The Mid-Autumn Festival is upon us again, which means shopping for mooncakes, from timeless classics like baked lotus paste mooncakes to snow skin mooncakes and everything in between!
Here are our top picks of the most unique mooncakes around the Klang Valley, including selections from Pavilion KL’s Moonlit Mid Autumn Mooncake Bazaar, the biggest selection of mooncakes at one location in Bukit Bintang, as well as the unique offerings at Intermark Mall and Da Men USJ!
Pavilion KL’s Moonlit Mid Autumn Mooncake Bazaar Highlights!
Adorn your home with a stunning Jade Pavilion rechargeable lantern that accompanies Pavilion Hotel’s Moonlight Garden Mooncake Collection. Each artfully crafted lantern contains four pieces of traditionally baked mooncakes – choose from their classic flavours of Lotus, White Lotus and Red Bean, as well as favourites such as Pandan, Yam and Sweet Corn. Illuminate your Mid-Autumn celebration with this perfect gift for family and friends.
To the Moon!
Looking for an out-of-this-world gift this Mid-Autumn? Check out A Thousand Words by The Fame’s (ATW by The Fame) Limited Edition Celestial Lab Mooncake Gift Set featuring four delicious mooncakes inspired by the moon. Check out their unique Dragonfruit and Cranberry, Red Bean Matcha, Lava Black Sesame, and Lava Tiramisu mooncakes that incorporate the latest AR technology and immersive packaging design to bring you a highly experiential treat!
Chocolate lovers have to taste Awfully Chocolate’s specialty Chocolate Mooncakes! Try their signature Original Chocolate Mooncake with an all-chocolate mooncake filled with rich dark chocolate lotus with a divine dark chocolate filling. Other flavours include Tiramisu Mooncake, Hazelnut Custard Double Yolk, and Chocolate Brownie Sea Salt Caramel.
Awfully Chocolate is also bringing back its Chocolate Truffle Mooncakes, and they’re bigger and better! Coming in a larger size, the specially curated collection comes in Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit, Cookies and Cream Dark Milk, Chocolate Hazelnut Feuilletine and Caramel Creme Brulee.
Attention, durian lovers! Looking for a mooncake that will not only mark the Mid-Autumn festivities but also fulfil all your durian cravings? Look no further than First Class Durian’s durian mooncake sets featuring snow skin mooncakes with Musang King, Black Thorn, Pandan Musang King and Chocolate Musang King fillings.
So Macha Love
Try EQ Hotel’s Japanese-inspired handcrafted Nerikiri Wagashi mooncakes available in Citrus Adzuki, Matcha Pistachio, and Yuzu Passion Fruit flavours. These delicate round mooncakes are beautifully decorated with characters reflecting the Mid-Autumn Festival, including white rabbits and lanterns and Chinese symbols representing luck and longevity. Do make sure to order these mooncakes early as order slots are limited.
A Taste of Malaysia
Enveloped in soft Japanese Mochi, Mizicor offers a host of unique flavours inspired by Malaysian and international flavours. Mizicor’s Mooncake flavours include Cempedak, Berry Strawberry, Mango Passion, Uji Matcha, Musang King, and Belgium Chocolate. Best of all, these mooncakes have no added sugars and are preservative-free!
Travel The World
Take a trip around the world when you bite into Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s innovative destination-inspired snow skin mooncakes! Travel to Trieste and taste a delectable espresso illy coffee and cashew nuts mooncake; Kyoto features a genuine Japanese matcha tea with lychee mooncake; Brussels stars a show-stopping dark Belgian chocolate mooncake with dehydrated raspberries; and Melaka features a blue pea flower, yuzu and cranberries.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a hit of alcohol, try Shanghai for lychee infused with Peddlers Shanghai crafted gin mooncake; New York City for Le Meridien’s take on a Manhattan Cocktail in the form of a mooncake; or perhaps try Vera Cruz for Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, vodka and illy Espresso Martini.
Sweet and Savoury
In collaboration with renowned dried meat brand Oloiya, Grand Imperial handcrafted a unique Snow Skin Custard and Chicken Floss Mooncake that achieves the perfect balance of sweet and savoury enveloped in a stunning pale blue snow skin. This mooncake promises a burst of flavours and textures that will invigorate the senses.
Indulge in a variety of mooncakes in stunning gift packaging at Casahana. Notable flavours include German Black Forest, Coffee Lotus, Mocha Lava, Matcha Red Bean Omochi, Musang King Lava and Royal Osmanthus.
Sometimes old school is best! For a taste of traditional Chinese-style mooncakes, check out Oriental Restaurant’s award-winning Shanghai Style Mooncake and Single Egg Yolk and Yam Paste in Teochew Style Mooncake. Other chef recommended mooncakes include the Creamy Lava Traditional Mooncake and Single Egg Yolk and White Lotus Paste Traditional Mooncake.
Location: Ground Floor, Intermark Mall
On top of stocking the classic baked mooncake flavours like White Lotus Paste and Red Bean Paste, Grand Harbour has a series of Snow Skin Mooncakes that are filled with high-quality ingredients with flavours ranging from White Lotus, Yam Paste and Red Bean.
Location: Level 4, Da Men USJ; Level 5, Pavilion Bukit Jalil; Lower Ground Two, Fahrenheit 88
Aim for the Stars
Craving mooncakes with a Starbucks twist? Inspired by its signature beverages, Starbucks’ mooncake flavours includes Caramel Macchiato, a coffee lotus mooncake with a soft caramel lava; Matcha Adzuki, a green tea lotus mooncake with adzuki (red bean) lava; Chocolate Hazelnut Praline, a chocolate lotus mooncake with hazelnut lava; and Golden Lotus Salted Egg, a classic lotus mooncake with an indulgent salted egg lava filling.
Location: Level 3 / Level 6, Pavilion KL; Ground Floor, Intermark Mall; Ground Floor, Da Men USJ; Level 3 Pavilion Bukit Jalil