Red and black…

I tried. Don’t say that I did not try! I did! I did try. I tried to keep them till the festival comes around before opening them up and cutting them…and feasting on them. But everybody kept asking me to try them and tell them what they tasted like…and I did. LOL!!!

Yes, I am talking about the mooncakes that were given to me by a blogger-friend in KL. Nope, they were not the same inside – despite the sticker on  the box that said “lotus paste double yolk”. This is the Precious Black…

Precious Black 1

…and inside, it looks like this…

Precious Black 2

I think there was one salted egg yolk in it but I could not taste it at all – that distinct taste that salted eggs have.

And this is the Grand Ruby…

Grand Ruby 1

…and this is what it looks like inside…

Grand Ruby 2

In both mooncakes, the base was lotus paste and it was very fine and smooth, very nicely done. Other than that, there might be some very slight differences in taste owing to the different ingredients used but I could hardly put my finger on it – to me, they were more or less the same. But what I liked best about them was that they were not sweet – just slightly…and definitely not like some mooncakes where you end up feeling sticky and uncomfortable in the throat owing to the excessive sweetness.

So that’s it! The truth has been revealed…and they did not even manage to survive the 7th Month in the Chinese lunar calendar. This Hungry Ghost has eaten them all up – all gone now. Unfortunately, in this case, it certainly looks like when the Mooncake Festival comes around, I will not have any “real” mooncakes to eat anymore. So how?…Hint! Hint! Hahahahahaha!