As the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) rolls in, so does the colourful array of mooncakes! From traditional delights to quirky mooncakes with a modern twist, you can only get them during the festive season each year. 2020 may be a weird one but celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on 1 October with these sweet treats!
1. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Prepare to be spoilt for choice at Mandarin Oriental! They have 4 different collections of mooncakes to choose from; Traditional Baked Mooncakes, Chocolate Mooncakes, Snow Skin Mooncakes and Special Edition Golden Moon Mooncakes. To view the flavours, click here! Individual mooncake starts from RM33.
2. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Bring the full moon into your house with Hilton’s Royal Midnight 2020 mooncake series. The limited-edition mooncake box is made from navy blue fabric embroidered with silver thread providing you with a magical box of luxuries. Get individual mooncakes starting from RM35 a piece and the Royal Midnight box set from RM258.
3. Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
The award-winning Yun House of Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur brings you timeless baked and decadent snow skin mooncakes this year! With flavours like bird’s nest with almond cream, brandy chocolate and pu er tea paste with tangerine, it will sure transform this year’s celebration into an enchanted occasion. Don’t forget to try Chef Jimmy Wong’s first ever speciality tea moon cake! Price starts at RM38 per mooncake.
4. Inside Scoop
This year, you can re-create and craft your own Inside Scoop Ice Cream Mooncakes with the very first DIY Kit! Equipped with ingredients and tools (mooncake mould!), one DIY Kit yields 6 mooncakes and costs RM118. If you’re not up for the challenge, you can choose from a 2-piece box set for RM68, 4-piece box set for RM118, or a giant mooncake cake called supermoon for RM148! To purchase, click here.
5. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Dim sum master chef of Tao Chinese Cuisine at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has created unique flavours of delicate snow skin and baked mooncakes. With four new signature flavours this year, get the Oriental Splendour series in a cherry blossom-inspired box or a leather-bounded luxurious box. A box comes with 4 mooncakes starting from RM118.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Buzz up the celebration with Chef Tan Tiong Guan of Li Yen with his alcohol-infused mooncakes. This year, he brings Moët & Chandon-laced mini snow skin mooncakes to life! Don’t forget to try his classic mini cream cheese and port wine mooncakes while you’re at it. Prices starts at RM112 for a box of 4.
7. Sofitel Kuala Lumpur
If you are looking for more whacky modern flavours, Sofitel’s signature dragon fruit with blueberry truffle snow skin mooncake is a must try. Designed in a set of four inside a leather casing (that also doubles as a wine box!), it is a perfect gift for your family and friends, or yourself! The box set is sold at RM198.
8. EQ Kuala Lumpur
Dubbed the Celestial Treasures, EQ’s mooncakes are the brainchild of Chef Tan Tzaan Ling. With both snow skin and traditionally baked mooncakes in their repertoire, pick one of the aesthetically pleasing pastel mooncakes, the low-sugar option or the signature black sesame single yolk. A single mooncake is RM32 while a box will cost you RM168.
Which of these would you try?