Monday, September 27, 2010

Look what i got for a belated Mid-Autumn Festival!

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!


Life for Beginners said...

You lucky boy - what a nice (belated) mid-autumn treat! :)

J said...

Nice! :)
(What yummy presents)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

So nice of Michelle. Lucky you! :)

I really don't like the mixed nuts mooncake. Something about the smell and taste that puts me off!

thule a.k.a leo said...

Wow!! All the way from Malaysia.. with LOVE :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: haha the love is obviously from the mother to the daugher but i got a part of it =)

bbabe: cant complain haha but i know wat u mean, but it did taste quite good.

j: yea im so lucky!

lob: lucky i m!

Michelle Chin said...

it's always good to share. :) I can't possibly finish them alone.

Oh the immigration don't allow you to bring in fancy mooncakes as well. Like those with cheese. :( They confiscated my Blue Moon and Raise the Red Lantern, two of the new range of snowskin mooncakes from Chynna. :(

Sorry if the muffins look kinda deformed.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: ouch! i think its non dairy rite, so that meant cheese =( but thank u so much for the mooncakes and the muffins!

Sean said...

y'know, even though u're living abroad now, u ate more mooncakes than me this year! i only had mooncakes twice (i guess i wasn't really in a mooncake mood this year, heheh)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: wow thats a surprise! yeah dont remember mooncake posts on ur blog this year.

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh looks delish especially the muffins!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: it was!