Mid-Autumn Festival for me symbolises reunion where family gather over dinner and watch the full moon. Of course, there will always be plenty of mooncakes to eat and lanterns to play. This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival sees hotels and brands showcasing beautiful mooncake packaging on top of their signature and innovation creations – perfect for gifting and also to share with loved ones.
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur showcases two mooncake packaging – Luxuriant Jewelry Box and Abundance Box from Lady Yi’s Tea House. The Luxuriant Jewelry Box (RM158) doubles up as a trinket box, with illustrations of a leaping rabbit by artist Lisa Wong. You can choose to purchase a box of 4 mooncakes (RM118 and 158 per set) or individual mooncakes, priced at RM33 per piece.
Flavours include Lady Yi’s 11 Treasures Tea, white lotus seed with single yolk, red bean and green tea. My personal favourite is the Lady Yi’s 11 Treasure Tea as you can really smell and taste the aroma and quality of the tea.
To order from Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, cart out here.
Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur
I really like Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s Over The Moon Mooncake Collection this year because of they offer a DIY Mooncake Gift Set for kids (RM225). It’s interactive and educational, and I get to teach my little girls the meaning of Mid-Autumn while letting them have fun.
Of course, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s signature flavours are not to be missed – red bean with dried tangerine skin, assorted nuts and the hotel’s sought-after Premium Musang King Ping Pei (RM388 for a box of 6 musang king snowskin mooncakes).
They also have innovative ping pei flavours such as raspberry and chilli padi, green apple and wasabi, strawberry and yogurt or black sesame and Nutella. Something for the traditionalist, the adventurous and the little ones – clever!
To order from Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, click here.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur takes us on a globetrotting journey to popular travel destinations around the world. Take a trip to Italy via Trieste – delicate snowskin mooncake made with espresso Illy coffee and cashew nuts. Or jet set to Shanghai, with a boozy snowskin mooncake with Peddlers Shanghai Crafted Gin infused lychee.
There’s also Kyoto, New York, Brussels and Vera Cruz so go wherever the wind takes you! For traditionalists, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur offers four baked classic mooncakes (RM228 nett per box of four); Pure White Lotus Double Yolk, Pure Pandan Single Yolk, Pure Lotus Paste and Red Bean Paste. Destination-inspired mooncakes are priced from RM42 each.
Purchase Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s mooncakes here.
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
True to tradition, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur showcases a series of mooncake trunks but this time, in orange leather with metal hardware accents. Highlights include the Prosperity mooncake with eight yolks and the limited-edition Super Mooncake Trunk with Macallan 18-Year Double Cask Whisky.
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s classic mooncake trunk (RM252.83) remains a favourite – offering four classic baked mooncakes of your choice. Individual mooncakes can be purchased at RM39.62 per piece.
Click here to order mooncakes from St Regis Kuala Lumpur.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara presents two packaging designs this year – Classic Copper Treasure and the Galaxy Series. This year’s mooncake line-up includes four baked mooncakes (black sesame, pure white lotus, white lotus with single yolk and pandan single yolk) and four snowskin options (signature osmanthus blueberry, green tea with red bean, yam with dark chocolate and coffee with cream cheese).
The Galaxy Box is priced at RM252 nett for 4 mooncakes while Classic Copper Treasure is RM157 nett inclusive of 4 mooncakes. My favourites? The pandan single yolk and green tea with red bean.
Order from Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara here.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel presents a selection of snowskin mooncakes infused with TWG Tea, on top of their baked mooncakes this year. This collaboration with TWG Tea comprises four tea-licious flavours – TWG Caravan Tea, TWG Red Chai Tea, TWG Pomme Prestige Tea and TWG Pink Flamingo Tea.
I enjoyed the red chai tea mooncake as it comes with hints of spices at the end, which is unique. These handcrafted mooncakes come in an option of three elegant chest boxes with delicate Chinese elements: Peony Jade, Lilac Blossom and Premium Turquoise.
For box sets of classic baked mooncakes, the Peony Jade and Lilac Blossom are priced at RM126nett and the Premium Turquoise is RM143nett. For box sets of snow skin mooncakes, the Peony Jade and Lilac Blossom are priced at RM148nett and Premium Turquoise is RM168nett.
Click here to purchase from Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone!
I wish you a joyous celebration with family and friends, over good laughter, food and plenty of mooncakes!