Celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls this year on 8 September. The three Hong Kong hotels of Langham Hospitality Group – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton – have unveiled its selection of highly anticipated mooncakes.
This year, Master Chef Kwong Wai Keung of the two Michelin-starred T’ang Court restaurant in The Langham, Hong Kong heads the culinary team that created this year’s mooncakes line-up. Chef Kwong shares, “The Mid-Autumn Festival is about family reunions and I want to re-ignite childhood memories through traditional mooncakes and to re-create the same genuine taste we loved and cherished when we were young.”
Chef Kwong will be focusing on traditional mooncakes – the white lotus seeds and The Langham’s highly popular custard mooncakes – this year. The white lotus seed with double egg yolk comes in the regular size and the delicate white lotus seed with egg yolk and custard with egg yolk are in the popular and tasty bite-sizes.
The finest ingredients are used to create these traditional delicacies to ensure that the texture and taste of the mooncakes are of the highest standards. Chef Kwong also highlighted that his mooncake recipe uses comparatively lesser sugar, about 20 per cent lower than usual recipes, resulting in healthier mooncakes, without compromising on taste.