Friday, 6 October 2017

Giving Kam Tui Another Chance


If I had a boyfriend by the name of Kam Tui, this would have made for an interesting story. But alas, this is no boyfriend but a nutty and slightly fruity mooncake hee..hee..hee..

The Mid-Autumn Festival is over. When I was a kid, that would be the most happening evening when me, my cousins and the kids from the neighborhood would parade with our colorful lanterns (and feed the mosquitoes).

Those days are over. In fact my family does not really observe the celebration except when my late grandparents were alive. It was just an ordinary day for us.

But of course, I can't help being reminded of the festival what with all the (expensive) mooncakes being sold everywhere.

Well, this year, my brother and I had a nice dinner at The Ship. Not that we were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. It was just a coincidence.

This was what we had for dessert. The Chocolate Indulgence, one each, no sharing hah..hah..


I did not take pictures of our main meal because it was pretty much like what we had the last time.

Earlier that day, I went to buy mooncakes. Initially I meant to buy just two but the cashier baited me with a 10% discount if I took four. Well, why not. I gave two to my brother and kept two for myself.


One Golden Emerald with yolk (that's pandan flavor) and of all things, Kam Tui (the nutty mooncake). For as long as I remember, I disliked the Kam Tui. Though I love nuts, they did not taste so good in a mooncake. But I decided to give it another go.


Surprisingly, I liked it this time. Very much! Except for the mild orangy taste. Is that dried mandarin peel? It would be perfect without those. 


The nuts were very fresh and I liked the bite when I chewed the mooncake. 


As for the pandan flavored mooncake, this is my all time favorite and I love it a lot. In fact, that was what I had last year.

Best of all, the mooncakes were not too sweet. I wanted more of the Kam Tui but till next year then....

35 comments:

  1. That's one mooncake I would not like, the one with a whole lot of nuts and everything else, thank you very much.

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    1. I used to feel that way about this nutty mooncake!

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  2. I like kam tui and Hmm Ngan... mixed nuts.

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  3. There are two types of nuts mooncakes like what Angeline mentioned above. Kam Tui means golden thigh in cantonese which means ham meat so the nuts kam tui mooncake you bought should have some sweetish smoked ham crispy floss meat in it. did you find them in the mooncake? hmm ngan means 5 types of nuts so these mooncakes are all nuts and no meat. my mother likes these no meat nuts mooncakes. which ones would you prefer? I still have many mooncakes in my fridge to slowly eat.

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    1. Yes, I found some meat in there :) I have yet to try the one without meat and I would be sure to try it next year!

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  4. Good Morning Princess Bulan Hong Chee!

    Voila! I wish I could post photos in this comments. Right now, I am eating my Kam Tui in the office while reading this post! I love this the most among all moon cakes since I was born while my whole found me weird like an alien from the Moon!
    So this season, I bought 3 pieces for myself to chew and nibble until next Mid Autumn 2018. So precious like Diamonds! There are several variations in the market and I like the ones with pork inside. Yums!

    Hey you should try to make your own moon cakes for fun! The cost is less than RM2 each with 2 yolks! Then reward me for being such a filial blog fan here.

    #PrincessBulan #NuttyHong #RM2only

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    1. Good evening Sir! It is really weird that now I finally can accept the taste of Kam Tui. I will be sure to buy more next year.

      Make my own mooncakes? I did consider that but no lah, too much work :)

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  5. I don't really fancy mooncake with nuts,still the the traditional type...

    Like what TM mention, make your own mooncake and also reward me, the die hard fan, lol...

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    1. You go to church and I go to temple. Let's pray harder to get moon cakes from this Moon Fairy Princess Hong. Good idea?

      Why you no loike moon cakes with nuts?? Please see doctor and check your tongue.

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    2. Sharon : Me no make mooncakes hee..hee...

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  6. I don't like mooncakes...whatever flavours...especially kam tui (my mil loves that). I'd only eat it if I get gifted with one, otherwise I'm not one to go out and buy one. I'd probably eat the ones with salted egg yolk and even though I love salted eggs, I don't find them likable in mooncakes as they tend to be dry (from being made too long ago). I'd rather eat them just cut into halves with the yolk still oily and glistening from chap fan stalls! ^_*

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    1. Huh? You no loike moon cakes?? Please send all to me! I will promise to leave 100 comments in your blog. Hee hee hee

      **Please see doctor and check your tongue too.

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    2. Kris : I am actually not into mooncakes but I do eat it just because it's the mooncake season. But I have taken a liking to the one with pandan flavor and now for some weird reason, the nutty one hee..hee.. I know a few people like you who dislikes salted egg yolk in the mooncake. My brother is one of them.

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    3. TM : Maybe one day Kris will like nutty mooncake like me hee..hee..

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  7. The Kam Tui, I used to be don't like it but I've tried one from Westin Hotel and you know what, I love it! It comes with "yoke gon" and chicken floss! Many said only old people will appreciate Kam Tui which I think is absolutely correct because I know many aunties like it (included my mom) and I guess my taste bud is grown to aunty level dy LOL

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    1. LOL! I think you might be right. I used to hate Kam Tui. But now already 50 years old, I like Kam Tui so much hah..hah...

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  8. OK, till next year then... the way you described, I wanna try the Kam Tui too.. but not sure got TK brand in Ipoh or not.. :)

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    1. Next year, will buy 4 Kam Tui hah..hah...

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  9. My least favourite flavour. Hehe. No kam tui for me when it comes to mooncake. ^^

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    1. I used to be like you but now changed pulak.

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  10. Same with Rose, among all the flavors of moon cake, I dislike kam tui the most!!
    I will just go for normal lotus paste one, hehe!

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    1. I was like that too when I was younger hee..hee..

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  11. I wanted to try Red Prawn Durian Mooncake but it will be next year too haha

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    1. I also missed the durian mooncake. Next year must try it!

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  12. To me, Mid-Autumn should be celebrated with family. No need very grand, just get-together, enjoying the moon and lanterns, having feast on mooncakes, fruits and Chinese tea.

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  13. I like mooncakes and so happy when the mid autumn festival approaches. :)

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    1. Something to look forwards to every year :)

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  14. My favourite is the kam tui because I love to chew on the nuts. I also love the ones without meat.

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    1. I now appreciate kam tui and will be sure to look out for it next year hee..hee..

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  15. You don't have to wait for another year, you can do it at home. You are so hardworking, aren't you? ~_^

    By the way, you know how to make moon cake or not? Go and find the recipe and start making the moon cake. Dapat satu entry tau...

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    1. No lah, too much work, MD. I am not as rajin as you think :)

      I have not made any so far but from the recipes I read, it looks like not that difficult.

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  16. U tak mau try buat Moon Cake sendiri ke LL? Boleh letak sayur dalam tu hihi

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