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The Mid-Autumn Festival is upon us again, which means shopping for mooncakes, from timeless classics like baked lotus paste mooncakes to snowskin mooncakes and everything in between!
Here are our top picks of the Klang Valley’s most unique mooncakes, including selections from Pavilion KL’s Moonlit Mid Autumn Mooncake Bazaar, the largest selection of mooncakes from one location in Bukit Bintang, as well as unique deals from Intermark Mall and Da Men USJ!
Moonlit Moonlit Mid Autumn Mooncake Bazaar Highlights from Pavilion KL!
1. Enchanting pavilion
Adorn your home with a stunning Jade Pavilion rechargeable lantern that comes with it Pavilion HotelMooncake’s Moonlight Garden Collection. Each artfully crafted lantern contains four pieces of traditionally baked mooncakes – choose from their classic Lotus, White Lotus and Red Bean flavours, as well as favorites such as Pandan, Yam and Sweet Corn. Brighten up your mid-autumn celebration with this perfect gift for family and friends.
2. To the Moon!
Looking for an out-of-this-world gift this fall? Check it out The Fame’s A Thousand Words (The Fame’s ATW) Limited Edition Celestial Lab Mooncake Gift Set, featuring four delicious mooncakes. Discover their unique Dragonfruit and Merisor, Red Bean Matcha, Lava Black Sesame and Lava Tiramisu mooncakes that incorporate the latest AR technology and immersive packaging design to give you a highly experiential treat!
3. Chocolate surprise
Chocolate lovers must taste Awfully chocolateyHis Specialty Chocolate Mooncakes! Try their signature Original Chocolate Mooncake with a chocolate mooncake filled with rich dark chocolate lotus with a divine dark chocolate filling. Other flavors include Tiramisu Mooncake, Hallelnut Custard Double Yelk and Chocolate Brownie Sea Sat Caramel.
Awfully Chocolate is also bringing back their Chocolate Truffle Mooncakes, and they’re bigger and better! Coming in a larger size, the curated collection comes in dark chocolate, passion fruit, dark milk cookies and cream, hazelnut chocolate and chocolate and caramel crème brulee.
4. Durian Delight
Attention durian lovers! Looking for a mooncake that will not only mark the mid-autumn festivities, but also satisfy all your durian cravings? Look no further than First class durianDurian Mooncake Sets which include Snow Skin Mooncakes with Musang King, Black Thorn, Pandan Musang King and Chocolate Musang King fillings.
5. So Matcha Love
Try EQ HotelHandmade Japanese-inspired Nerikiri Wagashi Mooncakes available in Citrus Adzuki, Matcha Pistachio and Yuzu Passion Fruit flavors. These delicate round mooncakes are beautifully decorated with characters that reflect the Mid-Autumn Festival, including white rabbits and lanterns and Chinese symbols representing luck and longevity. Be sure to order these mooncakes early as order slots are limited.
6. A taste of Malaysia
Wrapped in soft Japanese mochi, Mischievous offers a range of unique flavors inspired by Malaysian and international flavors. Mizicor’s Mooncake flavors include Cempedak, Berry Strawberry, Mango Passion, Uji Matcha, Musang King and Belgium Chocolate. Best of all, these mooncakes have no added sugars and no preservatives!
7. Travel the world
Take a trip around the world when you bite Le Meridien Kuala LumpurHis innovative destination-inspired snowskin mooncakes! Travel to Trieste and taste a delicious espresso illy coffee and mooncake with cashew nuts; Kyoto offers an authentic Japanese matcha tea with lychee mooncake; Brussels features a dark chocolate Belgian mooncake with dried raspberries; and Melaka has a blue pea, yuzu and cranberry flower.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for some booze, try the Shanghai for Lychee Infused Mooncake with Craft Gin from Peddlers Shanghai; New York City for Le Meridien’s take on a mooncake Manhattan cocktail; or maybe try Vera Cruz for Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, vodka and illy Espresso Martini.
8. Sweet and Savory
In collaboration with the famous dried meat brand Oloiya, Grand Imperial has handcrafted a unique snowskin cream and chicken floss mooncake that strikes the perfect balance of sweet and savory, wrapped in stunning pale blue snowskin. This mooncake promises an explosion of flavors and textures that will invigorate the senses.
9. Majestic Aromas
Indulge in a variety of mooncakes in stunning gift wrap at Casahana. Notable flavors include German Black Forest, Coffee Lotus, Lava Mocha, Matcha Red Bean Omochi, Lava King Musang and Royal Osmanthus.
10. Award-winning delicacies
Sometimes old school is best! For a taste of traditional Chinese-style mooncakes, check it out Oriental restaurantAward-winning Shanghai-style mooncake and egg yolk and yam paste in Teochew-style mooncake. Other chef-recommended mooncakes include the traditional creamy lava mooncake and the traditional white lotus paste egg yolk cake.
Location: Ground Floor, Intermark Mall
11. Timeless classics
In addition to stocking classic baked mooncake flavors like white lotus paste and red bean paste, The Great Harbour has a series of snow skin mooncakes that are filled with high quality ingredients with flavors ranging from white lotus, yam paste and red bean.
Location: Level 4, Da Men USJ; Level 5, Bukit Jalil Pavilion; Bottom, 88 Fahrenheit
12. Aim for the Stars
Lust for mooncakes with a Starbucks twist? Inspired by its signature drinks, Starbucks mooncake flavors include Caramel Macchiato, a lotus coffee mooncake with soft caramel lava; Matcha Adzuki, a green tea lotus mooncake with adzuki (red bean) lava; Chocolate Hazelnut Praline, a lotus chocolate mooncake with hazelnut lava; and the Golden Lotus Salted Egg, a classic lotus mooncake with a salted egg lava filling.
Location: Level 3 / Level 6, Pavilion KL; Ground floor, Intermark Mall; Ground floor, Da Men USJ; Pavilion Level 3 Bukit Jalil
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