Saturday, October 03, 2009

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2009!... 中秋节快乐2009!...


Happy Mid-Autumn Festival my fellow readers~
Hope you all have a wonderful family gathering +reunion, and of course, have plenty of mooncakes too!

I've already had my fill, i like only the white lotus mooncake without the egg-yolk. I usually buy the ones imported from Hong Kong called 'Wing Wah Mooncakes', which is freakin expensive at $41 per box of 4 regular sized mooncake without egg-yolks..but quite ok if you share with friends the cost...what type of mooncake variety do my readers like? With the consumerism culture and innovative designs available nowadays, there's plenty of varieties and unique tastes to choose from, so do share readers!!

PS: For those whom wanna know more bout the story behind the Mid-Autumn Festival, click on wiki here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival

15 comments:

duriandave said...

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Best wishes to you and your family!

I saw these "mooncakes" from G.O.D. when I was in Hong Kong last month. They're pretty amusing, but I wouldn't buy them unless someone told me they were the best tasting mooncakes in the world.

YTSL said...

You don't like mooncakes with egg yolk? *Faints* I love those! The ones I don't like are the ones with nuts... thank goodness, haven't found those among the 30 odd mooncakes I've been GIVEN this season! ;D

aimlesswanderer said...

I don't like the ones with eggs or nuts, they taste funny. I love the plain ones, which most people don't like. The only problem with them is that they aren't too healthy.

The profit margins for mooncake manufacturers must be huge, given the prices. $10+ per mooncake? Yikes.

hcpen said...

duriandave: Yea, I love GOD alot, love their concept..went to two different GOD shops whilst in Hong Kong..love it, and the mooncakes are cute too!

YTSL: Wow! Lucky you, so popular get given 30 mooncakes!!:-)

aimlesswanderer: Yeah, me too, love'em plain ones!

aimlesswanderer said...

In a few days I'm off to see if there are any nice mooncakes (the less yokes the better) which have been heavily discounted!

You're lucky you can eat as many as you want.

hcpen said...

aimlesswanderer: You can get the ones without egg yolks..they now come in a variety of pastes, not just lotus paste but red bean paste, green tea paste, etc..and also ice-cream mooncakes!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you too! We celebrated last night with some amazing moon cakes! :)

hcpen said...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family too!!:-) I'm glad you had amazing mooncakes:-)

Chris said...

祝你中秋节快乐.

Ai Shiang said...

I wonder if they still sell those mooncakes in Chinatown. We missed out buying it this year. Forgot about it! What an excuse huh? hahaha!

hcpen said...

Chris: Happy Mid-Autumn to you too! Also, have fun in Shanghai holiday. I haven't been bck since 2004, must've changed now.:-)

hcpen said...

Ai Shiang: Yes, they're still selling, at 10-50% discount somemore! So be quick to get one box before it sells out! I just bought another 50% off Kee Wah Mooncake box of 4 for $20, half the price of its original`cos they want to 'clean up' the stock for this yr as sales usually go down after the mmid-autumn fest' passes.

hcpen said...

Ai Shiang: Also wanna ask u, did u end up going to the Malaysia Fest? I found this yr not as interesting as last yr, also the queues were so long and food ended up selling out waaaay too fast, they made not enough, damn i queued for 30 mins only to be told char koay kak sold out..hhhmm..do u know where can buy nice koay kak in sydney? even better, invite me over to ur home next time u make har:-)

Ai Shiang said...

Hi Hcpen,
I haven't had the chance to go and buy the mooncakes. Actually wanted to go today to have a look but too busy. I have to buy something this week, will check if they still have Kee Wah brand. We usually buy "Maxim's" brand.

By the way, what's char koay kak? Maybe we call it differently between east and west malaysia. Is it the fried white carrot cake?

I went to the Msia festival. I think the number of stalls actually been reduced. I didn't end up buying anything unfortunately.

hcpen said...

Ai Shiang: Yeah should go buy quick. It is the fried white radish cake. Also called chai tao koay.