Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in Bangkok

It is time for mooncake, the delectable annual treat. Plenty to choose from and here is a list of outstanding ones in Bangkok.

  1. This one is from Centara. Running from 20 August – 1 October 2020, you can pick a 1-piece (small) box for THB 118 or 4-piece (large) box for THB 988 net. Available from Zing Bakery on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld or their Chinese restaurant, Dynasty, on the 24th floor of the hotel.
  1. Chocolate mooncake anyone? The decadent malted chocolate Rocher mooncake, made using the finest French Valrhona chocolate and almond praline, should be on your list. Brought to you by Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. For more delicious details, click here
  1. Expect the best traditional selections in Chef Man Restaurant at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn. Timeless choices in assorted nuts, durian paste with double egg yolks, lotus seed paste with double egg yolks and red bean paste with double egg yolks. Call 02-210-8100 ext.7515
  1. At The Athenee Hotel, flavours available are creamy chocolate with durian, pork Bak Kwa with assorted nuts, white lotus with melon seed and egg yolk, baked pandan and mung beans, Chanthaburi durian with white lotus seeds and egg yolk, and The Silk Road Signature, with organic sea-salted caramel. Athenee Club members (30%) and Club Marriott members will enjoy a 25 percent discount on all mooncake box orders except for the single piece mooncakes. The box itself is a work of art, painted by renowned artist Arianna Caroli, who has her own gallery in the hotel.
  1. Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok and Shang Palace has a website dedicated to their mooncake. Their design on the mooncake boxes is taken to a whole other level and you can choose your favourite design from across the years. We will fill up the box with their cream custard mooncake, that’s for sure. Get hungry here >> shangbkkmooncake
  1. At Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, their mooncakes are shaped after their legendary fan logo. Did you know the famous logo has 11 blades? The Authors’ Lounge team proudly enhances the celebratory spirit of the Mid Autumn festival through their famous afternoon tea experience. Sample their exquisite mooncake there and bring home more for memorable moments.
  1. To followers of Chef Pom Chinese Cuisine by Todd, Chef Pom is taking the contemporary road for his mooncakes this year. Banking on the best of ingredients, expect Chestnut, Lotus Seed, Mix Nuts, Durian Monthong and Custard. Early bird bookings now till September 10 at 1,288 Baht for a box of 4 (standard size / 170g each) or 8 (small / 70g each) mooncakes.
  1. At The Okura Prestige Bangkok, their mooncakes are wrapped in furoshiki – a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. This is a distinctive gift for one and all, at 988 Baht net per box of 4 mooncakes. Order 20 boxes at least to enjoy their early bird price till end August.
  1. Starbucks Thailand brilliantly pairs their mooncake selection with tea. Starbucks’ new Brown Sugar Milk Tea Mooncake gives the pleasing tea aroma and is filled with brown sugar-flavored chocolates, ultimately complementing the taste of black tea and smoothening its bitterness. Their Chocolate Mint and Mocha mooncakes also pair well with black tea. If you love green tea, get their Coffee Mooncake for a slice of contrast. Stop by your favourite Starbucks branch to have some fun with mooncake pairing.
  1. TWG Tea illuminates the autumn sky like a myriad of flickering candles with their Moon Lantern Set. The set features the luminous Moonlight Mooncake, a Polo Club Tea infused custard mooncake with caramel and a salted egg yolk heart adorned in a perfectly baked golden-brown crust. Enjoy this next to the starry Harvest Mooncake, a grand ruby snow skin mooncake revealing a rich Matcha infused almond lotus filling and a smooth red bean paste. Indulge in an array of five tea-infused patisseries paired with the refreshing Silver Moon Tea. Available from 1 September to 4 October 2020