Mooncakes with a difference

tasty September 05, 2018 10:00

By The Nation

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The Food Halls at the Mall, Paragon and EmQuartier celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with a wide variety of mooncakes from leading brands.

The Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival, popular among Chinese people, marks the end of the harvest season and is an occasion to worship deities. It is also a time when families and friends gather to socialise, drink tea and eat mooncakes and this year’s festival falls on September 24.

For the first time ever, Japanese-style dessert brand Kyo Roll En offers Satsuma Imo mooncake filled with sweet potatoes imported from Kyushu. Fragrant and soft, these mooncakes are packed in genuine wooden boxes with luxurious gold patterns inspired by the Zen symbol illustrated on the box. 

Mango with sweet fish sauce mooncake from Narai Hotel offers a twist on the Thai dessert by blending okrong, khiew savoey and falun mangoes wrapped in dough for a fragrant, mildly sour flavour free of preservatives.

Maple Pecan mooncake from Skinni Bears was inspired by maple pecan pie for an East Meets West concept. Made from maple syrup and pecan, the filling is then wrapped with dough made from sweet potato.

Pistachio mooncake from W Hotel Bangkok combines the taste and texture of pistachio with olive oil, making this filling another unique mooncake that cannot be missed.

Another classic mooncake is the egg yolk custard piece from the Peninsula Bangkok. Every mooncake is handmade by a team of chefs at Mei Jiang Chinese restaurant using an original recipe passed on from Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong.

Custard lava mooncake from Hong Kong MX remains a best seller while almond black sesame is the latest mooncake flavour from Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok designed to delight health-conscious customers with less sugar than other fillings.

For the first time, Novotel Phuket Phokeethra presents a mixed nut filling, one of the most popular mooncake fillings. The mixed nut filling is both sweet and savoury as there are flavours from grains and pork fat.

More flavours are offered such as custard from The Athenee Hotel Bangkok and Shangri La restaurant, mangosteen from Grand China Hotel, milk tea and rose from Harrod’s, black truffle, yolk and lotus seed from Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel and durian mooncake from Gokjai. 

For every Bt1,000 spent on a single a receipt, customers can scan QR code in the SCB Easy App to receive a mooncake worth up to Bt260 from participating brands. SCB M Visa cardholders receive 8 times the points and M Card members receive 5 times the points with a purchase of Bt1,500 per receipt (limited to 1,000 throughout the campaign). 

Thailife cardholders who show their membership card with their national ID card (names must match) or customers who spend Bt199 on products under ThaiNamthip brand at Gourmet Market and show their receipts can receive a mooncake from participating brands. 

Enjoy an assortment of mooncakes from today (September 5) to September 25 at Paragon Department Store and from September 13 to 24 at every branch of The Mall and EmQuartier. There is even a delivery service from Lineman with a Bt75 fee (limited offer).