the mooncake festival is just around the corner, more than a month ago you can start buying mooncakes almost everywhere, and this is the time where bakeries and restaurants will scratch their heads for innovative mooncakes.. put aside the traditional lotus seed paste, the later innovations like fruits, green tea, coffee, chocolate mooncakes are now not surprising at all.. what i noticed is the trend for savory mooncakes now, from left to right: salted lotus with dried shrimp sambal, nyonya pudding curry, sa char sauce seafood white lotus.. err, pretty scary right?? actually there are more such innovations but just could find pictures from web, for example: ginseng chicken, kimchi mooncake (!!), can you believe how weird they would taste?? i just gotta ask why, what's wrong with the simple plain lotus seed paste mooncake??
各種不同創新口味其實都會有日玩厭, 由甜味到鹹味到不倫不類, 下一步係咩?? 咪就係玩月餅造型囉!! 今年若論最創新月餅, 我諗非呢個香港住好啲x奇華餅家嘅「八月十五」系列月餅莫屬喇啩?? 暫且唔理佢味道如何, 就係見佢個屁股樣就覺得超搞笑啦~~
well, there will still be a day that the different tastes of mooncakes shall get boring, from sweet to savory to "undefined" perhaps (hehe), what's next?? innovative shapes of the mooncakes that is!! to rate the most innovative mooncake this year, i should say the "Full Moon" series from the crossover of HK's G.O.D and Kei Wa.. just put aside how it taste, the butt shaped mooncake is already worth an applause, don't you think so?? [Note to English reader] if you can't understand the link between mooncake and butt.. mooncake festival falls on the 15th of the eight month in the lunar calendar, and the cantonese has a slang for butt as "august 15" (because it's as round as the moon on that day).. that is why they are linked together..