Mooncakes are so expensive nowadays.Â One piece costs almost RM10 per piece.Â At this price, one can only nibble on it, right?Â Anyway, I only eat one type of mooncake and it is the traditional nuts and Chinese ham variety.
I bought two mooncakes yesterday.Â One with the regular lotus paste with salted duck eggs.Â They are all freshly out of the oven from a old, old dim sum place in Campbell Street – Tho Yuen.
I do not like salted eggs in mooncake ‘cos together with the lotus paste and the egg yolk, it ‘glued’ up my mouth till hard to swallow.Â :)Â Ignore me, I just don’t like mooncakes.
I wonder what is written on the mooncake?Â The description of what is inside or some good wishes?
This is the most non-halal mooncake.Â It contains lots of ingredients such as almond, walnut, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, candied winter melon, orange peel, kaffir lime leaves, lard that oozes so much fat, Chinese ham and maltose, I think.Â I like it because I enjoyed picking out the nuts, pieces by pieces.Â Most people hate such fillings in their mooncakes because of the smell of the kaffir lime leaves plus the strong smell of the Chinese almond (heng jin).Â Chinese almonds smell like cockroach!Â Only the mooncakes from these traditional shops still have that weird tasting and smelling stuffs.Â Those from the bigger factories are milder and doesn’t taste as great.
Spare me from chocolate mooncake or durian mooncake. Ewwss…
Mooncake festival is still two weeks away but these enterprising people have begun selling mooncakes since last month.