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Opinions on mooncake

Postby BedokAmerican » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 9:50 pm

I tried a piece of mooncake for the first time yesterday. I'm not sure of the flavor but I didn't think it was very good and seemed to be bland, although it wasn't horrible. It was almost as if the baker forgot to include sugar. But maybe it was just that particular type of mooncake.

For those of you who've tried mooncake, what do you think of it?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 9:58 pm

I love all kinds of mooncakes except red bean (which I like but cannot eat due to gout factors). I'm not particularly fond of the snow skin mooncakes, preferring the traditional crust covering. I really like double yolk Lotus paste and also the nut & Grain versions. Lotus with macadamia nuts are nice as well.

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Postby Stevie_W » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:33 pm

I do like the traditional ones. To be honest i'm not sure which type they are. Before coming to Singapore a few months ago, my family always got the traditional type, and i thought there was just the one type. Then i see all these variations being sold!!
Being a chocolate lover, i did try a chocolate mooncake. It was ok, not great. Taste was like chocolate cake, but the texture was what let it down. Wasn't smooth, a bit of a crumbly texture almost like the cake hadn't been cooked properly.
However, did try the chocolate snowskin, and loved it. Almost like eating ice cream :)

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Re: Opinions on mooncake

Postby therat » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:47 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:I tried a piece of mooncake for the first time yesterday. I'm not sure of the flavor but I didn't think it was very good and seemed to be bland, although it wasn't horrible. It was almost as if the baker forgot to include sugar. But maybe it was just that particular type of mooncake.

For those of you who've tried mooncake, what do you think of it?


It might be the low sugar type.

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:54 pm

Meh....

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:08 am

Wah SMS, your palette has been Singaporeanized huh? Many westerners find the taste of moon cake a bit repulsive. I like the one with white lotus paste and double, triple and quadruple yolks. Both white skin and brown skin.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 5:57 am

Vast majority is sweet. It is not the level of sweetness like in the "Western" classic cakes but still very clear. And they could be very different. There are some more Western palate friendly, stuffed for example with the course ground paste made of sesame seeds, dates, raisins and glued together probably with honey. Classic is with lotus pastes.

Probably you need to eat some more to acquire right taste. I was always fine with it, except I could not understand what the idea to have a cake almost as hard to bite as some piece of wood.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:06 am

Disgusting. Have never got used to it despite many years traveling in Asia.

Our Taiwan suppliers still insist on sending me moon cake gifts. Yuck!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:57 am

You can always send 'em my way! :cool:

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 9:40 am

No problem at all :-)

I will let you know when the boxes start rolling in!

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 9:40 am

No problem at all :-)

I will let you know when the boxes start rolling in!

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Postby Fortan » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:04 am

I don't like them either. Something yukkie about them.... I've never been one with a sweet tooth though. Except for chocolate that is :o

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:15 am

A big fan of the mooncakes :)

I like the multi-yolk lotus paste ones.

Havent had a snowskin one.

Was in Vietnam last week and they have savoury ones with chicken and pork in them!!!

I wonder if it would be possible to pass off a pork pie as a mooncake :cool:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:15 am

I'll have a couple of them as well! :D

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 3:04 pm

...and here I am, battling with mountains of them in my office. They are nice but not after you have (counting) 15 boxes of fours stacked in the pantry.

Should have brought them during the last Eagles'.




PS: On another note, these days, people pay so much money not for great mooncakes, but for fancy boxes they come in, and the hotel/restaurant/bakery's reputation.


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