We were very excited to receive the Over the Moon mooncakes from Shangri-La! Let’s get right to it – starting with the exquisite-looking box.
I love boxes, I don’t know why… My family can attest to that. The Classic Baked mooncakes from Shangri-La come in a classic-looking gold-plated box that one might expect to find gold nuggets in.
But we found something better: traditional mooncakes with red bean paste, lotus paste with single and double yolks and plain ones. The mooncake with Spirulina Lotus Paste stood out, and that is the first one that I went for, out of curiosity. And it was good – definitely not weird, as I recall the taste of the green gooey algae that I used to take as supplements. The green paste could well be mistaken for more ubiquitous green tea or pandan, but they do not have these in their selections, so spirulina it is. Good choice!
Shangri-La also came up with a Rabbit-Shaped Gift Box (Assorted Ping Pei Mooncakes), designed and created for kids. I thought this is an amazingly good gesture on the part of Shangri-La to have children in mind, other than their corporate clients.
And I absolutely fell in love with the innovative idea behind the design of the rabbit box and the little boxes holding the cute little snow-skin (ping pei) mooncakes. They each have a riddle, related to the Mid-autumn festival to be solved with great mental agility – and you also need to know Chinese to read the Chinese-only characters. Luckily, I had my mother to help me read them. She also helped us get the correct answers to the riddles. This was so much fun! The answers can also be found by pulling the retractable card on the box. How cool is that?
The snow-skin mooncakes did not disappoint – the Mango, Passionfruit & Coconut one tasted refreshingly good! From the moment it goes into the mouth, it bursts into tangy and fruity flavours. The Ping Pei with Chocolate Orange & Nut tastes like chocolate gelato. My favourite for sure!
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur also has a whole range of premium gift boxes ranging from RM358 – 538. Check them out here.
Would you like to find out more places which sell delicious mooncakes? Have a look at our mooncakes listicle here.
Our mooncakes were sponsored by Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. As always, our opinion is honest and our own.