Shangrila Mooncake - Surabaya

Shangrila Surabaya Hotel - Mooncake Making & Shang Palace

Adeline at Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Minggu lalu kita berkesempatan mengunjungi Shangrila Hotel untuk acara launching produk Mooncake Shangrila yang tidak asing untuk warga Surabaya.

Last week we had the privilege to try Surabaya's famous Mooncake, made by Shangrila Hotel. We had a great time learning how this delicacies are made. 

Shangrila Mooncake

If you're unfamiliar with Mooncake, here's a snippet from Wikipedia.

mooncake (simplified Chinesetraditional Chinese月餅pinyinyuè bĭngJyutpingjyut6 beng2Yaleyuht béng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). The festival is for lunar appreciation and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.
Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick. This is the Cantonese mooncake, eaten in Southern China in GuangdongHong Kong, and Macau. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents,[1]helping to fuel a demand for high-end mooncakes. A considerable amount of waste is also produced. According to the Wall Street Journal's China edition, as many as two million mooncakes are thrown away each year in Hong Kong alone,[2] not to mention the often voluminous packaging.
Due to China's influence, mooncakes and Mid-Autumn Festival are also enjoyed and celebrated in other parts of Asia. Mooncakes have also appeared in western countries as a form of delicacy

Kualitas Mooncake ini berbeda dengan mooncake lokal, terutama di bagian pasta isiannya, menurut chef Bambang. Masih susah untuk mencari bahan yang isian yang enak di pasar lokal Surabaya, jadi jangan heran kalau kualitasnya berbeda dengan Mooncake lokal yang biasa ditemui.

Mooncakes being made here have distinct qualities, besides the chef cooking skill, the ingredients also play a role in that distinction. Here they use imported fillings with tastes better than what we get locally.

Adeline Pounding on Mooncake Mold

Mooncake Mold

Failed Mooncake by foodies - Shangrila Surabaya

How to make Mooncake ?

Bisa dilihat di video di atas, proses pembuatan mooncake, sambil dipandu Chef Bambang dari Shangrila Surabaya.
Juga ada cuplikan makan siang kita di Shang Palace.

Visit the video above for the mooncake making process by foodies, with Chef Bambang from Shangrila Hotel.
There's also clip from our lunch in Shang Palace restaurant.

Shangrila Mooncake

Harga Mooncake ini mulai Rp 428.000 untuk paket berisi 4 mooncake.
Sebelum merasa harganya mahal, perlu diingat kalau kalori Mooncake ini guede banget, jadi untuk harga tersebut mendapat snack yang bisa dinikmati beramai-ramai. Sebaiknya memang satu mooncake ini tidak dihabiskan sendirian, karena kalorinya bisa setara porsi makanan berat.

Mooncake Prices starts from Rp 428.000 for a set of 4.
While this price can seem high, what you get is a very dense snack, that was meant to be shared. One of this mooncake can easily match calories from a hearty lunch meal.

Calories of  Mooncake (taken from

Mooncake Vanrieties

Classic White Lotus Mooncake - Shangrila Surabaya

Classic Red Lotus Mooncake - Shangrila Surabaya

Classic Black Sesame Mooncake - Shangrila Surabaya

Price starting from
💸small (4 piece) Rp 428.000
💸small (8 mini) Rp 428.000
💸large (8 piece) Rp 798.000
Classic Mooncake :
🔸black sesame (my fave)
🔸white lotus
🔸red lotus
🔸red tausa
🔸green tea
Snow Cake :
🔹pandan paste with sour cheese
🔹white lotus paste with chocolate
🔹tausa paste with almond flakes

Lunch at Shang Palace

Shang Palace Dish - Peking Duck
 Siang ini selain diperkenalkan dengan Mooncake Shangrila, kita juga mencoba beberapa kreasi menu dari Chinese Cuisine Chef, Goh Whoi Cheat, yang siang ini menghidangkan ragam masakan yang menggoda.

Aside from the mooncake, we also get to try Shangrila's Chinese Cuisine Chef new dishes. Chef Goh Whoi Cheat made this succulent dishes that we tried that day, here are some of the photos.

Shang Palace, Shangrila Surabaya - Pork Belly / Baikut

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya. Dim Sum & Ala Carte dishes.

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya - Braised Fish Maw with Prawn, Dried Scallop &Cucumber in Pumpkin

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shang Palace, Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

Shangrila Hotel Surabaya

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