The Fullmoon Party on Koh Pah Ngan can step aside for a moment, because the best way to a Bangkokian’s heart is through their stomach, and during the mid-autumn festival the only moon on our minds come in the form of scrumptious cakes. Here’s our list of favorites available until September 22nd, 2010.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok sticks to tradition—and why change something that’s worked so well—with five acclaimed flavors: Black Sesame, Durian Paste with Egg Yolk, White Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk, and Custard Paste. Flavors can be assorted to your preference in a box of 8. THB 428++, mooncakes are availble at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, as well as Mandarin Oriental Boutiques in Siam Paragon, The Emporium, and Central Chidlom. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (Mooncakes), +662 659 9000 ext 6812, 6813
The Peninsula Bangkok’s mooncakes come in either Lotus Seed or Custard (a famous recipe from the Peninsula Hong Kong) The mooncakes are available in boxes of eight priced at THB 490++ and can be found at Mei Jiang and The Peninsula Boutique (Siam Paragon Food Hall, The Emporium Shopping Complex, and Central Chidlom), +662 861 2888 ext 6931
Conrad Bangkok brings us Cantonese mooncakes from Chef Wong Kam-Yau. Choose between six flavors: Golden Custard, Classic Durian, Mixed Five Nuts, Light Lotus Seed, Chinese jujube and Red Bean. Prices range from THB 310++ to THB 610++ per box. Orders can be made at Liu, Chinese Restaurant, Deli by Conrad, 2nd Floor in All Seasons Retail Center; or CRC in Siam Paragon, The Emporium Shopping Complex and Central Chidlom. +662 690 9299
From the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok comes mooncakes made of Mixed Fruits and Nuts, Durian, Lotus Seed, Red Bean, Cream Flavour and a very special Cream and Bird’s Nest with Snow Skin Mooncake. Mooncakes come in packages of four, six, or eight. The health conscious can also get miniature mooncakes. Contact the Shang Palace, +662 206 8605