Mid-autumn festival is tomorrow. What brands of moon cakes do folks like? I have had:
- old stand by from Hong Kong. smooth white lotus seed paste with white one yolk (for the version i got). yolk is a little uneven. some parts it has great texture, some parts it is a little crunchy and dry.
About $36 for 4, typical full size cakes, about 3" each side, from 99. In a tin box for good for gifting. These guys even got the mooncake.com domain.
- this is more like the mini ‘kei chi peng’ with a yolk in it. but I still like it that its more personal size. yolk is dry. the white lotus seed paste is less greasy.
$19.8 for 6, from their restuarant. In a hard cardboard box with Cooking Papa branding. more youthful packaging.
BTW, tomorrow there is a total lunar eclipse on the day of mid-autumn festival in North America. last time it happened it was 1982. next time its 2033.