Daily Quickie: White Lotus Mooncake from Shangri-la Hotels

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone! It's been a while since I've last posted a Daily Quickie, so let me share with you what I had just a while ago. Just to be clear, our family isn't really a traditional Chinese family who celebrates each and every Chinese holiday. However, we've already gotten used to eating mooncakes around this time of the year.
White Lotus Mooncake from Shangri-la Hotel

This one is a big White Lotus Mooncake (P488) by Shangri-la Hotels. I know the price is crazy expensive for just a piece of mooncake, but what do you expect from a hotel-bought pastry in a nice golden box? I myself raised an eyebrow when I heard how much this costs, but I still bought this for myself and for the family for the sake of trying it out.

White Lotus Mooncake from Shangri-la Hotel Although it turns out that my mom also bought a few sets of mooncakes which came in red tin boxes, I have no regrets whatsoever in buying the more expensive White Lotus Mooncake as it was the best mooncake I've ever had. Honestly, I've never been a fan of this bean paste and egg-infused cake 'cause I find them too dense and too difficult to eat. And frankly, I actually didn't know what I was thinking when I paid for this Shangri-la Hotels mooncake either. However, I love how smooth and tasty the white lotus bean paste was. Even the egg wasn't too tough and crumbly unlike most mooncakes I've had before.

Now, if only we played Puah Tiong Chiu or the Mooncake Festival Dice Game, then my Mid-Autumn afternoon would've been perfect already.

I guess it's something I should look forward to for next year's Mid-Autumn Festival -- a nice game of Puah Tiong Chiu with my family and friends, plus a box of four of this crazy expensive but really good mooncakes from Shangri-la Hotels.

So again, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Happy Mooncake Festival! 中秋节快乐!

21 comments:

  1. I was given a Shangrila Mooncake but I haven't eaten it yet. Madali ba mag-expire ang mooncake?



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    1. I actually don't know how long you can store a mooncake. Sa amin kasi, we consume the mooncakes within a week after mabili :D

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  2. i wanna play puah tiong chiu din!:) almost P500 for a mooncake? yikes! and i thought 1 set na yun! hahaha!

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    1. Same impression with Berylle about the price. We always buy imported mooncake from singapore, taiwan and hongkong and all of them are more affordable than that @_@ Also, considering the variant is lotus cream which is usually cheaper than the mixed nuts. I'm curious if the unique egg is really worth paying for. =D

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    2. Oo nga eh! So expensive noh? Napasubo nga ko nyan kaya binili ko na.. hahaha.. Masarap naman talaga siya in fairness, and they come in different flavors din. I just chose the white lotus one para madaling i-compare to most mooncakes I've tried before ^^ Btw, puah tiong chiu tayo! :D

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    3. Yan rin favorite variant ko.=D Haha konti natin para mag puah eh. Masosobrahan tayo sa hopia =p

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  3. Eek ang mahal! But for the sake of trying I might actually buy it too. I think it would make a great Mooncake Festival gift (is that even part of the tradition?). And it looks like it's worth every penny since you liked it anyway.

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  4. Yah right down wit ya Gene! pupul doll you were ripped off

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  5. Sarap ng mooncake no? I miss it!

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  6. d pa ko nakakatikim ng mooncake. ano ba yung taste nyn? is it like hopia?

    by the way its ridiculously expensive lol

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  7. I love mooncakes, lalo na pag galing sa eng bee tin :)

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  8. my husband love mooncake,but this one too expensive

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  9. wow,. ang expensive nmn ng moon cake na yan,.

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  10. Sgd19.25 per piece now sa shangri-la singapore. Mahal talaga. How much ba usually sa manila if not from a hotel? Thanks!

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