Mouthwatering Teochew Mooncakes from Setapak Teochew Restaurant

A thoughtful friend just brought in Setapak Teochew Restaurant’s Teochew Mooncakes all the way from Kuala Lumpur for me, when she was in Bangkok last week. Click here if you missed my earlier posting.

I was over the moon (no pun intended) with the goodies. I prefer this type of mooncake, because of its flaky skin. The mooncakes also received D’s seal of approval. I wanted to buy it for D’s parents, in conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mooncakes in Thai is known as ‘khanom wai phra jan” (ขนมไหว้พระจันทร์),  which means snack/cake to pay respect to moon. I jokingly renamed it as “khanom wai khun poh meh“, snack/cake to pay respect to parents : )

103-year old Setapak Teochew Restaurant

 Since D is in KL this weekend, we went to buy the mooncakes together, for him to bring the mooncakes home. As I wasn’t sure of the restaurant’s location, I relied on Waze. Good job, Wazey for location accuracy.

Customers came here just for the mooncakes!

They have different types of mooncakes

  I was curious about this 103-year old restaurant, and wanted to see it for myself. Glad that we made the efforts. Their mooncakes’ popularity is confirmed with customers walking in just to buy their mooncakes. Oldies but goodies. Hip hip hooray!

No fancy packaging, but pure goodies

 I picked three pieces altogether for D’s parents: two teochew mooncakes with preserved vegetable paste (D’s favorite) and green bean paste (my favorite). In addition, I just couldn’t resist buying a Shanghai mooncake as well, because I love it too!

I think that their pricing is fair. Their teochew mooncake is priced at RM 9.50 per piece. Shanghai mooncake is more expensive at RM 18.25 per piece.

D also bought additional mooncakes for my mom. One Teochew mooncake with green bean paste filling and one assorted fruits, nuts and ham (kam tui, 金腿) traditional mooncake at RM 20.15 per piece. And also one Shanghai mooncake for Aunt Jane.

Hopefully, this ‘mooncakes’ pit stop will fill our elderlies’ tummy with lots of love and happiness.

Hello little blackie

 I also saw this blackie round thing, which is a yam paste, at RM 14.00 per piece. Don’t judge a snack by its look, would like to try it in the near future.

Hello piggy oink oink

 Worth the drive, from wherever you are, for the mooncakes, but perhaps try out their food as well. And let me know how’s the food ya.

Setapak Teochew Restaurant

283 & 285, Jalan Pahang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur


Business Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.