The Types of Mooncakes.
The Mid-Autumn Festival was on September 30 and being Chinese, mum couldn't help it but to buy plentiful boxes of mooncakes for the extended family and ourselves.
If there's one thing that we love during this festive season, it has gotta be mooncakes!
&I bet most of you only know of one type of mooncake, which is also probably the most common ones:
If what I said is true, you're missing out a lot in life buddy. Introducing:
Shanghai mooncake! 上海月饼
w/ yummy lotus paste and as usual, salted egg yolk in the middle.
This is my ultimate favorite! It could be pricey depending on where you get it from but my family has always ordered ours all the way from Kluang, Johore, either from the Star Coffee House or a bakery (which name I've unfortunately forgotten) located in Taman Kluang Baru.
This, on the other hand, is not so much of a mooncake. It is more like those pastries which Chinese mothers give out when their babies turn one month old. (Screw my Mandarin, it's like I have the object that I wanna describe mentally depicted in my head but I have no idea what the heck they are called -_-)
To all my non-Chinese readers, give Shanghai mooncake a try the next time around. No regrets, I promise :) My Nepali boyf loved it! :)