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Magnificent Mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur, Mid Autumn Festival, KL

Mooncake season has descended upon Kuala Lumpur in full colour, flavour and design. Hotels and restaurants around the city are selling some of their best creations to date. Here The Yum List checks out some of the most creative and delicious mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur for the Mid-Autumn Festival, 2017.

JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Baked and snowskin mooncakes are thoughtfully crafted without preservatives by the chefs in the hotel’s signature restaurant kitchen Shanghai. To fully appreciate the treasures that they are, beautiful red jewellery boxes (complete with lock and key) hold the gems packaged in gold. The tropical flavours of the Baked Pandan Paste with Pineapple really took our fancy.  More info here.

Le Meridien, Putrajaya

Mid Autumn Festival Malaysia
Le Meridien Putrajaya

Celebrating their first Mid-Autumn festival ever, Le Meridien Putrajaya offers a pretty range of both baked and snow skin mooncakes presented in decorative boxes mirroring the grand red doors of their Chinese restaurant Le Mei. Our favourite here was the Pumpkin and Raisin Mini Snowskin for which I had to wrangle hubby for the last bite. Order form here.

Way Modern Chinois

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur
Way Modern Chinois

Way Modern Chinois showcases a variety of snow skin mooncakes. We hear the locals love the durian recipe, but our personal favourite is the Sapphire – lavender with cream cheese and cranberry. The Onyx, snow skin black sesame mooncake with Thai tea and salted egg yolk runs a close second.

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Would you just look at how pretty these mooncakes and packaging are! Besides beautiful boxes and traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes, the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is retailing an original creation – the baked snowskin! Check out the innovation here – a clever blend of the best of both worlds perfect for those who have trouble deciding where to begin.

Garrett Popcorn

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur
Garrett Popcorn

Joining in on the mooncake fun, Garret Popcorn furnishes an alternative to the traditional dense sweets, with attractive red and silver tins with lotus flower motifs filled with their famous popcorn flavours.

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur

There’s more attractive wrapping adornment at the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur and mostly you’ll find that they’ve kept things traditional with their offerings, that is, all except for their scrumptious Ferrero Rocher inspired chocolate recipe – yum.

The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Mooncakes Kuala Lumpur
The Westin Kuala Lumpur

And, perhaps saving the best ’til last, The Westin Kuala Lumpur has come up with some very unique multi-purpose packaging this year to showcase their wares. The YUÈ Mooncake gift box comes with a set of blue tooth speakers incorporated into the box, and the Bloom Mooncake gift box unpacks into a DIY terrarium kit complete with planting instructions. Further details here.

What are your favourite mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur? Do you prefer snowskin or baked? What’s the most creative packaging or flavour you’ve come across? Leave us a comment below.

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  1. The packaging is absolutely awesome.

  2. Beautiful colours and designs, and I absolutely love popcorn!

  3. Mooncakes now are getting more creative and colourful. I love snowskin mooncakes but hard to find good and nice one over here.

  4. These little humble mooncakes have certainly evolved so much over the years!
    Do Haagen-Dazs still make ice cream mooncakes?

  5. Hello, what an assortment of moon cakes. They all look beautiful. A lovely display. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  6. The cakes look like little works of art.

  7. I have never heard of moon cakes but they look fantastic as well I am sure of being tasty.
    Have a great week, cheers Diane

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