It’s only August, but before you know it, September will come around and we’d all be gifting and receiving mooncakes in time for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021. For the unacquainted, the celebration falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar, which happens to be September 21 this year.
With that said, why wait until then when you can start indulging in the seasonal delicacy now? Besides, it’s the early bird that catches the worm when it comes to the prettiest mooncake packaging to gift our loved ones. Discover the most unique mooncake bags, boxes, and trunks to catch our eye (so far) below.
1. The Grand Gambit with the Jade Tote by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Instead of the usual mooncake box, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has teamed up with Melinda Looi to unveil an exclusive Mid-Autumn Series featuring an avant-garde chess box set and rabbit-shaped tote bag recalling the Jade Rabbit from the Mid-Autumn folklore. Named the Grand Gambit (inspired by The Queen’s Gambit), the 2-in-1 game board and decorative ornament comes with either four pieces of Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes or five pieces of Snow Skin Mooncakes. Meanwhile, the accompanying multi-purpose tote bag comes adorned with the hotel’s signature elements and is available in either red or blue.
Price: RM253.13 nett for 4 pieces of Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes / RM284.93 nett for 5 pieces of Snow Skin Mooncakes (each mooncake set comes with one Grand Gambit board and one Jade Rabbit tote bag)
Availability: Pre-orders are open now for self-pickup or delivery from August 20 to October 20, 2021
For more information or to place an order, visit the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Online Store.
2. Jade Moon by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Old meets new in Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s stunning Jade Moon Mid-Autumn collection, featuring an opulent ceramic tea set to pair with the premium selection of mooncakes. Customers can choose four pieces of either traditional baked mooncakes or colourful handcrafted snow skin varieties, which will come packed in a two-tiered mint green box with a brown faux-leather handle and bamboo-inspired lid. There are also optional add-ons, including Chynna’s Signature Eight Treasures Tea (perfect to serve in the tea set) as well as dining/spa vouchers. Durian fans can also opt for The Heavenly Gold Package, which consists of four Premium Musang King Durian mooncakes per box.
Price: From RM268 per box
Availability: From 26 July to 6 September
For more information or to make an order, call +603 2264 2264, visit the hotel lobby or order online from take-home.com/hilton-kl.
3. Mooncake Trunks by The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
The St Regis brand is synonymous with its trunk cases and the mooncake season particularly underscores that. This year, the hotel has unveiled two mooncake trunks that draw inspiration from its founder, John Jacob Astor IV’s love for travel. The Classic Trunk is made of faux leather embellished with rose gold studs and is designed to fit between four to eight mooncakes. Meanwhile, the Limited-Edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk is a true collector’s gem and the first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia—featuring 307 carefully selected Silk and Silk Shimmer Swarovski® crystals.
Price: From RM200+ (Classic Trunk) / RM438+ (Limited-edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk)
Availability: Pre-orders are now open, while stocks last
For more information or to place an order, contact +603 2727 6696 or email [email protected].
4. Moonstruck by W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur has teamed up with local art collective Gung Ho to present two limited-edition ‘Moonstruck’ mooncake bags in either Iridescent Blue or Luminous Purple. Each bag comes with four mooncakes of your choice—each housed in vibrant boxes decorated with bold, sultry designs—as well as a dining voucher at Yen. In addition, there’s the Moonstruck Afternoon Tea Takeaway Box, which features two mooncakes along with a range of mid-autumn-inspired sweet and savoury treats, and Woobar’s blended tea.
Price: RM41+ per mooncake / RM198+ per bag of 4 mooncakes
Availability: From 19th July to 21st September, 2021 (delivery is available upon request and charges will be based on quantity and location)
5. Bijoux Clair de Lune by Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
For a modern French twist on the traditional Chinese cake, check out Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Bijoux Clair de Lune collection. French for ‘moonlight jewels’, the collection features a range of premium Belgian Chocolate Mooncakes encased in a beautiful moonlight-inspired blue and gold-speckled box. Curated by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Fodhil Baghal, each set consists of six unique mooncake flavours that look as charming as the box that houses them.
Price: From RM288+ per box
Availability: Pre-orders are open now (early bird promo applies from 1 August to 15 August 2021)
For more information or to make an order, call or WhatsApp +6012 288 2135 or email [email protected].
6. Royal Premium Wine Bag by Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara Hotel has unveiled two elegant boxes to house its collection of nine mooncake flavours this year. Choose from either the Royal Premium Wine Bag, which comes in a luxurious red top-handle case, or the Classic Gold Treasure Box, featuring an understated gold box decorated with the hotel logo. Each box houses four pieces of mooncakes, available in snow skin and traditional baked varieties.
Price: RM146 nett for the Classic Gold Treasure Box / RM221 nett for the Royal Premium Wine Bag
Availability: From 6 August to 26 September, 2021 (early bird promo applies from 19 July to 8 August, 2021)
For more information or to make an order, call +603 2720 6688 or visit sofitel-kualalumpur-damansara.com.
7. Sustainable bamboo boxes by The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
In its commitment to making a positive impact towards the environment, The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur presents a unique mooncake box made from bamboo—an easily renewable eco-friendly material that also absorbs carbon dioxide two times more efficiently than trees. Each box is remarkably handcrafted and carved with the hotel’s signature fan emblem and houses six mooncakes.
Price: From RM35 per mooncake (every purchase of six mooncakes will come presented in the bamboo box)
Availability: From 1 July to 21 September, 2021
8. Celestial Moon by The Westin Kuala Lumpur
The Yue Mooncake Box (aka Celestial Moon) by The Westin Kuala Lumpur is inspired by the concept of the moon rabbit traveling through its celestial-like palace. Shaped like the moon, the premium box features a black and gold colourway made with quilted leather and layered art elements. It also doubles as a vanity box to store your keepsakes or a light travel case to carry around after the mooncake season is over!
Price: RM188 per box of four mooncakes
Availability: Pre-orders are now open
9. Turquoise Premium Gift Set by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Jewellery collectors will appreciate Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s turquoise-hued case that can easily be repurposed to store dainty trinkets with its elegant compartments and functional drawers. The premium box encases up to four mooncakes and also comes with a handle for easy carrying. It is available for purchase as a set with four classic baked mooncakes, or as an add-on when you purchase any four snow skin mooncakes from the hotel.
Price: From RM34 per mooncake / RM208 for premium box with four mooncakes
Availability: From 1 August to 21 September (pre-orders are now open)
For more information or to make a pre-order, contact the hotel via DM or WhatsApp +6012 215 8782, or email [email protected]
10. Imperial Garden Treasures by Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s well-loved Jade Pavilion restaurant is offering an opulent Imperial Garden Treasures box, arriving with six signature mooncake flavours. The name is reflective of its inspiration, evoking the lush garden retreats that imperial families would have. Wrapped in an elegant gold shade, the box can also be used to store keepsakes after the mooncakes see their way out and into your belly.
Price: From RM208+ per box
Availability: Pre-orders are now open (early bird promo applies from 1 August to 15 August 2021)
For more information or to make an order, WhatsApp +6017 206 8805, call +603 2117 2888 or email [email protected].
11. Celestial Treasures by EQ
EQ presents two mooncake boxes for this Mid-Autumn Festival, each inspired by a unique element of the season. The Longevity Box draws inspiration from the Legend of the Jade Rabbit, arriving with vibrant blue motifs of the fabled animal to symbolise optimism, serenity, and health. On the other hand, the Autumn Box represents the warmth of a family reunion with its autumnal coral shade. Customers can choose their preferred box with the purchase of either a traditional baked mooncake set (four pieces) or snow skin mooncake set (six pieces).
Price: From RM188 per box
Availability: From 15 July to 30 September 2021 (early bird offers apply)
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