Food porn – the Mooncake

 Just because it’s the weekend.. and everyone deserves, a Slice of the moon..

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The Mooncake festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th moon, of the Chinese Lunar Calendar every year. Moon gazing is not unique to Malaysia nor to just the Chinese. The Japanese also indulge in moon gazing in a festival known as the Tsukimi, but they enjoy eating rice dumplings rather than the mooncake. On the same day, Koreans celebrate Chuseok which is a harvest day celebration and they eat crescent shaped glutinous rice cakes known as Song-pyeon. In Vietnam on the same day, the Vietnamese celebrate Children’s festival where parents dote on their kids and make them mid-autumn cakes for tea. These delicious goodies are known as the Tet trung thu.

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And so it goes.. the celebration of the Mooncake festival is not unique to just the Chinese and is celebrated across borders. Remember that the next time you chomp down on a delicious slice of the moon.

 

Flavours featured: Green Tea with Custard and Salted Egg Mini Ping Pei (new flavour); Wasabi with Lotus Mini Ping Pei (new flavour); Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne Mini Ping Pei; Moet  & Chandon Chanpagne Mini Ping Pei

Where to get them:

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Malaysia
Phone: (603) 2142 8000
Fax: (603) 2143 8080
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Comments

  1. Yay! I want the Salted Egg Mini Ping Pei, that what I am waiting for!

  2. So which do you like best? Mooncakes here I come!

  3. Brother B says:

    Moet and Chandon mooncakes? Please!!! Too pretentious already – tell the hotel. I really can’t stand stuff like these. As if the alcohol would not evaporate as in butter would not melt in mu mouth. Totally losing the essence of the mooncakes. What’s next? fillings with foie gras and cavair or perhaps sharkfins and bear claws pieces?

    • Haha… you ar, brother B! crazy.. Hello! these flavours have been around for ages.. and it taste bloody marvellous.. you should try it – just like how expensive cognacs are used in cooking – not like you taste the alcohol but it really changes up the flavour mah.. :P as for endangered species.. why would anyone want to partake of that. I wouldn’t condone it.

  4. I hope to get my hands on moon cake tomorrow. Pray for me :D

  5. very traditional type of mooncake box!

  6. Good marketing strategy -I like the container they come in. Maybe I just buy to get the box.

  7. argh, so tempting!!! i haven’t had ANY mooncakes so far this year. have been trying to resist, to reduce sugar consumption, but you all are evil tempters and temptresses! :D

  8. I need some of that “porn” too! Sharing is caring remember! :P Hehe

  9. Moon cake festival is coming up again. Time to pick out some delicious one just like yours.

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