With the Mid-Autumn festival being only less than a month away, we’re sure some of you are starting to panic, thinking about what to bring all your aunties and uncles when you go visit or when you meet them for reunion dinners. We get it, NOTHING seems to be good enough for them!
Well, worry not, because we’ve gathered some of the most beautiful and unique mooncake collections for you to check out and very likely order for this year. Spoil yourself and all your family members on the most luxurious and delicious mooncakes possible.
1. Grand Hyatt X Melinda Looi : ‘The House of Shí Wǔ 十五之家’
This Mid-Autumn, enjoy joyful reunions with Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur as the hotel collaborates once more with award-winning Malaysian fashion designer Melinda Looi on ‘The House of Shí Wǔ 十五之家’, an avant-garde mooncake collection that honours the traditional history of Peranakan culture in Malaysia.
This Mid-Autumn advent calendar is unique in that it combines a trip down memory lane with a Peranakan theme. The collection resembles an elaborate wooden building of a tiny house that doubles as a multipurpose box and includes a unique assortment of four traditional mooncakes as well as several carefully selected goodies of all kinds.
Price: Early Bird price of RM288 (Originally priced at RM328)
Availability period: Pre-order from July 2022 onwards and collection / delivery is available from 15th August, 2022 onwards
Where to order: Online store or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk purchase enquiries
2. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s Shang Palace : ‘Over the Moon’
The third year of Moon Rabbit’s mesmerising adventure, which is part of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s celebration of the heavenly Mid-Autumn festival, will take you on a fanciful journey to learn more about the festival’s beauty. This year, the culinary team at Shang Palace prepared a variety of delicious mooncake flavours with excellent ingredients for every palette.
Find a beautiful selection of “Over the Moon” delicious mooncakes to share at a family reunion or to give as gifts to loved ones to convey love and best wishes.
Price: Individual mooncake start from RM37 , full package start from RM255
Availability period: 25th July to 10th September 2022
Where to order: Online store
3. Bake by Banyan Tree : ‘Moonlight City’
This year, the most recognisable images of a colourful Kuala Lumpur cityscape, bathed in a warm lunar glow, are projected onto an iridescent spherical gift box that holds Bake’s chocolate mooncakes.
Make a lasting impression with their selection of chocolate mooncakes filled with three different types of filling, which are made from excellent ingredients and created with great expertise. Additionally, the Yellow & Blue Herbal Infusion Sachets by Harney & Sons Fine Teas, a blend of chamomile, lavender, and cornflower, are part of Bake’s Moonlight City mooncake line.
Availability period: Pre-order available now, delivery / pick-up from 15th August to 11th September 2022
Where to order: Online website
4. Four Seasons X Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo’s custom mooncake gift boxes are the perfect way to celebrate this Mid-Autumn. It is housed in a circular, cheery pink box that embodies the occasion’s feelings of joy, fortune, and abundance. The exquisite mooncakes are handcrafted with the highest care and packaged in a special Four Seasons gift box.
The peacock origami pattern and round totem box depict the old Chinese habit of a family gazing at the full moon while sharing delectable mooncakes. Each distinctive box cover features an unmistakable Jimmy Choo design, which draws attention to the design’s brilliant colours.
Price: RM488 / RM588
Availability period: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur will start taking orders from July 1, 2022
Where to order: Online website
5. W Kuala Lumpur: ‘Moonlit Fever’
Enjoy the Moonlit Fever Mooncake Collection from W Kuala Lumpur to get funky this Mid-Autumn Festival. Show off their stylish bag, which includes 4 delicious mooncake flavours of your choice.
All were influenced by the boldness and vivacity of mod and retro. Emerald Green and Sunrise Orange are two dazzling and striking colours offered in the collection. Check out their brochure for specifics on the different mooncake flavour and sets available.
Availability period: 1st July – 15th August
Where to order: call +60123574788 or email email@example.com
6. Oh Cha Matcha
In lieu of the Mid-Autumn season, Oh Cha Matcha has brought back the Snow Skin Mooncake series with the addition of one brand new flavour. Snow Skin mooncakes by Oh Cha Matcha are a unique recipe that differs greatly from traditional mooncakes. This season, you’ve got the classic flavours such as Matcha Mung Bean (Matcha Snow Skin), Genmaicha Mung Bean (Blue Spirulina Snow Skin), and Hojicha Mung Bean (Purple Sweet Potato Snow Skin), in addition to a new flavour, the Gyokuro Mung Bean (Beetroot Snow Skin). Gyokuro is special as it is the rarest and priciest Japanese green tea available and its specialty is the aroma and umami palate that comes from a special shade-growing process in Uji, Kyoto.
Price: RM69.90 per box
Availability period: Now till 11th September
Where to order: Pre-ordered online for self-collection only at Oh Cha Matcha’s TTDI store.
7. CHAGEE’s Limited-Edition Mooncake Gift Set
CHAGEE is thrilled to introduce a one-of-a-kind mooncake series in eye-candy boxes, served together with premium tea flavours for a joyous Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. The limited-edition CHAGEE Mooncake Gift Set resembles a majestic Chinese cabinet with doors featuring a full moon and blossoming flower design.
The exclusive CHAGEE Mooncake Gift Set comes with 2 signature tea blends, Jasmine Snow Bud 茉莉雪芽 and Glutinous Green Tea 珑珠绿茶, along with an assortment of premium mooncake flavours.
Price: RM148 (pre-order), RM168 (retail price)
Availability Period: 18th August onwards
Where to order: Available at all CHAGEE outlet. Pre-order at CHAGEE’s official Shopee Store.
8. Pavilion Bukit Jalil: “Carnival of Joy”
While we have many impressive mooncake offerings for you to enjoy, Pavilion Bukit Jalil still has more to offer! No Mid-Autumn celebration would be complete without a lantern parade or a lively marketplace for you to explore and experience with your loved ones. If you’re someone who likes to look at more options (and various brands), then do drop by Bukit Jalil mall and make your way to the centre court on level 2 for more Mid-Autumn Festival goodness.
Immerse yourselves in traditional lantern making workshops and get inspired by the creative instrument as well as dance performances during this festive season. In addition to the beautiful Lantern Parade and Mid Autumn decor, families can also bond with bunnies at the Bunny Petting Zoo, get their Mid Autumn wish on the Digital Lantern Wishing Screen, and enjoy Wushu performances.
The events highlights include:
- Lantern and Clay Making Workshop
- Creative Instrument and Dance Performance by Be You
- Prize Presentation for Lantern Making Competition
- Ukulele Performance by Ferris Music
- Wushu Performance
- Diabolo Performance
- Dance and Drum Performance by Taylor’s International School KL
- Dragon Dance Show
- Free Lantern Giveaway and Lucky Draw
Activities and workshops include:
- First Mandarin Public Speaking Contest (Malaysia) by Minie MicKing
- Talent Show Performance by Be You
- Digital Lantern Wishing on LED Screen
- Traditional Lantern Making Workshop
- Bunny and Mooncake Clay Making Workshop
- Mini Rabbit Petting Zoo by Farm in the City
- Mini Plants Garden by Creek Valley Farm
- Lantern Booth by Pro Sinar
There, you’ll find an assortment of mooncakes, tasteful teas, and sweet treats from brands such as Grand Harbour, Oloiya 我来也 , Awfully Chocolate Malaysia , Bee Cheng Hiang (美珍香), Casahana, Dking, Duria Malaysia (榴冠王), FavoElement, Hong Kong Bay (香港香), Mew Market, Oversea, Palace 8 Restaurant (八號皇宫海鲜酒家), Tai Thong Mooncake, LOHAS Pottery Malaysia , Tianyue Teajoy Malaysia (天月茶生活), and Etaly Gelato.
Availability Period: Now until 11th September
9. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur: “Moonlit Mid Autumn”
Not far away, Pavilion KL is also hosting one of the largest Mooncake Bazaar, providing patrons the place to shop for all your Mid-Autumn essentials. Choose from an exciting variety of stunning mooncakes and gift boxes, from traditional classics such as White Lotus Paste to unique flavours including Dragonfruit and Cranberry, or Hazelnut Custard Double Yolk. Don’t forget to also opt for seasonal sweets, teas and lanterns that make ideal gifts.
This year’s Mooncake Bazaar features an impressive line-up from eight renowned 5-star hotels, including Pavilion Hotel’s whimsical Moonlight Garden Mooncake Collection; Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s innovative destination inspired snow skin mooncakes; and EQ Kuala Lumpur’s Japanese inspired handcrafted Nerikiri Wagashi mooncakes.
Other notable mooncake vendors include ATW by The Fame’s Celestial Lab Mooncakes inspired by the moon; Awfully Chocolate’s Classic Baked Mooncakes and Chocolate Truffle Mooncakes range featuring their high-quality chocolates; First Class Durian’s indulgent durian snow skin mooncakes; and Mizicor’s unique snow skin mooncake flavours.
To immerse themselves in the Mid-Autumn festivities, shoppers are invited to engage in the Lantern Riddle challenge to test their knowledge by solving brain teasers and riddles attached to the hanging lanterns at Centre Court. These not only symbolise happy family reunions, but also good luck and fortune, a tradition that dates as far back as the Northern Song Dynasty.
Catch calligrapher Master Lai Chong Sheong conducting Chinese Brush Painting Demonstrations on paper fans on 3, 4 and 10 September from 2 to 4pm at Centre Court for 100 shoppers a day to bring home personalised artwork this Mid-Autumn Festival.
In addition, foodpanda Malaysia is also Pau-ducing their very own Pau Pau mooncakes (made by Tai Thong). Packed in super cute pink boxes, the Pau Pau mooncakes are available in 3 classic flavours – Pure Lotus, Lotus Single Yolk, and Pure Red Bean. From 2nd – 8th September, don’t miss out on Mooncake Mania where customers can enjoy special discounts on Pau Pau mooncakes and other mooncakes that are available on pandamart.
Price: RM14.90 onwards
Availability Period: 18th August onwards
Where to order: The foodpanda app
11. Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes
The Beer Factory (TBF) collaborates with Guinness and Edelweiss for their limited-edition 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. The Edelweiss Mooncakes on the other hand make the perfect pair, with white chocolate snowskin depicting the snow-capped peaks of Europe and its iconic flower, bursting with the refreshing flavours of Edelweiss combined with alcohol-infused lotus paste.
Where to order: TBF’s website