Staying in good graces of many, Mid-Autumn is not only a traditional festival that is steeped in myths, culture and meanings, but also a celebrated occasion where families unite and savour varieties of mooncakes. To help you to pick the right mooncake, we have rounded a list of flavourful mooncakes with arresting appearance to elicit smiles.
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Let China’s most glorious palace accompany you this Mid-Autumn Festival. Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur introduces the Moonlight Garden mooncake collection that takes inspiration from the Imperial Garden of Beijing. Serving up classics — White Lotus Paste, Pandan Lotus Paste and Yam Lotus Paste — to fete the time-honoured festival in a traditional way, Jade Pavilion of Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur makes this Autumn extra beautiful with a mooncake box that doubles as a rechargeable tableside lantern, decorated with exquisite paper cut-out art.
Flavours: White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Red Bean Paste, Yam Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Sweet Corn Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk and the classic Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk
Price: MYR268 nett per box, fitting four (4) medium-sized mooncakes (15 August until 11 September 2022)
Le Méridien Petaling Jaya
Mid-Autumn Festival but make it fashion. Le Méridien Petaling Jaya fulfills your fashion fantasy by presenting the “Opulent Elegance” mooncake box in textured burnt orange leather mix. Visually pleasing packaging aside, each of the set comes with Longan Wolfberries mooncake and White Lotus with Single Yolk mooncake. Opt for the “Pure Blossom” box if you are a fan of floral print.
Flavours: Longan Wolfberries, White Lotus with Single Yolk, Red Bean and Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (Opulent Elegance); Longan Wolfberries, White Lotus with Single Yolk, Mixed Nuts & Fruits and Pandan Lotus (Pure Blossom)
Price: RM188 per box
Purchase: Call or WhatsApp 012 390 9949
Four Points by Sheraton KL
Tea lovers rejoice! A pure decadence for connoisseurs who have a penchant for the medley flavours and complexity of tea, look no further than the mooncake offerings by Four Points by Sheraton KL. The Lady Yi’s Tea House at the hotel smack dab in the heart of Chinatown stands out from the pack with their signature 11 treasures tea, packed with the aroma of chamomile, rooibos, lavender and peach, just to name a few.
Price: RM118+ for Abundance Box and RM158+ for Luxuriant Jewellery Box
Purchase: +6012 507 3327 or email [email protected]
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
When it comes to the temptation of Moet & Chandon, only a few could resist. This Mid-Autumn Festival, Chef Tan of Li Yen gives in to the radiant and romantic expression of the cult champagne by introducing the Moët & Chandon Champagne Mini Ping Pei, Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne Mini Ping Pei and Cream Cheese with Port Wine Mini Ping Pei. For traditionalists, opt for choices like white lotus paste, red bean paste and “kam tui”.
Flavours: White Lotus Paste with Single or Double Egg Yolk, White Lotus Paste, Lotus Paste with Single or Double Egg Yolk, Lotus Paste, Red Bean Paste, Li Yen Kam Tui, Mini White Lotus Paste
Price: RM128 to RM192 per box
Purchase: WhatsApp/call +6018 6468033 or email [email protected]
Taking inspiration from Crazy Rich Asians, this Mid-Autumn, Oversea is all about the Crazy Rich Flavours. From the Lava Series to the Baked Series, Oversea overwhelms foodie with a bang of exciting flavours including Matcha Lava Mooncake, Durian Lava Mooncake and Custard Lava Mooncake, not to mention the packaging that carries good meanings. Did we mention that the mooncakes are presented in various floral patterns?
Flavours: Lotus with Four Yolk Mooncake, Coconut with Single Yolk Mooncake, Custard Lava Mooncake, Snowy Noble Delight with Single Yolk Mooncake etc.
Price: RM16 – RM28.80 per piece
Purchase: Oversea Restaurants in Imbi, Sri Petaling, Ipoh, and Genting outlets or Oversea website (from now until September 10th)
Johnnie Walker x The Ice Cream Bar
Double up on the chill with the Johnnie Walker Whisky Cream mooncake this chilly season. Presenting its first-ever ice cream mooncake, Johnnie Walker has collaborated with The Ice Cream Bar, the hang-out for alcoholic artisanal ice cream. Both lifestyle connoisseurs and Johnnie Walker fans will be happy to know that this full bodied, creamy ice cream is made with a generous pouring of the premium Johnnie Walker Aged 15 Years Sherry Finish, topped off with a coating of chocolate and a sun-kissed orange truffle york. Gifted with a set of gold-painted cutlery, the ice cream mooncake in a 2-piece box is wrapped in a reusable bag.
Price: RM99 for 2 pieces
Purchase: Ice Cream Bar’s outlets, website or GrabFood
Lavy and 1664 Blanc
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Nothing speaks of fun time than spending the night to drink beers and exchange banter with your loved ones. Teamed up with 1664 Blanc, Lavy launches the Lavy x 1664 Blanc Mooncake Collection where you get to enjoy both 1664 Blanc Beer infused mooncakes and their signature crafts that come in a luxury looking gift box that is decorated with a stylish scarf.
Flavours: 1664 Blanc Beer infused mooncake, 1664 Rose Beer infused mooncake
Price: RM165 per box
Purchase: Lavy’s website
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
When it comes to flavours and presentation, Hilton Kuala Lumpur never misses a point. Aptly known as Mid-Autumn Moonrise, this year the brand brings out a premium mooncake collection – Celestial Star, Heavenly Gold, Royal Jade, Blue Moon, Flower Drum as well as traditional baked – presented in a sophisticated, eco-chic, sustainable bamboo box.
Price: RM35.00 – RM60.00 per piece