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....