Bored of traditional baked mooncakes? Try dessert mooncakes from these places in KL instead.

We love our traditional mooncakes, but we also love the innovation that comes with modernised styles of mooncakes. These dessert mooncakes, whether crafted from ice cream or chocolates, all spell the same thing for us: more reasons to feast for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

If you’ve already done your shopping for traditional mooncakes, then it’s time to go a different direction and try out these dessert mooncakes that are available in KL. Check out the full list below.

Crème De La Crème (CDLC)

Ice cream mooncakes are definitely something we can get behind, especially if it’s by Crème De La Crème (CDLC). For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, CDLC will be making four new petits gâteaux in a limited-edition pop-art mooncake gift set. All four flavours are inspired by the tradition behind the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Apollo draws inspiration from the moon and is made of Japanese Genmai ice cream, Japanese Nori cracker, white chocolate, and gold flake garnish with black sesame ice cream and a matcha ganache as the yolk. Next is Hamtaro, made of roasted almond ice cream with a dark chocolate almond crunch, Pain de Gênes and dark chocolate dip with a French dark chocolate ice cream as the yolk.

The third flavour is Moon Rabbit made with French Earl Grey ice cream, organic yoghurt ice cream, milk chocolate cereal crunch, and white chocolate dip with mango passion fruit sorbet as the yolk. Finally, there’s the Red Lantern made with oolong tea ice cream and white chocolate dip with longan sorbet as the yolk.

If you make an order before September 15th, you will enjoy a 15% discount. A 20% discount applies for bulk orders of 30 boxes and above.

+60 12 281 5123
Box Set of 4
Valen’s Patisserie

Artisanal baker Valen’s Patisserie is introducing some gorgeous dessert mooncakes this year with chocolates. With a pretty butterfly theme, this chocolate mooncake collection will also feature two new flavours: Matcha Sakura and Yuzu Jasmine. The former is inspired by the sakura season in Japan and is crafted with premium dark chocolate and a matcha filling with a ganache core of sweet sakura. Meanwhile, the latter has a citrusy yuzu filling with a ganache core made with delicate floral notes of jasmine, encased in premium dark chocolate.

Make someone’s day by purchasing the Illuminating Beauty gift set, which comes with four chocolate mooncakes. The other two flavours included in the set is Valen’s Patisserie’s signature flavours, Earl Grey and Hazelnut Praline.

+6019 2602 777
Illuminating Beauty set
Nobu Kuala Lumpur

We know we said dessert mooncakes, yet we couldn’t help but include Nobu KL’s mooncake offerings for the year. Traditional baked mooncakes usually come in your usual flavours of lotus, pandan, and the like. But when Nobu KL gets into it, we’re blessed with Japanese-inspired flavours of Green Tea Lotus, Black Sesame Lotus, Kabocha (Pumpkin) with Single Yolk, and Red Bean Paste. Get them as a set with a gorgeous lacquered box.

+6019 389 5085
Full Moon by Nobu Kuala Lumpur mooncake box
RM128 nett
Awfully Chocolate

Hailing from Singapore, Awfully Chocolate is bringing its chocolate mooncakes to Malaysia for the very first time. Needless to say, we’re excited to try these artisanal creations. Expect flavours like premium Chocolate Truffle Mooncakes alongside classic baked mooncakes, which you can order as a gift for others encased in a handmade wooden chest.

Inside Scoop

For the mother lode of ice cream mooncakes, look no further than Inside Scoop’s extra-large Supermoon mooncake that comes in its own gold gift box. Made with pistachio ice cream and a raspberry jelly centre, this 7.5-inch mooncake is made to share — but we won’t tell if you want to finish it on your own.

For normal-sized ice cream mooncakes, flavours include Chocolate Shell Rocher with Crunchy Base, Snow Skin Durian with Chocolate Yolk, Chocolate Shell Caramel Biscuit with Chocolate Salted Caramel Yolk, and the Snow Skin Unicorn with Raspberry Yolk.

RM68 — RM148
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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.