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Moon Cakes


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47 minutes ago, heidih said:

Ah ok so I vote for the light wash. "Espresso candied kumquat" certainly intrigues :)  Did you play with that flavor combo at the Curious Kumquat?

No, its on my current menu with an Indian spiced dish featuring dokhla...playing off of a few thoughts starting with the fact that dokhla is often breakfast...hence espresso....then I fill skin with housemade sheeps yogurt...but its a lunch dish.

 

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One type of mooncake I've seen on sale this year, but not before are these "Olive Mooncakes".

 

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Note: The "olives" in question are Chinese olives (Canarium album) and not in any way related to what you and I think of as olives.Those in the first image are regular size; i.e approx 4" in diameter. They also offer a larger size (7" dia.)

 

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or you can have a mixed box.

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Of course, you'll need something to wash the cakes down with and what goes better with olives than olives? Olive juice soft drink.

 

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...your dancing child with his Chinese suit.

 

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On 9/14/2018 at 11:52 AM, gfron1 said:

Here are my final cakes and they show the difference between un egg washed and a thinned eggwash.

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Visually, without tasting these, I would definitely prefer the ones on the right without the eggwash. Just my opinion and I have no personal experience with mooncakes. The ones on the right are just prettier, and if you look at @liuzhou's posting, downthread of what we would expect to be authentic examples of mooncakes, the detail also seems to be more pronounced than what is going on with your eggwashed ones. If it were up to me, I would ditch the eggwash. :)

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2 hours ago, liuzhou said:

It's Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake day) today. Again.

Here is a little video that is going viral on WeChat, the main Chinese social media.
 
(It does contain a mooncake so is not as off-topic as might initially appear!)

Quite mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing.

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We finally tasted these Moon Cakes that Jessica bought a while ago.  They were not yet expired, but close:

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They are beautiful:

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But we didn’t care for them at all:

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She is assured by friends that while we didn’t like this version (lotus paste), we should try other flavors and might like them better.

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