From chocolate to blueberry mooncakes, unusual flavours mark Mid-Autumn festivities in the city
The Mid Autumn or Moon festival has the city’s Chinese restaurants pulling out all the stops to give patrons an authentic treat. And the mooncake, the quintessential festival favourite, traditionally made with red bean or lotus seed paste is at the top of everyone’s menu. Read on to find out where you can get your fill.
The Fatty Bao
Have a huge group of friends or family coming over? Look no further than the popular Fatty Bao. They restaurant will make your mooncakes to order. All you have to do is place your order (a minimum of six and maximum of 24 pieces) 24 hours in advance.
`250++. At 12th Main, Indiranagar. Details: 44114499
The dim sum house on MG Road has created a modern interpretation of the mooncake especially for the festival. The cakes are available in innovative options like Jasmine tea, salted caramel and sesame, coconut and mixed nuts and the zingy lemon zest moon cake. They will all be served with green tea ice cream.
`225. Till September
30. At 1 MG Road Mall, Trinity Circle. Details: 922222800
Memories of China
This Asian restaurant at Vivanta by Taj is celebrating the Mid Autumn festival with a traditional menu. Chef William Tong and his team are making authentic mooncakes stuffed with red bean paste. The menu also features delicacies like steamed pork belly, Shao Hsing wine drunken chicken, honey chilli grouper fillet and more.
`450 (for three). Till September 10. At Vivanta by Taj, MG Road. Details : 66604444
To mark the occasion, Shang Palace at Shangri La introduces four different mooncakes that you can take away. On offer are Five Kernel mooncakes (a cantonese style cake made with five different nuts), Sweet Bean Paste — which is the most popular, apart from snow-skin options, including apple and chocolate versions.
`1,200++ (for a box of four large or six small mooncakes). At Vasanth Nagar. Details: 8892507034
Lantern and Ganache
On until September 15, the restaurant has on its menu a wide range of mooncakes with interesting fillings. Handcrafted by chef David Chan, flavours include conventional options such as red bean, lotus, yam lotus and pandan lotus pastes. As for the snow-skin variety (unbaked version), you can choose from blueberry, chocolate and peanut. `175++. September 8-15. At The
Ritz-Carlton, Residency Road. Details: 49148000
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo and Anagha M