Where to eat mooncakes to celebrate the Chinese mooncake festival
To celebrate the Chinese mooncake festival, Royal China in DIFC is giving each guest a complimentary mooncake dessert from September 14 to 16. And if you order using the restaurant’s new delivery service and spend more than Dh100, you’ll get a free mooncake with your delivery.
The mooncake festival is an important part of Chinese culture that dates back 300 years. It’s a festival that occurs each year when the moon is at its brightest. This year, it falls on September 15.
Mooncakes are round pastries usually filled with a mix of red bean paste or lotus seed paste, often mixed with duck egg yolks. Royal China’s mooncakes are enclosed in a gold-dusted baked skin with an intricate design. Royal China Dubai is in Precinct Building 4 in DIFC. Call 04 207 9989
In Abu Dhabi, you can celebrate the mooncake festival at Li Jiang in the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. The restaurant will serve up their handcrafted mooncakes — filled with white lotus and red bean paste — from September 11 to 24. You can eat these in the restaurant or order one to give as a gift. Dh30 for one small mooncake; Dh48 for one large mooncake. Call 02 818 8282
Published: September 4, 2016 04:00 AM