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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 3:41 pm

Have to admit, some of the boxes are pretty nice. But after living over here for a couple of years, one get tired of changing the boxes every year just to update one's collection of nic-naks and other useless garbage! :lol:

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Post by iloverice » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 4:02 pm

I like the one with pine nuts. For those who new to mooncake, can always try tau sar piah first. It taste more "friendly" to common folks tounge :D After you used to the taste then you can "upgrade" to mooncake

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 6:09 pm

the lynx wrote:...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'.
Put it to a fridge and bring to the next one!

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Post by durain » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 6:58 pm

goes well with chinese tea.

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Post by Stevie_W » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 7:22 pm

iloverice wrote:It taste more "friendly" to common folks tounge :D
*tongue

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Post by Stevie_W » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 7:22 pm

Sorry

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Post by BedokAmerican » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 9:11 pm

I was just reading more about mooncakes online and apparently there are scalpers in China and it's become a status thing.

I also came across this and found it funny:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news ... ad-2269404

http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/09/butt ... -fest.html

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Post by Splatted » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:09 pm

The only one I disliked was the durien mooncake I tried a sample of.

I love the lotus paste double yolk ones the most, but was dissapointed last year when I took up one of those offers from M1 to buy 4x from Marriot Hotel at a discounted price using sunperks points. Tasted very dry compared to others people had shared with me.

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Never had a mooncake

Post by sarahabarnett » Sat, 12 Oct 2013 1:34 am

I have never tried mooncake before, believe or not! The thought of salted egg with bean paste just does not seem appetizing to me, but maybe i'm wrong.. :-k
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Re: Never had a mooncake

Post by Stevie_W » Sat, 12 Oct 2013 7:45 am

sarahabarnett wrote:I have never tried mooncake before, believe or not! The thought of salted egg with bean paste just does not seem appetizing to me, but maybe i'm wrong.. :-k
Should give it a try. They usually have little samples for you to try before you go ahead and decide whether you want them or not.
But, it's over for now, and you'll have to wait till next year.

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Post by FaeLLe » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 1:28 pm

I like all variants of mooncake except the yolk ones, something within me associated mooncake with sweet so just cant get used to the savoriness of the yolk.

Durian mooncake is my favourite but the 1500 calories per mooncake is really unhealthy so I need to keep it in check!

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 1:41 pm

I'm pretty open minded with food, but mooncakes do nothing for me at all.

Over-sweetened, over-processed, no flavour, encased in 1/4" dyed pastry.

I consider them as symbolic 'token gifts/gestures', rather than things to be eaten.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 2:21 pm

Okay by me JR8, I'll have the double yoke lotus and the multi-grain/nut mixes thank you very much! :cool:

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 2:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: multi-grain/nut mixes thank you very much! :cool:
Ditto for chunky mooncakes.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 2:40 pm

I'll swap you our years worth for one of your deep fried turkeys ;)

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