With more than a month to go for the Mid-Autumn Festival, it’s quite evident that many would be searching for the best mooncake deals just in time for it. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Before getting into all the mooncake madness, let’s take a trip down history to get a glimpse of the origins of the festival itself. This festival which would be on the 21st September this year, is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people with a history dating back 3,000 years ago when China’s emperors worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests. On the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the Chinese believe that the moon would be at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn. Apart from lanterns with diverse shapes and sizes illuminating houses and shops, eating mooncakes is another highlight of this festival.
Well, what is a mooncake? These round or sometimes, square pastries, measure about 10cm in diameter and is filled with a rich thick filling traditionally made from red bean paste or lotus seed paste. Some mooncakes contain yolks from salted duck eggs and are cut and eaten in small wedges. The roundness of the mooncakes symbolises completeness and togetherness similarly to a full moon, which signifies prosperity and reunion for the whole family.
In recent times, the fillings of the mooncakes have been modified for a more contemporary feeling. In Malaysia, especially, mooncakes have taken a newer form due to the amalgamation of cultures resulting in the fillings being more suited to the taste buds of Malaysians, in general. These new fillings include, chocolate peanut butter, dried shrimp, pandan, green tea, ginger and even cheese!
With the pandemic, the joy of mooncake shopping has definitely been dampened due to the strict SOPs in place. However, fret not as we’ve compiled a list of mooncake vendors that could get your favourite mooncakes delivered right to your doorsteps. Their mooncake collections would definitely blow your mind!
1. Awfully Chocolate
This one is definitely for all the Harry Potter fans out there! You’ve probably experienced the Wizarding World through books, movies and even video games but prepare to be mesmerised by the magic of the Harry Potter Mooncake Collection proudly created by Singapore’s Awfully Chocolate in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
They have created the world’s first official Wizarding World inspired mooncake collection which would be released this mid-autumn in both Singapore and Malaysia! Each mooncake purchased would be freshly made from the Awfully Chocolate bakery in Singapore and it comes with an oversized red velvet vintage chest that comes with a certificate of authenticity as an official Wizarding World product and limited edition Hogwarts House inspired collectible plates.
These chests have antique gold accents too which makes it all the more prosperous to be given as a gift to your loved ones. The fillings of the mooncake is also inspired by the houses in Harry Potter!
Gryffindor is represented by Red Yam Lotus Single Yolk, Hufflepuff is Pumpkin White Lotus with Double Yolk, Ravenclaw is a beautiful Blue Pea Pu-Er Lotus with Melon Seeds and Slytherin is paired with Matcha Black Sesame with Black & White Sesame Seeds.
Price: RM328 for a chest of 4 mooncakes and RM520 for The Harry Potter Collector’s Edition Chest which includes the Hogwarts House collectable plates. There’s an early bird discount of RM38 if purchased by 1st September!
How To Order? : Pre-order the mooncakes at the Awfully Chocolate online store — www.awfullychocolate.com (Singapore) and www.awfullychocolate.com.my (Malaysia)
2. Oh Cha Matcha
Having a vegan lifestyle and have no idea how to get vegan friendly mooncakes? Well, fret not as Oh Cha Matcha is here to save the day! Handmade with plant-based, natural stevia with no artificial colouring or syrup, this is the perfect mooncake collection for individuals who are embracing the vegan life. This year, they have released new mooncake flavours namely, Matcha Mung Bean (Matcha Snowskin & Beetroot Snowskin), Hojicha Mung Bean (Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin) and Genmaicha Mung Bean (Blue Spirulina Snowskin).
Price: RM60 per box of 4
How To Order? : You can pre-order it here. Do note that self-pickup is only available at their TTDI store.
3. Concorde KL
Mooncake boxes are a beautiful sight all by itself! It’s very tempting to keep those boxes as a jewellery box or a place to keep small trinkets. If you’re a fan of aesthetic jewellery boxes, then this mooncake collection is for you! This year, mooncakes from Concorde are nicely packed in an elegant jewellery box with a unique glass cover design that captures beautiful magnolia blooms decked with butterflies and birds. This multi-purpose box has storage compartments for all your jewellery pieces and it comes in two sweet colours — blue and pink!
As for the mooncakes, these come with signature favourites such as black sesame, golden pandan pure lotus single yolk, snowskin with white lotus and snowskin with yam lotus paste single yolk. For durian lovers, there’s also the crowd’s favourite, Snowskin with Musang King Durian. The mooncakes are sold in sets.
- Pure Lotus Double Yolk
- White Pure Lotus
- Lotus Paste Single Yolk
- White Lotus Black Sesame
- Golden Pandan
- Japanese Red Bean
- Assorted Fruit Nuts
- Green Tea Lotus Paste
- Snowskin with Red Bean Paste
- Snowskin with White Lotus
- Snowskin with Pandan Lotus
- Snowskin with Yam Lotus Paste Single Yolk
- Snowskin with Musang King Durian (RM158 nett per set/4 pcs with cooler bag)
Price: 4 pieces of mooncake for RM118 per net.
Discounts: There’s a 20% discount for CIMB, Citibank, HLB, MBB, OCBC, PB, RHB, SCB, UOB cardholders. If you buy 30 boxes and above, there’s also more than 25% discount available. This is however, not applicable for Snowskin with Musang King Durian and the discount privileges cannot be combined with other offers.
How To Order? : From now till 21st September, pre-order your preferred mooncakes by calling 012 399 5021 (office hours) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
When it comes to mooncake boxes, Malaysian companies never fail to amaze us! This time, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, in an exclusive collaboration with award-winning Malaysian fashion designer, Melinda Looi, presents ‘The Grand Gambit’ — a western chess box set that functions as a 2-in-1 game board with complete chess pieces and dice for a friendly chess game with friends and family.
Meanwhile, the intricate mooncakes with an array of flavours are nestled inside the box! To add on to the classy outlook of this collection, there’s also ‘The Jade Tote’, a multi-purpose tote which functions as the box’s carrier. Fun fact; ‘The Jade Tote’ resembles the Jade Rabbit from the Mid-Autumn folklore with the hotel’s element embedded in its design.
Inspired by her ingenious take on ancestral inspirations from her childhood and the hotel itself, Melinda has indeed stepped up with her avant-garde creativity where the box could be re-used daily for a classic chess game and serve as a classic ornament to beautify one’s home.
This wholesome mooncake collection definitely has something for everyone in the family, be it the scrumptious mooncakes, tote bag or the chess set! As for the mooncakes itself, you could choose from baked skin mooncakes or snow skin mooncakes. Each type would have different fillings, actually!
Snow Skin Mooncake Set
- Black Sesame & Peanut Cream with White Chocolate Truffle
- Salted Caramel with Dark Chocolate Truffle
- Pandan with Coconut Truffle
- White Lotus Hazelnut with Dark Chocolate Truffle
- White Lotus with Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle
Baked Skin Mooncake Set
- White Lotus Single Yolk
- Red Bean
- Pure White Lotus
- Pure Pandan
- RM253.13 for 4 pieces of Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes
- RM284.93 for 5 pieces of Snow Skin Mooncakes
Discounts: From 1st August to 31st August 2021, you could enjoy, 10% off using the code, “MOON10”
How To Order? : Pre-orders can be made on Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Online Store.
5. Pullman KLCC
Resembling the ‘king of flowers’ comes Peony Treasures, a gift box filled with delicious, halal mooncakes symbolising prosperity, love and honour. This is Pullman KLCC’s special offering this festive season! Apart from Peony Treasures, there’s also the Classic Treasures gift box which features a combination of different patterns of ancient mooncake molds and bright colours as a symbol of happiness.
There’s also the signature real Musang King Durian snow skin mooncake, made of pure flesh that would definitely tingle your taste buds. For corporate buyers, if you’re intending on delivering these mooncakes to your staffs, partners and associates, why not customise the mooncakes featuring your company’s logo.
An additional RM1,400 would be charged to create the mold of your company’s logo. However, do note that a minimum of 50 boxes of mooncake is required (4 pieces per box) in a single receipt. Apart from the Musang King Durian snow skin mooncake, there’s also two collections consisting of homemade collections and halal mooncakes.
Snow Skin Mooncakes
- Belgium Chocolate with Almond Nut (RM37 per piece)
- Black Sesame Paste with Salted Caramel (RM37 per piece)
- Pandan Lotus with Single Egg Yolk (RM37 per piece)
- Musang King Durian (Signature Mooncake) (RM68 per piece)
- White Lotus with Single Egg Yolk (RM37 per piece)
- Black Sesame Lotus with Single Egg Yolk (RM37 per piece)
- Green Tea with Red Bean Paste (RM37 per piece)
- Mixed Nuts (RM37 per piece)
Price: Peony Treasures is priced from RM168 per box of 4 mooncakes and Classic Treasures is priced from RM148 per box of 4 mooncakes.
Discounts: There’s a 30% early bird discount until 15th August. Besides that, frontliners and hoteliers would receive a special discount of 25% off for a box of 4 mooncakes for the celebration of this family
How To Order? : WhatsApp Pullman KLCC at +6016 290 3864 or send an email to email@example.com
6. Starhill Dining
For this festive season, there are three special mooncake collections brought to you by Li-Yen, Shanghai restaurant and Luk Yu Tea House. Let’s have a look at each of it!
These exquisitely handmade mooncakes by Chef Tan Tiong Guan, have a premium outlook and taste. From baked varieties to sophisticated types such as the Moët & Chandon Champagne Snow Skin series with the exclusive Mini Snow Skin Moët & Chandon Champagne Mooncake and Mini Snow Skin Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne Mooncake, Chef Tan never fails to impress us with these unique mooncakes, perfect for a fun-time with families. The champagne definitely brings an elegant and distinctive aroma into the fine snow skin — resulting in a perfect outlook that would tingle your taste buds.
Discount: Receive 10% off for purchases above 15 boxes and 15% off for purchases above 35 boxes.
How To Order? : To order, please WhatsApp/call +60 18 646 8033 or visit https://wa.me/c/60186468033 to view their menu catalog.
This award-winning restaurant is now selling a well-curated selection of unique, handcrafted mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival. The prominent Shanghainese Crispy White Lotus Paste is making a huge comeback as a perfect gift for your loved ones.
Discount: Enjoy 10% off for purchases above 15 boxes and 15% off for purchases above 35 boxes.
Luk-Yu Tea House
There’s a contemporary spin in this mooncake collection — ranging from flavours such as Belgian Chocolate and Orange Zest, Classic Jasmine Pearl Tea and Aromatic Durian Puree designed to tease and please your palate. Made using fresh ingredients, these mooncakes have house crafted snow skin mooncakes made available in boxes of 6 or 9.
The Beer Factory and Guinness have partnered once again to create the limited-edition Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes. Wrapped up in a velvety black snowskin, Guinness Mooncakes set themselves apart with deep roasted flavours of Guinness and chocolate-infused lotus paste with an alcohol-infused golden bean paste centre, creating a rich and indulgent treat.
Fans can find out just what makes Guinness Mooncakes so popular, with the smooth and luxurious filling flavoured with stout and chocolate, and the slight hint of bitterness from the Guinness complimenting the sweetness of chocolate to create a mouth-watering delicacy, worth savouring every bite.
Price: RM88 per box of two
How To Order? : To place your orders for self-collection or delivery, visit here.
This year, in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and the unveiling of the first iteration of its collaboration with local designer, Christy Ng, Starbucks is presenting its fans with its artfully designed exclusive mooncake sets. This mooncake set is bound to bring joy and happiness to your friends and family despite the long-distance contributed by the pandemic.
To add some festive cheer, each exclusive mooncake set features 2 types of distinctly designed mini-tote bags by Christy Ng — in both burgundy red and midnight blue! These intricately designed tote bags was inspired by the ancient folklore of the festival but with a modern-day twist.
In short, this tote bag has a story of its own, dating centuries back in the form of the Crane fetching Chang’e, the prevailing protagonist of the Mid-Autumn festival, an Osmanthus flower from earth to quell her nostalgia of family and home as she sits far away on the moon.
Flavours: Caramel Macchiato, Golden Lotus Salted Egg, Chocolate Hazelnut Praline and Matcha Adzuki
Price: RM158 (Mooncake Set in Midnight Blue), RM138 (Mooncake Set in Burgundy Red)
In lieu of the mid-Autumn festival, CakeRush has a delightful mooncake collection ranging from traditional flavours to modern treats. These flavours would be a great treat for your friends and family especially with their delivery services that span the Klang Valley area as well as other regions in Malaysia. For durian lovers, fret not as Sweet Celcius Patisserie’s Musang King Mooncake gift set has a same day delivery service. People who would want a nice twist to their traditional mooncake collection could go for the 3D rose mooncake collection!
Price Range: RM19 – RM145
Check out the full range of options here.
10. Flower Chimp
As for Flower Chimp, their approach to the Mid-Autumn festival, comes in bundles. With a fixed mooncake set namely the Treasures of Togetherness Set, you can now choose between various types of items ranging from flower bouquets, fruit baskets and chocolate boxes. This would ultimately make the festivities more special due to the fact that your loved ones would receive not just a mooncake set, but other items too. This is too good of a deal, in fact!
Price Range: RM89 – RM279
Check out the promo sets here.
Offering a wide variety of flavours, pandamart Mooncakes are available in Red Jujube, Purple Sweet Potato, Pure Lotus, Pandan Lotus, Black Sesame Single Yolk, Taro Single Yolk, Red Adzuki Bean Single Yolk and Mung Bean Single Yolk.
Price: RM17.90 (mooncakes without yolk), RM18.9 (mooncakes with yolk)
Promo: Users can also enjoy a 20% discount when they purchase 4 mooncakes and above from pandamart.
How To Order? : Available in selected pandamart outlets, Lotus, Aeon and Baker’s Cottage on the foodpanda app via shops.
Hopefully, these mooncakes and the delivery services provided by the companies would indeed bring more joy, prosperity and happiness into your lives. Apart from that, it is also essential to keep in mind that the pandemic is far from over so, be sure to take care of your health and safety!