Wondering where to buy mooncakes in Jakarta? Head to these Chinese restaurants and bakeries to get your mooncake fix in style.
Mid-Autumn Festival may not be a huge deal over here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reap the tasty benefits of the season. That’s right – we’re talking mooncakes! In traditional Chinese culture, families and friends get together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and munch on these delicious spherical treats, a highly sought-after culinary tradition that symbolises reunion and togetherness. Usually, mooncakes are baked to a gorgeous flaky brown and filled with sweet or savoury pastes made out of lotus, while the super soft snow skin version is a modern interpretation that is often filled with innovative flavours bound to impress the most jaded foodie. You’ll see what we mean by our selection of mooncakes in Jakarta below.
Spoil your friends (or yourself) snatch up a box of Shangri-La’s delicious handmade mooncakes. Go the traditional route with mooncake pastries filled with classic flavours like Red Bean Paste or White Lotus with Double Yolk, or switch things up with petite snow skin renditions filled with exotic flavours like Durian Egg Custard or Star Anise and Chocolate. Delicious.
Shangri-La, Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 2939 9562. Boxes start from IDR 488,800. Available through 15 September 2016.
If you’re really feeling festive, treat your loved ones to Pullman’s gorgeous mooncakes that come in an exciting range of flavours. They’re pulling out all the stops with their picture-perfect marbled Raspberry Bellini and Blueberry Daiquiri mooncakes enveloped in soft snow skin, while their traditional cakes are baked with a crispy flaky crust stuffed with white lotus in double or single yolk.
Pullman Thamrin, Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 3192 1111. Boxes start from IDR 528,000.
House of Yuen at Fairmont Jakarta
Munch your way through House of Yuen’s signature Hong Kong style moon cakes made with the best quality lotus. The packages come in a range of beautifully hand crafted boxes – we adore their tiered traditional Prosperity Box that really ought to wow your loved ones.
House of Yuen at Fairmont Jakarta, Level 3, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora Bung Karno, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 2903 9172. Boxes start from IDR 388,000. Available while supplies last.
Table8 at Mulia
Table8 at Mulia Signature celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival in style. To highlight “The Art of Giving,” Mulia’s signature Chinese restaurant has wrapped up their traditional mooncakes in bright festive boxes that’s sure to impress.
Table8 at Mulia, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 574 7777 ext. 4108. Available through 15 September 2016.