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Hotels and restaurants launch mooncake collections for Mid-Autumn Festival
By Minh Tuan
Monday,  Aug 13, 2018,17:07 (GMT+7)

Hotels and restaurants launch mooncake collections for Mid-Autumn Festival

By Minh Tuan

Sheraton Saigon representatives cut the ribbon to launch their collection of handcrafted mooncakes - PHOTO: MINH TUAN

HCMC - Many hotels and restaurants in Vietnam have launched their mooncake collections for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Full Moon Festival, the second biggest festival for Vietnamese family reunion after the traditional Lunar New Year.

Mooncake is an indispensable delicacy of the Mid-Autumn Festival (falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, or September 24 this year). People enjoy mooncakes together with family or present mooncakes to relatives or friends to express love and best wishes.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

In celebration of the Full Moon Festival, the Sheraton Saigon introduces its collection of handcrafted mooncake indulgences. The mooncakes are contained in custom designed gift boxes which come in two sizes and can be specially embossed with company names and logos upon request.  

The mooncakes have eight flavors (with or without egg yolks) including White Lotus, Scallop, Cranberry, Green Tea, Coffee, Black Sesame, Pandan Lotus and Mixed Nuts.

Sheraton Saigon mooncakes are priced at VND1,098,000 net per large-size box of four 220gr pieces, VND898,000 net per medium-sized box of four 150gr pieces, VND270,000 net per 220gr piece, and VND190,000 net per 150gr piece. They can be purchased at the Mooncake booth located at the Hotel Lobby from now till September 24, 2018.

Le Méridien Saigon

Join the Le Méridien Saigon to bring delights to this loving full-moon season by adding your own messages to the hotel’s mooncake delicacies and brightening the day of those you care for.

The traditional golden-brown coated mooncakes, either filled with Green Bean, Coffee Lotus or Roasted Chicken paste, stand for a wish of joy, warmth and prosperity. The bright tone of Green Tea mooncakes sends a message of good health, while Black Sesame or Takesumi Charcoal mooncakes represent a constant existence beside ones’ side when they are in need. 

Le Méridien Saigon mooncakes are sold from now till September 30, with prices from VND868,000++ per box of four mooncakes.

Windsor Plaza Hotel

The Windsor Plaza Hotel is offering two collections of beautifully-presented mooncakes. Each set comes in an elegantly-designed box that makes these mooncakes the perfect gift to share with family, friends and colleagues during the festival season.

The boxes are decorated with a floral motif, with images of orchids, roses, or chrysanthemums adorning the boxes, as well as sketches of iconic buildings in Vietnam such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market and Thien Mu Pagoda on the eight-cake box set. The mooncakes feature traditional and modern flavors including green bean, red bean, coconut, lotus seed, green tea, black sesame, tiramisu, roasted chicken and shark fin. This year also sees the addition of a new flavor: Durian green bean.

You can choose the eight-cake box which features a two-drawer design with eight 100gr cakes; or the four-cake box with four 230gr cakes in savory and sweet flavors, and is accompanied by a box of specialty Oolong tea. Both of these unique sets are VND988,000+ per box.

Sofitel Saigon Plaza

The Sofitel Saigon Plaza celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a selection of exquisite mooncakes collection. Elegantly encased in auspicious color of red and adorned with lotus flowers and leafs, the mooncakes of the Sofitel Saigon Plaza make perfect gifts for business associates, friends and family.

This year, the Sofitel Saigon Plaza unveils two types of box: Emotion box and Magnifique box.

The Emotion box (VND888,888++) is an ideal gift with four flavors: Luminarie, Matcha Tiramisu, Mixed Nuts and Red Bean 1 Yolk. The Magnifique box (VND1,188,888++) comprises an array of eight flavors including Luminarie, Matcha Tiramisu, Mixed Nuts and Red Bean 1 Yolk, Nutty Misu, Black Sesame 1 Yolk, Pandan Delight and Low sugar White Lotus 1 Yolk.

Mooncakes are available at Gourmand Shop – Lobby Level from now till September 24, 2018.

Dim Tu Tac Restaurant

Prepared by Hong Kong chefs, Dim Tu Tac mooncakes are unique with four favors that combine traditional and modern tastes, including Mixed filling, Red bean, Blueberry and Lotus seed paste with two yolks.

Dim Tu Tac also offers two-level gift-set box which includes four mooncakes and a box of abalone imported from Hong Kong.

The four mooncakes box is priced at VND680,000 and the special gift box at VND1,080,000. Purchase of 30 boxes or more before August 31 will be entitled to a discount of 20% and a voucher worth VND500,000.

Dim Tu Tac Restaurant's mooncake with lotus seed paste and two yolks filling made by Hong Kong chefs

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Inspired by luxurious, stylish handbags, the Hilton Hanoi Opera mooncake gift box 2018 is characterized by its handbag shape and rose gold plated handle. Covered with orange color, the box stands out as a unique, luxurious Mid-Autumn Festival gift. Beside the handbag-shaped box, the rectangular box can be a classic choice.

Hilton Hanoi Opera mooncakes 2018 feature six flavors: Green tea lotus seed and salted egg; Red bean; Taro; Black sesame; Green tea lotus seed; Black chocolate, hazelnut seed, almond seed and lotus seed. While the former five have been favorite pastes throughout the years, the new paste of Black chocolate, hazelnut seed, almond seed and lotus seed will surprise the palate.

Park Hyatt Saigon

Inspired by the Vietnamese Mid-Autumns of the 1990s, when people cheered to a bountiful harvest and children awaited tasty treats during the festivals, the Park Hyatt Saigon together with Moon n Sun brings a traditional taste back with an authentic mooncake collection.

The four traditional flavors are Northern lotus seed, black sesame with salted egg, matcha with salted egg and tropical fruits; all thoughtfully selected and baked with care to guarantee the best quality and authenticity to savor.

The mooncake collection includes three different types of boxes which are: the traditional box (VND1,500,000) with four authentic cakes, the premium box (VND2,500,000) with four cakes and local green tea, and the deluxe box (VND3,250,000) with four cakes and a bottle of Late Harvest wine. The boxes are available for sale at the Park Hyatt Saigon and Moon n Sun stores.

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