When I was a kid, Mid-Autumn Festival meant bringing out my lantern to play. Mum got me the chicken while my brother got the dragon and my sister, a fish. As a grown-up, this festival means having lots of mooncakes to eat and given how much we enjoy this occasion, top hotels and restaurants in KL showcase their creativity in mooncake box packaging as well as flavours every year. Here are some of the options for mooncakes this year – they make great gifts for friends and loved ones!
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
This year, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur team goes big – and I mean size. Their Super Mooncake (6.5” Prosperity Mooncake) comes with eight (8) golden yolks and easily feeds 10-12 adults. Every bit of mooncake you cut into has a segment of yolk, so that’s definitely a highlight if you’re a salted egg yolk fan. Packaging is really nice too; elegant yet understated – very in-line with the St. Regis brand.
A box of four classic mooncakes cost RM140++ while the super mooncake with eight egg yolks cost RM200++ per piece. For orders, please contact 03-2727 6699, click here to download order form or email [email protected]
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Durian mooncake (RM34.50) is an all-time favourite at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. It is said to be one of the best in town and according to my other half who’s big on durian mooncakes, this is the best he’s eaten this year and in the past years. I personally prefer their chocolate mooncakes made of chocolate ganache in three different flavours – Manjari dark chocolate with raspberry jelly, caramelised white chocolate and Gianduja hazelnut chocolate with oolong tea (RM47 each).
Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This year, Tao Chinese Cuisine of Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers six eclectic selections of baked skin mooncakes and four snowskin offerings – handmade individually by Chef Lo Tian Sion. Popular flavours include their pure durian snowskin mooncake with salted caramel chocolate centre (RM42 per piece) and marble snow skin with pandan paste and single egg yolk (RM28 per piece).
For more information or to place an order, click here.
Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival this year with a range of tea-infused mooncakes like Osmanthus Flower with Lotus Paste, Green Tea Longan Lotus Paste and Crystal Red tea with Coffee Lotus Paste. Also available and back by popular demand is the Crystal Musang King Durian Paste mooncake, made using fresh durian pulp. The mooncakes are priced from RM15 nett per piece and are available for sale at the lobby of the hotel.
For orders, call 03-7628 7338 or Whatsapp 012-251 0296.
Sheration Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Celestial Court at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur offers eight (8) types of mooncakes in traditional boxes ideal for gifting friends, family and also business associates. There are five baked mooncake options and three snow skin mooncake options to choose from and prices start from RM20 nett each. Classic favourites include the low sugar white lotus and mixed nuts, emerald pandan lotus single yolk and salted mung bean and red bean paste with single yolk.
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Dynasty Restaurant at Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur showcases 12 types of baked and snowskin mooncakes this year and the classics include Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and Bamboo Charcoal Green Tea Black Sesame – available on the menu annually. The snowskin options include Red Pitaya Lotus Paste with Mango, Honey Lotus Paste with Chocolate, Yam Paste with Single Yolk, Alisan Tea Paste with Green Tea and Chinese Chestnut Paste with Yolk. All mooncakes are packed in signature boxes with any choice of 4 pieces of traditional mooncake, 6 pieces of baked mini mooncake or 6 pieces of mini show skin.
To place an order, call 03 2771 6692 or email [email protected]
For 2017, Starbucks Malaysia offers three unique mooncake flavours (Green Tea Key Lime, Roselle Blueberry and Peanut Butter Brownie) in each box along with 2 units of special designed 4oz mugs. The boxes are available in a combination of vibrant colours – maroon & brown, pink & blue and orange & blue. The Green Tea Key Lime is made using premium green tea lotus filling and key lime filling while Roselle Blueberry comprises lotus paste in roselle flavour and blueberry centre. Peanut Butter Brownies combines chocolate, lotus paste and peanut butter in coffee pastry crust.
The Starbucks Exclusive Mooncake 2017 is available at all 242 Starbucks stores in Malaysia, including 32 Drive-Thru stores and 4 Starbucks Reserve concept stores from September 5th (while stocks last) at the price of RM88.
Oriental Group of Restaurants
Oriental Group of Restaurants celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with two varieties of snow skin mooncakes – Durian with White Lotus Paste (RM30++ each) and White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk (RM22++ each). The mooncakes are made by hand daily to ensure quality and freshness. Call them at 03-7932 3288 to place an order.
The Westin Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Westin Kuala Lumpur celebrates old-world charm where the mooncake boxes have a whimsical theme of YUÈ this season. Featuring seven (7) varieties of baked skin mooncakes, expect all-time favourites like lotus pandan, pearl of prosperity and red bean paste among the list. There’s also a mini snow skin musang king that’s created especially for durian lovers – showcasing 100% premium grade musang king in the mix. The YUÈ Mooncake gift box comes in two options and also functions as a Bluetooth speaker.
Prices start from as low as RM138 nett per set and you are able to pick four flavours from the list of options to make up the purchase of a gift box. To place an order, call 03-2773 8338 or email [email protected] Click here for more info.
Dorsett Grand Subang
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Dorsett Grand Subang is showcasing their mooncakes with the theme “Once in a Blue Moon” – the hotel’s signature mooncake is the Crystal Skin Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk which is tinged in blue using Bunga Telang (blue pea flower) extract. Dorsett Grand Subang also has three new baked mooncake flavours – Six Coarse Grains Paste, Coconut Pandan Paste with Single Yolk and Green Tea Paste with Single Yolk, on top of their traditional mooncake selection.
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur had me at Ferrero Rocher Mooncake. Their signature mooncake this year combines the taste pleasures of hazelnut and chocolate for a rich, nutty flavour. The mooncake exterior is topped with edible gold dust to complete the experience. Classic options include the Single Yolk White Lotus Paste, Pure White Lotus Paste and Red Bean Paste, and all mooncakes are priced between RM34 nett and RM38 nett per piece.
The mooncakes come in an Oriental-themed dual-coloured gift box and I found the box simple yet elegant. To place an order, call 03-2117 4888 or email [email protected]
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Also going with the Oriental theme is Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur where the mooncakes are housed in an elegant carrier box. They offer 12 different mooncakes — both baked and snow skin variety, and the creme de la creme of the lot is the Mini Golden Ping Pei Musang King Durian (RM388 for 6 pieces). Traditional mooncakes include red bean paste lotus seed single yolk and assorted nuts & sun-dried fruits; priced from RM26 per piece.
To place an order, please call 03-2074 3560 or visit the mooncake counter located at the hotel lobby from 10am to 9.30pm.