There is nothing nicer than to receive a meaningful gift; it need not be an expensive or material item, it is after all the thought that counts (ultimately the most cliche phrase ever).
So having spent this year celebrating the months leading to the festival with ONLY 2 moon cakes which i ate up within a span of 3 days, one of my twitter followers and reader of my blog, Michelle asked me last week if i would like a moon cake from Malaysia, courtesy of her mom, who could say no?
Especially if it is not any normal moon cake on the street, it is from Shang Palace at Shangri-La (i remember last year i overdose on them after making full use of my Prestige Card). This year, the packaging looks more sophisticated, very nice box.
The design of the box to store the mooncake looked like it was recycled from last year.
The Australian immigration doesn't allow you to carry over mooncakes with egg yolks, for whatever security reasons, or maybe it's because they want to prevent you from overdosing on high cholesterol items and becoming one of their growing obese population. I don't know, but the plain one is fine by me, smooth and velvety white lotus paste. Anyways, is it just me or has prices of moon cakes gone up tremendously? I don't remember Shang's moon cakes to be RM20++ for a no yolk moon cake.
For variation, i even got a mini mixed nuts and ham mooncake from Chynna too! Not my favourite kind but this was one of the best i have tried.
I even got some home made muffins from her too! From a pandan whiff, to a choc chip and then an intriguing date and preserved lemons, this was made dessert for dinner that very same day!
Once again thank you Michelle, for such a wonderful gift!