Mooncakes for dessert

In a couple of weeks the Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated in Hong Kong and we already prepared for this holiday in the office by trying some Mooncakes. These types of pastry are super typical and quite indispensable delicacies for that big festival, therefore the whole city is covered with advertisements for all the different brands and stores.

While the traditional mooncake consists of pastry with a very thick filling made of red bean or lotus seed paste and some salted egg yolks, quite a few variations have developed like frozen ones with fruit filling or chocolate.
We tried some snowy mooncakes the other day from two different bakeries here in Hong Kong. The blueberry mooncake from the bakery Maxim’s was really nice and not too sweet, which is quite rare here. The chocolate mooncake by Taipan bakery was incredibly chocolaty and had kind of a fluid core (but we took it right out of the freezer and ate it, so our core was still frozen).

You won’t believe it, but we shared those 4 mooncakes with 8 people and were really full afterwards, as those sweets are just incredibly rich and heavy. We’ll keep you updated about all the other flavours we will try in the next weeks.

Frozen mooncakes on green plate - what a great colour combination

Frozen mooncakes on green plate – what a great colour combination

Blueberry and chococlate bombs, very yummy but very filling

Blueberry and chococlate bombs, very yummy but very filling

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