Mooncake season is off to a great start this year, with many restaurants, hotels and bakeries already gearing up production of these seasonal goodies.
Each year, bakers outdo last year's attempts with new and classic choices that come in elegant and inventive gift boxes, the unsung hero of the mooncake experience.
Whether you're a classic lotus paste single yolk type of person or a durian snow skin fan, we have just the gift boxes to suit these 5 types of people:
For The Lover Of Shiny Things
You would be forgiven if you thought the mooncake boxes from Concorde Hotel were pieces of decor. Called the Galaxy Collection, these gift boxes come complete with crystal brooches and LED lighting for illumination, made for the person who loves bejeweled goods. Find out more here.
For The Elegant Chinese Design Admirer
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur celebrates this year's festival with classic floral Chinese design gift boxes. With over 12 flavours to choose plus the ability to customise the boxes with names and logos, this is a great choice for those looking to send some authentic Chinese treats. Click here for more info.
For The Flavour Adventurer
A modern take on oriental motifs from InterContinental Kuala Lumpur hides peculiarly flavoured delicacies. Out-of-the-norm offerings like durian with salted caramel chocolate or roselle skin with cheese and spirulina top the exotic flavour list. More info to be found here.
For The Minimalist
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur offers a large range of mooncakes, from baked classics to chocolate and snow skin versions. Gift boxes are rectangular and come in clean lilac, pleasing those who prefer a no-frills approach to enjoying their sweet treats. Head over to their Facebook page here for more details.
For The Elegant Rebel
This year's Mid-Autumn gift box from Hilton Kuala Lumpur takes inspiration from the moon. Available in red or black, these moon-shaped boxes come in quilt stitched leather fabric complete with hand-placed crystals and leather tassel. More info here.