In less than a month, the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the biggest annual festivals in Vietnam, will take place. Hang Ma, a street in Hanoi famous for selling toys and paper goods, is now more colorful than ever and filled with various goods such as star-shaped lanterns, toy figurines, and masks for the festival.
If Tet has the famous chung cake, the Mid-Autumn Festival has its mooncakes. Not only are they delicious treats on this particular occasion but they are also a perfect present for each other to express gratitude.
Therefore, every Mid-Autumn Festival, many hotels in Vietnam release their collection of mooncakes with different flavors that capture the essence of the traditional holiday and serve as luxury must-haves.
We’ve handpicked ten hotels, 5 in Hanoi and 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, with the best mooncake collections for your Mid-Autumn Festival.
Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hilton Hanoi Opera introduces a series of exquisite gift boxes perfect as gifts for business partners, associates, and loved ones this year. All boxes are beautifully packed with eye-catching midnight blue and pink colors.
The Deluxe box includes four mooncakes with green tea lotus seed salted egg, cranberries, green beans, melon seeds, and black sesame flavors at VND 680,000. With Premium boxes, you can have three different options: 6 cakes (VND 680,000 VND), five cakes and one premium tea (VND 1,180,000), or three cakes and one bottle of wine (VND 1,280,000). For the 5-cake box, you get a new flavor of lotus seeds with dark chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds. For the 6-cake box, a coconut milk mooncake is added. However, these two boxes were sold out on August 10.
Hilton Hanoi Opera brings a fashionable touch to its collection this year by introducing a premium and limited handbag. The modern and luxurious tote bags with leather handles and exquisite details come with three mooncakes paired with top-class red wine or whiskey, starting with a VND 2,180,000.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi draws inspiration for this year's collection from the authentic Parisian “savoir-faire,” dedicating its works to the “Grand Dame of 1901” with a French touch to several flavors. With more than 25 years of accompanying Hanoian tastes, Sofitel mooncake collections have long been known to exceed all expectations.
Metropole's culinary team creates preservative-free mooncakes that are hand-baked from authentic recipes and infused with Metropole's gourmet touch. Traditional Mix, Black Sesame and Coconut, Lotus and Mixed Dried Fruit, Green Bean, Apricot and Salted Egg, Blueberry and Roasted Almond, and Candied Orange and Grand-Marnier are the six flavors produced for 2022.
Metropole Hanoi’s mooncakes are available in 4 elegant box options this year: 4-piece box (250g/piece) and 6-piece box (100g/piece) at VND 2,150,000 net; 6-piece VIP box (100g/piece) with a bottle of F. Thienpont Bordeaux Causse Rouge 2016 at VND 4,880,000 net; 6-piece VIP lacquer box (100g/piece) with Emperor lotus tea and Earl Grey Yin Zhen tea at VIP 6,480,000 net.
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel offers two attractive collections: the blooming red Peony Treasures and Timeless Beauty. The Peony Treasures collection consists of 6 flavors: Original Mix, Taro, Red Bean, Durian, Lotus, and Green Tea. A deluxe box with six traditional cakes is sold at VND 1,200,000. With Premium and Royal options, Oolong tea and Italian red wine Terre Forti Merlot are included. Daewoo also sells Peony Treasures' flavors in single cakes for VND 120,000/cake.
The Timeless Beauty collection introduces another six flavors: lotus seed, cranberry, chia seed, almond green tea, coconut milk, and taro almond. The Silver box (VND 820,000) has four mooncakes with chia seed, lotus seed, cranberry, and coconut milk, while a Crystal box has six mooncakes, available at VND 1,020,000. With an addition of a Terre Forti Merlot, the Diamond box has a price of VND 1,620,000.
Pan Pacific Hanoi
Pan Pacific Hanoi presents an exquisite collection of creative mooncake gems "Khai Hoa Dac Nguyet" for the Mid-Autumn Festival 2022, inspired by chrysanthemums, one of the four "noble plants" in Vietnamese culture, which represents fortitude, patience, and hope amid adversity.
The stunning chrysanthemum arch features a delicate pattern of stacked blooms and border strokes embossed in a gold emulsion. The subtle design represents the value of gatherings and tranquil moments with family and friends. Six flavors from Pan Pacific promise to be a fit for people of all ages: Pineapple & Almond with Salted Egg Yolk; Chocolate with Cream Cheese; Jambon with Salted Egg Yolk; Melon with Salted Egg Yolk; Chia Seed with Salted Egg Yolk; Lotus with Salted Egg Yolk.
The classic sets can include up to 8 cakes per box, ranging from VND 658,000 to VND 1,398,000. Premium VIP Sets has six large mooncakes paired with unique gifts such as tea, whiskey, or wine, starting at VND 1,698,000.
Fortuna Hotel Hanoi
This fall, Fortuna Hotel Hanoi introduces a collection of premium artisan mooncakes with traditional red colors and peony flowers to represent abundance and fortune in the hope of a joyful reunion season.
At the price of VND 838,000, you can either have a box of a lotus seed cake, a taro cake, a green tea cake, and a red bean cake or a pack of 6 small cakes with two more flavors: green bean and herbs. In “That Tinh Trong Nguyet" (meaning seven planets watching over the moon), Fortuna presents a box of one large and seven small mooncakes with four flavors of lotus seed, taro, green tea, and red bean.
The last two boxes, namely “Vong Nguyet Doan Vien" and “Thinh Vuong Nhu Y," both have four large and four small mooncakes, accompanied by 2 Ahmad tea boxes (in “Vong Nguyet Doan Vien") or a premium red wine bottle (in “Thinh Vuong Nhu Y”).
Ho Chi Minh
Intercontinental Saigon's mooncake collection “Peacock Under The Moon" strikes customers with its excellent packaging: a red round shape box, like a full moon on the Mid-Autumn Festival. The box's two primary colors, orange, and navy blue, representing optimism and hopefulness, combine to create an eye-catching backdrop for the embossed symbols of the moon, the peacock, and the peonies. With this design, the hotel hopes to convey a message of prosperity and reunion to its recipients.
Four signature fillings from the Intercontinental Saigon collection are special seafood XO sauce & egg yolk, nuts jambon & eight treasure & egg yolk, special salanganes & egg yolk, mung bean lava & egg yolk. Two extra flavors are available for complimentary exchange for orders of 50 boxes and more: coconut and green tea lotus seeds. The price of a four-piece box starts from VND 1,068,000.
Park Hyatt Saigon
Chrysanthemum is the flower used in collections by various hotels; however, at Park Hyatt Saigon, the noble flower is now featured with the glorious underglaze cobalt-blue porcelain in “The Lucent Bloom" collection. The collection embroiders charming autumn scenery with the signature color of traditional porcelain. The hotel extends its heartfelt wishes for a joyously sweet and flourishing full moon season through this artistic gem.
There are four flavors available in this collection: premium seafood with French red wine sauce, tropical five-fruit cocktail, Saigonese radish with pork floss, and coconut milk. Featuring three unmatched versions - Premium, Deluxe, and Imperial, Park Hyatt offers four mooncakes in each box. A Chamomile and Earl Grey tea box from Dammann Frères are included in the Deluxe box. Besides mooncakes, the Imperial Box (limited version) also consists of green tea, black tea from Dammann Frères, and a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne.
Renowned as one of the leading mooncake brands, Sheraton Saigon makes a comeback with its latest collection - Moonlit Night. The name emphasizes the beauty in the outlook of life - as living beings keep flourishing, flowers wither and bloom and the moon transforms from half to full in the magical harmony of the earth and the skies during the mid-autumn night. It is time for everyone to reunite over heart-to-heart talk with endless stories and delectably made with love mooncakes.
The collection offers customers two choices of edition: Nguyet Da with 2 box options and Heritage with 3 box designs. While Son Hoa Nguyet Da (blooming flowers on mountain tops during the full-moon night) features a peaceful illustration of lovely birds dancing among white magnolia blossoms on a square box, Giang Hoa Nguyet Da (floating along the river) is a tower box that resembles a magic box safekeeping all the beautiful wonders of life.
For the Heritage edition, there is Phuc Lai Thanh, a square box with a mental round frame at the center that pictures the harmony of the sky and the land; Phuc Man Duong in the shape of a carry-on suitcase embracing family values; and the VVIP version with limited edition Hao Quang Minh, perfectly crafted box with premium PU leather and eye-catching blended colors. They all consist of 4 cakes, starting at VND 1,138,000.
Guests can choose from eight flavors, including two savory and five sweet fillings, with or without salted egg: mixed nuts, scallop XO, white lotus, pandan lotus, black sesame, green tea, cranberry, and taro. They are also available for single purchases.
Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery
This full-moon season, Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery chose the family as the central theme for their “Mooncake Lantern" collection with four colorful mooncakes: the purple Tay Bac wild sticky rice with Macadamia and salted egg yolk; the red Orange Rose marmalade; the golden brown Lai Chau tribble sausages mixed with salted egg yolk; the green Matcha tea and salted egg yolk.
As the name implies, each box is shaped like a lantern, simulating a family reunion. The architecture outside of Hôtel des Arts Saigon has signature windows and bright lights resembling brilliant night sky stars. The image of a family gathering under the moon and stars directly in front of the box transports us to our favorite childhood and adolescent memories.
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
With the motto “A time to reunite," Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon creates two gift box designs: Crescent Jade Moon and Majestic Ivory Moon. The Crescent Jade Moon is a precious gem representing the beautiful water droplets adorning a lotus leaf in early autumn. The Majestic Ivory Moon takes the shape of a gold-leafed moon white box that makes everything luxurious come to life.
Each mooncake box is a combination of 4 sweet and savory mooncakes and a special Oriental Peony tea jar. The hotel features White Lotus Mooncake, Matcha Green Tea Mooncake, Premium Roasted Chicken Mooncake, and Char Siu Mooncake in both Crescent Jade Moon (VND 1,099,000) and Majestic Ivory Moon boxes (VND 1,399,000).