Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on the 21st of September, and despite the fact that there’s a high chance our celebrations will take to virtual spaces, Malaysians can still honour the tradition and the joy of the festival by munching on some delectable mooncakes.
Perfect with a hot cup of tea, mooncakes are more than just sweet or savoury indulgences, but they also make for decadent gifts and are works of art handcrafted by artisans who seek to preserve the tradition of mooncake-making. And this year, some of Kuala Lumpur’s most established hotels have not held back in creating truly luxurious flavours and combinations. Whether you’re looking to procure a few for your at-home celebrations or as heartfelt gifts, keep on reading to see some of the best places for mooncakes to enliven your Mid-Autumn Festival.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Handcrafted by the culinary team at Yun House, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering a wide variety of indulgent mooncakes this season. The hotel-restaurant features luxurious yet exciting fillings such as the Pu Er Tea Paste with Tangerine Skin and ‘Szechuan’ Ma La Mung Bean, as well as summer-inspired flavours in the Mango with Lotus Seed Paste. As for the snow skin varieties, the spotlight goes to the Yun House x Bar Trigona cocktail-inspired mooncakes, such as the Old Fashioned – with whisky, trigon ahoney, and cedar wood bitters; and Judgement – featuring jackfruit, aged rum, and triple sec.
Prices for the mooncakes start from RM42 per piece. Pre-orders can be made for pick-up or delivery here or via the Four Seasons App.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Inspired by the concept of the moon rabbit travelling through its Celestial like a palace, The Westin KL’s Celestial Moon mooncake gift box is able to fit up to four flavourful mooncakes from the hotel’s selection. The eight certified-halal flavours you can choose from are: White Lotus, Chocolate, Creamy Milk Tea, Lotus with Single Yolk, Shanghai with Single Yolk, Assorted Fruits & Nuts, Golden Emerald with Single Yolk, and Red Bean.
Each Celestial Moon gift box is priced at RM188, with a 15% discount with the purchase of two boxes.
Orders can be made by contacting Westin Dining at +603 2773 8495, via WhatsApp at +6012 305 1715 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
In honour of the moon-gazing tradition, Hilton Kuala Lumpur has unveiled its Jade Moon gift box which features an opulent ceramic tea set and Chynna’s Signature Eight Treasures Tea that you can enjoy with you choice of Hilton’s traditional baked or snow skin mooncakes. Housed inside a 2-tiered mint-green round box, be sure to include Chynna’s highlight – the Royal Jade snow skin mooncake which combines smooth white lotus paste with salted mung bean filling and cashew nut nibs.
Prices for the mooncakes start from RM35 nett per piece, while gift boxes are priced from RM138 onwards.
Orders can be made online from now until 26 September. More information can be found by also calling +603 2264 2264.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Presented by the hotel’s soon-to-be-opened Lady Yi’s Tea House, Four Points by Sheraton KL pays homage its heritage with classic mooncakes, encased within limited edition jewellery boxes that have been designed in collaboration with Malaysia’s mosaic artist Alice Chang from Lai Lai Art. The box itself is inspired by traditional Chinese fables and folktales, as it houses four delightful mooncakes: the White Lotus Seed with Single Yolk, Red Bean, Green Tea, and Durian.
Premium mooncakes are priced at RM32+ per piece, while the limited edition mooncake gift box is available at RM148+ per box.
To place your orders, call or WhatsApp +6012 507 3327.
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Elegant tradition and bold, contemporary flavours make a comeback at Le Méridien, where their handcrafted mooncakes come encased in a beautifully designed turquoise chest inspired by mid-century European flair and Chinese tradition. The Contemporary Snow Skin Creations are definitely one to look out for, as caramelised pisang emas and sea salt take centre stage as it fills a delicate blue pea flower snow skin mooncake. Another highlight is the Grapefruit with Wild ‘Tualang’ Honey snow skin, where bites of grapefruit are soaked in Tualang honey up to 24 hours to create a deliciously sweet yet delicate treat. If you’re in the mood for booze, the hotel offers four snow skin flavours: Prosecco-Raspberry Limoncello, Bacardi Rum-Flavoured Chocolate Ganache & Dried Strawberries, Absolut Vodka with illy Espresso, and ‘Ying Tao’ Red Cherry infused in VSOP Brandy.
Prices for the mooncakes start at RM34 nett per piece. The Timeless Baked Classics ensemble is available in a fixed selection at RM208 nett, while those looking to mix-and-match their snow skin creations will need to pay an additional RM108 for the premium gift box.
Pre-orders can be made via WhatsApp here or via Oddle. Alternatively, you may also purchase the mooncakes from Latitude 03 from 1 August – 21 September, the lobby level of the hotel or at Centre Court, Pavilion KL from 1 – 21 September during the Mid-Autumn Festival fair. Advanced orders can be made by calling +6012 215 8782 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
For their soft, limited edition snow skin mooncakes, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel has created four distinctive flavours that are both refreshing and indulgent: Ginger with Chocolate, Chitose Strawberry with White Chocolate, Green Tea, and Yuzu. Packaged inside stylish boxes that can be repurposed as jewellery boxes and tissue dispensers, they make for perfect gifting or memorable keepsakes. Traditionalists may also expect classics such as the Baked Pure Lotus Paste, Baked Red Bean Paste, Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, and Baked Pandan Paste with Single yolk.
Both the limited edition snow skin mooncakes and traditional baked range are sold at RM148 nett in a box of 4. An early bird RM118 nett promotion is applicable for the Traditional Baked mooncakes box if purchased before 26 August. Individual snow skin mooncakes are sold at RM32 nett per piece, while the classic flavours are priced at RM23 nett per piece.
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
If you’re looking for a truly majestic gift box this year, The St. Regis KL presents the Classic Trunk and a Limited Edition Swarovski Super Mooncake Trunk, inspired by founder John Jacob Astor IV’s travelling stationery trunk during his voyages. The Classic Trunk is designed with a faux leather trunk embellished with rose gold studs and clasp, while the Swarovski version is adorned with 307 finely selected Silk and Silk Shimmer Swarovski crystals. Within, you can find the Classic White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk mooncake and the signature 6.5-inch Super Mooncake with 8 Yolks.
Available now for pre-orders, the Classic White Lotus Seed Paste Single Yolk is priced at RM200+ for 4 pieces, and RM338+ for 8 pieces. The limited edition 6.5-inch Prosperity Mooncake with 8 Yolks is priced at RM438+ each.
Orders can be placed by contacting +603 2727 6696 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort makes its Mid-Autumn Festival debut with its first-ever selection of handcrafted mooncakes, presented in an elegant lantern-inspired Lunar Delights box that acentuates the natural elements found in Desaru Coast. The homemade baked mooncakes come in both traditional and modern flavours: the Lotus Paste with Double Yolk, Red Bean Paste, Green Tea with Single Yolk, and Pandan Custard.
The Lunar Delights box is priced at RM108+ per box, while each mooncake is priced at RM27+. Early bird promotion is available for purchases made between 1 – 20 August at RM90+ per box, which includes one of the four distinct flavours in the collection.
Purchases or enquiries can be made by calling +607 838 3333 or WhatsApp +6019 755 0283, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Hyatt KL x Melinda Looi
One of the best things about gifting mooncakes is the beautiful packaging that houses the perennial delicacies. In an exclusive collaboration for this year’s Mid-Autumn festival, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has partnered with fashion designer Melinda Looi to create beautifully boxed mooncakes centred around reliving the ideals of reunions – or Tuán Yuán 团圆. Traditional fillings and modern flavours such as Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Truffle are packaged in ‘The Grand Gambit’ western chess box set which doubles as a game board complete with chess pieces and dice. It comes together with ‘The Jade Tote’, a multipurpose bag featuring intricate patterns that can be found in the carpeting elements of the hotel.
Available in red or blue, The Grand Gambit set of mooncakes are priced at RM253.13 for a 4-piece traditional baked mooncake set, or RM284.93 for a 5-piece snow skin mooncake set.
Pre-orders are now open for self-collection or delivery from 20 August – 20 October 2021. Place your orders here.
This year, EQ Hotel presents its Celestrial Treasures collection of handcrafted mooncakes, featuring a myriad of flavours to satisfy every member of the family. Housed in boxes inspired by the Legend of the Jade Rabbit as well as the season of Autumn, classic flavours include Pure Lotus Double Yolk and Traditional Cantonese Mixed Nuts, or a Low Sugar Lotus Single Yolk version for the health-conscious. The Signature Pearl of Harmony which combines black sesame and salted egg yolk also makes a comeback. As for snow skin fans, a new flavour joins EQ’s existing flavours, Taro with Sugar Winter Melon and Chinese Pickles.
The 4-piece Traditional Baked Mooncake set is priced at RM188, while the six-piece Snow Skin Mooncake set is priced at RM228. Customisation of the mooncake boxes may be arranged with a prior notice of 6 working days.
Orders can be made via WhatsApp at +012 278 9239, e-mail at email@example.com or online by AirAsia Food.
All is abloom for the Mid-Autumn season at the Concorde, where the mooncakes come presented in an elegant jewellery box adorned with magnolia blossoms, butterflies, and birds. Aside from the classic lotus paste fillings, other flavours include Japanese Red Bean, Golden Pandan Pure Lotus Single Yolk, and Green Tea Lotus Paste. However, the star of the season is the snow skin with Musang King durian, where the delicate mooncake itself is filled with the creamy flesh of the King of Fruits.
A 4-piece mooncake set is priced at RM118 nett, while the 4-piece snow skin with Musang King Durian set is priced at RM158 nett.
Orders can be made by calling or via WhatsApp at 012 399 5021 during office hours, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
If you’re looking for fun and unique flavours to commemorate the sweet – albeit probably virtual – moments, look to Sofitel’s selection this year. Fruit lovers can indulge in the hotel’s signature Dragon Fruit with Blueberry Truffle snow skin mooncake or the Taro with Raspberry snow skin. Other exciting snow skin flavours include the indulgent Tiramisu with Custard Cream snow skin, and Matcha with Purple Sweet Potato.
Prices for the baked mooncakes start at RM38 nett per piece, while the snow skin mooncakes are priced at RM42 nett per piece. A mooncake promotion running from 6 August – 26 September includes the Classic Gold Treasure Box at RM146 nett as well as the Royal Premium Wine Bag at RM221 nett. An early bird discount of 15% is also available for the wine bag inclusive of four pieces of mooncakes from now until 8 August.
Orders can be made via e-mail at email@example.com or call at 03 2720 6688.
Orders can be made by calling or via WhatsApp at 012 399 5021 during office hours, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RuMA Hotel & Residences
Individually handcrafted and made with premium ingredients, The RuMa Hotel & Residences have worked tirelessly for months to produce its limited edition mooncakes. Each box, priced at RM98, comes with two mooncakes – one Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, and the other being Durian Paste with Single Yolk.
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
For those who treasure tradition, Shanghai restaurant at JW Marriott KL is offering a curation of classic, handcrafted baked mooncakes. Decadent, luscious, and indulgent, expect flavours such as the signature Shanghainese Crispy White lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk, as well as familiar fillings such as the all ‘round favourite – Baked White Lotus Paste. If your palate craves for something more exciting, dessert enthusiasts can appreciate the return of the Baked Tiramisu Paste with Salted Egg Yolk.
Each mooncake is priced at RM33 per piece, and are available from 8 August – 21 September.
Orders can be made via WhatsApp at +6018 591 8537 or WeChat @ShanghaiJWMKL.
W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur flourishes colour and creativity with its ‘Moonstruck’ mooncake collection, made in collaboration with the GUNG HO creative trio. Available in Iridescent Blue or Luminous Purple mooncake bags, four mooncakes of your choice are housed inside vibrant boxes adorned with bold and sultry “Crazy Asians” artwork. The collection also includes a dining voucher should you wish to feast at Yen Cantonese Restaurant. Mooncake flavours this year include the Traditional Five Nuts, Mint Red Bean, Cendol Coconut, Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seed, and Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk.
Prices for the individual mooncakes start from RM41+, while the Moonstruck collection costs RM198+ per bag. Orders can be made now until 21 September at W Kuala Lumpur, as well as at Pavilion KL’s Mid-Autumn Festival showcase from 1 -21 September.
Orders can be made by contacting +6012 347 9088, or e-mail at email@example.com.
From the kitchens of Pavilion Hotel’s Jade Pavilion comes an array of authentic, classic mooncakes packaged in an all-new Imperial Garden Treasure Box that doubles as a jewellery box. The mooncake collection features six signature flavours: White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Pandan Lotus paste with Single Egg Yolk, Red Bean Paste, Sweet Corn Lotus Paste, Yam Lotus Paste, and the classic Lotus Paste.
One 4-piece mooncake box is priced at RM208+, available from 1 August – 21 September, but early birds who order from 1 -15 August can enjoy a discount of 20% off.
Pre-orders are now open, and can be made via WhatsApp at +6017 206 8805, call at +603 2117 2888, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
At a time when Malaysians are actively practising a more sustainable lifestyle, Lai Po Heen at Mandarin Oriental celebrates this Mooncake Festival in a more eco-friendly way with its bamboo box which can house six delicate mooncakes of your choice. Aside from the classic mooncakes and more contemporary versions, this year also sees the debut of the luxurious Snow Skin Brandy Dark Chocolate with Fig Pearls and White Lotus Paste.
Mooncakes are priced from RM35, and can be purchased from now until 21 September. Orders placed before 15 August are entitled to the15% off early bird discount.
The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
In honour of preserving the treasured tradition of making mooncakes by hand, Dim Sum Chef Tan from Li Yen has designed a selection of both baked and snow skin mooncakes for this year’s Mid-Autumn celebrations. Signature classics make their return, such as the Moët & Chandon Champagne Snow Skin Series, which includes the exclusive (and crowd favourite) Rosé Imperial Champagne selection.
Available from 8 August – 21 September, mooncake prices start from RM17.
Orders can be made via WhatsApp at +6018 646 8033 or WeChat @LiYenKL.