Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Did the moon cake festival just came and went?

Every year before the softest mention of the mooncake festival coming (usually 1-2 months, although it seems to be getting earlier), you get to glimpse at the preview of round colourful mooncakes in any shopping centre.

Then the indulging begans before you ask when is that special day that we call the "mid-autumn festival night"?

The ridiculous amounts one spend on mooncakes, some with regrets, others without a blink of an eye like the durian paste from Shangri-La. Just ask my sister as i was munching on the whole piece while driving back home from dinner. I think i must have spent hundreds of dollars trying this and that (and i wonder why i am not losing weight and saving money)

Fast forward, when the moon turns full, you shed a tear and regret that you haven't stuffed yourself silly long enough (a month long) with different kinds of mooncake except the ones that created the festivall; a baked mooncake with lotus paste and a sinful eggyolk.

Suddenly the day pasts and the shopping centre is no longer filled with lanterns and colourful mooncakes.

It hits you that you realised not a single picture of a mooncake was taken to share with you all (noticed the lack of mooncakes on blogs too!) until i glimpse (in the same manner as i did a month ago at the display of mooncakes) into my fridge and found this..

Something to fill the space while i gather my ahem not so secret pictures from my trip to Pangkor Laut (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

One of those funky ping pei mooncakes from Nikko Hotel

Did you guys miss mooncakes or had too much for comfort?

25 comments:

MochaSourcream said...

I think Age is catching up. Hahaha. Not much feel for Mooncake Festival de. Sad hoh? Come, we go play lantern together-gether... hahaha

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Seaqueen said...

Yes yes. By the time the actual Mooncake Festival arrives, I usually get totally bored with mooncakes already. Ate too much before that. ;P

mh said...

I'm still a bit sick of mooncake since my binge 2-3 years ago. I used to eat Shanghainese mooncake, Teochew mooncake, yam mooncake, and the normal lotus paste mooncake (the more salted egg yoke, the better!!).......

I do get a bite or two now and then, coz I'm hungry and lazy to whip up something between lunch and dinner.

I prefer dinners with my grandma and relative during mooncake festivals better than eating mooncake now. At least we get to be merry and catch up!

Shell (貝殼) said...

i'm not really like mooncake~~
mid-autumn festival only another family gathering day 4 me^^

J2Kfm said...

I missed most of the fun and camaraderie this year. thought Macau or HK would be celebratin in style, but not really.

I miss Shanghai mooncakes. a lot.

Kok said...

joe,
When I was in Perth, I craved for mooncakes when it comes to Mid Autumn Festival. Funny, when I'm back here in M'sia, I didn't crave as much as I do. I only had less than one mooncake this year.

traveleo said...

i absolutely loved the yam ping pei done by tai thong.. and the spiral one too!! i love mooncakes!!

and the ones from hong kong are to die for!!! Sigh...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

traveleo: i find tai thong nowadays damn commercialised..and yes..the 4 eggyolk hk mooncakes r damn shiok!

kok: u must b kidding..less then 1?? i had more than a box!

j2fkm: no sinful 3-4 eggyolk mooncake??

shell: wasted..haha i wait for the day..

mh: i was binging in between my toilet breaks while studying..and man the mooncake went dwn fast..

seaqueen: i was just oblivious that the festival had alr passed.

fp: thanks

msc: haha still got lantern to play ar?c

Christy said...

Hie joe, I am no fan of mooncakes but I did post pictures of mooncakes just recently (check my backdated posts)
Hehe..in case you need to satisfy some cravings...but mine are jelly mooncakes though:)

I really liked the way you talked about the mooncake festival, hahaha...it sounds so...yesterday when mooncake festival was looked forward to for one reason, lanterns!~:)

Seaqueen said...

You must be too busy with work or your holiday to not noticed that it's passed.

mimid3vils said...

I had fun this Mid Autumn, BBQ~~
*pls refer to my blog entry*

ling239 said...

well... another year short 10days to the next one!! hahahaaaaa....:p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: thats still 346 days!!

mimi: read it..cool la..so much food..

seaqueen: yeah lor..studies..

christy: hmm havent had jelly 1s b4..

- m i c h e l l e - said...

I wana go to pangkor!!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

me likes ze good old fashion DOUBLE yoke!

CUMI & CIKI said...

that lilac looks like a color i would like to wear! very nice! lol

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: haha go with bf..

c&c: hahah double rocks rite?..that colour u want to wear ar?..aiyah i can only wear black..too fat..

Henry Yeo said...

after reading the economist article of China's market for mooncakes, I think it was correct of me to stay away from all fancy stuff.

I only like Traditional mooncakes, no yolks please :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: haha let me google the article..

Nic (KHKL) said...

woah, mooncake from toh lee wor...must be very nice..hehe

i like shang's lotus paste mooncake. love the subtlety taste of it. then again, things are getting more and more expensive. 1box is about RM76, i think. sigh...

jason said...

Duh... I missed my mooncakes. Must blog about mooncakes next year!

sc said...

i think as i grow older, i dont fancy mooncakes as much. and i'm not fan of new age flavours..sigh..man i sound like a 100 years old..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: isit? hahah i tried some really authentic ones from rawang..those really bought back memories..

jason: haha can blog dis yr wat..provided u took pictures lor..

nic: u got good taste..i was obviously in heaven while driving with that shang palace mooncake..

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i am a newbie in terms of mooncake festival. i am all about it. bringing a huge and embarrassing lantern to the park, lighting up candles, downing mooncakes, staring at the moon and all that jazz hehehe