The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival or Mooncakes Festival, takes place annually on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. This year, that day falls on September 10.
The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings, made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and to watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
Mooncakes come in a lot of varieties, texture and tastes and are available in abundance in KL. Never tried a mooncake before? This is your chance! We’ve cherry-picked the best places in KL to buy this year’s mooncakes here in this listicle for you.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The Mid-Autumn Moonrise takes an eco-friendly approach to illustrate the hotel’s stance on sustainability. This year’s gift box, is made from sustainable bamboo materials, featuring two opulent porcelain dishes with your choice of Hilton’s traditional baked or snow skin mooncakes.
This year’s signature snow skin mooncake is the Celestial Star with a blue appearance, evoking the elegance of the night sky. Musang King durian lovers, you’re not forgotten! The Heavenly Gold is a must-try, as well as the Royal Jade, Blue Moon, and Flower Drum.
Prices: from RM 38 for the Celestial Star to RM 60 for the Heavenly Gold. The traditionally baked mooncakes are priced between RM 35-38 nett. Gift boxes are available for purchase at RM158 for a box of four.
More here in our review!
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
The House of Shí Wǔ 十五 , in collaboration with the award-winning Malaysian fashion designer Melinda Looi is a miniature wooden house which also moonlights as a multipurpose box and décor, with an intricate exterior that showcases the timeless motifs of iconic Peranakan homes.
Encasing four handmade mooncakes with a variety of 11 surprise gifts, it comes together with a bold-coloured functional canvas bag as its carrier. Individual mooncakes include flavours like Shanghainese Yam with Single Yolk, Pure Red Bean, Pure Pandan, and White Lotus with Double Yolk.
If you’d like to find out more, have a look here at our review!
Prices: the House is available for pre-orders at an Early Bird price of RM 288 nett per set (originally RM 328 nett), while stocks last.
How to order: please order online here.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara has created two luxurious gift sets named Galaxy Series, offering guests a chance to own a piece of the moon for the upcoming Mid-autumn festival.
Mooncakes on offer here are baked skins flavours like black sesame and pure white lotus and snow skin flavours, like the Signature osmanthus blueberry or yam with dark chocolate.
Prices: the Galaxy Series is priced at RM 252 nett and the Classic Copper Treasure is priced at RM 157 nett. Both sets consist of four pieces of mooncakes.
How to order: please call 03 2720 6608 or email the hotel here.
W Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Moonlit Fever Mooncake Collection: this chic bag comes along with four luscious mooncake flavours of your choice: Pure Lotus, Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste Mandarin Skin, Momoyama, Lotus Seed Paste Double Yolk, Tiramisu or mixed nuts. The collection comes in two brilliant and bold colors, Emerald Green and Sunrise Orange.
- Moonlit Fever Mixology Kit: have your DIY cocktail with a side of mooncake. This kit comes with two luscious mooncake flavours and a Mixology Kit to prepare your very own cocktail.
- Moonlit Fever Gift Box: the gift box contains two luscious mooncake flavours and artisanal homemade treats to satisfy every palate.
- Moonlit Fever Mooncake Collection – RM 238 nett per box
- Moonlit Fever Mixology Kit – RM 268 nett per box
- Moonlit Fever Gift Box – RM 268 nett per box
Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
Enjoy the debut of handcrafted Yue Snow Skin Mooncakes, infused with selected TWG teas.
These one-of-a-kind snow skin mooncakes come in four unique flavours: the Yue Snow Skin Mooncakes are infused with TWG Caravan Tea, TWG Red Chai Tea, TWG Pomme Prestige Tea, and TWG Pink Flamingo Tea. The mooncakes come encased in a beautifully crafted box, in three distinct styles: Peony Jade, Lilac Blossom, and Premium Turquoise.
Mooncake connoisseurs can also enjoy an enticing selection of classic baked mooncake flavours.
Prices: boxes range from RM 126 to RM 188 per box, and prices for individual mooncakes start at RM 25.
Le Méridien Petaling Jaya
The hotel introduces two exclusive and luxury mooncake boxes: Pure Blossom and Opulent Elegance. Each box carries four mooncakes, featuring Longan Wolfberries and Single Yolk White Lotus.
Prices: RM 188 per box.
How to order: you may reach out directly to the F&B reservations team at 012 390 9949 via call or WhatsApp.
For more information, please call the hotel at 03 7682 0000 or book the boxes here.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Li Yen presents a curated selection of baked and snow skin mooncakes, including the Moët & Chandon Champagne snow skin series.
Prices: individual mooncakes range from RM 18 for the mini White Lotus paste to RM 37 for White Lotus paste with double egg yolk. Boxes of four pieces start at RM 160.
How to order: please WhatsApp or call 018 646 8033 or email the hotel here.
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Shanghai restaurant offers mooncakes with luscious fillings – from the signature Shanghainese Crispy Yellow Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk to the perennial favourite Baked White Lotus Paste. Dessert enthusiasts will appreciate the return of the Baked Tiramisu Paste with Salted Egg Yolk.
Prices: individual mooncakes are priced between RM22 – RM 37. You pay RM 228 per box of four pieces (traditional mooncakes) or RM 198 per box of six pieces (mini mooncakes).
How to order: please WhatsApp or call 018 591 8537 or email the hotel here.
The Starhill Dining
This Mid-Autumn Festival, Luk Yu Tea House at The Starhill Dining has created a collection of house crafted snow skin mooncakes in light pastel shades.
Prices: a box of six is priced at RM 198+.
How to order: please visit their WhatsApp catalog here or call 018 632 8060.
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
The hotel offers premium mooncake flavours featuring 30-year-old Dried Tangerine Skin, Summer Black Truffle, Shangri-La Tie Guan Yin Tea, Musang King, and assorted sensational Ping Pei combinations such as Green Apple & Wasabi, Black Sesame & Nutella, Raspberry & Chilli Padi and more!
Prices: range between RM 28-43 and boxes start at RM 225.
How to order: you can buy your mooncakes here online.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
This year, MO has opted for an eco-friendly bamboo box to encase their handcrafted mooncakes. The Golden Moon variety, made with edible gold continues to take the limelight as Kuala Lumpur’s most luxurious mooncake. Making its debut this year is the Salted Egg Custard Snow Skin and Pandan Gula Melaka Chocolate Mooncakes.
Prices: between RM 38-68 per individual mooncake or RM 228 for a box of six.
How to order: you can order online here.
Four Points by Sheraton, Kuala Lumpur
Lady Yi’s Tea House presents 𝑳𝒖𝒙𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑳𝒖𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆: four classic mooncakes encased in an intricately-designed elegant Luxuriant Jewellery Box, inspired by Abundance, a painting by renowned local artist Lisa Wong.
Prices: individual mooncakes are sold for RM 33+ per piece. For RM158+ you can buy the Luxuriant Jewellery Box, filled with four traditionally baked mooncakes.
How to order: please call or WhatsApp to 012 507 3327.
You can also email the hotel here.
The Mooncakes Festival is all about gathering with loved ones, so let’s include our furry friends this year! FurrenzPets offers handmade mooncakes with 100% natural human grade ingredients. The doggie mooncakes come in chicken flavour and in lamb flavour.
Prices: RM8 per piece. Buy five mooncakes and receive one free for RM 38 (comes with free gift box). A great barkain! More info here on their FB page.
How to order: WhatsApp FurrenzPets at 012 938 5968 for orders.
This gifting company just launched its mid-autumn festival gift sets. Tsukimi (Japanese moon-watching) elements are incorporated into their 2022 Mid-Autumn Gift kits, with blue waves, hemp leaves, chrysanthemum and pampas.
The Tsukimi Collection comes in 3 different variants: Fortune, Vitality and Longevity, which comes in an elaborate unboxing experience with its traditional Furoshiki wrapping style.
For more information, do is get in touch with their team via email here or WhatsApp them at 012 733 1246.
Prices: the Fortune set is priced at RM178, Vitality costs RM228 and Longevity can be bought for RM598.
How to order: you can order online here.