lava custard mooncakes. A bite will reveal a melty middle filled with satisfying custard. The brand has also come up with modern flavors such as the lava matcha, and vegan custard mooncakes.


Yung Kee 鏞記

Photo: Yung Kee

Best known for its charcoal-grilled roasted goose, Yung Kee is an iconic restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine in Central since 1942. In 2018, the restaurant launched their very first mooncake sets, offering traditional mooncakes with lotus seed paste with double yolks. Made with Hunan lotus seeds and cane sugar, the lotus seed is sweet without being overpowering. This year, check out two new additions: mixed nuts mooncake with Chinese ham — a favorite among the older generation — and green bean paste mooncakes with double yolks — which is a much more nostalgic flavor.

Vouchers are available from Yung Kee (32-40 Wellington Street, Central, 2522-1624) and Yung’s Bistro (Shop 701, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2321-3800). Mooncake sets can be redeemed at Yung Kee between September 3 and 19, and at Yung’s Bistro between September 3 to 17.

KiKi Noodle Bar

Photo: KiKi Noodle Bar

Freshly-made in Hong Kong with a low-sugar recipe, KiKi Noodle Bar’s signature Dried Sakura Shrimp with Taro Mochi Mooncakes have been a sellout success since they first launched. Reinterpreting mooncakes in the form glutinous rice with a taro paste and premium dried sakura shrimp from Taiwan, the “mochi” mooncakes are fun and refreshing mix of flavors.

Vouchers are available at KiKi’s three outlets (Telford Plaza, ifc mall, and K11 Musea), and the sets can be redeemed from September 6 to 20.


Yat Tung Heen 逸東軒

Photo: Yat Tung Heen

Located at the basement of Eaton Hotel, the Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen’s custard mooncakes have a buttery pastry and delicious custard filling,. Every year, the restaurant also comes up with a fresh new packaging. This year’s set comes in an eco-friendly wooden case — recyclable, and reusable.


Say Hey Bakery 四喜麵包西餅

If you have to ask what’s the most mentioned mooncake this year, we’ll have to recommend the vintage and playful sets from the local Say Hey Bakery. The packaging is designed in the style of old movie posters, with a different design of every flavor. The mooncakes come in many flavors, from the traditional lotus seed paste and red bean paste to custard and peanut butter.

Vouchers are available at Say Hey Bakery’s online shop, and mooncakes can be redeemed from August 28 to September 17 at their Lai Chi Kok (B6-8, Por Mee Factory Building, 500 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan) and K11 shop (Kiosk 5, B2, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui).


The Peninsula

For the best gifting option, however, nothing beats the Peninsula’s Spring Moon Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes. Just the name is a sign of prestige, signalling one of the hardest to buy and most premium egg custard mooncakes in town. This year’s custard mooncake set is presented in an exquisite gift box, inspired by the Art Deco design and stained-glass windows.