The annual Mid-Autumn festival is around the corner. If you are having headaches on what mooncakes to buy, we round up 8 most exquisite, classy, elegant and well-crafted mooncakes that will wow your family and peers.
- St Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Following last year’s success, the hotel is adding some extra’s to their mooncake packages this year. There are two variations available: the classic white lotus seed paste with single yolk and the signature 6.5-inch super mooncake with eight yolks. Packed in an elegant red faux-leather, you can choose either the Classic Trunk of Four or the Single Super Mooncake Trunk. Besides, warm your recipient’s heart with a little personalized gift card.
Availability: 3/8/2020 – 1/10/2020
Price: RM180+ for Classic Trunk; RM200+ for Super Mooncake Trunk
Reserve by calling 60327276696 or email [email protected]
- W Hotel Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur is not taking the mainstream Chinese way on designing their gift boxes. Still, the flavours are not those you should miss out trying. The box comes with a set of 4 mooncakes and is designed by Gung Ho collective which comprises of famous local artists Edith Ho, Jonny Zerox and Lim Kok Hong. The options available are: Red Bean Paste with Tangerine and Almond Skin; White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seed; Traditional Five Nuts; White Lotus Seed Paste Double Yolk; Pandan with Single Yolk and Yellow lotus Single Yolk.
Availability: 15/8/2020 – 1/10/2020
Price: RM41 nett per piece ; RM168 nett for Limited Edition package that comes with a reusable tote bag.
Reserve by calling 012 347 9088
- Mandarin Oriental
This year, Mandarin Oriental is producing mooncake selections with their very own recipe. Among their selection, you can choose options like Baked Durian with Melon Seeds: Snow Skin Salted Egg Custard Paste; Malaysian Single Origin Dark Chocolate; Snow Skin Musang King Durian; Baked Golden Pandan Flavour with Single Egg Yolk; as well as Red Berry Chocolate. The red classic Chinese gift box will be given to every 6 individual mooncakes ordered.
Price: RM33 per mooncake
Reserve by calling 0122801303
- Inside Scoop
Malaysia’s famous Ice-Cream vendor Inside Scoop is also joining the mooncake bandwagon. Named as Moonover, the company is rolling mooncake kits complete with recipe cards, wooden rolling pins and mooncake moulds. A new flavour is being added to the family this year, which is the Caramel Biscuit mooncake with a mouthwatering salted caramel chocolate core.
Price: RM68 to RM118
Purchase by visiting any Inside Scoop store or order online via Grab and website.
- Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Mix of simplicity and royalty essence, Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s mooncake edition serves as a tribute to the beauty of Chinese traditions. On the surface, you might think this is a jewellery case, but it’s actually a mooncake box with fine embroidered clouds on a navy blue fabric. Plus, their mooncakes is created with a mixture of European and Chinese flavours. Expect some Bulgarian Rose petal Jam, pine nuts and custard cream cheese in their special mooncake series.
Availability: Now - 4/10/2020
Price: RM35 nett per mooncake and RM258 nett for Royal Midnight gift box
Reserve by calling 03 2264 2264
- Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
“Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars…..” Shangri-La Hotel’s styling this year has a different take with gift boxes. The famous Master Chef Gift box consists of 8 pieces of Pandan Lotus Paste with Black Sesame and pairing with their executive chef’s bird nest cooking. The other Premium Gift Box is more Malaysianised by including 6 pieces of Mini Golden Ping Pei Musang King Durian. There are also dark chocolate flavours, Double Yolk baking and custard flavours up for grabs.
Availability: 25/7/2020 – 1/10/2020
Price: From RM32 per mooncake; RM428 for Master Chef Gift Box
Reserve by calling 0320743560
- EQ Kuala Lumpur
Named as Celestial Treasures, EQ’s mooncakes are specially curated for personal indulgence and gift purposes. Created by Chef Tan Tzaan Liang, the flavours include Snow Skin Musang King Durian; Yuzu Pandan with Pumpkin Seeds; EQ Signature Black Sesame Single Yolk; Taro with Red and Black Goji; as well as Snow Skin Green Tea Red Bean with Mixed Nuts.
Availability: 3/8/2020 – 1/10/2020
Price: RM32 per mooncake and RM168 per box
Reserve by calling 03 2789 7839
- The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Ritz-Carlton’s very own Dim Sum Chef Tan Tiong Guan has designed a selection of traditional baked and snow skin mooncakes combine with a little extra alcohol. Their signature classics include the exclusive Mini Snow Skin Moët & Chandon Champagne Mooncake and Mini Snow Skin Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne Mooncake as well as the Mini Snow Skin Cream Cheese with Port Wine Mooncake.
Availability: 15 August 2020 - 1 October 2020
Price: RM16 nett/ piece ; RM112 nett for a box of four baked mooncakes
Reserve by calling 018 646 8033
Credits to Buro 24/7 and Malaysia Tatler