Wondering where to buy mooncakes in Jakarta? Head to these luxe Chinese restaurants to get your mooncake fix in style.
Mid-Autumn Festival is soon upon us, and yes, that means mooncake season! Like all Chinese traditions, these tasty Chinese delights are typically eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival for good luck. There are SO many different types of mooncakes, so whether you’re a true-and-true traditionalist, prefer to savour all the delicate snowskin versions you can eat (the more creative and out-there the flavours are, the better), or whether pretty packaging is all that matters to you, we’ve got you covered.
Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental
The packaging of the mooncake is just as important as what’s in the box, and Mandarin Oriental never disappoints. Their Cantonese restaurant Li Feng is churning out creative flavours including Green Tea, Black Sesame with Salted Egg Yolk, White Lotus Salted Egg Yolk, Pandan, Red Bean and Red Lotus – all arranged in a beautiful custom-designed gift box covered with Oriental florals.
Mooncakes start at IDR 270,000+ and can be ordered through 15 October 2017. Those ordering more than 100 boxes can enjoy a benefit of 20% off. For further information and to place an order, contact +62 (21) 2993 8825 or email to email@example.com.
JIA at Shangri-La
JIA at Shangri-La is also stepping things up a notch this Mid-Autumn season by collaborating with local fashion designer Patrick Owen. For every mooncake gift set purchased, you’ll get a Patrick Owen-designed silk scarf inspired by the Mid-Autumn legend of the lady who lives on the moon. Legend says that her beauty shines brightest on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. They’re not just killing it in the packaging game – flavours include Baked Bamboo Charcoal with Gold Dust and Pandan filling for the traditional baked mooncake, while those who prefer snow-skin can look forward to Snow-Skin Bamboo Charcoal with White Lotus Truffle filling.Other traditional baked mooncake flavours include White Lotus Paste Plain, Single Yolk or Double Yolk, Red Lotus Paste Plain, Red Lotus with Single Yolk or Double Yolk, Red Bean, Black Sesame, Pandan and Healthy Five Grains. JIA is also making mini mooncakes in flavours like White Lotus, Red Lotus, Pandan Paste, Snow-Skin Durian Egg Custard, Snow-Skin Green Tea Ganache, Snow-Skin and Snow-Skin Star Anise Chocolate. Delish.
Mulia celebrates “The Art of Giving” this mooncake season with their wide selection of mooncakes. Flavours range from Red or White Seed Lotus paste with a choice of one or two egg yolks, Mini White Lotus Mooncakes with Chocolate and Champagne Snow Skin and a selection of unique fillings such as Pandan, Durian, and Red Bean. These decadent mooncakes are carefully crafted and beautifully packaged in an elegant chinoiserie box, making it a stylish offering for loved ones this mooncake season.
Mulia Mooncakes start at IDR 90,000++ and are available at Table8 from now until 4 October 2017. To order, call +62 21 5747777 ext. 4108.
There really is nothing quite like the true classics, so Four Seasons takes the traditional route this year and sticks to tried-and-tested flavours: Pandan Custard, Red Lotus, Red Bean Almond, and White Lotus Single Egg Yolk. Treat your friends, family, and workmates to these luxe mooncakes or enjoy one for yourself over a pot of tea.
Four Seasons mooncakes start at IDR 158.000++ per individual mooncake, IDR 588.000++ for a Box of 4, and IDR 888.000++ for a Box of 8. Available from now till 8 October 2017. To order, call +6221 2277 1888.
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