9 Places In KL And PJ To Get The Trendiest Mooncakes This Year

Gift yourself or someone else!

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Disclaimer: This article is listed in no particular order.

1. Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur (Halal)

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Classic and luxurious – Pavilion Hotel's vibrant red and gold mooncake box this year is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Not only does it make for a great gift, but the classy box can also be used for jewellery after!

The 'Pavilion of Treasures' comes with a collection of six traditional baked mooncakes. You can select from the following flavours:
- Yam Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk
- Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk
- White Lotus Paste
- Red Bean Paste

You can get the 'Pavilion of Treasures' with an early bird discount of 20% from now until 15 September. From 16 September to 1 October, the discount will be 15%.

To order, visit Pavilion Hotel directly or contact +603-21172888. Or place an order by emailing [email protected]

2. UNBOX by Huff and Puff (Non-halal)

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'The Tapao-Me-Home!'. YES PLEASE.

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'Steaming with happiness' set.

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Recently launched earlier in August, UNBOX by Huff and Puff focuses on custom-made gift sets for different festive seasons. This time, they decided to come up with a fun collection that evokes a sense of nostalgia.

In collaboration with Ipoh's famous biscuit shop, Ching Han Guan, they are selling three different mooncake sets:
1. 'The Can-teen' - inspired by our school days where we spent pocket money at vending machines.
2. 'The Tapao-Me-Home!' inspired by traditional tiffin carriers and the biggest question Malaysians always ask, "What to tapao today?"
3. 'Steaming with happiness' set - inspired by the traditional medicine ointment box with a dim sum basket that holds the mooncake. The dim sum steamers can even be used for actual steaming!

The flavours available are:
- BBQ meat with salted egg yolk
- Red bean paste
- Pandan lotus
- Walnut

You can place an order here.

3. W Kuala Lumpur (Halal)

In collaboration with gallery curator Edith Ho and artists Jonny Zerox and Lim Kok Hong, W Kuala Lumpur came up with a vibrant collection dubbed as the 'Gung HO collective'.

You can get them separately or in a set of four individually packaged in whimsical boxes with outrageous portraits inspired by Asian influences.

The mooncake flavours available are:
- Red Bean Paste with tangerine encased in almond skin
- Yellow Lotus Single Yolk
- White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seed
- Pandan with Single Yolk
- Traditional Five Nuts
- White Lotus Seed Paste Double Yolk

The art is so quirky, we love how it reminds us of 'Crash Landing on You'.

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The outer packaging comes with a circle of blue sequins, which you can play around with and flip to a silver 'W'.

Here's some ASMR:

The mooncakes are available from now until 1 October.

To place an order, drop an email to [email protected] or contact +6012-3479088.

4. Inside Scoop (Pork-free)

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If you're looking for something unique, Inside Scoop has various handcrafted ice cream mooncakes! A cool treat for our humid weather.

The mooncakes, which are available in a set of two or four, not only come coated in snow skin but with a unique white chocolate shell in vibrant colours.

The flavours available are: Durian with chocolate yolk, Rocher with a crunchy base, Unicorn with a raspberry yolk, and Caramel Biscuit with chocolate salted caramel lava yolk.

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This year, Inside Scoop also brought back its 7.5-inch 'Supermoon' ice cream mooncake that's big enough for you to share with family and friends!

It's made with pistachio ice cream and layered with a raspberry jelly centre, on top of a crunchy chocolate base, then wrapped in yellow snow skin.

'Supermoon' ice cream mooncake and a hand for scale.

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They also have a DIY ice cream mooncake kit available for anyone who wants to experiment with making them at home!

You can place an order for their ice cream mooncakes here.

5. Hilton PJ and KL (Halal)

The Royal Midnight mooncake box.

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This year, Hilton is selling mooncakes in not one, but two different packaging designs!

The Royal Midnight mooncake box, which doubles up as a luxurious jewellery box, comes with a set of four snow skin or traditional baked mooncakes and is only available in Hilton Kuala Lumpur. 

Some of the snow skin flavours include: 
- Snow Skin with Musang King Durian
- Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine
- Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk

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The Lunar Charms mooncake box.

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Meanwhile, the Lunar Charms mooncake box is presented in a birdcage-inspired 4-tier box with a set of four traditional baked mooncakes, including White Lotus, Black Sesame Lotus, Pandan Lotus, and Red Bean. 

They also have other premium flavours available, such as Dragon Fruit Lotus and Durian Lotus.

The gift set is available in pink, red, or blue at five hotels:
1. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
2. Hilton Petaling Jaya
3. Hilton Kota Kinabalu
4. DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka
5. Hilton Garden in Puchong

You can order it from the hotels directly or online from now until 4 October.

6. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur (Halal)

Along with its mooncakes, InterContinental also released 'Fat-carons' – South Korean super-sized macarons (pictured on the left).

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InterContinental's mooncakes and packaging will be sure to impress anyone who receives it this year. 

You can select from two different boxes: luxe leather-bound gift box and a classic cherry blossom gift box. Depending on your preference, you can also choose between snow skin or traditional baked mooncakes. 

Some of the flavours include: 
- Durian Snow Skin with Custard and Salted Egg Cream
- Scarlet Snow Skin with Pandan
- Minced Yolk and Bean Paste
- Bamboo Charcoal Snow Skin with Milk Tea
- Green Tea Snow Skin with Green Pea and Dragon Fruit

For traditional yet uniquely flavoured baked skin mooncakes, InterContinental brought back the signature Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest, as well as all-time favourites, Classic White Lotus Paste Single Yolk and Golden Jade Single Yolk amongst others.

Order the mooncakes on its online store here.

7. The Ritz-Carlton (Non-halal)

Whether you're a traditional baked mooncake or snow skin lover, The Ritz-Carlton has something for everyone!

This year, it brought back a collection of classic mooncake flavours along with its Moët & Chandon Champagne Snow Skin series. Another popular flavour available is their Mini Snow Skin Cream Cheese with Port Wine Mooncake.

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If those don't tickle your fancy, you can opt for their classics:
- White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk
- Red Bean Paste
- Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk
- Li Yen Kam Tui, a savoury mooncake filled with delicious nuts and Chinese ham

Delivery and takeaways are available. Just place an order by contacting them on WhatsApp at +6018-6468033, WeChat LiYenKL, or email [email protected]

8. New World Petaling Jaya Hotel (Halal)

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New World Petaling Jaya Hotel's mooncakes this year come in an adorable 4-tier tiffin set!

Apart from traditional classics like Red Bean, White Lotus, Lotus with Single Yolk, and Mixed Nuts, you can also enjoy their bestseller, Longan Wolfberries.

It's a sweet blend of longan-flavoured lotus paste base combined with fragrant wolfberries and has a dodol consistency that's not too sweet!

They've also introduced three new flavours: Pomegranate Lotus, Blueberry Lava, and Chocolate Tiramisu Lava.

You can place an order here.

9. Valen's Patisserie (Pork-free)

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Chocolate lovers, you're gonna want to get a bite of this. Local pastry chef Valen Teh's chocolate mooncake series has returned this year.

Along with his signature mooncake flavours, the 'Earl Grey' and 'Hazelnut Praline', Teh adds two new flavours, 'Matcha Sakura' and 'Yuzu Jasmine'.

The mooncakes are available from now until 4 October.

To place an order, email [email protected] or send a WhatsApp message to +6019-2602777.

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Every year, we see Malaysians experiment with different mooncake flavours and designs. Take a look at some of these past ones: