We’ve listed down the best mooncake boxes to catch our attention this year, so that your thoughtful gift will find a delighted recipient.
Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner and as per tradition, it’s the time to dig into your favourite mooncakes! We know all good things are meant to be shared, so blessed is he who gifts delectable mooncakes to others – even more so if along with a uniquely packaged box.
With so many dining establishments competing for your consideration, however, choosing the best for your loved ones can prove a dilemma. Rest assured, we’ve listed down among the best mooncake boxes to catch our attention this year, so that your thoughtful gift will find a delighted recipient.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya
For the girl who loves accessories: One reason why mooncake boxes make great gifts is how they can be repurposed well after its treasures are digested in our tummies. Sheraton Petaling Jaya’s three intricately designed silver boxes, in particular, are perfect to house jewelleries and trinkets. Choose between Beautiful Peacock, Glittering Butterflies or Delicate Plum Blossom; fill it with four out of six traditional mooncake flavours; and it’s yours to gift a loved one (or yourself) for RM158 per box. Available from 1 August to 24 September 2018. W sheraton.com
W Kuala Lumpur
For the music lover: Here’s one that may excite music album collectors: W Kuala Lumpur’s vinyl DJ disc mooncake box! Master Chef Tan Kim Weng and his team have handmade a variety of mooncakes including Musang King Durian, Red Bean Paste with aged Mandarin Skin, and Special XO Sauce which can be purchased individually at RM37 per mooncake or RM148 per box of four. (Protip: it can also be used to store vinyl, cassette and album collections after the mooncake season!) Available from now until 30 September 2018.
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
For your biggest fan: If you’re familiar with Mandarin Oriental KL’s fan-shaped logo, you’ll find that their mooncake packaging this year bears clever resemblance. Further integrated with colourful illustrations and classic Chinese poetry, the box exudes a timeless charm that makes it double as a home décor item. Take your pick from halal-certified fruity snow skin flavours, sinful chocolate mooncakes and all-time classic favourites to fill up the box (fits up to four). The mooncakes are priced at RM38.50 onwards and are available from now until 24 September 2018. W mandarinoriental.com
Hilton Kuala Lumpur X Khoon Hooi
For the forward fashionista: It’s a case of food meets fashion at Hilton Kuala Lumpur as it celebrates the Mid-Autumn season with a special collaboration with famed local designer, Khoon Hooi. Together, they have created two exquisite (and highly fashionable) mooncake boxes – or satchels, if you like. The limited-edition Midnight Bloom and collector’s edition Blossom series are priced at RM198 and RM178 respectively, available from now until 24 September 2018. W hiltonkl.com
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
For the avid traveller: How thoughtful would it be to gift an avid traveller with a mooncake box resembling a suitcase? We’d love one for sure, and The St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s signature mini trunks are too cute to resist. Choice of mooncakes include the classic lotus seed paste with single yolk mooncake, sold in a box of four for RM140; or the 6.5” prosperity Super Mooncake with eight yolks, priced at RM200 per box. Reservations are open August onwards. W stregis.com
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
For the follower of tradition: Understated yet elegant, Intercontinental KL’s mooncake box features red and black trimmings adorned with gold peach blossoms symbolising the true spirit of Tao Chinese Cuisine – purity, honour, elegance and richness. Purchase a minimum of four out of 10 baked or snowskin mooncakes specially curated by master Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion and receive a complimentary box; or purchase two mooncakes to get the box for an additional RM10. W intercontinental-kl.com.my
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
For the family-oriented friend: On the outside, Five 5enses @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s Moon Dream Mooncake set may look like an ordinary box. But inside is a stunning LED light feature highlighting the season’s emphasis on family attachment and kinship. Look closer and you’ll notice that the design portrays a modern, Western setting above a traditional, Eastern backdrop. The box is priced at RM168 per unit and comes with any of four traditional baked mooncake flavours. W thewestinkualalumpur.com
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
For everyone who crosses your mind: Feeling like a Mid-Autumn Santa Claus? Share your generosity with Concorde Hotel’s Colour of Autumn individual mooncake boxes that come in alluring hues of yellow, orange, pink and blue. Sold in a set of two or four mooncakes, these modest yet practical little gift boxes are sure to make your friends’ and family’s day! Available from now until 24 September 2018. W concordehotelsresorts.com
Images: Courtesy of respective hotels