While Mid-Autumn is near, you can see mooncakes are being sold widely everywhere be it the Traditional type, Snow skin or Creative Fusion mooncakes. While you might have lost interest on the commercial ones in the market, these mooncakes will sure to gain interest from you! What are they?
Read below to find out more!
(The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal)
1. Nyonya Sambal Mooncake @ Yong Sheng Gift Shop
Established in Johor, they have so many products that you can try ranging from Wife cake, the famous Hokkaido Cream Puff, traditional pastry and of course Mooncakes! You have tried many types of mooncake in Mid-Autumn festival but have you tried mooncake that has Sambal in it? Perhaps it sounds weird, but they have surely mastered this Nyonya recipe! With white lotus paste, sambal paste and blended in with variety of secret ingredients, this mooncake tastes absolutely scrumptious and indeed special in the market!
2. Long-shaped Mooncake @ Yu Kong Restaurant
Celebrating Mid-Autumn festival with mooncake that is not round in shape? What? Yes, you didn’t see it wrongly. Known as ‘The Golden Pillow’ mooncake, how is it originated we might not know; some says it is the Shanghai style but well – food that is good indeed worth your time to try! Famous in Kluang, Johor – the pastry tastes crumbly good! Available in 3 flavors of Pandan, White Lotus and Red Bean paste, it comes with a salted egg yolk inside too!
3. Tea Mooncakes @ Purple Cane
A creative creation from Purple Cane this year, try their refreshing treat of healthy mooncakes that is made from tea leaves and ingredients that contains no preservatives. Tea leaves that are grinded to powder form so that it is easily mixed and form the pastry crust; they have come out with a few variants like Pu Er tea, Oolong tea, Green tea, Rose tea and a few more! Fragrant of the tea and it is not overly sweet; the fillings too fine and smooth. Besides, they have a cute fish packaging that comes with a Goldfish biscuit in it. Available in Green tea, Bamboo Charcoal and Pu Er tea flavor. If you are a tea lover, this mooncake would be best for you to celebrate Mid-Autumn festival.
4. Setapak Teochew Restaurant
More than a century old restaurant here in KL, they are very famous for the signature Hokkien mee, Claypot Sang Har noodles and more. Apart from these, they too sell pastries and they are famous for the Teochew Mooncake. What are they? They are the Teochew style and is totally different in shape n taste. Yam mooncake – is made of a flaky pastry and thick yam paste inside with a salted egg yolk in the middle. While the Teochew Mooncake is flat and round in shape and made using Picked Mustard vegetable (Mei Cai) and Lotus paste. A combination that creates great flavor upon first bite, the pickled mustard paste had an orange peel taste too! While it is hard to get authentic ones like this, no worries because Setapak Teochew Restaurant has it for sale now!
5. Passionne Apple Snow skin Mooncake @ Good Chen
Creative and cute designs will sure lead to impulse purchases and of course mooncakes from Good Chen is one of them! Known for having Doraemon and Hello Kitty mooncake collections, they have flavors ranging from Chocolate, Tiramisu, Mango Tango and more awesome flavors from them. Like this snow skin mooncake in an Apple shape – cute looking that will sure to entice kids to eat them in Mid-Autumn festival! Having the smell of an apple, the ingredient in it includes white lotus paste with single yolk. Other creative design includes Durian shape and taste, Mangosteen, Watermelon and Strawberry too!
6. Ice cream Mooncake @ Haagen Dazs
Photo credit to Haagen Dazs Malaysia
I scream! Oh, wait, we meant Ice cream! A very creative ice cream mooncake from Haagen Dazs that serve its purpose and to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival too! Unlike the traditional ones, we bet you’ll finish this up as fast as you know! Top notch ice cream that packs a punch with its dense, creamy and mouthwatering flavor, it is one of the best thing to be eaten this Mid-Autumn! Comes in 3 flavors of Chocolate, Summer Berries and Cream and Mango, hard to resist the ice cream temptations?
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