These days, if you don't come up with some new fandangled flavour, woe betide !!!
Ah, but we learn in Saujana that not all mooncakes are round, for in Chinese folklore, there are 3 symbolic shapes, the "heart mooncake" representing the OLD MAN OF THE MOON (no, not Michael Jackson), who keeps a book of records of all new borns and their future partners. It would save a whole lot of heartbreak if he accidentally let slip this almanac on earth...
The Oval mooncake denotes the legend of the Lady of the Moon, who stole and consumed an immortality pill (as opposed to a birth control one) from her husband, the Great General Hou Yi, which begs the question, what was he doing peddling immortality pills? Were they blue? Depending on which version of the legend you read, another one says that the General's wifey drank it (it was an elixir, not a pill..) because some blardy recalcritant soldier was going to steal it (the pill or elixir is only good for one dose, ie one person). so in order to prevent the villain from becoming immortal, she telan-ed the whole thing herself, and floated up to the moon.
The round mooncake, which actually is all I've seen so far, symbolizes China's revolt against Mongolian rule by sending hidden messages of conspiracy. No, there were no such messages hidden in the yellow musang king mooncake, although the media review was held on a day when yellow was the color du jour.
- Pure Lotus
- Low Sugar White Lotus & Single Yolk
- Diced Chicken Ham & Mixed Nut
- Pandan Lotus Paste & Single Yolk
- Sweet Corn Lotus with Single Yolk
- Red Bean
- Creamy Milk Tea
- Black Sesame Lotus with Single Egg Yolk
Pan-fried Yam Cake. Absolutely Yammy, Ooops, I mean yummy. Crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside.
Chef Sam Lu and Chef Yau Kim Yew with their masterpieces.