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 Β 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!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

32 thoughts on “Red and black…”

  1. it’s mooncake festival already? o.O and wow the black moon cake is special, me wanna try… are they expensive?

    Dunno, KL friend gave me. A lot in the shops here now – did not bother to look. I think should be around RM15 EACH at least!!! Too expensive, no…thank you.

  2. I still prefer those traditional ones available from those sundry shops – the white tau-sa!

    My favourite is lotus paste with salted egg yolk… Not crazy about the others but may buy a couple and eat to keep the tradition alive.

  3. red and black nowadays… don’t worry, I am sure some good generous friends/bloggers will make your wish come true.. *don’t look at me* hahahaa… i also wish that too.. hahhaa…

    Let’s hint together then – HINT! HINT! HINT! Muahahahahaha!!!! Btw, I’m sure Elin can make – nicer than the commercially-produced ones?

  4. i still prefer the homemade ones-some ladies made for sell-you can order fresh ones from them n its not that sweet……n its cheaper than the branded ones.

    Some of my ex-colleagues used to make but they did not make for sale. Just brought to school to let people sample – show off! Hehehehehehe!!!

  5. Waiting for my ‘pek guek tong chew’ from u in Sept! (1pkt more than enough) hehe! Btw, I bought u some Walkers n other brands of shortbread, which i wanted to try but not sure nice or not, so u can be my ‘guinea pig’ πŸ™‚ n then let me know which ones the best n i will buy them next time!

    Don’t worry! Sure will being one packet at least of the best ones for you… Very good barter trade – mine so cheap, yours so expensive. Muahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  6. wow!! look nice!! eh can always buy de ma! heeee! πŸ˜›

    Ya…very nicely done, the design on the surface very distinct. Buy? Aiyor…old pensioner, retiree…where can afford? Hint! Hint! Muahahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  7. My hubi also walloped the Black one. Said taste ok-ok. I tak pernah makan that before. But the one I bought is from Pasar Malam one la..not branded ones like your friend gave hahahaha

    No taste leh…the black skin, like any other skin. But they say it’s good for health. Wah! Your hubby one go, habis one all by himself. No wonder so sui – tuapui like me! Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Hubi any mooncakes also wallop punya. 1 is not enough hahaha. If got Sibu then the two tum tum can “shake hand” la :p

      I surrender lah! I’ve seen the photo… Looks bigger than me lah! My title…have to hand over to him liao! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  8. When is the mooncake festival? I totally missed it, as I did the bak chang one.

    Not yet…not yet! The 7th Month (Hungry Ghosts) started around the same time as puasa…so when Hari Raya, that should be the beginning of the 8th Month. Two weeks after that will by the Mooncake Festival – 15th Chinese calendar… So ample time for you to buy some and send to me! Wink! Wink! ROTFL!!! πŸ˜€

  9. i go for the red one. black looks like been poisoned.

    Hey! That’s made using Japanese bamboo charcoal – they say it’s good for health. They also make bread using that… Eeeeee!!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  10. finally eat it, can’t wait till next month lei. πŸ™‚

    I have not had any yet. Maybe should hint hint get someone to give me Haagen Daz mooncake. πŸ™‚

    Haagen Daz? Wow!!! Everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon. I heard Starbucks also having their own mooncakes… Good grief!

    1. *pengsan* Since when Starbucks make mooncakes? Can makan anot wan? Later inside all kopi beans!

      Dunno… I heard somebody mentioning that, either in my blog or on Facebook… Take one, whole night cannot sleep! LOL!!!

      1. *pengsan* I never knew Starbucks got sell mooncakes. Tsk! What is this world coming to? Tsk tsk tsk.

        Dunno true or not… No Starbucks in Sibu. I heard or read somewhere, somebody going there for mooncakes and I was equally surprised!

  11. LOL… hinting and bodek-ing mode ah? Same like me… oso tengah bodek ppl for mooncakes. πŸ˜€ mebbe if lucky… u also can get free mooncakes, Cikgu. LOL.

    Birds of the same feather flock together! Looks like we two exactly the same…so let’s keep it up! Hint! Hint! Hint! Hahahahahaha!!! πŸ˜‰

    1. LOL… I’m gonna bodek for some choc cake oso. LOL… *so jahat*

      Who? Cynthia?…How many of her mooncakes are you buying? Ahem! Ahem!…You still have my address? Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜€

  12. The black moon cake was baked or was it snow skin? Looked SO black, almost like burnt! LOL!

    Baked! I don’t like the snow skin ones…yucks! You didn’t go to the demonstration at Nikko or some hotel in KL? Vialentino went and he posted on it – maybe you were Down Under in Oz then…

  13. Wow…u still can keep for this long…i guess if I were you, surely wallop when the day i receive it..LOL

    Self-control… When eating also, slow slow…one little slice at a time. So expensive now. Not like last time – one whole mooncake – one go habis! Sigh!!!

    1. I wouldn’t be able to eat one whole mooncake at one go. I mean, they’re too sweet… one slice, one slice, wash down with tea is okay for me. You can eat all at one go ah? Wow… hebatnya! LOL.

      Can, no problem! So next time you don’t eat lah – waste time only, have to go and brush your teeth. Just give me to me better! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  14. I don’t really fancy mooncakes but my brother can chomp down two at a time. He’s really a die hard fan of mooncakes.

    I wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard fan but I can easily finish one on my own, no problem at all. Two, dunno…never tried. Must control a bit. Hehehehehe! πŸ˜‰

  15. now that i see this picture, i want to eat mooncake pulak =_=|||||

    LOL!!! My blog is such a bad influence, everybody says…but they keep coming back for more. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  16. yeah I saw ads in tv for the black mooncakes, it looks unique! My parents’ place also the same I mean mooncakes will usually finished before the festival. On the actual day, we’ll be more interested to eat other goodies like the yam & the black color “cow-horn” I’m not sure what it’s called πŸ˜‰

    You have a grand celebration on the actual day. At the most, every year, we would just eat mooncakes, not even a special dinner… 😦

  17. Haven’t tried these two types of moon cake but sure looks delicious!

    Ohhhhhhh, Pete! You’re back! Where have you been? Gone back to Butterworth? Well, you no problem…can go and buy easily. Maybe, you can make your own even – can cook everything one! Btw, I saw them advertising for Cynthia – cheap leh…and look nice too.

  18. this is the one from bakers cottage right? from the TV commercial it looked so good but from here… not so. inside also don’t look nice one..

    Yup…advert, of course, lah! Got touch up like women putting on make up. They say they use shoe polish on roast chicken to give it a better colour! Eyewwww……

  19. Aha! So you can’t resist the temptation eh. Now you do not have that mooncake for the festival. ^_^ The hungry ghost will be hungry.

    It is good that the secrets are out and I could see that the secret is good.

    Yalor…hungry unless some kind souls give me some more. Hehehehehe!!! Btw, you missed my steamed chicken with balao-balao post… Nice! Yum! Yum!

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