September 21, 2007

Mooncakes!!!!


I had a knock on my door yesterday to find a box for me.
When I opened it, I notice who sent it to me and was pleasantly surprised.
I usually will have to pay to get a parcel from them. hehehehe giggles all the way to the kitchen.
Voila!!! When I opened it, I saw a pretty box.. yes.. its Mooncakes.
Mooncakes from Taukeh Raymond See of My Taste of Asia (www.mytasteofasia.com).
Thank You So Very Much!!!!! I wished we had MyTasteofAsia 10 years ago when I was still living in Iowa. Just to get to a chinese grocery store was a 2 hour drive. I'm glad now I don't have to bug my sister to send me stuff. Malaysians living in USA especially those living in smaller cities must be relieved that they can now get authentic Malaysian food supplies. My kids love Mamee noodles which is so much cheaper than that Japanese version called Baby Star.

Now.. how many years have I not tasted Mooncake??? Hmmmm... I took a bite from those in Chicago Chinatown and found them way too sweet and never ate anymore. So its been about 12 years since I've eaten one good one. I don't take things too sweet and usually look for the yolk as that would balance the sweetness of the mooncake.

I took a bite at the Lotus Paste Mooncake and to my surprise it wasn't that sweet. I tried the Pandan flavored and liked it too. I had never tried anything besides the lotus paste and beanpaste. The pandan variety was something different. I remember when I was young and my mom had put in a quartered mooncake into my tupperware. hehhee I remember a few days later when I opened my tupperware.. I found my "moldy" mooncake. I guess being away from the mid-autumn celebration for so long, we do appreciate our culture that we took for granted. I am gonna savor my mooncake. Will let you know later if my kids will like it. I blog when they are at school.

I'm planning to get a few kids in the neighborhood to walk with my rascals carrying the paper lantern. During my mom's last trip, I told her to get me lots of paper lantern as they are so expensive here. Must remind my mom to go get more again as I'll be running out of it pretty soon. Last year we had 8 kids that had fun walking around with their strange lantern.


Kam Lun Tai Mooncakes. Isn't the box pretty?



Lotus Paste with Double Yolk


Pandan Flavored

3 comments:

Judy on 24 September, 2007 17:22 said...

Wow, you got free mooncakes from the taukeh?

I have to pay £17 for just plain lotus seed ones. I used to love with one egg yolk but lately I have gone off egg yolks.

But if free, I will eat anything! :P

Jane of All Trades on 24 September, 2007 19:33 said...

Aiyo... I will die if I can't eat eggs. I guess I will die too if I eat too much eggs.

Yes, he was very nice to send my those mooncakes and I've eaten them and love the Pandan ones, not that I don't love the lotus ones.

Took it to church to let a fellow Malaysian have some and the other parishioners liked the Pandan ones too. They say our Malaysian ones isn't that sweet.

ems on 11 October, 2007 04:17 said...

teach 'em to make their own lantern on art & craft day mommy!

 

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