It is no secret that mooncakes have evolved rapidly over the past years. Plain brown-coated mooncakes will remain as classic versions, but imaginative minds everywhere have added their very own signature twist to the sweet treat.

Whether it’s in their unique appearance or uncommon flavours, these 7 types of mooncakes that you can find in Klang Valley are the ones that have really upped the game in the mooncake realm.

1. Jelly Mooncakes

Image Credit: Home-made Jelly Mooncake
Image Credit: Home-made Jelly Mooncake 

These melt-in-the-mouth mooncakes from Home-made Jelly Mooncakes are fun and they are an interesting take on the traditional dessert. The jelly mooncakes which are made for order, comes in an assortment of flavours inclusive of passion fruit, sweet corn, cappuccino and cendol. They also have the benefits of being preservative-free and contain no additives.

Website: Home-made Jelly Mooncakes

Price: RM32 per box of 4.

Tel: 016 919 5154

2. Ice Cream Mooncakes

Image Credit:
Image Credit: Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs has long been known for their ice cream mooncakes which are a great treat to have in our scorching hot weather. It makes the perfect after-meal treat and the mooncakes which are made with Häagen-Dazs ice cream itself, comes in 2 different collections – classic and snow skin.

Website: Häagen-Dazs

3. Floral Mooncakes

Image Credit: Casahana
Image Credit: Casahana

It’s hard to look away from these stunning creations by Casahana. The intricate petals on the rose mooncakes coupled with sweet pastel shades will certainly make for a beautiful table centrepiece during the upcoming Mooncake Festival. The pink Hana Kisses and purple Blue Danube mooncakes come in fruity flavours such as apricot and blueberry.

Website: Casahana

Tel: 03-7805 5339

4. Character Mooncakes

Image Credit: Mei-Xin Mooncakes
Image Credit: Mei-Xin Mooncakes

Star Wars fans would find these desserts from Mei-Xin Mooncakes a lovely treat, because they not only get to keep the signature box as a keepsake, they also get Instagram-worthy novelty mooncakes to sample. Originating from Hong Kong, these Star Wars themed mooncakes can be obtained at Mei-Xin Mooncakes’ roadshow locations, inclusive of Aeon Mid Valley, Aeon Bandar Sunway, and Jason’s Food Hall Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Website: Mei-Xin Mooncakes

Price: RM106 per box of 4.

5. Pastel-coloured Mooncakes

Image Credit: Going Places Magazine/Malaysian Flavours
Image Credit: Going Places Magazine/Malaysian Flavours

Tie-dye, gold-dusted, pastel. Name it, and Chynna Hilton has probably attempted it. These pastel mooncakes aren’t just beautiful on the outside, for they are filled with creamy goodness, such as blueberry cheese and Musang King Durian as well!

Website: Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM27-RM42 per piece.

6. Fruity Mooncakes

Image Credit: Mandarin Oriental
Image Credit: Mandarin Oriental

Mooncakes aren’t just all about the creamy goodness though. With Mandarin Oriental, they went with fruit flavours instead. Expect tantalising flavours such as Fruity dark chocolate with orange, Dragon fruit lotus paste, and Raspberry ganache with lime crunch.

Website: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM22-RM33 per piece.

Tel: 03-2380 8888

7. Tea-infused Mooncakes

Image Credit: Purple Cane
Image Credit: Purple Cane

As mooncakes tend to be on the sweeter end, most would brew a warm mug of tea or coffee to drink alongside their mooncake. Purple Cane took it one step further by infusing their mooncakes with tea flavours such as Lotus Paste Tea, White Tea and Green Tea, and this gives the mooncakes a lovely earthy flavour

Website: Purple Cane

Price: RM79.90 per box of 6.

Tel: 03-2145 1200

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