Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Best-est & Healthiest Mooncakes!

On Saturday, I decided to take a break from everything. So, I went down to Central with the company of the Dearest. I kinda like it there because I can enjoy being a sucker for Japanese stuff without squeezing with the crowd.

The mall was having a little food exhibition where customers can walk around, sample and buy mooncakes.

Then I saw rabbit mooncakes at Taiwan Lao Zhao Pai's booth!!! So cute! I've never seen mooncakes like that!



I'm kinda sian with the traditional lotus paste mooncakes. Seeing that they have 4 non-traditional, non-lotus-paste flavours, were made the untraditional way by using almond powder instead of flour, the cute rabbits (I'm also a sucker for cute stuff) and on top of that, the attractive promotions, I bought 2 boxes.



I ate the mooncakes with Dear and my parents for supper. When my mum saw the rabbits, she went, "Aiyoh, so cute!" My dad was at the computer at one end of the living room while I was cutting open the plastic and he could smell the aroma of the mooncakes! I cut them into quarters so that all four of us could taste them.

The skin for the red bean and black sesame flavours was damn damn "q", chewy and thin! The fillings were not very sweet and that's good, because some fillings are totally laden with sugar. You can even taste and feel bits of beans for the red bean filling! Some of you may know that sesame has its own kinda unique aroma, and that filled my whole mouth! The sesame filling was a tad powdery like the texture of those round-round peanut candies but the best part, it melted in my mouth.

The pastry for the ones with fruity fillings were buttery, tasty and were those type that would melt-in-your-mouth. The peach with almond had the sweet peachy aroma and the filling was chewy.
The cranberry with apple was the best of the lot voted by mum, Dear and me! I never really liked cranberries and this by far was the only cranberry product I enjoyed! It was not sourish, not very sweet and I could taste both the cranberry and apple! The pastry and filling complemented each other sooooo well. Then mum snatched the last quarter with a cheeky laugh... Dad didn't even get to try it...

Dad and mum both commented that these mooncakes are not very oily and that is a good thing.
Another good thing was the expiry date. No, make it the best thing! The expiry date read 5th October. I was kinda panicky at first, but I know that Taiwan Lao Zhao Pai's products are top notch Taiwanese products and most of them do not have preservatives. When I turned to the back of the box for the ingredients listings, I was right, NO preservatives!!!

9 comments:

xinyun said...

love the bunny design on the box =D

chillycraps said...

arghhh so cute!!

I very scared of traditional mooncake, all so oily then got the egg yolk somemore... eek.

Jas aka paced said...

That was the reason why I bought those mooncakes lor!!!

Now my mum wants me to get another 2 boxes... haha...

arzhou said...

Lol so CUTE!

The Bimbo said...
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Jas aka paced said...

Sorry Bimbo, I have no idea how come your comment was deleted...

Hmm... That's funny...

hyacinthus said...

you like rabbit-shaped Japanese Mooncakes? ;)

http://hyacinthus.wordpress.com/2007/09/14/japanese-rabbit-mooncake/

Jas aka paced said...

Hi Hyacinthus,

These are not rabbit shaped. Bt I just found them sooo cute that they have rabbits printed on them. Reminds me of the Chang Er story...

KeV's wAlKAbOuT said...

I prefer snow skins one... i dont really like those traditional baked ones lor... but here in Oz hard to find snowskin if any.. =(