Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lavender Bakery's Snow Skin Mooncakes 2010

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival (Zhongqiujie) is celebrated yearly on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar to worship the moon. This year, Mooncake Festival falls on the 22 September.

Mooncakes are the traditional delicacy for this festival. Months before the actual day, mooncakes are being sold in shops and hotels.

We are quite traditional when it comes to our choice of mooncakes. Most often, we would purchase the baked version with lotus paste filling and yolk. Personally, I love snow skin mooncakes, however choice was pretty limited in Seremban for these, and the ones we've had in the past had pretty substandard crusts.

We chanced upon these Snow skin Mooncakes from Lavender Bakery while we were shopping in Midvalley one day. They were offering free sampling, and I have to say most of the flavours tasted really good! However, in the end, we bought these 4 flavours home to enjoy.



The thing about mooncakes is that they can sometimes be overly sweet. These, however, were just nicely flavoured.

For me, the most important element of the snow skin mooncake is the skin. The Lavender snow skin mooncakes had a very nice, smooth skin texture. There is just something very addictive about snow skin mooncakes. With every bite of mooncake, we are left with a lovely cold and sweet sensation.

My favourite of the lot has to be the Bamboo Charcoal Snow Skin Mooncake with White Lotus Paste and Egg Yolk (RM13). The yolks have been pre-blended with Lavender's homemade white lotus paste, which gives a unique sweet-savoury taste with every bite. The bamboo charcoal skin, a mixture of green bean flour and bamboo charcoal powder is aromatic. Best of all, bamboo charcoal also has invaluable health benefits such as cleansing properties to boost the immune system and promote healthy blood circulation.

The Sesame White Bean Paste Snow Skin Mooncake (RM12.50) was a favorite with The Unc and Mum. With an incredibly smooth filling, this was the least sweet of all, with a strong aftertaste of sesame.


We also loved the Banana-flavoured Snow Skin Mooncake with White Lotus Paste (RM12). The skin had a unique, lovely banana fragrance and flavour. Melon seeds are added to give an extra crunch with every bite.

The Green Tea Snow Skin Mooncake with Lotus Paste (RM13) had a wonderfully rich green tea taste. This one had bits of red bean in the filling.



For a limited time, you will receive a RM5 complimentary voucher for purchases of RM50 and above.

For more info on Lavender outlets, please click here.

Location: Lavender Bakery, LG-043A, LG Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

9 comments:

  1. *Drools* I haven't had any snowskin mooncakes this yr, this looks nice! Perfect if it's not overly sweet

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  2. zoe: yeah, you can always sample it at the shop and buy only if you think it's nice :)

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  3. Ah, I've been meaning to give a try to these bamboo charcoal ones. Will give this a try if I have any stomach left for mooncakes.

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  4. boo_licious: They're not exactly very big, I'm sure you can find room for some :)

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  5. Mmmmm.... the banana snow skin mooncake sounds good. About time I go an a mooncake shopping spree before the festival ends.

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  7. quirky: yeah, the banana snow skin was my 2nd favorite. the skin tastes unique.

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