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Old 08-28-2014, 12:25 AM   #1
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Mooncakes - Mid-Autumn Festival 2014

Do post anything and everything about Moon cakes... for 2014.

It's the season, again!

Favourite flavour(s)?
Where to buy?
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Post them up.

I'll start:

Absolutely love Maxim's Bakery Pandan snow skin moon cakes!

Also like the "D24" durian snow skin moon cakes from T&T.

Do not like the egg yolk regular moon cakes though.

But, I am okay with the "regular" moon cakes WITHOUT egg yolks.
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Those "snow" ones are pretty gross... Just bean paste and sugar without much flavour

I like the classic style, but not a big fan of the paste so I will always go for a slice with the most yolk. That combination of yolk + crust
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love the cold mooncakes. theyare smaller and not as filling esp with the unique fillings.

i've always been used to mooncakes with 4 yokes and theones with nuts.

i'm heading back to hk soon and I'm looking for a 5 yoke this time.
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mmm love me some moon cakes.

I find I can only finish about half of a normal one nowadays. Back in the day when I was a teenager I could probably wolf down 2 in one sitting just for the yolks.

My fiancee and her family are more into the cold ones nowadays. To be honest they're ok. But I recently tried some durian ones (you could get 4 small ones for ~$7 at Pricesmart Grandview/Richmond, or 4 big ones for $40 at T&T). God I'm hooked. In the last 2 weeks I've had 8 small ones and 3 big ones.
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Love eating moon cakes however someone always has to mention how many calories are in one.
Then I just feel guilty eating more than a quarter at a time
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Love eating moon cakes however someone always has to mention how many calories are in one.
Then I just feel guilty eating more than a quarter at a time
It's funny... how one of the mooncake brands label their calories...

I was reading it and it read:

"221 calories"

I was thinking, oh yeah, it's OKAY!

I read more carefully, and BAM:

It says "Per 1/4 cake".



That's 884 calories per mooncake!

Or.... you can have 8 scoops of ice cream (on average).

Volume wise, you can have 8 times more ice cream for every 1 mooncake you eat.

I've heard, and I'm not 100% sure, that a lot of lard is in mooncakes?

That could explain why.
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Mooncakes have a lot of lard in them, which is why they are dense in calories and meant to be shared. Well I doubt any of them use lard any more - they all probably use hydrogenated vegetable oil instead.
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Mooncakes have a lot of lard in them, which is why they are dense in calories and meant to be shared. Well I doubt any of them use lard any more - they all probably use hydrogenated vegetable oil instead.
You would need to go to a very old school bakehouse to get it made with lard. Can't imagine how good that would taste.
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You would need to go to a very old school bakehouse to get it made with lard. Can't imagine how good that would taste.
Or make your own.. it shouldn't be that hard actually

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Not a big fan of the cold ones. I've also tried Haagen-Dazs mooncakes and they were alright..

Still prefer the classic ones with 4 yolks
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Haagen-Dazs mooncakes
Where did you get them?
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Where did you get them?
I had it in Hong Kong.

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The Maxim's bakery red bean mooncakes are pretty good.
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Had 3 different mooncakes last night



- Normal mooncakes from Maxims - what you'd expect. Quite greasy. They use peanut oil, so it's not as bad as it could be I suppose

- Custard mooncakes from Maxims - pretty good, but not a very strong yolk taste. Texture is really doughy

- Custard mooncakes from some fancy hotel - these were the best. Flavour reminds me of those melted custard buns you get at dim sum sometimes. Very strong yolk flavour, these were quite good.
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Skinny- by custard buns do you mean the yellow runny "yolk" buns (loh sa bao I think)? If so I will move heaven and earth to get those in Vancouver if anyone can point me in the right direction.
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That same flavour yes, but they're not runny... They were good!
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Got these last year and they were pretty damn good! But expensive and hard to get.

They taste very similar to the custard buns.


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Relatively speaking,I like cold mooncakes.
But I think too sweet for all the mooncakes I eaten.
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I like Da Boss' (dai fuk in canto) bing pi mooncakes with the green bean paste, its not too sweet and the green bean is more cake like than paste (like a brownie)

but ever since Da Boss closed in POCOs Henderson Place i've been too lazy and unable to find their other locations (if they still exist)
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I will always go for a slice with the most yolk. That combination of yolk + crust
Oh man, I'm so on board with that lol.

I usually end up just getting the ones from T&T, good enough! :P
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