Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 with these mouthwatering mooncakes
It’s that time of year once more as friends and family reunite while paying tribute to the celestial traditions that have been passed down for generations. For those still hunting for the tastiest selection of delectable mooncakes in town to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, this list has got you covered.
Specialty: A bevy of colourful, new flavours including Green Tea Paste with Tiramisu; Pomegranate Snow Skin with Teo Chew Yam Paste and Single Yolk; Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest; and Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate. Little ones can also join in the fun with the Kids Mooncake Set (MYR80). Available flavours include Cherry Jelly with Red Bean Paste; Chocolate and Raisin; Green Bean with Chocolate Chip; and Custard with Oreo, lovingly presented in an adorable bee-shaped backpack.
Available from: 22 July to 13 September 2019; prices start at MYR30 (for baked) and MYR32 (for snowskin) per piece.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: Presented in an eye-catching box in soothing cyan blue (MYR118), this year’s selection features a premium selection of intriguing fruity flavours such as Dragon Fruit Lotus Paste with Single Yolk. Purists with a preference for traditional baked mooncakes can also nosh on familiar lotus-flavoured varieties infused with green tea, tiramisu or black sesame.
Now available at: Hilton Kuching, Hilton Kota Kinabalu, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, and Hilton Garden Inn Puchong; prices range between MYR30 to MYR35 per piece.
Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: For this year’s Shang Palace Mooncake Gift Set, the hotel has decided to elevate the Chinese cultural celebration by presenting modern interpretations on the mooncake flavour selections. These flavours to include silky smooth White Lotus Seed Paste with Lava Salted Egg; and Ping Pei White Lotus Paste with Beetroot and Single Yolk.
Available from: 26 June to 31 July 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur; and 22 August to 13 September 2019 at the Mid Valley Megamall. The mooncakes are priced at MYR34 per piece and MYR139 for a box of four.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: For this year’s festival, the world-class restaurant presents a tasty mix of traditional, Shanghai-style or snow skin variants that will make a perfect ending to any communal meal. Available in two different packages, highlights of this auspicious assortment include creamy yolk fillings infused with miso, wasabi, green tea or black sesame.
Available from: 5 August to 13 September 2019; and 23 August to 12 September 2019 at the special kiosk in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Priced at MYR148 for the Signature Set; and MYR168 for the Premium Set.
Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: Presented in distinctive custom-made gift box inspired by the golden age of travel, this year’s exquisite selection of mooncakes include baked lotus paste with single yolk, baked white lotus paste with black sesame and pandan infused paste that would pair well with a calming cup of chamomile tea. Other familiar favourites include the luxurious baked durian; contemporary chocolate mooncakes; and handcrafted coffee-infused snow skin mooncakes.
Available from: 1 August to 13 September 2019 at the hotel’s popular Latitude 03 cafe. The hotel also offers a limited edition premium mooncake gift set (box of six) priced at MYR158 each.
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: Featuring a medley of all-time signature flavours made from seasonal ingredients, this year’s must-have includes Yam Lotus Paste and Single Egg Yolk; and the classic Assorted Nuts & Sun Dried Fruits baked mooncake packed with a wholesome blend of mixed nuts and sun dried fruits. Each mooncake also comes individually sealed and encased in a charming box.
Available from: 12 to 25 August 2019 at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur at MYR198 per box of six.
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Specialty: For this year’s celebrations, the modern Chinese restaurant is presents a tasty tribute to traditional mooncakes. Freshly baked daily, flavours to choose from include the Shanghai-style mooncake comprising a crisp and buttery white lotus paste crust with golden egg yolk; and a Teochew-style mooncake packed with smooth purple yam with a golden egg yolk centre.
Available until: 13 September at Ruyi & Lyn in Bangsar shopping Centre; as well as Yu at The Gardens Mall. Single mooncakes are priced at MYR30 each; and MYR108 for a box of four.
Specialty: The hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant Yun House is dishing out a mooncake menu ranging from time-honoured to never-seen before creations, with highlights including the Oo Long Tea and Osmanthus with Lotus Seed Paste; Pandan with Bird’s Nest; and Homemade Snow Skin Blueberry Chocolate. In conjunction with the festival, The Lounge is tweaking its afternoon tea menu at The Lounge for a limited time only, mooncakes included.
Available until: 14 September at Yun House and The Lounge, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. Each mooncake is priced at MYR45 or MYR55, with the most special of all, the Lotus Seed Paste with 8 Egg Yolks priced at MYR 208; and the afternoon tea at MYR148.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Specialty: The hotel presents an incredibly extensive menu of handcrafted mooncakes this year, and we think the best of the best goes to the Dragon Fruit with Blueberry Truffle. Its snow skin selection is a delight with flavours like Musang King wrapped in a pillow-light snow skin, Black Charcoal with a generous filling of cheese, the Coffee Paste with rich Butter Cream, and Pumpkin with a mild touch of Chocolate Truffle.
Available until: 5 September 2019 and priced between MYR36 to MYR58 per piece. The mooncakes are also available in retail booth in 1Utama Shopping Centre from 29 August to 13 September 2019 from 10 am to 10 pm.