YEAH! It’s Mid-Autumn Festival again!!
It means time to get together with family and eat some awesome mooncakes while gazing at the moon 🙂
And well, it also means time to buy and give mooncakes to your loved ones~ Every year it becomes a major headache cos’ there are so many bakeries out there making a huge varieties of mooncakes with innovative flavours and textures.
To me, handmade baked skin mooncakes are still the best. Afterall, they just taste better and make better gifts than their more delicate machine molded counterparts. There is this saying: Classic is still the best.
This year, Wan Li Restauant has debuted its first mooncakes. Available in three distinct flavours with white lotus paste, red lotus paste and green tea lotus paste as base ingredients, it is also an opportunity to feature chef’s signature: Wan Li Special Egg Custard Mooncake with Egg Yolk.
These days, most mooncakes are made by mass-producing machines, churning out hundreds at a time. But here in Wan Li, mooncakes are handmade and individually shaped. Therefore, every one mooncakes that you get is going to be a unique one 🙂
Yes, it sure doesn’t look as good as those machine-pressed mooncakes that come in a plastic trays and plastic wrappers. It is freshly made in the kitchen, so it is more simple, fresh and tasteful!
And it sure has the thinnest skin I’ve ever seen~
The Jade Green Tea Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk.
My personal favourite? These Mini Special Egg Custard with Egg Yolk.
Meticulously crafted using the finest ingredients, these mini mooncakes are fresh, delicious and delicate. They are engulfed by soft pastry shells, and you can easily finish one in a mouthful and feel not that guilty.
Taste-wise, it’s the light delicate custard with a “cube” of salted duck egg yolk in the middle that will take you by surprise. They are soft, creamy, sweetish and slightly salty delicious. Plus, you will not feel that heavy after consumption and are easy on the throat, whereas some other mooncakes can give you a dry throat.
Giving mooncakes is about wishing others a long and happy life. Sometimes you really want to impress others and show your appreciation with the best tasting mooncakes with the most exquisite packaging. These little goodness will only available till 9th of September!! So my advise is to get them before it is too late.
Mini Special Egg Custard with Egg Yolk (6 pieces) RM78.00
Pure Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (4 pieces) RM92.90
White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (4 pieces) RM88.00
Red Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (4 pieces) RM92.90
Jade Green Tea Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (4 pieces) RM88.00
For inquiries and orders, please call +607 3813270.
To me, mid-autumn festival is a day of getting together with your family and celebrate full moon and harvest. I remember when I was young, me and my brothers used to play lanterns on the street, it was so much fun! My father (who is very talented) would made our lanterns using transparent colour papers and some years when he was busy, our aunt would buy us those battery lanterns in our favourite cartoon characters. It’s a wonderful part of my childhood and those nights were often filled with the love of the family, colourful lights, laughters, and mooncakes…
We Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. On Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest, which is why the festival is also known as the “Day of Reunion”.
Just like the full moon, our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the circle grows; every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger. As I grow older, I realized, family is not an important thing. It’s everything. So no matter how busy you are, I hope you will always have time for your family, especially during this special day.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone!
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day~
XOXO Eryn ❤