Your Ultimate Guide to the best Mooncakes in KL

It’s time to celebrate joyous moments with your loved ones.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival, is the second most important festivities after the Chinese New Year. As a celebration to welcome the harvest season, it’s also a way to reunite with loved ones. Every year, families would gather by indulging in a wholesome reunion dinner while appreciating the sweet and savoury mooncake creations. For the Mid-Autumn Festival 2023, we’ve gathered the best yet delicious mooncake selections in KL to order from this year.

What makes mooncakes so special during the season is their symbolisation of expressing their love and gratitude towards one another. With mooncake season approaching on 29 September, the finest establishments in Kuala Lumpur have released their rendition of round-shaped creations to gift and indulge. Classic flavours include the red bean, white lotus, salted egg yolk, mixed nuts and beyond. For a delicious yet modern approach, you will find unique flavours like truffle, chocolate, durian, red velvet, boozy-infused creations and more.

While the Mid-Autumn Festival may be months away, it’s never too late to start planning what to gift to your loved ones. Thankfully with our guide, you can explore and order with ease. Stay tuned for more as we continue to update this page.

Your guide to the Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 in KL:

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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We’re kicking off our Mid-Autumn festival 2023 list with none other than Mandarin Oriental KL. Together with award-winning restaurant Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur unveils its abundant mooncake creations for 2023. Continuing on its route to sustainability, this year’s mooncakes are presented in an eco-friendly bamboo box adorned with a premium finish and lined with red velvet on the interior.

Available from 7 July to 29 September 2023, you will find halal-certified baked mooncakes in Assorted mixed nuts, Lotus paste with single egg yolk, Pandan paste with single egg yolk, Black sesame, Lotus and melon seed, Red bean paste and almond flakes, Low sugar white lotus paste, Durian paste and melon seed.

For those who prefer chocolate, you can indulge in the Malaysian dark chocolate ganache, Dulcey chocolate with raspberry and peanuts and mango vanilla. As for the snow skin creations, look out for the signature Musang King durian, Matcha cream cheese with Oreo cookie and lotus paste along with the Cashew, macadamia, almond nut, peanut butter and pandan lotus paste.

Each mooncake is priced between RM40 to RM75. The Mooncakes are available at the online store or through the Mandarin Cake Shop in the lobby. Purchases made before 31 July are entitled to Early Bird Savings of 15%. For more information and enquiries or to place a booking, please contact 03 2380 8888 or email malinis@mohg.com.

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

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This year, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur presents its delectable mooncakes handcrafted by the talented team at Yun House and designed by artist C. N. Liew. Adorned with the iconic Four Seasons logo, the delicious mooncakes range from traditional to innovative. Surprise your family with a fine selection of classic baked mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes. If you’re looking for traditional flavours, order the red bean paste with almond flakes, pandan with single egg yolk and pu er tangerine with Lotus.

Fans of snow skin mooncakes can opt for the Bird’s Nest with Black Sesame and Almond, Chocolate Lotus Paste with Himalayan Salt and Egg Yolk Custard and White Lotus Paste with Seaweed Black Sugar and Macadamia Nuts. However, if you’re into Durian, trust that their Musang King Durian will satisfy your tastebuds this season.

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Eight pieces of your selected mooncakes are packaged in a stunning gift box in the most auspicious red hue. The festive mooncakes at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur are priced from RM42 to RM78 (per piece) and from RM336 to RM624 (per gift box containing 8 pieces). To place orders, call 03-2382 8888 or email yunhouse.kualalumpur@fourseasons.com.

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

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Experience the perfect blend of tradition and celestial-inspired designs with Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel’s mooncake collection. Choose from four stunning box designs: luxurious Golden Blooms, elegant Turquoise Blossoms, and whimsical Pink Blossoms. Plus, while stocks last, the hotel offers its stunning Floral Symphony box, which will surely get you in the festive spirit with its beautiful floral design. Even better, these two-tiered boxes are crafted with sustainability in mind and can be reused as lovely chests for your favourite trinkets and ornaments.

Pair your desired mooncake box by picking your delectable range of traditional baked mooncakes and snow skin options. Pick their Classic Baked Mooncakes, which come in familiar flavours such as Pure Lotus Paste, Red Bean Paste, White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, and Pandan-Lotus Paste with Single Yolk. Or, indulge yourself with the Premium Baked Mooncake selections, filled with Black Truffle Lotus Paste and Single Yolk, for a truly luxurious treat.

Over at YUE, the restaurant also offers its delicious list of snow skin mooncakes. Created by Chef Ben Lim, you’ll find an exquisite range of flavours like Belgian Chocolate, Strawberry Passionfruit, Lemon and Truffle.

Early bird deals start at RM125nett per box. Traditional baked mooncakes are available for RM148nett, and premium box sets for RM168nett. Classic and snow skin mooncakes are also available for RM25nett and RM36nett per piece. Get them before they sell out!

Make your purchase today on www.sheratonpjstore.com. For inquiries or reservations, contact Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel at 017- 228-6098 or drop them an email at dining.spj@sheraton.com.

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

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Adding to our Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 KL guide is Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s delicious creations. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful Asian blooms, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s mooncakes are bound to be a favourite in every household. From 15 July to 29 September, you can discover classic flavours such as Red Bean paste with 30-year-old dried Tangerine skin, Lotus Seed paste with Double Yolk, White Lotus Seed paste and White Lotus Seed paste with Single Yolk.

For a divine twist in flavours, their Summer Black Truffle Lotus Seed paste with Single Yolk mooncake combines the heavenly aroma of black truffle and lotus seed paste. Other flavours include Bamboo Charcoal Skin with Pandan Lotus paste and Single Yolk, and lastly, the signature Shangri-La Tie Guan Yin Tea Lotus Seed paste with single yolk mooncake.

When you purchase four baked mooncake pieces, your delectable treats will come in a deluxe gift box, starting from RM38nett each.

Take note that there are three gift boxes to choose from: The Premium Gift Box (RM498nett), Ping Pei Gift Box (RM232 nett) and the Musang King Ping Pei Gift Box (RM539 nett).

Don’t miss out and get 15% off all mooncake purchases during their Early Bird promotion from 10 July to 10 August 2023. Explore their mooncake collection online and for enquiries, kindly call +603 2074 3900 or email festive.KL@shangri-la.com

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur

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Indulge in the allure of Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur‘s mouth-watering mooncakes by Lady Yi’s Tea House. Immerse yourself in the perfect harmony of moonlight and nostalgia as you devour the divine Mid-Autumn treats. Cherish the moments and celebrate the magic with four delectable flavours: Lady Yi’s 11 Treasures Tea, White Lotus with Yolk, Green Tea and Red Bean. Made to resemble a traditional lantern, your delicious treats are packed beautifully in an elegant box that can be reused as a storage box or as a lantern.

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The ‘Timeless Treasures’ mooncakes are priced at RM188+ per box. Enjoy a special early bird offer at 25% off until 22 August 2023. For more info, head over here.

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Paying homage to our rich cultural heritage, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur presents its Mid-Autumn collection. Wrapped in an elegant Nyonya-style chest of drawers, the Peranakan Treasures box (288 nett per box) includes four delicious flavours: Tiramisu lotus paste with Malacca brown sugar, assorted nuts and sun-dried fruits, pandan lotus paste with Malacca dodol and Nyonya red bean paste with salted mung bean filling. 

While the beautiful Garden Treasures collection (RM188 nett per box) features four classic treats: Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk and Yam Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk. 

If you missed their Moonlight Garden Mooncakes (RM168) last year, this is your chance to grab it now. Back by popular demand, this collection transforms into a captivating lantern equipped with Lotus, White Lotus, Pandan, and Yam baked mooncakes.

The mooncakes collection is available from 5 August to 30 September. Enjoy 15% off their limited-time Early Bird Special, valid till 31 August. 

Order here.

W Kuala Lumpur

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W Kuala Lumpur introduces the Moonlit Mirage series. Splashed in vibrant tones, this year’s mooncake collection evokes a stylish yet joyous approach with its sleek and chic bag. Priced at RM268 nett, the Moonlit Mirage Mooncake Box is equipped with four of your chosen mooncake flavours.

There are eight delightful flavours to choose from: Lotus seed paste double yolk, mixed nuts, red bean with tangerine peel, pure white lotus, black sesame with yam eggs, jasmine with red dates, puer with lychee and sea salt chocolate.

On the other hand, the Moonlit Mirage Mixology Kit includes a bottle of Roku Gin, four bottles with mixers (cherry yuzu, osmanthus elderflower, kumquat mandarin and melon matcha), a limited-edition stirrer, a Roku shot glass and two mooncake flavours (red bean with tangerine peel and sea salt chocolate). 

The Moonlit Mirage series will be available from 15 July to 29 September 2023 on the Ground Floor of the W Kuala Lumpur. For early birds, enjoy 25% off when you purchase from 15 to 31 July 2023

To place an order, contact +6012-357-4788 or email bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com.

Discover the collection here.

EQ Kuala Lumpur

mid-autumn festival 2023 kl

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Presenting its Celestial Treasures collection, EQ Kuala Lumpur unveils its appetising creations of traditional baked mooncakes and hand-crafted snow skin mooncakes. There are four collections to choose from: Autumn Jade Collection, Longevity Collection, Miniature Collection and lastly, Celestial Treasure Premium Collection. 

If you’re into traditional baked mooncakes, order the EQ Signature Pearl of Harmony, Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk, Traditional Cantonese Mixed Nuts, Pandan Lotus or Red Bean. For those who prefer snow skin mooncakes, opt for the Golden Charcoal Musang King Durian, Emerald Yuzu Pandan, Mint Chocolate Hawaiian Nut, Butterfly Pea Flower Vitagen White Lotus, Red Bean Custard or Sun Dried Scallop Mixed Nuts.  

The Autumn Jade Collection:

  • Four traditional baked mooncakes (RM268)

  • Six snow skin mooncakes (RM298)
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The Longevity Collection:

  • Four traditional baked mooncakes (RM198)

  • Six snow skin mooncakes (RM228)

Miniature Collection (RM88)

  • Includes four Green tea mini-baked mooncakes and four mini-baked pure lotus mooncakes

Celestial Treasure Premium Collection:

  • Four traditional baked mooncake + 1 Hennessy VSOP (RM888)

  • Four traditional baked mooncake + 1 Bottega Gold Prosecco (RM688)

Early Bird Offers:

  • 20% | 1 – 31 July 2023

  • 15% | 1 – 31 August 2023

Book here.

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

mid-autumn festival 2023 kl

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Get ready to be blown away by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s mooncake creations. When making a purchase, your mooncakes are packed beautifully in a vintage-style briefcase with a luggage tag. Titled “The Elegance of Travel”, the case is equipped with your chosen baked mooncakes or snow skin mooncakes – boozy mooncakes are available too.

For the traditionalist, opt for the lotus paste with single yolk mooncakes, pandan single yolk mooncakes, red bean mooncakes or the white lotus paste mooncakes. For snow skin lovers, the hotel offers its signature illy coffee snow skin mooncakes. For a boozy touch, try out their signature wild turkey bourbon snow skin mooncake.

The Elegance Of Travel collection will be available from 1 July to 29 September 2023.

The Premium Gift Set (A Collection of 4 Classic Mooncakes):
Traditional Classic Baked Mooncakes: RM248 nett per box
Snow Skin Mooncakes (Without Alcohol): RM288 nett per box
Snow Skin Mooncakes (With Alcohol): RM338 nett per box

To order, visit their booth at Latitude 03, Hotel Lobby Level, from 1 August to 29 September 2023 or Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from 4 to 29 September 2023. You can also purchase online or contact the hotel at +6012 215 8782 or email: dining.reservation@lemeridien.com.

Offer: 25% savings for Early Bird from 1 July to 15 August 2023 for Traditional Classic Baked Mooncake Premium Gift Set.

  • 15% savings on all mooncake purchases with Marriott Bonvoy, Club Marriott and selected credit or debit cards.
  • Complimentary delivery for orders of 20 boxes and above. Applicable to one (1) address only, located within a 10km radius of the hotel.

Inside Scoop

Ice cream and mooncakes? It’s the best of both worlds. For the Mid-Autumn Festival, Inside Scoop unveils its delicious ice cream mooncakes, and they’re perfect for sharing with your loved ones. Each ice cream mooncake is hand-kneaded and hand-moulded, with the snow skin and ice cream filling made from scratch. Take note that there are four flavours to choose from: Durian, Mango Coconut, Pistachio Raspberry and Rocher Yuzu.

The ice cream mooncakes will be available in all Inside Scoop outlets, online and on GrabFood from 14 August to 1 October 2023.

4 flavours in a box: RM135 per box
Box A (2 flavours) – Durian + Pistachio Raspberry: RM73 per box
Box B (2 flavours) – Mango Coconut + Rocher Yuzu: RM73 per box

Oh Cha Matcha

Matcha lovers, you’ll love this one. Oh Cha Matcha has introduced its snow skin mooncakes for the third year in a row to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, Oh Cha Matcha released its sleek red and white package that features enchanting tales from ancient Chinese folklore on the Moon Goddess and the Rabbit on the Moon. As you unbox the packaging, you will find four signature mooncake flavours: Matcha Mung Bean (Matcha Snow Skin), Hojicha Mung Bean (Purple Sweet Potato Snow Skin), Genmaicha Mung Bean (Blue Spirulina Snow Skin), and Gyokuro Mung Bean (Beetroot Snow Skin). The best part? They’re vegan-friendly, sugar-free and made with natural, plant-based stevia as a healthier option.

The mooncake set retails at RM69.90 per box and is currently available for pre-order at Oh Cha Matcha’s TTDI outlet from now to September 2023 or while stocks last.

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Featured image credit: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.