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Best Eats: Mooncake Indulgence For Mid-Autumn Festival

Best Eats: Mooncake Indulgence For Mid-Autumn Festival

Auli Cinantya
21 July 2022

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To celebrate the auspicious occasion, we have rounded up a few places where you can indulge in different types of mooncakes.

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In ancient times, mooncakes were a kind of offering to the moon. These unique cakes have become the Mid-Autumn Festival’s most well-liked dish. They are little baked cakes with a thin pastry shell traditionally made by hand. The cakes are filled with a very rich red bean or lotus seed paste and have different symbols engraved.

Mooncakes are typically split into four portions and shared among family and friends because they are rich and dense. To celebrate the auspicious occasion, we have rounded up a few places where you can indulge in different types of mooncakes, from traditional to well-known to those with a touch of Indonesian flavor. 

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, presents an exquisite mooncake selection to celebrate the highly anticipated Mid-Autumn Festival. Handcrafted by the skilled chefs from the award-winning Li Feng and using only the finest ingredients and traditional wooden molds, these luscious mooncakes are housed in a wonderfully vibrant “Fan” themed box. 

This year’s carefully curated mooncake collection presents four delicious and authentic flavors: The Signature Black Sesame with Salted Egg Yolk, the delicious White Lotus with Salted Egg Yolk, and the all-time favorites include Red Lotus and Red Bean with Pumpkin Seed. Following the traditional recipe, these delectable mooncakes are made with silky smooth paste and rich egg yolks, complemented with a light and delicate crust. 

Raffles Jakarta

Mark the Mid-Autumn Festival with bespoke mooncake creations from Raffles Jakarta. Celebrate time-honored traditions with an array of exquisitely crafted mooncakes, in collaboration with Indonesia’s upcoming visual storyteller, Weillen.

Convey well wishes to family and colleagues by sharing and giving them the Mooncake Collection by Raffles Patisserie. Available for purchase from 26 July and pick up starting 8 August 2022, Executive Pastry Chef Anom Putra has meticulously developed and created a delicious collection of mooncakes in various flavors. From the classics such as White Lotus and Salted Egg to Chinese Dates with Pecan Nuts and Mandarin, Aromatic Pandan, Red Bean Paste with Sunflowers and Pumpkin Seeds, Black Sesame, as well as Green Tea.

Shangri-La Jakarta

Shangri-La Jakarta continues its tradition of introducing an extensive range of traditional and innovative mooncakes in 11 exquisite flavors to delight one and all in the lead-up to 10 September this year. JIA’s gourmet specialists have created a delectable taste of Chinese legacy, featuring authentic flavors of Red Lotus in Single Yolk and Double Yolk, White Lotus Paste, and White Lotus in Single and Double Yolk variants.

JIA’s mooncake collection this year is elegantly presented in a breath-taking combination palette featuring 2022 PANTONE color of the year – Very Peri, and very peri shades embellished with lovely autumnal undertones, making the gift box even more charming.

Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue

Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue unveils a new Signature, Teochew Yam Mooncake, which is made from Taro and layered with crispy skin in a combination of sweet and salty tastes from taro and the flaky skin.

Returning for a third year by popular request, the traditional baked Mooncake selection for Single Yolk and DoubleYolks are available with contemporary creations, immersed fully in smooth and silky lotus paste to satisfy and delight all palates. A classic baked selection also featured six flavors: White Lotus, Red Bean, Pandan, Black Sesame, Coconut Pandan, and Golden Corn.

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place invites you to celebrate the joyous occasion with Mooncake Hampers that feature a variety of delicious mooncakes in picturesque boxes designed by Kezia Karin; Making them treasured gifts to share as expressions of love and friendship. 

The “Traditional Flavors Hamper” is presented in a red box resembling a lantern, offering classic Mooncake flavors, such as Double Yolk Lotus, Single Yolk Lotus, Plain White Lotus, Black Sesame Lotus, Durian White Lotus, and Red Bean Lotus. While the “Premium Flavors Hamper” also comes in the shape of a traditional Chinese meal basket containing special Mooncakes with distinctive and premium flavor combinations.

The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta

The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta offers special mooncake hampers in collaboration with renowned batik designer Amanda Hartanto. For this bespoke collaboration project, Amanda showcases her forte of combining traditional batik patterns with a modern touch. She draws inspiration from the signature patterns in Batik Keraton and Batik Pesisir. And through her beautiful creations, she blends the Kawung and Buketan patterns with the hotel’s signature modern-classic design and is finished with a dash of oriental touch to pay homage to the Chinese festival.

The regular hamper consists of two mooncakes with the flavors of Pandan with Salted Yolk and Lotus. While the Premium one is filled with four mooncakes with the flavors of Black Bean Tausa with Salted Egg Yolk, Pandan with Salted Egg Yolk, Durian, and Lotus. Each mooncake is passionately crafted by hand, steeped in tradition but with a modern luxurious twis

The Langham Jakarta

Presented in an elegant wooden jewelry box adorned with a vibrant oil painting of roses in full bloom, The Langham Jakarta celebrates moments in bloom for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. Each ingredient has been meticulously selected for its high quality, blending perfectly to create a sumptuous feast for the taste buds. Four exquisite mooncake flavors are crafted from secret recipes and made from the finest ingredients, such as 8 Treasure Nuts, Lotus with Tangerine, Goji Berries, Pandan with Egg Yolk, and Red Bean with Egg Yolk. Adorn in an imposing case; these mooncakes are an ideal gift for your family and friends.

JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya

To mark this exquisite Festival, Tang Palace Chinese Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya is again presenting its premium mooncake selection with stylish packaging. This year, our mooncakes come in different flavors, inspired by our guest’s requests and world trends. They have flavors such as – Winter Melon with Coconut, Mango Chocolate Truffle, and Matcha Honey Chocolate Truffle as fresh new flavors for their snow skin mooncake selection. 

the mooncakes come in exclusive gold and turquoise colored box, with the classic style of a golden lotus flower blooming. The Luxury Gold Tosca box comes with a Chinese tea kettle & tea cups, as well as a handy knife, fork & chopstick set for easy serving. The Luxury Gold Tosca set is perfect as a luxury gift for friends and family.

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