The Mid-Autumn Festival, or widely known as the mooncake festival, is a celebration of family unity symbolized by a full moon. The mooncake festival falls on the 15th of the 8th month based on the calculation of the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival is celebrated with a family gathering that represents the round shape of the mooncake, a family integrity.
This year, Tien Chao at Gran Melia Jakarta presents a showcase of exquisite and delectable mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. “Starting from August 15th to October 4th, Gran Melia offers mooncake with a wide selection of sizes, cooking methods and flavours,” Explains Wike Trisnandhini, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at Gran Melia Jakarta. These handmade delicacies feature luxurious wide varieties including: snow skin pandanus, taro, chocolate and black beans or roasted moon cake with lotus seed paste with egg yolks, red beans, taro, or chocolate.
Additionally, Tien Chao provides mooncake with regular and mini sizes. Regular mooncake, in diameter 7 cm with a thickness of 4 cm, and mini mooncake of 5 cm in diameter with a thickness of 3 cm. Aside from that, Tien Chao’s Mooncake is also varied into two types: snow skin mooncake – soft texture outer skin as white snow and served chilled; as well as baked mooncake – baked to golden-brown and moist outer skin.
The difference between snow skin mooncake and baked mooncake is that the snow skin is made from rice flour, while baked mooncake is made from Hongkong Flour. The snow skin mooncake is best served chilled and thus, they are cooled in the refrigerator with a temperature of 5-6 degrees Celsius. mooncake can last up to 1 week if stored in the refrigerator. These assorted mooncake can be enjoyed at Rp 55,000 ++ / piece, and Rp 428,000 up to Rp 488,000 / box (4 pieces). Packed in elegant red gift boxes, each pieces of mooncake are firstly placed in an arranged gold box inside the Mooncake gift box. A perfect gift for the celebration of mid-autumn festival.
GRAN MELIA JAKARTA
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X – 0
Kuningan Jakarta 12950
Tel. +62 21 526 8080
Photographs by: Gran Meliá Jakarta