The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival brings with it the mooncake, a remarkable delicacy shared between family and friends who gather to show a bit of lunar appreciation and get down with some moon-watching. Coming in all sorts of flavours, these little things are breathtakingly good, filled with a rich taste you wouldn’t find in just any ordinary cake. See this list of hotel bakeries serving up boxes of the stuff.
The Peninsula Bangkok
This year, the hotel’s renowned Handmade Egg Custard Mooncakes are paired with Pleine Lune premium tea by Mariage Frères, France’s oldest salon de thé – also regarded as the “haute couture” of tea – as well as gorgeous fragrances by London-based perfumer Jo Malone London. This chic combination is the first of its kind in Thailand during mooncake season. The hotel’s mooncakes are handmade according to a traditional Hong Kong recipe to ensure the finest quality texture and flavour. The eye-catching box is crafted by Thai artist, illustrator and fashion designer Phannapast Taychamaythakool.
980++ Baht per box of eight pieces, and 1,380++ Baht when paired with a 28-gramme box of Mariage Frères tea, until September 24, 2018 at The Peninsula Boutique and the Pop-Up store at Siam Paragon.
The Okura Prestige
This year, the hotel’s La Pâtisserie brings you the Origami Mooncake box, inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of paper folding. The mooncakes are available in four delicious flavours – Durian Single Yolk, Jujube Single Yolk, Custard, and Green Tea – and are made with an intricately patterned crust. Best had with a cup of fragrant matcha green tea.
988++ Baht per box of four pieces, available until September 24, 2018.
Anantara Siam Bangkok
This year, the hotel’s bakery Mocha & Muffins brings you two special designed red velvet boxes of four pieces each. Each little cake is stamped with the Anantara logo image representing the Thai generosity, or “nam jai”, and brings with it the following flavours: Custard, Green Tea, Durian (single yolk) and Jujube (single yolk).
1,600++ Baht for Red Velvet Leather Box and 950++ Baht for Premium Red Velvet Box, both with four pieces, available until September 24, 2018.
Grand Hyatt Erawan
In grand style, the hotel’s bakery has whipped up an enticing and unique selection of mooncake flavours, including: Pandan & Coconut, Cocoa Nib, 8 Xian, Custard and Durian with egg yolk. Heads up, the Pandan & Coconut was voted “Best Flavour” by Gourmet & Cuisine 2017.
789++ Baht per box of four pieces of any of the five selected flavours, available until October 2018.
St. Regis Bangkok
Presented in an elegant box, these mooncakes come in four delicious flavours: chestnut and macadamia, durian (monthong) with double egg yolk, mixed fruit and nuts with double egg yolk and green tea red bean. Yum. Once you have consumed all the mooncakes, you can turn the lid of the box into a beautiful picture frame too! Get them at The Lounge.
1,288++ Baht per box of four pieces, available until September 2018.