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From red velvet with tiramisu to Earl Grey chocolate tea-infused, mooncake season is back in Jakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 7, 2019  /  11:05 am
From red velvet with tiramisu to Earl Grey chocolate tea-infused, mooncake season is back in Jakarta

The tradition of giving out mooncakes as gifts is also a way to express love and respect. (Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta/File)

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner. Traditionally celebrated by East Asian countries to usher in the year’s bountiful harvest, the festival is best celebrated with loved ones and business associates alike through the sharing of delectable mooncakes.

The tradition of giving out mooncakes as gifts is also a way to express love and respect, as the taste, texture and form of the delicacy symbolize togetherness and harmony.

Here's a list of eight places where you can find mooncakes in Jakarta:

Taste Paradise

Specializing in Cantonese cuisine, Taste Paradise offers handcrafted mooncakes such as the Mu Shan King snow skin and mini baked custards with lava salted egg yolk. To take one home, you must put in an order at least one day in advance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Life is always satisfying when you spread happiness This Mid Autumn Festival, treat your family, friend, and your loved ones for our lovingly handcrafted mooncakes. We have - Mu Shan King Snow Skin - Baked White Lotus Paste with Assorted Nuts and Iberico Pork Ham - Baked White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk - Baked Pure White Lotus Paste - Mini Baked Custard with Lava Salted Egg Yolk An advance order can be placed now and need to be made at least one day in advance Reserve now at ( 021 ) 29923838 or 085216666088 - #tasteparadise #tasteparadisejkt #tasteparadiseid #heavenlytaste #asiancuisine #finedining #finediningjkt #chineserestaurantjkt #chineserestaurant #cantonese #cantonesefood #premiumrestaurant #chinesefoodjkt #dimsum #dimsumedition #dimsumjkt

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Pacific Place

Tea-infused mooncakes are some of the delicacies visitors can expect from TWG Tea Salon & Boutique this season.

Mooncake at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique.Mooncake at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique. (TWG Tea/File)

Variants of the seasonal treat include Ruby, which is a Geisha blossom tea-infused, apricot and cranberry inflected white lotus mooncake, as well as Jewel, an Earl Grey chocolate-infused brown lotus mooncake, sprinkled with chocolate chips and crumble.

Hotel Mulia Senayan

White lotus seed paste with single yolk is said to be a classic mooncake that remains a favorite from this hotel, but there are more than 10 other varieties to try, including the snow skin mooncakes that are not to be missed for dessert.

Raffles Hotel Jakarta

Through its Raffles Patisserie, Raffles Jakarta offers its latest mooncake creation and signature, namely Chinese dates with pecan nuts and mandarin.

Mooncake selection at Raffles Hotel Jakarta.Mooncake selection at Raffles Hotel Jakarta. (Raffles Hotel Jakarta/File)

Other options are white lotus and salted egg, aromatic pandan and red bean paste with sunflowers and pumpkin seeds.

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Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Among the six classic and authentic mooncakes offered by Li Feng, the restaurant’s signature is none other than black sesame with salted egg yolk.

Mooncakes from Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta.Mooncakes from Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. (Mandarin Oriental Jakarta/File)

Another highlight is the white lotus, which is made using a traditional recipe, with silky smooth white lotus seed paste and rich egg yolk.

Jia at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

A contemporary Chinese restaurant, Jia is offering up new mooncake flavors this year, namely red velvet with tiramisu and white lotus with spicy dried shrimp. Those who think favorite variations are the safest choice can opt for white lotus, red lotus or red bean paste.

Pearl Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

JW Marriott Jakarta offers its mooncakes at Pearl Chinese restaurant and gallery at the hotel lobby.

Mooncakes at Pearl Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta.Mooncakes at Pearl Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta. (JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta/File)

Available flavors include white lotus with single or double egg yolk, pure white lotus, pandan with single egg yolk, red beans and bamboo charcoal with pandan and coconut.

BreadTalk

Easy to find in many shopping centers across Greater Jakarta, BreadTalk also offers mooncakes that it claims is one of its best-selling products. Aside from the basic mooncake, BreadTalk also offers green tea and durian flavored ones. (mut)