Friday, August 20, 2010

Wing Wah Mooncakes @ Imported from Hong Kong!


Over the years, the only moon cake that we get to see and hear out in the market is either some earth shattering name like the golden phoenix is alive or the snow white meets black bear moon cake. Fine, maybe i am exaggerating as usual. 

However let me ask you, how often do you find yourself buying the original moon cake, the one that has simple lotus paste and a simple egg yolk? Chances are you will say "what people eat such an outdated flavour one meh?" 

By the time you run through the list of different fillings offered by all the big hotels out there, that would be sit last on your list.

Anyways, since i am in Melbourne, beggars can't be choosers, oh wait, beggars can't afford the exorbitant price tag. A box of Wing Wah mooncakes (4) lotus paste with 2 egg yolks retails for AUD42.50. 

For AUD 14 per piece, its darn right expensive, even i know that.

Bite into it and all is forgotten.

The yolk, the lotus paste, brings back childhood memories, the days where you can have any mooncake as long as the filling was lotus paste. 


Even the box has a hint of retro.



Since i don't have a family to share it with, i mean i already shared half the box with my sister, you cut it into quarters! half a yolk per piece yo!


Now the wallet has to diet and my body of course, duh.
 

20 comments:

J said...

*jaw drops*
HOW MUCH?? OMG. If only I could find some way to smuggle mooncakes into Melbourne - I could make enough money to cover my holiday!

Life for Beginners said...

Wow. At that price, let's agree to call them moneycakes instead! :P

Baby Sumo said...

Haha actually the only mooncake I buy IS the lotus paste with single / double yolk... so old-fashioned hor..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babysumo: not at all!

lob: haha maybe i should..

j: well it b very hard to smuggle the one with egg yolks, they cut it open each n everyone to check haha.

ai wei said...

the stuff from wing wah is really good! tried some of their walnut cookies and egg roll, egg crisp, "lou po beng" during CNY. brought from jusco, priced slightly higher but yummy lor

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ai wei: yeah those stuff r good too! love the lou po bang..

Michelle Chin said...

You can hv a 2 course lunch with wine at some posh rest at Crown with that price

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: yes, i think i know which 1 u r talking about, walked past the whole crown stretch yesterday to get to freshwaterplace. haha, oh well.

Sean said...

have all the "modern" mooncakes, laced with alcohol, fruits, etc, made it to melbourne as well? and yikes, how much would those cost?!?

Precious Pea said...

Am eyeing for their 4 yolks lotus paste! SLurps!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: i want 1 if u r buying a box!! haha, i saw on sale too.

sean: dont think so, they import from HK and they dont really do any fancy ones, esp those modern ones. The snow skins one which has a short lifespan, its hard to import unless they make it in house.

J2Kfm (Malaysian Food Blog) said...

Still remember a mooncake in HK cost a BOMB! And during that period of Moonlight Resonance, everyone was staying at home or in coffee shops to watch the finale!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j2kfm: haha yes it is suppose to be and it translates to prob a higher amt since it has to b shipped to australia!

Anonymous said...

where i can find this mooncake in Melbourne?

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: i got it at the chinese grocery next to A1 cafe, on russell st, approaching little bourke st. hope that entices you to buy some!

eiling lim said...

and the packaging looks so outdated. Malaysian mooncake has better packaging right?

Grazia Amethyst Lim said...

Thanks for recommending..

Was cracking my head at the Chinese shop the other day thinking which to buy... (They are not cheap, k?) =p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

grace: not cheap lor.

eiling: well its old school la, not outdated haha..

Grazia Amethyst Lim said...

I miss my mama's homemade moon cake!!! =(((