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moon cakes 2013!

catbert | | Sep 7, 2013 08:49 PM

sorry ispe, i know how much you dislike them hockey pucks...

so, what are ya'll gettin this year?

i purposely got some from Dong Hung Vien thanks to last year's la times article-

they have an offer of buy 4 and get 10% off. boxes are metal tins and there are no english translated labels (nor is the order list), but they have english speaking staff.

i only got the soft skin ones. durian, lotus seed and paste, mung bean, and taro. i've only had van's before and in comparison, van's are denser, bigger, and stronger in taste. so far i've eaten the durian and the lotus seed. the durian isn't that strong, something i prefer, but there's a tiny bit of a sour taste to it. oh, and the smell isn't super strong either. my lotus seed had large seeds inside, which i liked interms of crunch factor, but that "i feel so sick because too sweet" came along, although, not as fast as when i had van's. overall, i didn't think there was anything special to them. maybe i should have tried the brown skin kind?

i'm tempted to try lee's sandwiches', they only have the brown ones but have flavors like green tea and azuki (as well as typical vietnamese flavors).

i do hope to get a box of the flacky taiwan kinds from 85c. they were yummy last year but someone told me they're no longer taking order?!? their fb says til the 15th. anyone else hear/know if this is true?

otherwise, i guess i could go for godiva's. they're just chocolates. i haven't really seen any other off-beat or out there moon cakes here interms of flavors this year. how bout you?

anyways, sorry if this is a tad early...