Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fake moon cake 月餅?

Moon cake in Japan? It looks just like the one which I got from fmy friend in Hong Kong. And it's also press embossing and says ''月餅'' (moon cake)  on surface. I remember the moon cake that I enjoyed in the earlier video has something salted egg york inside but...

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  1. aww... but actually the variety of mooncakes are countless and you can even get it without the egg yolk :) That looks like red bean paste mooncake, am I right? Or is it black sesame paste? :D There's no fake or real I guess. Just that the traditional one will be lotus paste inside with an egg yolk.

  2. As far as I know, it's the main different between Japanese & Chinese Mooncake.
    Do you accept the tastes of the salted egg yolk? ^^

  3. I wasn't sure if it was red azuki beans paste. I felt it tasted more like the one I had in the video but without egg york. Almost same but walnuts was inside on this one. I think it was lotus paste and azuki beans paste mix.

    Honestly, about salted egg york, I didn't really like the taste. I know the egg yolk in the middle of the moon cake was meant to be eaten WITH the cake. Well just for the video you know XD 

  4. I'm so hungry! they look delicious! I want one!

  5. yup, that looks like red bean paste mooncake filling.

    I love the lotus paste with salted egg yoke! better with double yoke!!! yummm...

    there are more innovative flavors these days, e.g. durian, chocolate, cheese, etc.

  6. The filling isn't the most aesthetically appealing thing I've seen, but the embossing is seriously cool.

  7. The best moon cakes are snowy moon cakes, but as they need to be kept in the freezer guess theres no way to send them to you.

    Just do a google search to see how they look like

  8. (Sorry for perhaps reviving an old topic!)

    Taro-san, mooncakes are very heavy and sweet, so maybe try slicing the mooncakes into wedges and eating them slowly while drinking a hot, slightly bitter tea. The tea helps them go down more easily =)

    As Ms. Erica mentioned, there are many types of traditional mooncakes alone, most if not all of which have variations without the salted yolk.* Some have regular lotus seed (蓮子), others white lotus seed (白蓮子, which is smoother), some have azuki (紅豆沙), some have nuts (五仁), some have jinhua ham (金華火腿); the list continues. The filling pictured looks like jujube (红枣).
    *Traditionally, however, the yolk represents the moon.

    The dough that wraps the mooncakes can vary in style too, from the thicker, chewier Cantonese style (like that of the ones you ate), to the flakier, pastry-like Taiwan style. has more information if you're interested.

    Also, as you probably know, the cubic, crispy, sweet treat eaten first is called sachima in Mandarin (薩其馬/沙琪瑪), ma tzai in Cantonese (馬仔) for short ( It's so good!

    Finally and most importantly, thank you so much for all your videos, and hope you find a type of mooncake you like! ^.^

  9. (From news update) Our thoughts go out to Japan and her people.