Once a year, the Mid-Autumn Festival makes its presence felt when Chinese restaurants, hotels, bakeries and the centre court of shopping malls, start selling a variety of mooncakes. What is exciting about the mooncake season is that many chefs spend hours, creating new recipes to come up with surprising and enticing flavours to woo their clientele and some even stamp a name for themselves if their creation becomes the talk of the town. Traditional flavours, however are still the ones that celebrants seek, for a taste that reminds them of the good old days.
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This year, there are 14 mooncake varieties offered at the hotel. There are the favoured traditional flavours such as red bean, pure lotus with single or double yolk, pandan paste with Single Yolk, White Pure Lotus, White Pure Lotus Paste Single Yolk or the Assorted Fruit Nuts. Innovative mooncake creations are Espresso Walnut Latte, Black Sesame Single Yolk, Charcoal Longan Wolfberry and Durian Snow Skin. Whichever mooncake you choose, have them packed in the classic themed giftbox. Guests can purchase individual mooncakes neatly packed in metallic shades of green, pretty pink, lilac, blue and classic gold. The halal mooncakes are priced at RM18 to RM26 nett per piece and RM72 to RM104 nett per box of four. For orders, call 03-2144 8750.
Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The hotel welcomes the most highly anticipated celebration of the year with a galore of lip-smacking mooncakes. Aside from the traditional snow-skin and baked mooncakes, chef Roland Seow Heng Ghai has introduced the Snow-Skin Musang King Durian Mooncake. The rich and creamy goodness of this signature full bodied aroma, bittersweet durian paste is wrapped in a tender snow skin. The perennial favourite is the Snow-Skin D24 Durian Mooncake, an original Corus Hotel creation which was voted by StarMetro as the winning mooncake in 2010 and 2011 under its ‘Fabulous Snow Skin Mooncake’ category. The hotel’s other recommendations are Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Single Yolk, Mooncake with White Lotus Paste (less sugar), Golden Jadette Mooncake with Single Yolk and Snow-Skin Sesame Ying Yang Mooncake. Sold at prices ranging from RM17nett to RM25nett, the mooncakes come with exquisite custom-made imported boxes in a vibrant golden yellow colour, perfect for the avid box collector. Patrons will be able to enjoy special discounts up to 25% with selected debit/credit cards until Sept 30. For orders, call 03-2161 8888 ext. 127 / 188.
Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Mid-Autumn Festival is an auspicious occasion celebrated by the Chinese on the 15th day of the eight lunar month. Sampling delicate-tasting mooncakes during this festival is a must as they feature significantly in the origins of the celebration. At Tang Palace, mooncakes are made from the finest variety of ingredients by master chef Loke such as Red Bean Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Lotus Seeds with Single Egg Yolk, White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Golden Jade with Single Egg Yolk and ‘Ping Pei’ Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk and Shanghai Mooncake amongst others. All mooncakes are packed in custom-designed gift boxes, with a choice of either four pieces or six pieces of Mini White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk. Ranging from RM11++ to RM17++ per piece, the mooncakes are available for both eat-in and take-away. For orders, call 03-4043 7777 ext. 3340.
Empire Hotel Subang
The hotel celebrates the mooncake festival with an assortment of mooncakes that are inventive and delectable in flavour. Select from Oriental Passion, Green Tea Apricot, Macha Red Bean to traditional lotus baked mooncakes. A bite of the sweet mooncake as you sip your favourite cup of Chinese tea will enhance the traditional flavours. These mooncakes in beautifully designed boxes are available for sale until Sept 30 at Kitchen Art Brasserie. Prices range from RM22nett per piece or RM88nett per box. For orders, call 03-5565 1388 or log onto www.empirehotel.com.my.
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
The hotel has created an array of traditional and mini snow skin mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. For an authentic taste, there’s the Assorted Fruit and Nut, Red Bean Paste, Pure White Lotus or Pure White Lotus with Single Yolk and for something fancier, opt for the Mini Snow Skin Mooncake With Passion Fruit Lotus Paste, Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Durian Lotus Paste, Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Spiruline Lotus Paste or Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Green Tea Lotus Paste. The Fortune Mooncake Gift Box is priced at RM 112++ per box of four and Full Mooncake Gift Box is priced at RM108++ per box of eight. For those preparing for a simple reunion, there’s a selection of mooncakes starting from RM12.80++ per piece to RM29.80++ per piece. For reservations, call 03-2117 4180 or email email@example.com.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Indulge in celestial mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival as the hotel presents its most luxurious mooncakes in town. This year, aside from the hotel’s traditional snow skin and baked mooncake offering, Chynna’s executive chef Lam Hock Hin has created a special limited edition mooncake — the Heavenly Gold Mooncake inspired by the crème de la crème of durians, Musang King. Priced at RM276nett per box of six, the Heavenly Gold mooncakes are a real treat for the durian gourmand. For the purists, traditional baked mooncakes include red bean paste, almond flakes, five nuts variety and much more. For a modern take, there’s Flower Drum mooncake (Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk), Blue Moon (Snow Skin Amaretto lotus paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine) and Yellow Moon (Snow Skin Violet Flower Essence and Chocolate Center with Brandy Flavoured Lotus Paste). All the above flavours are available at RM19nett per piece. Guests can also purchase a ‘Prestige Box of 6’ or ‘Prestige Box of 4’ at RM93nett and RM74nett respectively. For orders, visit www.life.hiltonkl.com or call 03-2264 2515.
Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang
The hotel will be honouring the mooncake festival with a fine selection of traditional mooncakes to commemorate this auspicious occasion. Until Sept 30, The Inn of Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant is offering a tempting array of freshly baked mooncakes such as Golden Pure Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Golden Pandan Pure Lotus Paste, Pure Lotus Paste, Crystal Red Bean Paste, Crystal Pure Lotus Paste and Golden Red Bean Paste. Priced between RM15.80 and RM16.80 per piece, these delectable mooncakes are available 11.30am to 9pm and can also be ordered in advance. For orders, call 03-5633 8788 ext 7230.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Available until Sept 30, Lai Po Heen’s handmade mooncakes by its brigade of master chefs are celestial creations baked using only the finest of ingredients. These mooncakes are available in a myriad of interesting flavours that include Dark Chocolate with Salted Caramel ganache, Homemade Pandan Essence and Macadamia Nut, Homemade Black Sesame Paste and Melon Seeds and more. For those with a penchant for baked mooncakes will find delight in red bean, lotus paste with single egg yolk varities.
The signature snow skin mooncake with durian paste is one of the best-sellers while those with an adventurous palate may indulge in Snow Skin Mooncake with Blueberries and Grated Coconut, Dark Chocolate Mooncake with Star Anise and Red Bean Ganache and White Chocolate Mooncake with Orange Ganache and Jam. Sold in four and six pieces, these dainty creations are priced from RM84 onwards. For orders, call 03- 2179 8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The mooncakes will also be at 1 Utama Shopping Centre until Sept 30.
One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival with a stellar ensemble of traditional oven-baked and snow skin mooncakes packed with delightful flavours and fillings from Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant. Perennial flavours for oven-baked mooncakes such as white lotus paste with single egg yolk, supreme mixed nuts and red bean paste are offered while new flavours for the snow skin mooncakes like white coffee lotus paste with walnut, red bean paste with pumpkin seed and honey dew flavour are set to thrill your taste buds. The mooncakes are available in beautiful gift boxes of four or eight pieces until Sept 30. Priced from RM18 per piece. For orders, call 03-7681 1159.
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Si Chuan Dou Hua spoils you with six distinctive mooncake flavours, available until Sept 30. They come in individual pieces and also in specially designed gift boxes that are ideal to be gifted to your family, friends and business associates. There’s the chef’s special creation of Baked White Lotus Paste with Bird’s Nest (RM62.50++ per piece) and Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM20++ per piece). Otherwise indulge in Pandan with Single Yolk or try the Savoury White Lotus with Shrimp Sambal and Charcoal Infused Mocha Milk Tea. These flavours are priced at RM21++ each. The Low Sugar White Lotus with Single Yolk (RM23++ per piece) will definitely suit the palate of the health conscious. UOB, Hong Leong, Standard Chartered and CIMB cardmembers enjoy special discounts for purchase of a single box of mooncake. For orders, call 03-2782 8303 or email email@example.com.
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur
At the Dynasty Restaurant, the chefs have created a selection of homemade traditional mooncakes as well as a number of contemporary ones using pure and natural ingredients available until Sept 30. These mooncakes are priced between RM13.50 nett to RM28 nett per piece. They are packaged in specially designed and stylish gift boxes. Perennial favourites are Shanghai mooncake with Pandan Lotus Paste and Salted Yolk, White Lotus Paste with Salted Yolk and Snow Skin Champagne Chocolate. However, no Mid-Autumn Festival will be complete without the all-time traditional favourite of Baked Assorted Nuts with Ham. Making its debut for the first time this year is the White Jade with Green Beans and Cheese, Snow Skin Jelly Fruit Gum with Water Chestnut and Precious Black Tiramisu. The mooncakes are sold at Dynasty Restaurant, the hotel’s East Wing lobby and the mooncake kiosk at Mid Valley Megamall East Lobby (East Atrium Ground Floor). For orders, call 03-2162 2233 or 03 2771 6773 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resorts World Genting
This year Mid-Autumn Festival, Resorts World Genting celebrates with not only eleven classic mooncake flavours but with four new flavours which are Snow Skin with Kiwi Fruit Paste, White Lotus Paste with Black Sesame Yolk, Sweet Corn Paste with Chestnut and White Lotus with Ginseng Red Dates that will excite every tastebud. Constantly driven to only provide perfection, Resorts World Genting’s dim sum chef Gan Chee Keong ensures the mooncake is freshly baked using only the finest ingredients, to guarantee a luxurious taste while preserving the original delicate smoothness, and making mooncakes that are low in sugar. Other varieties of mooncake flavours produced are Snow Skin Mango Paste, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste, Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Lotus Paste with Double Yolks, Red Bean Paste, Green Tea Lotus Paste, Healthy White Lotus Paste with Spirulina Skin, Golden Jade with Single Yolk, Durian Lotus Paste, Assorted Nuts Ng Yan and White Butter Skin with Pandan Sweet Corn Paste. Each priced between RM7.80+ and RM11.50+ per piece. Mini mooncake gift sets are priced at RM45+ per box. The mooncakes are available at Genting Palace, Lao Di Fang Entrance, Good Friends Restaurant, Resort Hotel Lobby, Hainan Express (Theme Park Hotel), Hainan Kitchen and Coach Café. The mooncake can also be bought at One Hub Wisma Genting Kuala Lumpur. For orders, visit www.rwgenting.com.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
The hotel celebrates the celestial Mid-Autumn Festival with specially made mooncakes from Shang Palace. This year’s mooncakes feature a wide array of 12 new and classic varieties such as red bean, white lotus seed paste, Spirulina Paste with Single Yolk, Mini Custard Paste with Yolk, Mini Ping Pei with Custard and Bird’s Nest, Mini Ping Pei, Black Sesame and Mini Ping Pei, Chocolate with Espresso Bits and Almond Strips. The mooncakes are packed in personalised and custom-designed gift boxes and will make ideal gifts for family, friends and esteemed associates. For orders, call 03-2074 3560.
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant presents a treasure chest of mooncake flavours until Sept 30. Master chef Lee Yew Ken fulfils tastebuds with seven golden baked and snow skin varieties that are created with a mix of high quality ingredients. An all-time favourite, is the crunchy assortment of nuts is drizzled with sesame seed (Golden Baked Assorted Nuts and Sesame Seed Mooncake) is an ideal option for vegetarians. For the traditionalist, there’s the Golden Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk and Golden Baked Red Bean Paste. Tuck into the Golden Baked Low Sugar Pandan Paste with Salted Mung Bean for something a little extraordinary yet pleasing. The Snow Skin Chocolate Whisky is truly a treat for the senses. The latest flavour is the Snow Skin Sesame and Peanut Paste. The mooncakes come in an elegantly crafted autumn inspired treasure gift box that can be purchased daily from 11am to 9.30 pm and at the mooncake counter at Pyramid Tower Hotel until Sept 30. Priced between RM16+ and RM23+ per piece for take-aways, the mooncakes are made with less sugar and are free from artificial colouring and preservatives. For orders, 03-7495 1888 or email email@example.com.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
This year, Five Sen5es invites you to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival in style with its’ new range of delectable mooncakes. The newly-branded Cantonese restaurant offers a wide range of flavours, ensuring there is something for everyone. You can take your pick from traditional flavours such as Hong Kong Red Bean Paste and Five Sen5es Phoenix Assorted Fruit Nuts to healthy selections like Hong Kong Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Twin Egg Yolk and Hong Kong Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk. For the more adventurous, do opt for the Home Baked Yaki Nori Kawaryo with Single Yolk Mooncake, the White Coffee with White Lotus Paste Mooncake, Authentic Custard Milk with Taro Paste Mooncake or Secret Method Flavoured Chocolate Mooncake. Typically offered between friends, families and colleagues, Five Sen5es’ mooncakes make great gifts in exquisite gift boxes. The Fun Moon box is priced at RM88+ per box, Graceful Moon packaging is priced at RM98+ and RM108+ per Harmonious Moon box. Lastly, there is the Bright Moon gift box, priced at RM228+ per box. For orders, call 03-2773 8338 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
TWG Tea unveils a collection of four traditional mooncakes infused with TWG Tea’s most coveted blends. TWG Tea has created an elegant collection of four tea-infused traditional savoury mooncakes encased in glossy, baked crusts. The iconic golden Constellation mooncake, infused with Singapore Breakfast Tea and filled with a smooth lotus filling and a salted egg yolk heart, is complimented by three new mooncakes, each one hand crafted to perfection. The Pagoda mooncake, wrapped in a saffron yellow baked crust and infused with Moonlit Night Tea, sits boldly alongside the Dragon mooncake, which boasts a sumptuous chocolate brown crust filled with velvety lotus paste infused with 1837 Black Tea and a heart of zesty orange. This year TWG Tea offers a set of four mooncakes in a traditional burgundy Singapore Breakfast Tea Mooncake gift box priced at RM108.