Best mooncakes in Hong Kong?


#1

I’ll be in HK in early September which means I can buy some fresh mooncakes for my family! I have two questions though:

  1. Where are the best places/bakeries in HK to buy mooncakes and do I need to reserve/order them in advance?

  2. Will the mooncakes clear customs when I travel back to the US?

Thanks in advance!


#2

Whatever the Peninsula Hotel has on the offing. But unless you’ve already ordered yours, probably out of luck, though it never hurts to ask.

I don’t really eat mooncakes, but if someone were to give me a gift box set of Peninsula Lantern collection mooncake set, I’d figure they took one of my cars for a joyride, or simply took one of my cars.


#3

@ipsedixit looks like they still have the assorted variety available. Going to place an order for a box. Egg custard sold out, sounds very interesting. Any other places you recommend?

@thewongmann best to check customs, when I was at Wing Wah’s store in HKG, they advised anything with egg or yolk is not permitted into the US.


#4

Not really all that facile with the mooncakes options in Hong Kong. I just know about the Peninsula having had several sets gifted to me and then had people more in the know about these things inform me that I had what was essentially the mooncake equivalent of Yubari melons.


#5

ok thanks anyway. found this interesting collection


#6

Score!!! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#7

Congrats.

You should post them on Toabao and see how much you can get for them. Just out of morbid curiosity, of course.


#8

Picked up a box of white lotus seed moon cakes from Fook Lam Moon.