6 Best Mooncakes in Bangkok

August 04, 2022

The Mid-Autumn Mooncake festival is around the corner and we are focused not on the lyrics of ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’ (we’ll leave that for trite declarations of love) but the actual mooncake – the whole point of the festival. For this writer in particular, this festival is all about snagging a box ofmooncakes from The Peninsula Bangkok. There’s a reason why The Peninsula has an enviable following when it comes to these traditional baked delights – they keep it simple, and absolutely delicious. The moon-shaped, egg custard-filled delights with their flaky exteriors are a joyous celebration of a perfect combination. Once past the flaky pastry, your taste buds are treated to creamy custard that’s perfectly balanced. It’s been over two decades since The Peninsula introduced their mooncakes to the city using the recipe of The Peninsula Hong Kong, and the city is still in love with them.

Each moon cake is hand-crafted in the kitchens of Mei Jiang restaurant, using organically grown and sustainably harvested ingredients. A box of eight is priced at THB 988 net (Mooncake one-piece box is at THB 288 net).Heart-shaped options too. This year the mooncakes are also available in a Limited-Edition box (130 boxes) created by Thai artist Nirot Jarungjitvittawat. This exquisite box decorated with an enamelled Chinese coin and oranges is priced at THB 4,888 net. Nirot has decorated each metal-covered box using the ancient Thai enamel ‘Kamalor’ technique. Once you have eaten the mooncakes, the said box transforms into an exquisite jewellery box. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these limited-edition boxes will be used to sponsor scholarships for underprivileged children. The mooncakes are available for purchase from now until 10 September 2022. To buy Click here.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld Grab a box from Dynasty restaurant or Zing Bakery. The range includes Monthong Durian with Salted Egg, Lotus Seeds Salted Egg, Jujube Salted Egg, Mixed Nuts Fruits Salted Egg, Black Bean Green Tea, and Purple Sweet Potatoes Salted Egg.Little Gold Moon Box 1 piece box set at THB 128 net and Luxurious Red Moon Box 4-piece box set at THB 1,188 net.(diningcgcw@chr.co.th; +662 100 6255).

BangkokMarriott Hotel The Surawongsehas a series of special mooncakes in ‘Rabbit in the moon’ inspired packaging. Flavours are: durian with egg yolk, mixed nuts with egg yolk, Jujube with egg yolk, and lotus seed.Available in three sizes Premium Mooncake Box (4 pieces at THB 999 net), Yao Box (2 pieces at THB 599 net) and Individual mooncake (THB 169 net). These treats are available for sale at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse until 10 September 2022. Click here.

St. Regis BangkokThis year, the classic festive pastries are offered in four fillings – durian, mixed nuts, lotus seed, and yuzu & macadamia. All mooncakes flavours except yuzu & macadamia have a single egg yolk to represent the moon in the middle. Priced at THB 1,588 net per box of four assorted handcrafted mooncakes or THB 198 per individual mooncake. To purchase: emailfb.bangkok@stregis.com, call +66 2207 7777 or click here.

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvitoffers three handcrafted baked mooncakesfrom Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant. The three signature flavours for 2022 are White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Durian Paste with Single Egg Yolk and Mini Baked Custard Mooncake. Carlton Luxury Box (4 pcs) is at THB 1,388 net; Single piece at THB 240 net and Mini Baked Custard Mooncake (6 pcs) THB 580 net.To buy Click here. (+662 090 7888; email FBreservations@carltonhotel.co.th).

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotelis offering three intriguing flavors; Egg Yolk Durian, velvety Cream Custard, and succulent and exotic Orange Yuzu & Macadamia giving a modern twist to the traditional mooncake. (+662125 5000, rhi.bkkbr.fb.reservation@renaissancehotels.com) or Click here.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkokhashandcrafted and freshly-baked daily in artfully-designed 4-piece and 8-piece boxes.THB 988 net for 4-pieces and THB 1,888 net for 8-pieces.Their best-selling is Durian with a single salted egg yolk, plus they have Eight Assorted Nuts and the White Lotus seed,Cream Custard, Coconut & Pandan Custard and Orange Yuzu & Macadamia. Click here to order.

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