8 places in KL for unusual mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival

These hotels and restaurants offer flavours such as durian with chocolate, Champagne and XO sauce.

(Photo: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur)

Traditional flavours such as lotus paste, red bean and assorted nuts will always remain crowd-pleasers. But to win the hearts of your guests, classics probably won't cut it. Here is an assortment of new (or some say, exotic) flavours that will keep your family and friends over the moon.


InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Purchase four mooncakes and the hotel will pack them nicely in an elegant box embellished with peach blossom motifs (or add RM10 if you only get two). While the traditional flavours are reliable choices, master dim sum Chef Lo Tian’s Shanghai-style savoury-sweet mooncakes are not to be missed. 

Priced at RM25 per piece. Call 03 2782 6000 to place orders.


Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

A spin-off from last year’s Ferrero Rocher mooncake, Grand Millennium’s newly introduced mooncake flavour combines bittersweet chocolate with refreshing mint filling, all encased in baked skin. Best paired with a calming cup of chamomile tea. 

RM29-35 per piece. Orders can be placed via 03 2117 4888 or [email protected]


Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Executive Chinese Chef of Yun House Jimmy Wong has specially crafted three flavours for the adventurous: black sesame and lotus seed paste; pu-erh tea and tangerine lotus seed paste; and assorted nuts and sun-fried fruits. To impress your guests, the hotel’s special 6.5-inch mooncake with lotus seed paste and eight egg yolks (RM208 nett) will certainly be the talk of the table. 

Select any four flavours to fill a box at RM168nett or get each at RM42. Call 03 2382 8640 or email [email protected] to order.


Resorts World Genting

RWG has all the classics covered but what you’ll also find this time around are flavour combinations that are intriguingly compelling such as the pandan jade with buttermilk custard. Durian lovers are in for a treat too — the resort’s snow skin mooncake with durian paste and durian jingsa is a hot-seller.  

Available at Genting Palace, Good Friend Restaurant and First World Hotel Lobby. Mooncakes from RM16nett per piece. Call 03 6101 1118 to order.


Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Presented in iconic fan-shaped boxes, MOKL’s famous chocolate mooncakes return with several options: Cuvée Bali, praline feuilletine, dark chocolate cream; gold-dusted, sesame crunch Gianduja, oolong tea ganache; and DULCEY chocolate, jasmine caramel, biscuit pearls and banana ganache. The hotel also believes in eating your fruits — indulge in snowskin mooncakes with fillings such as musang king durian, yam and apricot, and lychee with lotus paste. 

Sold in a box of four, the mooncakes are priced at RM34.50 per piece. Call 03 2179 8885 or email [email protected].


Inside Scoop

Their ice cream mooncakes would go dreamily with a strong brew. Pick from these flavours: durian with chocolate yolk; mint chocolate chip with Oreo crunch; vanilla bean with peanut Oreo disc, dark chocolate brownies with Rocher disc; and last but not least, unicorn with raspberry yolk. No points for guessing which flavour won our votes!

Pick any four for RM106 per box, or two for RM63.60. See here for more info. 


The Ritz-Cartlon Kuala Lumpur

This one is for the grown-ups. The perennial favourite Moët & Chandon champagne mini snowskin mooncake is back with an extra variant — the Rosé Imperial Champagne. Also available for this season only, the mini snow skin cream cheese with port wine is back by popular demand. 

A box of eight mini mooncakes is pried from RM112 nett. Order via 03 2782 9033 or email [email protected] 


W Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Purists, look away now — W Hotel’s mooncakes scream hip and fun, befitting its brand identity. Packed in a funky vinyl dj disc box, the hotel’s mooncakes are bound to divide opinions — pick from flavours such as supreme chilli sauce and XO sauce. That’s embracing Malaysian flavours on a whole new level. 

Prices from RM148nett per box; RM37nett per piece. Order via 03 2786 8888. 



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