What Are Mooncakes? Here’s Where You Can Try Them In Bengaluru!

by Mallika Khurana
What Are Mooncakes? Here’s Where You Can Try Them In Bengaluru!

The Mid-Autumn Festival, a time-honoured tradition celebrated across the Far East, is a beautiful occasion that symbolises familial love, shared blessings, and the anticipation of a bountiful harvest in the coming year. Shang Palace, the legendary restaurant at Shangri-La Bengaluru, has taken the essence of this festival to heart, offering an exquisite collection of handcrafted mooncakes. Let’s delve into the rich history and delectable flavours of these iconic treats.

The Origins Of Mooncakes: A Tale Of Emperors And Harvest

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Over 3,000 years ago, during China’s Zhou Dynasty, emperors began worshipping the moon in the autumn season, hoping for a prosperous harvest the following year. Eventually, this ancient ritual evolved into the tradition of preparing mooncakes. Today, this tradition is celebrated with great enthusiasm across Asian countries, where families gather to savour the delicious confectioneries.

At Shangri-La Bengaluru, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated with a delightful array of mooncakes, meticulously crafted in four distinct flavours: Dates, Saffron, Lotus Seeds, and Red Bean Paste. Certainly, each mooncake is a masterpiece, lovingly prepared using the finest ingredients, and encapsulates the essence of this magical season.

This year’s festival is inspired by the timeless beauty of Asian flowers. Also, they symbolise the profound unity of families. Just as fragrant blossoms come together to form a harmonious bouquet, Shang Palace presents a tasteful selection of signature mooncakes. These mooncakes are not just culinary creations; they are a testament to the bonds of familial love and the spirit of celebration.

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A Legacy Of Culinary Excellence At Shang Palace

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The mooncakes from Shang Palace are elegantly nestled within meticulously designed boxes. These mooncakes perfectly showcase the culinary artistry of Shang Palace’s culinary maestros. Each mooncake is infused with delectable enchantment, making it the perfect gift to share with loved ones during this mystical celebration. The Mid-Autumn Festival is not just about mooncakes; it’s a celebration of love, unity, and the beauty of tradition. 

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Shang Palace invites you to savour this experience, one mooncake at a time, and embrace this enchanting festival.

Where: Shang Palace, Shangri-La Bengaluru
When: 15 September to 15 October 2023, 12 pm – 3:30 pm, 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2000 (box of 4)

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