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.
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.
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!