Unlike the previous years, we didn’t go on a mooncake eating spree this year. In fact, this post is based on mooncake brands that we tried over the past few years.
We’ve been loyal to some brands, and we’ve also stopped eating certain brands. Would we try other brands? Definitely! It’s just that there are so many brands in the market, it’d take us ages to try them all.
Let’s not forget the ones made by home bakers. We’ve tried some of them and hey, the flavours and quality do not pale in comparison compared to established brands. That’s a post kept for another day.
We love their pastries and breads! Back in KL we used to get our mooncakes from them. They serve yummy mooncakes, packed in beautiful boxes.
Our favourite is the Pure Lotus series, with yolk.
A handy little piece of information from their website, their mooncakes are baked in cholesterol-free cooking oil, with no added preservatives. The mooncakes are Halal certified and strictly conformed to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, ISO 22000 food safety management system and HACCP international food safety standard. Talk about quality!
Juicy tidbit of the day, they made mooncakes for Starbucks too!
Kam Lun Tai Food
Considering they’ve been in the business since 1971, it’s not surprising that their mooncakes are pretty good. We’ve tried several types over the years, and we always come back to their classic and traditional mooncakes.
Oh, and get this, their mooncakes are Halal certified too! We remember how pretty their boxes looked like and we may still have one or two boxes somewhere in the house.
In case you’re wondering what drives us to try a certain brand? It all comes down to the packaging. Show us the pretty boxes, beautiful designs, and other aesthetics, and we’ll be sold to try the mooncake. Because let’s face it, if the packaging is nice AND the mooncake is good, we’d definitely want to buy it as gifts for family and friends.
Tai Thong Mooncake
Once upon a time we thought Tai Thong mooncakes were the fanciest Halal mooncakes ever! Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but their boxes always look elegant and classy. We still keep some of their tin boxes at home just because they’re so pretty and functional as they last longer compared to paper and cardboard boxes.
As for their mooncakes, we adore them to bits! A bit of an exaggeration again, but biting into their mooncakes gave us a sense of class and elegance. Sort of like a cloud 9 experience.
Which one is our favourite then?
In order of preference, we’d almost always buy Baker’s Cottage mooncakes for ourselves, family and friends. Kam Lun Tai and Tai Thong mooncakes come as a tie, depending on the flavour we’re looking for and yes, the box!
There you have it, the top 3 mooncake brands that we love in Malaysia!
Now if you’re new with mooncakes and want to play it safe, just get your mooncake from one of these brands. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed, insha’Allah. Enjoy your mooncakes!