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Thursday, August 9, 2007


Mooncake festival is around the corner again. Though the festival only falls next month, restaurants and shops are capitalizing on the situation and most have already started selling mooncakes and lanterns aplenty since last month. I am not a great fan of mooncakes coz I find most of them sweet and of course they are fattening. Hubby loves mooncakes and several days ago, he bought a box of mooncakes from Shangri-La Hotel and i tell you, they are so expensive. Since he loves salted eggs, he bought all of them with double egg yolks.... tasty but fattening and high in cholestrol. The ones with double egg yolks cost the most, at around RM19 each. For me, I will never spend this much money on a small mooncake. I'd rather spend the money on healthier alternatives.

I quite like the 'ping pei' or crystal jade pandan flavored skin mooncake with red beans, minus the egg yolk.

We had dinner at Overseas Restaurant, Armada PJ last night and daddy bought the gals a plastic basket lantern with mooncake, costing RM4.80 each.

The mooncakes from Shangri-La Hotel, all with double egg yolks.... which make them double fattening!

Alycia enjoying her sunflower seeds mooncake (with no paste inside) for breakfast this morning. The mooncake came together with the plastic basket lantern. I like this type of mooncakes best coz they have no paste inside, not so sweet and have lots of sunflower seeds.
I also love the 'jee jai yuet peng' or piglet mooncakes, the ones in the tiny plastic 'pig cages' with a plastic string. I will try to get some of these for the gals later.... and also for myself. I used to love them when I was little.


Anonymous said...

I loved to look at the piglets.. but never really was fond of eating them. Last year.. GreenApple from US send me some.. ;) time really flew by this year.

Anonymous said...

haha, the hungry ghost month also haven't started and you were talking about mooncake and lantern liao... :)

Do they sell mooncake and lantern that early now?

Mommy to Chumsy said...

nice...i also like the ping pei :D gotta buy the less sugar ones this year.

Unknown said...

wah, so fast selling mooncakes...need to buy lantern for my son to play...LOL !!!

Cherry said...

Ugh I get sick of mooncakes, every year always receive so many of them.

Anonymous said...

Me too, me too! You can come to new blog now....it's not perfect but I cant wait anymore. Itchy already :-)

Anonymous said...

i love mooncakes, my chinese friends normally send me come mooncake festival