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moon cake time!

catbert | Sep 15, 2010 01:19 AM


moon cakes are in abundance now. have any gotten any? where and which are your favs?

i noticed this year there are more hong kong (or fusion) influenced with flavors like chocolate, black forest, strawberry, blueberry, and so on.

van's bakery in sg added strawberry and pineapple. my memory fails (and i can't find last year's pics) to remember if pandan and coconut are new. kinda seems like they would just have it.
fyi, the insides of the fruit flavored ones are like the chewy, gummy insides of those small pineapple cakes at asian bakeries. the soft cakes would be better for kids because it was a bit too sweet imo. it worked better in the brown cakes (no strawberry), but she added egg to most of them this year so i was slightly not as pleased (especially because green tea has egg in it too this year). i look forward to stopping by the little saigon branch to see what they have different.

i've also tried taipan snowy mooncakes, hong kong's #1 brand (they were at the hawaii market). i wish they sold individually. i'd love to try chocolate lava, but it's only in the large set. the smaller fusion set has more flavors with mocha, mango, strawberry, blueberry, along with some traditional fillings.

i have yet to try the ones at the 99 ranch with black forest, strawberry, and all the other different flavors.

there's also a variety of stores selling durian moon cakes in the freezer (box). very strongly durian. i tried it at a bookstore in rh actually.

i know not too many like moon cakes, but i look forward to reading what others have to share.

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