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The Ultimate Guide To Mooncakes In 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Mooncakes In 2019
By Samantha Lim
By Samantha Lim
July 25, 2019
One yolk, two, or... 8? A tradition born many moons ago, Mid-Autumn Festival is always preceded by the gifting of mooncakes, which range from the classic to the contemporary.

1/20 Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
 

Premium fruits, nuts and root vegetables were sourced for Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur's mooncakes, which include one with assorted nuts and another with yam. "The Mid-Autumn Festival carries even more meaning in Malaysia," gushed general manager Anders Dimblad.

In this multi-cultural country, the festival is not limited to the Chinese community; all Malaysians partake in it.

Flavours & Prices

Assorted Nuts & Sun-dried Fruits; Durian Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, RM38 • Yam Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk; White Lotus Paste; White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk; Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, RM35 • Red Bean Paste, RM33

RM198 per box of 6 mooncakes weighing 115 grams each.

Promotions

*Early bird: All purchases from August 12-25, 2019 are entitled to a 15% discount.

**Bulk orders in a single receipt: Purchase 25-49 boxes to receive 10% off; 50-149 boxes for 15% off; 150 boxes or more for 20% off.

To Purchase

Call 03-2117 2888 from 9am-9pm daily or visit the hotel in person.

2/20 Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
 

Both mooncake box and crossbody bag, the #hiltonklxchristyng collection showcases Hilton Kuala Lumpur's ongoing commitment to supporting homegrown brands. Christy Ng, founder of her namesake brand, commented: “This collaboration is one of the highlights of my career as a designer because of the opportunity to work with one of the top luxury hotel chains in the world."

The hibiscus design was created in remembrance of Malaysia, my home, and as a reflection of its people and our diverse culture.

Flavours & Prices

Tropical Allure Series: Christy Ng’s Crimson Red or Purple (inclusive of 4 pieces of baked mooncakes), RM168 • Mooncake box only, RM148 • Snow Skin Pack (4 pieces of snow skin mooncakes in box), RM178 • Heavenly Gold Pack (4 pieces of Musang King mooncakes in box), RM280 • Handbag Strap or Cooler Bag, RM20

Coveted Classics: Baked White Lotus Paste; Baked Lotus Paste with Single Yolk; Baked Pandan Paste with Single Yolk; Baked Red Bean Paste with Almond Flakes, RM35 • Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk; Traditional-Style with Five Nuts Mix, RM38
 
Snow-Skin Flavours: Heavenly Gold: Snow Skin with Pure Premium Musang King Durian, RM56 • Blue Moon (Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine) or Flower Drum (Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk), RM35
 
Mid-Autumn Series: Khoon Hooi’s Midnight Bloom or Khoon Hooi’s Blossom, RM138 • Traditional Standard, RM118.

Promotions

*Hilton Dining APAC members & selected cardholders are entitled to 10% off the Tropical Allure series & 15% off the Mid-Autumn Series.

To Purchase

Call 03-2264 2006, email KULHI_Chynna@hilton.com, access www.takehome.hiltonkl.com or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

3/20 Hilton Petaling Jaya

Photo: Hilton Petaling Jaya
Photo: Hilton Petaling Jaya
Photo: Hilton Petaling Jaya
 

Loyal companion to the Moon Goddess, the Jade Rabbit is put at the forefront of Hilton Petaling Jaya's laser-cut mooncake boxes this year.

Flavours & Prices

Jade Rabbit Series: Blue or pink box with 4 pieces, RM118 • Peach box with 2 pieces, RM68
 
Oriental Series: Premium crimson box with 4 pieces, RM88 • Standard crimson box with 4 pieces, RM78
 
Traditional Baked Premium: Blueberry Blossom; Pomegranate Golden Raisins; Mixed Five Nuts, RM35 • White Lotus With Single Yolk; Pandan With Single Yolk, RM32 • White Lotus; Red Bean With Almond Flakes; Black Sesame, RM30

Signature Snow Skin: Blueberry Cheese; Pomegranate Golden Raisins, RM30 • Durian Delights, RM35 • Tiramisu Treasures; Chocolate Walnut Indulgence, RM28.

Promotions

*A mooncake-themed afternoon tea (with dim sum and mooncakes from the Jade Rabbit Series) is available from now until September 22 for RM78 per pax. CIMB cardholders enjoy a 15% discount.

To Purchase

Call 03-7955 9122, email PETHI_FB@hilton.com, click www.zestpj.com or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

4/20 Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
 

Better known by her alias Yue Yue, artist Samantha Cheah was inspired by the orchid wreaths that adorn the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, hence her floral illustrations for the hotel's mooncake boxes.

Orchids are traditionally given as a sign of respect and dignity.

Flavours & Prices

Baked Mooncakes: Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk • Pandan with Single Egg Yolk • Low Sugar White Lotus Paste • Red Bean with Melon Seed • Durian Paste with Melon Seed • Mixed Nuts, RM37+

Chocolate Mooncakes: Malaysian Single Origin Dark (praline feuilletine, chocolate brownie & dark chocolate cream) • Malaysian Single Origin Milk (pandan caramel, biscuit pearls & passionfruit ganache • Green Tea (peanut crunch gianduja & matcha white chocolate ganache), RM37+

Snowskin Mooncakes: Musang King Durian • Matcha with Red Bean Paste • Salted Egg Custard Paste, RM37+

Special Edition Mooncakes: Gold Coated Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk • Gold Coated Pandan with Single Egg Yolk, RM37+

Delivery Fee (More Than 10 Boxes): KL City Centre, Complimentary • Within the Klang Valley, RM35.

Promotions

*Purchase 25-49 boxes for 10% off; 50-149 boxes for 15% off; or 150 boxes and above for 20% off plus dining vouchers redeemable at Lai Po Heen.

**Elite Club members are entitled to 15% savings for all mooncakes.

To Purchase

Call Lai Po Heen at 03-2179 8885, email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com, or visit the hotel in person.

5/20 Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
 

Yun House, one of our favourite destinations for pork-free Chinese, is rolling out seasonal treats for your enjoyment. Have your mooncakes during afternoon tea at The Lounge or in the comfort of your own home.

Flavours & Prices

Baked Mooncakes: Oo Long Tea; Osmanthus with Lotus Seed Paste; Traditional Assorted Nuts; Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk; White Lotus Seed Paste; Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk; Black Sesame with Lotus Paste, RM45

Snow Skin Mooncakes: Charcoal Lava; Homemade Snow Skin Blueberry Chocolate, RM45 • Pandan with Bird’s Nest, RM55

Exclusive: Lotus Seed Paste with 8 Egg Yolks, RM208.

Promotions

*A mooncake-themed afternoon tea is available at The Lounge from August 5-September 14 for RM148 per pax.

To Purchase

Call 03-2382-8640, access the Four Seasons App or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

6/20 W Kuala Lumpur

Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
Photo: W Kuala Lumpur
 

Boasting one of the strongest mooncake campaigns in 2019, the W Kuala Lumpur engaged fashion icon Melinda Looi for its mooncake receptacle. Clunky chests are eschewed in favour of portable square pouches plus matching opalescent tote bags. Who would expect anything less than funky from the party hotel?

Flavours & Prices

White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk; Assorted Nuts with Dried Fruit; Pandan Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk; Almond Sesame White Lotus Seed Paste, RM43 • Red Bean Paste with Aged Mandarin Skin, RM41 • Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, RM46 • Box of 4 with Limited Edition Melinda Looi tote bag, RM198.

Promotions

*Bulk purchases receive 20% off

**Marriott Bonvoy members & select bank card holders receive 10% off.

To Purchase

Call 012 347 9088, email bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com or visit the hotel in person.

7/20 Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
 

Not only are Shang Palace's durian mooncakes making a return; the pastry team has more tricks up their sleeves. This year's menu sees 2 new mooncake flavours: a baked variety containing salted egg lava & a snow skin version incorporating beetroot lotus paste.

Flavours & Prices

Baked Mooncakes: Red Bean Paste, RM34 • White Lotus Seed Paste, RM36 • Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk; White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk; White Lotus Seed Paste with Lava Salted Egg, RM37 • Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk; Assorted Nuts & Sun-Dried Fruits, RM38

Snow Skin: Durian; Custard and Bird’s Nest, RM44 • Lotus Paste with Beetroot and Single Yolk; White Chocolate with Almond Nut, RM37

Gift Boxes: Mini Golden Musang King Durian, RM65 • Premium Baked Mooncakes Only, RM390 for 6 pieces.

Promotions

*Mooncake gift boxes can be customised with corporate logos or company names with a minimum purchase of 50 boxes.

To Purchase

Call 03-2074 3900, click www.shangri-la-specials.com or visit the hotel in person.

8/20 The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
Photo: The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Closely resembling a vintage suitcase, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur's mooncake box pays homage to John Jacob Astor IV (founder of the first St Regis Hotel in New York City) and his insatiable love of travel. The neat chest of drawers also marks Swarovski's first time bedazzling a mooncake box.

Flavours & Prices

Classic trunk with 4 pieces of Lotus Seed Paste Single Yolk, RM180 • Super Mooncake Trunk with one 6.5" Prosperity Mooncake containing 8 Yolks, RM200 • Super Mooncake Trunk Embellished with 307 Swarovski Golden Shadow Crystals plus one 6.5" Prosperity Mooncake containing 8 Yolks, RM380.

To Purchase

Call 03-2727 6696, email dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com or visit the hotel in person.

9/20 Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

Take heed if you're a caffeine fiend! Teaming up with renowned Italian espresso specialists illycaffè, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur is concocting coffee-flavoured mooncakes this year.

Flavours & Prices

Baked Lotus Paste with Single Yolk; Baked White Lotus Paste with Black Sesame; Baked Durian; Pandan Paste; Mint Chocolate Paste; Tiramisu Paste; Illy Coffee Snow Skin Mooncake with Pumpkin Seeds, RM28 • Illy Coffee Snow Skin Mooncake, RM25 • Latitude 03 Premium Mooncake Gift Set, RM158.

Promotions

*Marriott Bonvoy members & select bank card holders receive 10% off.

To Purchase

Call 03 2263 7434, email dining.reservation@lemeridien.com or visit the hotel from August 1 until September 13.

10/20 Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Light up someone's day with Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur's unusual 'gift boxes' fashioned by artisan glassblowers. Each glowing orb makes a gorgeous nightlight or objet d'art.

Flavours & Prices

Flavours in each 9" Globe: Set A - Japanese Red Bean, White Pure Lotus, Pure Lotus Double Yolk, Golden Pandan Pure Lotus; Set B - Japanese Red Bean, Lotus Paste with Loh Hong Ko, Pure Lotus Single Yolk, Pandan Lotus Single Yolk; Set C - Assorted Fruit Nuts, Yam Lotus with Single Yolk, Lotus Paste with Chestnut and Custard; Set D - Snowskin Red Bean Paste, Snowskin White Lotus Single Yolk, Snowskin Pandan Lotus Single Yolk, Snowskin Yam Lotus Paste Single Yolk

Set Prices: 9" Sparkling Gold, Blue & Pink Globes with 4 mooncakes, RM138 • Set of two 5" Globes, RM90 • 4 pieces of Snowskin Musang King Durian, RM168.

Promotions

*CIMB, Citibank, HLB, HSBC, MBB, and RHB cardholders receive 15% off.

To Purchase

Call 012-399 5007, email fbkl@concorde.net or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

11/20 The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Photo: The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Photo: The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Themed 'YUÈ Fantasy,' these boxes mimic the lanterns that make up such an important part of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Flavours & Prices

Flavours: Black Sesame Single Yolk; Pandan Mung Bean Single Yolk; Low Sugar White Lotus Paste; Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk; Purple Sweet Potato; Taro Sensation

Set Prices: Classic Westin Box with 4 mooncakes, RM118 • Premium LED Light Box with 4 mooncakes, RM138 • YUÈ Fantasy Box with 4 mooncakes, RM178.

To Purchase

Call 03-2773 8495, email westindining@westin.com or visit the hotel from now until September 18.

12/20 Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

Photo: Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
Photo: Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel's collection of sparkling chests includes 4 designs: Swan Crystal, Swan Pearl, Butterfly and Rainbow Stones.

Flavours & Prices

Red Bean with Melon Seed; White Lotus with Single Yolk, RM26; Gift box of 4 mooncakes, RM168.

To Purchase

Call 03-7622 8888, email sheraton.petalingjaya@sheraton.com or visit the hotel through September 13.

13/20 Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Photo: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Celestial Court, the halal Chinese restaurant housed within Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, has crafted 9 kinds of mooncakes for 2019, including one with premium bird's nest.

Flavours & Prices

Pure Lotus with Double Yolk; Less Sugar White Lotus; Less Sugar Pandan Lotus with Single Yolk; Golden Charcoal; Less Sugar Red Bean Paste; Supreme Mix Nuts; Snow Skin Durian King; Green Tea Snow Skin; Yam & Black Sesame with Macadamia Nuts; Snow Skin Dragon Fruit Delight with Sea Bird Nest, RM26+ each • Box of 4, RM100.

Promotions

*Marriott Bonvoy members & ClubMarriott, Maybank, CIMB and HSBC cardholders receive exclusive discounts.

To Purchase

Call 03-2717 9988 / 012-337 9980, email dining.specialist@sheraton.com or visit the hotel through September 13.

14/20 Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Hojicha, matcha, miso, wasabi and other quintessential Japanese ingredients are incorporated in Nobu Kuala Lumpur's Mid-Autumn offerings.

Flavours & Prices

Signature Set: Charcoal Hojicha Mooncake; Green Tea Pure Lotus Paste; Shanghai Red Bean Paste; Shanghai Black Sesame with Wasabi Yolk, RM148 for all 4 flavours.

Premium Set: Green Tea Pure Lotus Paste; Sakura Mochi Mooncake; Pandan Paste with Miso Yolk Mochi; Shanghai Red Bean Paste, RM168 for all 4 flavours.

Promotions

*Purchase 5-9 boxes for 10% off or buy 10 or more boxes for a 15% discount.

To Purchase

Call 03-2164 5084, WhatsApp 019-389 5085 or visit the restaurant from now until September 13.

15/20 Hatten Hotel Melaka

Photo: Hatten Hotel Melaka
Photo: Hatten Hotel Melaka

Paying homage to the historical city of Malacca, the 'Taste of Melaka with Single Yolk' mooncake at Hatten Hotel Melaka replaces refined white sugar with fragrant gula melaka or palm sugar.

Flavours & Prices

Classic flavours & Taste of Melaka with Single Yolk, per box of 2, RM48

To Purchase

Call 06-221 9448 or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

16/20 Dorsett Grand Subang

Photo: Dorsett Grand Subang
Photo: Dorsett Grand Subang

100% halal, all of the Dorsett Grand Subang's mooncakes are prepared by the culinary team at The Emperor. 2019 marks the first time the hotel is offering mini mooncakes to cater to curbed appetites.

Flavours & Prices

Standard Size: Baked White Lotus Paste (single/double yolk or plain); Red Bean Paste (baked or crystal skin); Baked Pandan Lotus Paste (single yolk or plain); Dorsett Signature Blue Mooncake (Pandan Lotus Paste & Single Yolk with Blue Pea Flower extract), RM22 per piece.
 
Baked Mini Mooncakes: Dragon Fruit & Black Sesame; Pure White Lotus Paste, RM168 per set of 4 or RM138 with Dorsett Deluxe Tiffin Gift Set; Crystal Skin Mini Premium Musang King Durian, RM198 per set of 4.

Promotions

*Dorsett Choice members and CIMB or HSBC cardholders are entitled to 20% off
 
**Order 10-29 boxes to receive 20% off or 30 boxes and above for a 25% discount.

To Purchase

Call 03-5031 6060 ext 3033/3032, email bookfnb.subang@dorsetthotels.com, log-on to dorsettbooking.com/mooncake, or visit the hotel from now until September 13.

17/20 InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
 

Fix a thorny relationship with these rose-shaped mooncakes from InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

Children, on the other hand, will go wild for the kids mooncakes made to resemble an elephant, a cat, a panda and a bee.

Flavours & Prices

Almond Baked Mooncakes: Pandan; Cream Cheese Salted Yolk; Chestnut, RM40 each

Classic Baked Mooncakes: Red Bean Paste with Nuts; Traditional Mixed Nuts; Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts; Golden Jade with Single Yolk, RM30 onwards

Snow Skin: Durian Snow Skin with Salted Caramel Chocolate; Butterfly Pea Flower SnowSkin with Bird’s Nest; Green Tea Paste with Tiramisu; Pomegranate Snow Skin with Teo Chew Yam Paste & Single Yolk, RM32 onwards.

Kids Mooncake Set: Cherry Jelly with Red Bean Paste; Chocolate & Raisin; Green Bean, Chocolate Chip & Custard with Oreo, RM80 per set including bee backpack.

Promotions

*Order before August 10 to receive 25% off any box of 4 mooncakes except for the kids collection.

**Gourmet Collection members take 25% off, IHG Rewards Club member get 20% off, while CitiBank, CIMB Bank, Maybank, HSBC Bank & UOB Bank cardholders receive 15% off regular mooncakes & 10% off the kids set.

To Purchase

Call 03-2782 6128, email foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my, or visit the hotel through September 13.

18/20 New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

Photo: New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
Photo: New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

Encased in red gift boxes stamped with golden peonies, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel's mooncakes lean towards the traditional (with the exception of a longan & wolfberries flavour).

Flavours & Prices

Classic Flavours: Red Bean; White Lotus; Lotus with Single Yolk; Pandan Lotus with Single Yolk; Durian Lotus and Mixed Nuts, Special Edition: Longan Wolfberries

RM128 per box of 4 pieces including 1 Red Bean, 1 White Lotus & 2 others.

Promotions

*Purchase before August 31 to take 15 % off

**Purchase 20-50 boxes to take 20% off or 51 boxes and above for a 25% discount.

To Purchase

Call 03-7682 0000, click here or visit the hotel through September 13.

19/20 Crème De La Crème

Photo: Crème De La Crème
Photo: Crème De La Crème

“Mooncakes have become a tad too predictable," opines Lio Lim, managing director of Crème De La Crème. "Many concentrate too much on the packaging, while ignoring the craftmanship of the actual mooncakes." Hence the ice cream parlour's primary focus on putting out intricate ice cream mooncakes.

Flavours & Prices

Chang E’s Elixir: Kyoto Houjicha, sesame crunch, white and dark chocolate with sakura & lychee rosemary yolk

Fly Me To The Moon: Chocolate, hazelnut crunch, candied orange, meringue, gold flakes with citrus ganache yolk

Little White Rabbit: Coconut, raspberry, mango compote, almond crumble, white chocolate with mango-passionfruit yolk

Prosperity Lantern: Pistachio, crumble, lemon sponge, dark chocolate with strawberry & homemade strawberry jam yolk

Box of 4, RM129.

Promotions

*Purchase before September 1st to take 15% off.

**Purchase 30 boxes or more to take 20% off.

To Purchase

Call 03-7494 0735, PM them on Instagram or Facebook, or visit the shop in person.

20/20 One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

Photo: One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Photo: One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

“As the masterpieces are baked to hearty perfection, they should be savoured slowly,” advises Jordan Chin, dim sum chef of Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant.

Flavours & Prices

Classic Flavours: White Lotus Paste; White Lotus Paste with Single or Double Yolk; White Lotus Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk; Red Bean Paste; Pandan Lotus Paste; Deep Fried Teo Chew Yam Paste with Single Yolk; Supreme Mixed Nuts; and Pure Durian Lotus Paste, RM18 and above

Snowskin Flavours: Red Bean Paste & Pumpkin Seed; Durian Lotus Paste & Pumpkin Seed; White Lotus Paste; Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk; and White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, RM18 and above.

To Purchase

Call 03-7681 1159, email zuanyuan@oneworldhotel.com.my or visit the hotel through September 13.

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