Mooncakes Galore

Mooncake with nuts, seeds and bacon strips.

Disney Winnie The Pooh mooncake.

These are the mooncakes that my sil brought back from Hong Kong. My favorite are the ones with lots of seeds, nuts and strips of roasted bacon. The ain’t too sweet and are loaded with seeds and nuts and are very tasty too. There are even Pooh Bear mooncakes from Disney Land. There goes my diet plan….. my calories have far exceeded my output. I guess I have to increase the intensity and duration of my jogging sessions before my pouch becomes a permanent feature!

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Mooncake festival is around the corner again. Though the festival only falls next month, restaurants and shops are capitalizing on the situation and most have already started selling mooncakes and lanterns aplenty since last month. I am not a great fan of mooncakes coz I find most of them sweet and of course they are fattening. Hubby loves mooncakes and several days ago, he bought a box of mooncakes from Shangri-La Hotel and i tell you, they are so expensive. Since he loves salted eggs, he bought all of them with double egg yolks…. tasty but fattening and high in cholestrol. The ones with double egg yolks cost the most, at around RM19 each. For me, I will never spend this much money on a small mooncake. I’d rather spend the money on healthier alternatives.

I quite like the ‘ping pei’ or crystal jade pandan flavored skin mooncake with red beans, minus the egg yolk.

We had dinner at Overseas Restaurant, Armada PJ last night and daddy bought the gals a plastic basket lantern with mooncake, costing RM4.80 each.

The mooncakes from Shangri-La Hotel, all with double egg yolks…. which make them double fattening!

Alycia enjoying her sunflower seeds mooncake (with no paste inside) for breakfast this morning. The mooncake came together with the plastic basket lantern. I like this type of mooncakes best coz they have no paste inside, not so sweet and have lots of sunflower seeds.
I also love the ‘jee jai yuet peng’ or piglet mooncakes, the ones in the tiny plastic ‘pig cages’ with a plastic string. I will try to get some of these for the gals later…. and also for myself. I used to love them when I was little.

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