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Good mooncake

Postby HunBunny80 » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 7:09 pm

Any good mooncake to recommend? My husband wants to buy some for my parents (first time ever!!!) so got to make sure they are good ones. :D
He doesn't like mooncake so testing before buying is a waste of time. I'm pretty useless myself.

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Re: Good mooncake

Postby sprite » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:03 pm

HunBunny80 wrote:Any good mooncake to recommend?.
Apologies right up front, but I have tried, and have yet to find a good mooncake. All warrant a hasty use of a serviette to spit out the offending sludge.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:28 pm

Man that's harsh. Real harsh! :o

Have to admit, I can't eat redbean mooncakes but I'm a sucker for quad-egg yoke & lotus paste ones with traditional covers (don't like the spongy which/green funny ones). Had some nice ones today but don't know where they came from. Had a new variety that looked like a eggy one but it was a yellow custard in the centre. Different.

Goodwood Park is supposed to have good ones.

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Postby sprite » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Goodwood Park is supposed to have good ones.


Spat those out in a potted plant in the lobby.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:31 pm

If you've left it this late you can't afford to be too choosy. Lots of the good ones are sold out and the rest are probably getting expensive.

Try Chinatown, a brand called Tai Zhong Kok (means Big China literally). They're well-known and cheaper than the horrendously expensive hotel ones which really aren't all that great anyway.

Oh, and SMS is right. Go for the traditional double yolk ones, to know what a mooncake is supposed to be. I don't like the fancy ones either.

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Postby sprite » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:35 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:Try Chinatown, a brand called Tai Zhong Kok (means Big China literally).


Tried those. Tasted like kerosene.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:36 pm

sprite honey, if someone hates durian, then the best durian in the world tastes foul. maybe you just don't like mooncakes. doesn't mean all are bad.

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Postby sprite » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:37 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:doesn't mean all are bad.


Does to me. And don't call me Honey.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:39 pm

Okay sweetie. :)

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Postby sprite » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:41 pm

Sure enough Jack Ass! :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:01 pm

Not sure what your problem is sprite but I'd have to say that was a bit uncalled for.

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Postby Arizona » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:14 pm

There is this place along Balestier Road, that sells mooncakes only during this season. Usually it's a mechanic's garage.

Can't remember exactly but I'm sure if you ask the folks running the famous chicken rice/porridge place along that very road will know.

Exceptional mooncake
that literally flies you to the moon.

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Postby huggybear » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 8:48 am

if your husband doesn't like them i reckon his parents won't like them either. generally speaking (STEREOTYPE), i don't think westerners like mooncake.

I think they are disgusting but i agree with SMS, the ones with lotus paste and the egg yolk is all right (with snow skin).

but if you want to buy me moon cakes, pls buy me the haagan daaz ice cream filled ones thanks.
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Postby sprite » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:34 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not sure what your problem is sprite but I'd have to say that was a bit uncalled for.


Really? I thought the smilie face, (see example) made is OK to be rude:

Wind In My Hair wrote:Okay sweetie. :)


Sorry Darling. :)

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Postby sourisso » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:47 am

the Raffles one with white skin, and white chocolate and champagne instead of yog was great.


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