Mid-Autumn Festival 2022: A guide to the best mooncakes in KL

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As Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 approaches, go ahead and bookmark our curated guide to the best mooncakes in KL and stay tuned for more updates. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival is the second-most important traditional Chinese festival after the Chinese New Year. With mooncake season approaching on 10 September, notable hotels in Kuala Lumpur have released their version of these round-shaped creations filled with delicious yet unique flavours.

As the hallmark food of the Mid-Autumn Festival, these sweet and savoury pastries are typically eaten when the moon is in its full glory, symbolising family prosperity and reunion. While there are countless variations in the market, you can never go wrong with the classics such as white lotus, salted egg yolk and red bean. Contemporary flavours include durian, chocolate, matcha, alcohol-infused treats and more.

These hotels in KL have a unique approach when it comes to mooncakes. If you’re interested in gifting these special-edition boxes to your loved ones or colleagues, scroll down to discover our top picks.

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Mandarin Oriental 

Mandarin Oriental returns with the latest mooncake offerings by award-winning Lai Po Heen from 1 July to 10 September 2022. This year, the halal-certified traditional baked mooncakes include salted egg custard snow skin, assorted mixed nuts, lotus paste with single yolk, pandan paste with single yolk, red bean paste with almond flakes and more. For sweet lovers, you can indulge in homemade Malaysian chocolate mooncakes, including local dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate with jasmine sesame ganache and pandan gula Melaka coconut dacquoise. Made with edible gold, The Golden Mooncake (contains alcohol) offers two flavours: Lotus paste with single egg yolk and pandan paste with single egg yolk. The best part? Your delicious mooncakes are presented in an eco-friendly box made from bamboo and wrapped beautifully with red silk. 

Each mooncake is priced between RM38 and RM68. Mooncakes by Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, are available for purchase online or at the special pop-up store in the hotel lobby. Purchases made before 31 July 2022 will be entitled to Early Bird Savings of 15%. To make a booking, email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com.

Address

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Mooncake

RM38 - RM68

order here

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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur 

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur introduces a unique collaboration with fashion icon Jimmy Choo for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Crafted by Yun House, the delectable treats are packed in a custom pink and lavender round totem box with beautiful peacock origami patterns. Each mooncake is boxed individually, showcasing an iconic Jimmy Choo design on the cover. Fans of snow skin mooncakes can opt for musang king durian or Valrhona chocolate with Himalayan salt and egg yolk. Purists can opt for traditional flavours such as pu er tea paste, white lotus seed paste and more. Don’t miss out on Bar Trigona’s signature Trigona Rum Ki Tiki mooncake for a boozy edition.

The limited-edition mooncake gift boxes are priced between RM488 and RM588. 

Address

145, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Handcrafted Snowskin Mooncake (Box of four)

RM588.00

Traditional Baked Mooncake (Box of four)

RM488.00

order here

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The RuMa Hotel and Residences

In collaboration with homegrown batik design house Fern, The RuMa hotel and Residences unveils its stunning limited-edition mooncakes for the mid-autumn festival. The delicious mooncakes are packed in a chic rattan box and are wrapped beautifully in a supple batik bag enclosed within a weaved bamboo basket. There are two colours available: orange and maroon. For a pack of two (RM188), you will receive these two flavours: lotus paste with double yolk and bamboo charcoal black sesame. If you’re ordering a box of four (RM258), cranberry lotus paste, tiramisu lotus paste with chocolate lava, durian lotus paste, and assorted fruits and nuts are included in the set.  

Enjoy a 10% discount for early birds from 15 July to 31 August 2022. For pick-ups or deliveries, contact SEVEN at +603-27780751.

Address

7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Pack of 2

RM188 nett

Pack of 4

RM258 nett

order here

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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La is ready to take you over the moon with these mooncake creations. This year’s baked favourites include white lotus seed paste with single yolk, assorted nuts with sun-dried fruits and red bean with dried tangerine skin. Besides that, snow skin mooncake flavours comprising raspberry and chilli padi, coconut, green apple and wasabi, and lastly, strawberry and yoghurt are available too. Order the Premium Ping Pei Gift box for a combination of eight snow skin mooncakes. We recommend the Deluxe Gift Box if you’re planning to gift four pieces of baked mooncakes. 

Shangri-La’s “Over the Moon” Mooncake Collection is now available until 10 September 2022. Enjoy 15% off on all mooncakes purchased until 25 July 2022.

Address

11, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Mooncake

RM28 - RM68

order here

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W Kuala Lumpur 

If you’re searching for a gift that doubles as a collectable bag, check out W Kuala Lumpur’s Moonlit Fever Mooncake collection. Taking inspiration from the vivid hues of mod and retro, these delicious treats are packed in an elegant bag in two bold colours: emerald green and sunrise orange. There are six flavours: pure lotus, lotus paste with single yolk, red bean paste mandarin skin, lotus seed paste with double yolk, tiramisu and mixed nuts.

When you order the Moonlit Fever Collection Bag (RM238), go ahead, and choose four desired flavours. Surprise your loved one by making cocktails at home while indulging in your delicious treats with The Moonlit Fever Mixology Kit. Each collection bag includes one bar spoon & jigger, two signature cocktail ingredients, two alcohol miniatures and two mooncakes (tiramisu and red bean paste). Apart from that, The Moonlit Fever Gift Box includes two premium tea bags, two mooncakes (tiramisu and red bean paste), a jar of candied sesame walnut, a box of trio chocolate bar and an Eleph keyring. For more information, check out the brochure here

The mooncakes will be available from 15 August to 10 September 2022. Receive 25% off when you purchase from 1 July to 15 August 2022. Contact +6012-357-4788 for more info.

Address

121, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price

RM43 - RM48

Moonlit Fever Mooncake Collection (including a box of four mooncakes)

RM238 nett per box

Moonlit Fever Mixology Kit

RM268 nett per box

Moonlit Fever Gift Box

RM268 nett per box

Pre-order here

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Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara unveils its Enchanting Mid-Autumn Mooncakes. Available from 5 July to 10 September 2022, the mid-autumn mooncakes are presented in two sleek packagings: Classic Copper Treasure and the Galaxy Series. This year’s selection includes four baked skin mooncake flavours: black sesame, pure white lotus, white lotus with single yolk, and pandan single yolk. If you’re craving snow skin, the hotel offers signature osmanthus blueberry, green tea with red bean, yam with dark chocolate and coffee with cream cheese.

Enjoy 20% off on all mooncakes purchased from 5 July to 24 July 2022.

Address

No 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Galaxy series (inclusive of four pieces of mooncakes)

RM252 nett

Classic Copper Treasure (inclusive of four pieces of mooncakes)

RM157 nett

For more info

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Grand Hyatt

This Mid-Autumn festival, Grand Hyatt is back with another outstanding collaboration with award-winning Malaysian fashion designer Melinda Looi. As a celebration of the Peranakan culture in Malaysia, The House of Shí Wǔ’ resembles a classic miniature Peranakan home that serves as an advent calendar/multi-purpose box complemented with curated items. The advent calendar offers an element of surprise and is designed to unbox each day within 15 days leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival. Highlights include four mooncakes, premium teas, fortune cookies, candies, GHKL x ML designer scarf, scented candle and more. For mooncakes, indulge in the classics such as Shanghainese yam with single yolk, pure red bean, pure pandan and white lotus with a double yolk.

‘The House of Shí Wǔ’ is available for pre-orders on the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Online Store from July 2022 onwards at an early bird price of RM288 nett (Originally priced at MYR 328 nett). Pre-order online or contact store.kuagh@hyatt.com for bulk purchase enquiries.

Address

12, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price

RM328

ORDER HERE

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Resorts World Genting

From 1 July to 10 September, Resorts World Genting is offering a mouth-watering range of contemporary and classic mooncake flavours for the celebration. Curated by the hotel’s Master Dim Sum Chef Gan Chee Keong, these delicious offerings include innovative flavours such as golden jade with white chocolate, lotus paste with coconut and blackthorn durian. For the classics, go ahead and order the lotus paste with either single or double yolk, golden jade with single yolk, red bean paste, green tea lotus paste, pu er lotus paste and assorted nuts. To elevate the art of giving, your delicious mooncakes are packed beautifully in designed boxes depicting Chinese art. 

The mooncakes can be purchased at Coffee Terrace at Genting Grand (12 PM – 9 PM), First World Hotel Lobby (10 AM – 9 PM), Malaysian Food Street Entrance (12 PM – 9 PM) and Grab & Win at Sky Casino (24 Hours).

Early birds get to enjoy 20% off their orders throughout the month of July. There will also be a 30% discount offered for a minimum purchase of 50 boxes of 4 mooncakes per box.

Address

Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Price

RM21 each

Black Thorn Durian Mooncake

RM26

For more info

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Hilton Kuala Lumpur

This year, Hilton Kuala Lumpur embraces the Mid-Autumn festival with an eco-friendly approach. Inspired by the moon-gate structures in Chinese tea gardens, the Mid-Autumn Moonrise box is presented with sustainable bamboo materials and is lined with velvet fabric. The eco-chic gift box features two beautiful porcelain dishes with your choice of baked or snow skin mooncakes. For the health-conscious, you will be glad to hear that these delectable treats are made less sweet yet are delicious in full-bodied flavours. Highlights include the signature Celestial Star (RM38 nett), a blend of white lotus paste with truffle macadamia nuts filling. 

Other flavours include the pure premium musang king durian (RM60 nett), white lotus paste with salted mung bean and crusted cashew nuts with black sugar (RM38 nett), amaretto lotus paste with blueberry cheese feuillantine (RM38, contains alcohol) and lotus paste with soft custard egg yolk (RM38 nett). For the classics, indulge in the baked white lotus paste, lotus paste with single yolk, pandan paste with single yolk and beyond. 

Available for purchase at the hotel lobby or online from 1 July until 10 September 2022. To reserve, call +603 2264 2264 or drop an email to KULHI_FB@hilton.com.

Address

3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Traditional baked mooncakes

RM35 - RM38 nett

Hilton’s National Mooncake Box Lunar Reunion

RM158 (for a box of four)

Mid-Autumn Moonrise Premium Box

RM388

order here

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Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur unveils its mooncake 3D light box collection with four charming designs. Each image is printed on a coated plastic 3D lens sheet to showcase each illustration with a lively touch. The mooncakes are then wrapped with satin fabric and are complemented with a sweet rose gold metal frame. This season’s highlight is the signature Musang King Durian snowskin mooncake.

The special Mooncake 3D light box includes four pieces of mooncakes. In Set A, you will receive pure lotus double yolk, pure white lotus, pure pandan lotus and green tea red bean paste. The Set B box includes golden pandan pure lotus single yolk, Japanese red bean, assorted fruit nuts and pure white lotus. Set C features the snowskin favourites such as red bean paste, green tea, pure lotus single yolk and yam paste single yolk. For durian lovers, Set D (RM198 nett) comprises four pieces of snowskin mooncakes, inclusive of a light box and a cooler bag (while stocks last).

For delivery services, guests can request mooncake box sets to be delivered – delivery charges will apply accordingly. For more information and orders, please call / WhatsApp 012 399 5021 or email fbkl@concorde.net.

Visit the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur Lobby between 18 July and 10 September 2022 from 10.30 AM to 8 PM or at the Mid Valley Megamall (South Court) between 18 August and 10 September 2022 from 10 AM to 10 PM for a closer look.

Address

2, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Mooncake 3D Light Box (four pieces)

RM168 nett

Set D Musang King Durian

RM198 nett

Website

11 /19

St Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Taking inspiration from Astor’s love for Polo, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur releases its rendition of the sport through unique mooncake trunks. As a representation of a polo player’s saddle, the trunks are wrapped in an orange leatherette with fine stitching and metal hardware features.

This season’s highlight includes the super size of the traditional lotus seed paste with egg yolk mooncake. The Classic Mooncake Trunk has four (RM268) or eight (RM388) lotus seed paste single yolk treats. The Super Mooncake Trunk (RM398) in suede is perfect if you’re looking for a 6.5″ Prosperity Mooncake with Eight Yolks. For a special treat, a limited-edition Super Mooncake Trunk with a Macallan 18-Year Double Cask Whiskey (RM3,698) is available to order too. 

For more information or to place an order, contact +603 2727 6696, WhatsApp us at +6012 280 1303 or email dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com.

Address

No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Super Mooncake Trunk

RM375.47

Classic Mooncake Trunk (eight pieces)

RM366.03

Classic Mooncake Trunk (Four pieces)

RM252.83

Super Mooncake with Macallan Trunk

RM3,488.67

Individual Mooncake

RM39.62

Pre-order here

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Chocolate lovers, this is for you. BAKE at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur unveils its newest mooncake box design with delicious premium chocolate creations. Curated by executive pastry chef Carlos Valente, the Moonlight City mooncake box is splashed in a dreamy purple hue with a mid-autumn moon illuminating the KL cityscapes. Priced at RM352 nett per box, each box comprises six chocolate mooncakes with three delicious flavours: coffee caramel walnut, green tea red bean and lotus paste. Apart from that, it also includes yellow & blue herbal infusion sachets by Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

The Moonlight City collection is now available for pre-order, delivery and self-collection from 15 August to 11 September.

Moonlight City Mooncake Box

RM352

order here

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Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Here’s a unique way to celebrate the mid-autumn festival. Jade Pavilion presents its Moonlight Garden mooncake collection that doubles as a rechargeable tableside lantern. Taking inspiration from the beautiful imperial gardens, the mooncake box features intricate cut-out scenes from a moonlit garden once it’s turned on. Choose your desired mooncake creations comprising white lotus paste with single egg yolk, pandan lotus paste with single egg yolk, rich red bean paste, yam lotus paste with single egg yolk, sweet corn lotus paste with single egg yolk and lotus paste with single egg yolk.

Order online or WhatsApp/ Call +6012 6113772. Customers can also email the order form to jadepavilionpavilionhotel@banyantree.com.

The Moonlight Garden Collection

RM268 nett

order here

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Four Points by Sheraton KL

Lady Yi’s Tea House by Four Points by Sheraton KL returns this season with two mooncake offerings: Luxuriant Jewelry Box and Abundance Box. Decorated in an elegant gift box that doubles as a trinket box, the Luxuriant Jewelry Box (RM158+) is also splashed with beautiful illustrations by local artist Lisa Wong featuring a leaping jade rabbit. Choose the Abundance Box (RM118+) for something more simple yet elegant. Each mooncake box includes four signature flavours: Lady Yi’s 11 treasures tea, white lotus seed with single yolk, red bean and green tea. However, you can purchase your desired flavours individually for RM33+ per piece. 

Order now till September 2022. Club Marriott members and selected bank cardholders can enjoy a 10% discount. Those who order a minimum of 10 boxes will receive 10% off, and bulk purchases of 50 boxes and above are entitled to a 15% discount. For orders or enquiries, please contact +6012 507 3327 or email dining@fourpoints.com. 

Luxuriant Jewelry Box

RM158+

Abundance Box

RM118+

order here

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EQ Kuala Lumpur

EQ Kuala Lumpur introduces two mooncake collections this season: Longevity and Autumn Jade. Decorated in an orange and blue box, the Longevity range includes a choice of four traditional baked mooncakes, six snow skin mooncakes and six handmade nerikiri wagashi. As for the Autumn Jade collection, you can pick your desired mooncake flavours which also include two premium teas: Pu’er tea and jasmine tea.

There are six flavours for the traditional baked mooncakes: EQ Signature Pearl of Harmony, Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk, Traditional Cantonese Mixed Nuts, Pandan Lotus, Tiramisu and Red Bean. For snow skin lovers, get ready to indulge in the Golden Charcoal Musang King Durian, Emerald Yuzu Pandan, Mint Chocolate with Hawaiian Nut, White Lotus Seed Paste with Pistachio and Sour Plum, Red Bean Paste with Green Tea and Tangerine Peel and lastly, Black Sesame Paste with Coconut Lava.

The Nerikiri Wagashi features three unique flavours: Citrus Adzuki, Matcha Pistachio and Yuzu Passion Fruit.

 

Traditional baked mooncake

RM198

Snow skin mooncake

RM238

Handcrafted Nerikiri Wagashi

RM338

order here

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Shanghai Restaurant at JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur

Available from 1 August to 10 September 2022, Shanghai Restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur releases a delicious selection of traditional baked and snow skin mooncakes for the celebration. Priced between RM22 and RM37, the mooncake flavours include the classics such as white lotus paste with single egg yolk, pandan paste with salted egg yolk, green tea paste with salted egg yolk and red bean paste with salted egg yolk.

In the snow skin department, you can choose between the snow skin pandan paste with pineapple, snow skin white lotus paste with salted egg yolk and the snow skin date and plum with green tea paste.

Address

183, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Traditional mooncakes (box of four)

RM228

Mini mooncakes (box of five)

RM198

website

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Li Yen at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Head to Li Yen for a selection of baked and snow skin mooncakes. Specially curated by dim sum Chef Tan, this season’s creation includes traditional and boozy flavours.

For a boozy twist, check out the Moet & Chandon Champagne Snow Skin (RM20) with the exclusive rose imperial champagne (RM24) selection. Cheese lovers can order the cream cheese with port wine mini ping pei (RM22). Dedicated to the traditionalists, pick the classics such as white lotus paste with double egg yolk (RM37), white lotus paste with single egg yolk (RM36), white lotus paste (RM34), lotus paste with double egg yolk (RM36), lotus paste with single egg yolk (RM34), red bean paste (RM32), and mini white lotus paste (RM18). 

To place an order, please WhatsApp/call +60186468033 or email li.yen@ritzcarltonkl.com.

Address

168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price per box

from RM128 to RM192

website

18 /19

Luk Yu Tea House

If you’re a fan of their delicious dim sum, check out Luk Yu Tea House’s house-crafted snow skin mooncakes. Baked in beautiful pastel shades, these decadent treats are available in a box of six (RM98+), including four chilled snow skin mooncakes with aromatic durian puree, aromatic palm sugar puree, homemade red bean paste and premium cheese filling. Other highlights include the snow-white mooncake with white lotus and salted egg yolk and the charcoal crystal mooncake with matcha.

To place an order, please visit the WhatsApp catalogue or call +018-632-8060.

Address

Starhill Dining, 181, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Box of six

RM198+

order here

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Sheraton Petaling Jaya

In collaboration with TWG Tea, Sheraton Petaling Jaya unveils its one-of-a-kind snow skin mooncakes with four delicious flavours: TWG Caravan Tea, TWG Red Chai Tea, TWG Pomme Prestige Tea and TWG Pink Flamingo Tea.

If you’re into a green tea flavour with hints of sweet mints and citrus, pick the Caravan Tea. For a subtle hint of aromatic Indian spices, the Red Chai Tea is definitely for you. Apart from that, the Pomme Prestige Tea includes delicious notes of apples, while the Pink Flamingo Tea infuses refreshing green tea and crimson hibiscus flavours.

These handcrafted mooncakes are displayed beautifully in a crafted chest box with traditional Chinese elements. There are three designs to choose from: Peony Jade, Lilac Blossom and Premium Turquoise. To promote sustainability, the Premium Turquoise box is designed with vegan leather and can be used as a jewellery box to store your trinkets after. For classic baked mooncake flavours, indulge in the pure lotus paste, red bean paste, white lotus paste with a single yolk and pandan paste with single yolk.

To purchase box sets featuring the classic baked mooncakes, the Peony Jade and Lilac Blossom are priced at RM126nett while the Premium Turquoise at RM143nett. For box sets including snow skin mooncakes, the Peony Jade and Lilac Blossom are priced at RM148nett while the Premium Turquoise at RM168nett.

For enquiries, please contact 03-7622 8888, 017-228 6098 or email dining.spj@sheraton.com.

Address

Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Classic Baked Mooncakes

RM25 nett per piece

Snow Skin Mooncakes

RM36 nett per piece

order here

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