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Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Mooncakes from Jakarta’s Best Hotels

Indulgence | 29 July 2022

 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival that is one of the most significant holidays in Chinese culture that dates back over 3000 thousand years. It is regarded as one of the four most important Chinese festivals, its reverence on par with that of the Chinese New Year. The annual holiday is celebrated every 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar with a full moon at night, parallel to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival will fall on Saturday, 10 September 2022.

During the Mid-Autumn Festival, it is common to see a variety of lanterns in all shapes and sizes carried and showcased as a symbol of beacons that illuminate one’s path to prosperity and good fortune. One of the highlights of the festival is the traditional delicacy – Mooncakes – a rich round-shaped pastry with sweet bean, egg yolk, meat or lotus-seed paste fillings that are commonly consumed during the festival.

With the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, city dwellers of Jakarta can enjoy the traditional festival delicacy from a variety of hotels listed below:


Shangri-La Jakarta

The iconic Shangri-La Jakarta has always participated in the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations and this year, the hotel continues its tradition of presenting an eclectic range of traditional and innovative mooncakes. Gourmet specialists from JIA have curated an extensive selection, featuring authentic flavours of Red Lotus in Single Yolk and Double Yolk, White Lotus Paste and White Lotus in Single and Double Yolk Variants. More flavours include Red Bean Paste, Bamboo Charcoal Pandan, Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk, along with vegetarian mooncakes baked with Healthy Five Grains. Continuing to innovate, they’ve introduced two new flavours created exclusively for this year, the Mini Baked Custard Egg Yolk mooncake and the Mini Snow Skin Pandan Paste with Chocolate Praline mooncake. The crowd-pleasing Mini Snow Skin Egg Custard with Durian mooncake also makes its comeback.

Traditional flavours of White Lotus and Red Bean Paste are priced at IDR 468,000++ for a box of two Mooncakes and IDR 668,000++ for a box of four Mooncakes. Mooncakes with additional Yolk Fillings, Red Lotus, Bamboo Charcoal Pandan, Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk and Assorted Mooncakes are priced at IDR 488,000++ for a box of two Mooncakes and IDR 698,000++ for a box of four Mooncakes. The vegetarian mooncakes of Healthy Five Grains are priced at IDR 508,000++ for a box of two and IDR 888,000++ for a box of four. A box of six Mini Baked Custard Egg Yolk mooncakes, Mini Snow Skin Egg Custard with Durian mooncakes or Mini Snow Skin Pandan with Chocolate Praline Mooncakes are priced at IDR 658,000++ per box.

They also offer hampers including the Premium Hamper priced at IDR 1,888,000++ (four baked Mooncakes, three Cookie boxes and a box of Pistachio Nuts) and the Premium 24K Hamper priced at IDR 2,888,000++ (8-piece Mini Baked Custard encased in 24K Gold Mooncake. Three limited edition luxury hamper is also available, including Very Peri-hue Acrylic Premium case with gold engraving priced at IDR 2,988,000nett, golden wooden boxes designed as a luggage case priced at IDR 2,988,000nett and luxury humidor wooden box priced at IDR 3,988,000nett.

The Mooncakes are available in the hotel’s lobby area from 11 July to 22 September 2022. Enjoy a 20% early bird discount for orders before 1 August 2022 and for Shangri-La Circle members.

For more information or orders, please call +62 21 2939 9587, WhatsApp at wa.me/62818181530 email [email protected]


The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place will tantalise guests’ palates with Mooncake Hampers that showcase a variety of delectable options, enclosed in beautiful boxes designed by Kezia Karin, presenting them as treasured gifts to express love and friendship. Executive Chef, Ken Lee, and his culinary team continue to surprise guests with their Mooncake creations each year.

The variety of hampers on offer includes the “Traditional Flavours Hamper”, presented in a red box resembling a lantern with classic Mooncake flavours including Double Yolk Lotus, Single Yolk Lotus, Plain White Lotus, Black Sesame Lotus, Durian White Lotus and Red Bean Lotus.

The “Premium Flavours Hamper” is designed with the shape of a traditional Chinese meal basket, comprising special Mooncakes with a unique and premium flavour combination such as Bamboo Charcoal Pandan Lotus, Valrhona Chocolate Lotus in Pumpkin Skin, Low Sugar Dried Coconut Lotus and Almond Dried Fruits Lotus in Matcha Skin.

A prominent Indonesian interior designer, Kezia Karin drew inspiration for these boxes from Chinese legend while designing the 2022 hampers. The result of this fruitful collaboration brings forth two hamper boxes featuring mesmerising sketches that depict the story of the origins of the Mooncake Festival.

The Mooncake Hampers at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place is available for order until 10 September 2022. To order, please call +62 21 2250 1993 or email [email protected]. For more information, please visit www.pasolajakarta.com


The Langham, Jakarta

This Mid-Autumn Festival, The Langham, Jakarta will tantalise your tastebuds with their enticing Mooncake offerings. Presenting four exquisite mooncake flavours created with love using secret recipes, the mooncakes are crafted using the finest ingredients that have been carefully selected for their impeccable quality, combining them together seamlessly to enlighten your tastebuds.

The Langham, Jakarta’s mooncakes are presented in a classy box, decorated with a gorgeous painting of full bloom roses. The four flavours are 8 Treasure Nuts, featuring a selected mix of nuts (white sesame, black sesame, walnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds), with goji berries, harmoniously blended with glutinous rice flour, honey and sesame oil; Lotus Seed with Tangerine and Goji Berries, featuring authentic white lotus seed paste filling with a fresh and modern twist of tangerines; Pandan with Egg Yolk, featuring delightful green pandan lotus paste filled with premium quality golden single egg yolk; and Red Bean with Egg Yolk, featuring classic Chinese Adzuki red bean paste with single premium egg yolk.

An ideal gift for family and friends, the set of mooncakes comes in a box of 4, priced at IDR 888,000++. For more information or orders, please WhatsApp at wa.me/6285883888805 or email [email protected]


Gran Mélia Jakarta

Gran Mélia Jakarta invites guests to share the joy of the Mid-Autumn Festival with friends, family and loved ones with their tantalising Mooncake offerings. The legendary hotel has meticulously curated an eclectic array of delectable mooncakes with four distinctive flavours. Continuing to delight guests with its baked classics, Gran Mélia Jakarta’s mooncake delicacies include the popular White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, along with unique flavours such as Durian, Pandan and Red Bean Paste.

Presented in a tasteful and elegant gift box, Gran Mélia Jakarta’s signature mooncakes are the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest as a gesture of appreciation. A box of mooncakes with 4 different flavours is priced at IDR 648,000++.

MeliaRewards members are entitled to a 20% discount as well as for those who purchase a minimum of 10 boxes. Moreover, BCA Card Holders can also enjoy a 10% discount. For more information or orders, please contact +62 21 526 8080 or WhatsApp at wa.me/628118890712


Swissotel Jakarta PIK Avenue

To help you celebrate special moments during this Mid-Autumn Festival, Swissotel Jakarta PIK Avenue has prepared a fantastic Mooncake collection that will surely make the auspicious occasion a memorable one.

This year, Swissotel Jakarta PIK Avenue has unveiled their new Signature Teochew Yam Mooncake, made from Taro and layered with crispy skin, tantalising your tastebuds with a mix of sweet and salty flavour. Back by popular demand for the third consecutive year is the traditional baked Mooncake variety of Single Yolk and Double Yolks, now available with modern creations, immersed fully in smooth and silky lotus paste to spoil and delight all palates. The classic baked offerings feature six types of flavours, including White Lotus, Red Bean, Pandan, Black Sesame, Coconut Pandan and Golden Corn. They also offer the Mini Snow Skin collections with five varieties of flavours including Durian, Tiramisu, American Strawberry, Coffee Mocha and the new Magical Blueberry.

Share the festive vibes with friends and family with the Premium Mooncake gift sets and regular gif set packages for 4 with prices starting from IDR 338,000 nett. The Premium Gift Set prices are as follows: Early Bird prices (until 31 July 2022) IDR 658,000 nett for Single Yolk; IDR 708,000 nett for Double Yolks; and IDR 658,000 nett for Crispy Yam. Normal prices (1 August to 10 September 2022) IDR 758,000 nett for Single Yolk; IDR 808,000 nett for Double Yolks; and IDR 758,000 nett for Crispy Yam.

The Regular Gift Set prices are as follows: Early Bird prices (until 31 July 2022) IDR 508,000 nett for Single Yolk; IDR 558,000nett for Double Yolks; IDR 338,000 nett for Mini Snow Skin and IDR 338,000 nett for Crispy Yam. Normal prices (1 August to 10 September 2022) IDR 598,000 nett for Single Yolk; IDR 668,000 nett for Double Yolks; IDR 408,000 nett for Mini Snow Skin and IDR 408,000 nett for Crispy Yam.

For more information or orders, please call +62 21 2257 1188 or WhatsApp at wa.me/6281284282086


JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

Joining the festivities of the Mid-Autumn Festival, JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta will once again present yet another collection of creative and tantalizing flavours this year. Executive Chef of Pearl Chinese Restaurant, Ken Choy, has meticulously curated new flavours that are crafted using secret ingredients including the traditionally baked to the modern snow skin mooncakes.

Revel in the likes of the delectable new signature flavours such as the Golden Pineapple, Bird’s Nest with Coconut in Custard Paste and Mini Chilled Musang King Mooncake, to the classic must-haves including White Lotus, Pandan, Black Sesame, and Red Bean, which come in single and double yolks. To present guests with high-quality products, Chef Ken utilises the finest quality ingredients and preparation methods, along with beautifully designed packaging.

Boasting an exquisite design that perfectly captures the spirit of celebration, JW Mooncakes are the ideal gift to spread fortune and happiness to family, friends and colleagues. The Mooncake box sets are priced at IDR 788,000 nett for 4 pieces of traditional mooncakes or 8 of the snow-skinned ones. Guests can also get the limited edition ultra-elegant Mooncake tin box, priced at IDR 1,288,000 nett per box.

For more information or to place an order, please contact +62 21 5798 8888 or wa.me/6281196100137 / wa.me/628115886111


Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

The luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with specially crafted and limited-edition mooncake boxes that draw inspiration from the fine artistry and silverwork of the Tang dynasty.

Deemed the golden age of ancient China, this fabled period is renowned for its patronage of art, literature, poetry and philosophy. The stunningly designed boxes are shaped like a lantern and intricately painted, each of the limited-edition mooncake boxes is inspired by artwork from the triumphant reign of China’s sole female empress, Wu Zetian.

The beautifully designed mooncake boxes offer the ideal gift for family, friends and colleagues, each containing four snow skin mooncakes in tantalizing flavours. With rich fillings, these round-shaped delicacies are symbolic of reunion and completeness.

The mooncake flavours offered include Red Bean and Egg Yolk, Javanese Green Tea, Black Sesame and Egg Yolk, and Sumatran Durian. The mooncakes feature individually sealed packaging to ensure the freshness of the ingredients and the highest hygiene standards. The lantern design features a four-tiered swivel box, representing prosperity and good fortune.

These delectable mooncakes are available for takeaway and delivery from La Patisserie at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta starting in August 2022. Priced at IDR 788,000++ per gift box.

For orders, please contact Four Seasons via phone or #FSChat on WhatsApp.