Mooncake flavours and gift boxes 2018

The new crop of mooncake flavours and gift boxes available this year

Hilton mooncake 2018
By Time Out KL editors |
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Besides a host of traditional and creative new flavours to choose from, mooncake season also means the return of pretty (and functional!) mooncake boxes that you'll want to salvage long after Mid-Autumn Festival is over. Here are the mooncake flavours and gift boxes that are available this year.

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InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

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The box: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s gift box for this year’s mooncake season features exquisite illustrations of peach blossoms with red, black and gold trimmings. The stately colours represent purity, honour, elegance and wealth – all good qualities to contemplate on this festive season.

The flavours: There are ten choices, with six classic baked-skin flavours which include the White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Pure White Lotus with Nuts, and Traditional Mixed Nuts. Look out for the Shanghai Style Baked Black Pepper Smoked Duck Meat with Yam – it was inspired by the famous Taiwanese street snack scallion pancakes; it's only available for dine-in as it’s cooked to order. The popular snow skin mooncakes are also back with the Snow Skin with Durian Paste and Oats, Marble Snow Skin with Butterfly Pea Flower and Bird’s Nest, as well as Snow Skin with Japanese Green Tea and Cherry Jelly. Read more about InterContinental Kuala Lumpur's offerings here.

Available until Sep 24. From RM25; gift box, additional RM10 per two mooncakes, or free with minimum four mooncakes.

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Hilton KL

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The box: This year’s mooncake boxes from Hilton are lavish affairs. A collaboration between Hilton and Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer Khoon Hooi, the boxes are enveloped in the same brocade fabric used in his Fall collection. There are two choices – the limited edition Midnight Bloom or the collector’s edition Blossom series box.

The flavours: There’s a wide variety of flavours to choose from, with this year’s signature snow skin mooncake being the Dragon Blossom (RM38). Very eye-catching with its bright fuchsia and cobalt blue hues, the Dragon Blossom boasts flavours of red dragon fruit and pineapple alongside the crunchy texture provided by macadamia nuts. Halal-baked mooncakes are also available, with traditional flavours such as White Lotus Paste and Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, and popular snow skin options are making a return with flavours like Musang King and Flower Drum.

Available at the hotel lobby as well as Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Avenue K Shopping Mall. Until Sep 24. Alternatively, orders can be made online at www.takehome.hiltonkl.com. Mooncakes from RM35; Gourmet Couture gift box series, RM178 & RM198; Mid-Autumn series, from RM128. 

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Grand Millennium KL

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The box: Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur keeps it classy by presenting their mooncakes in elegant boxes, illustrated with delicate oriental designs.

The flavours: This year, the new flavour of chocolate mint – a classic dessert combination – takes the spotlight, balancing bittersweet chocolate with a refreshing mint filling in a traditional baked skin mooncake exterior. Flavours like assorted fruits and nuts, single yolk white lotus paste, pure white lotus paste and red bean paste are also available for those who prefer to stick to the classics.

Available at the hotel lobby; orders can be placed via phone (03 2117 4888) and email (enquiry@millenniumhotels.com). Until Sep 24. From RM29nett per piece.

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Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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The box: Themed ‘Colours of Mid-Autumn’, this year’s mooncake offerings at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur are packaged in pretty pastel coloured boxes. There are four colours to choose from – pink, blue, yellow and orange – and the lacquered boxes are embellished with decorative silver figurines of rabbits and deer, adding a playful vibe to the elegance. 

The flavours: The snow skin Durian Musang King takes the spotlight this year, followed by other snow skin options of yam and egg yolk, lotus paste with roselle, and dried longan with wolfberry. You can opt to get the snow skin mooncakes individually or as a set. For those who prefer the traditional baked mooncakes, take your pick from Japanese red bean, pure lotus with single or double yolk, and green tea pure lotus with single yolk, among other classic flavours. 

Available at Concorde Hotel’s lobby (10.30 am-8pm) and at Mid Valley Megamall. Until Sep 24. RM88nett for two-piece mooncake gift box set; RM148nett for four-piece mooncake gift box set.

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Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

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The box: Mooncakes from Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur’s newly refurbished Celestial Court come in an ornately designed box wrapped in a rich, red brocade fabric with gold trimmings. A gold handle at the top allows it to be easily portable, and ornamental tassels add a touch of class.

The flavours: There’s a wide selection of mooncakes from Sheraton Imperial KL this season, with eight traditional halal flavours and three snow skin options. The traditional flavours include Mixed Nuts and (for the health conscious) Less Sugar Pandan Lotus with Single Yolk or Less Sugar Pure White Lotus with Double Yolk. For the snow skin options, the crowd-favourite Snowy Musang King is making a comeback, alongside the two new flavours of Snowy Azuki and Snowy Chewy Mango.

Available at Celestial Court and the all-day dining Essence at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. Until Sep 23. From RM32 per piece.    

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