A magical retreat nestled in the heart of Malaysia’s national capital, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur returns this month with a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary mooncakes to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival.

From classic baked favourites to snow skin varieties, this year’s mooncake collection comprises 12 exciting flavours that will add just the right amount of cheer to any joyful reunion. The latest addition to the baked category is the yam paste filling paired with a salty single yolk, a sweet-yet-smooth treat that is sure to delight groups of all ages. Other baked goodies to choose from this year’s assortment include sweet red bean, light lotus seed paste with single or double yolk, white lotus seed paste (with or without yolk) and crunchy assorted nuts paired with chewy sun-dried fruits.

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Fans of the silky snow skin variety will be able to choose from up to four exciting delights ranging from exotic to familiar flavours. This includes a custard filling mixed with premium bird’s nest, lotus paste enhanced with aromatic ginseng with a single yolk set in the centre, and a dark chocolate version mixed with addictive almonds. Those who crave for the King of Fruits will also be spoiled by this year’s durian selection which includes bite-sized snow skin mooncakes. Stuffed with rich, creamy Musang King filling, each of these Mini Golden Ping Pei Musang King Durian mooncakes have been marked on its delicate snow skin crust with the hotel’s distinctive insignia in luxurious gold.

The strong attention to detail  doesn’t end there as Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur has also introduced a new set of fantastic gift boxes that would make ideal gifts for your nearest and dearest. Decadent design options for these luxurious oriental gift boxes include the single tiered Deluxe Gift Box in vivid pink which is capable of holding up to four mooncakes; the family-sized three-tiered Premium Gift Box in yellow that holds up to 12 varieties of baked mooncakes; and the Signature Gift Box in red containing up to six Mini Golden Ping Pei Musang King Durian mooncakes.

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Available until September 24, these treasured traditional delights can be purchased at the mooncake counter located at the luxury five star hotel’s grand lobby. Prices range from MYR31 to MYR66 for individual pieces; and MYR124 to MYR518 for the gift boxes. For more details, visit www.shangri-la-specials.com