So many funky choices, which to buy?

By Unknown - Thursday, September 07, 2017

I am enjoying the red bean mooncake 
It’s the Mooncake season again! I have been seeing a lot of Mid Autumn Festival decors in shops and malls. Looks like we are all getting ready for the Mid Autumn Festival which falls on October 4th 2017. Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese, however today we live in a place where culture is diversified so we all also celebrate lah! This festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This day the moon is full at night, as big and round as a mooncake. :)  

A little history for those who doesn’t know, an important part of the festival celebration is moon worship. The ancient Chinese believed in rejuvenation being associated with the moon and water, and connected this concept to the menstruation of women, calling it "monthly water". The Zhuang people, for example, have an ancient fable saying the sun and moon are a couple and the stars are their children, and when the moon is pregnant, it becomes round, and then becomes crescent after giving birth to a child. These beliefs made it popular among women to worship and give offerings to the moon on this evening.In some areas of China, there are still customs in which "men worship the moon and the women offer sacrifices to the kitchen gods.Offerings are also made to a more well-known lunar deity, Chang'e, known as the Moon Goddess of Immortality. *Credits to Wikipedia  *if you want the full story, do read Wikipedia

Over the years, mooncakes have evolved into a form of delicacy, and there are so many funky mooncake choices around, but I would always go with the classic all-time favourites especially when bringing a gift to the elders on this festive season. We might enjoy the  Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang Durian’ mooncake or Snowskin Cheese Mooncake, but I am not too sure about the elders, for one I think my mother in law will not try the Cheese Mooncake. Traditional mooncake make better gifts also as they have a longer shelf life compared to the snowskin mooncakes. When it comes to traditional mooncake, my choice would be Ghee Hiang Mooncake.

Ghee Hiang is a prominent name in Penang and is known is every household, famous for their Sesame Oil and Tau Sar Pneah (also known as Tambun Biscuit) Ghee Hiang has 6 Retail Boutiques across Malaysia and you may also purchase online *how cool it that?. Ghee Hiang Traditional pastries is made with passion and they are freshly made each day so that its quality is at its best, which is why Ghee Hiang Mooncake taste the best when it comes to traditional mooncake.

Ghee Hiang Mooncake comes in 2 different sets this year. The assorted range comes in a nice box, while the Premium Sets come in a beautiful box which looks like a chest. I love the box. <3

Types of Ghee Hiang Traditional Mooncake
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Lotus Double Yolk Mooncake  - RM19

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Lotus Pandan Single Yolk Mooncake - RM18.50

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Red Bean Mooncake - RM13

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Mixed Nuts Mooncake - RM19.5

And the Green Tea Lotus Mooncake which is at RM17.50, I don’t have a photo of this because I had the Assorted of 4pcs Mooncakes Set 1 and not the set 2.

Ghee Hiang Traditional Mooncake also comes in a set, which is just perfect as gifts,

Assorted of 4pcs Mooncakes Set 1 - RM62 PWP
(Green Tea Lotus, Red Bean, Pandan Single Yolk and Lotus DOuble Yolk)

Assorted of 4pcs Mooncakes Set 2 - RM64 PWP
(Mixed Nuts, Red Bean, Pandan Single Yolk and Lotus Double Yolk)

Premium Mooncake Set 1 - RM118 PWP
(Green Tea Lotus, Red Bean, Pandan Single Yolk and Lotus Double Yolk)

Premium Mooncake Set 2  - RM120 PWP
(Mixed Nuts, Red Bean, Pandan SIngle Yolk and Lotus Double Yolk)
What I have here with me is the “Assorted of 4pcs Mooncakes Set 2” which consist of Mixed Nuts, Red Bean, Pandan Single Yolk and Lotus Double Yolk. Mixed Nuts is my favorite out of all, I think I picked this up from my mom who simply loves mixed nuts mooncake. A bit aunty to like mixed nuts?
The Ghee Hiang Red Bean mooncake is one of my favourite as it's not too sweet and just perfect to my liking.
So if you are planning to get traditional mooncake this year for family and loved ones, try Ghee Hiang, I assure you that you won’t go wrong with this.

Check out their

Ghee Hiang Retail Boutiques

95 Beach Street, 10300 Penang
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
t: 604-262 0635     
f: 604-263 5158
Open: Daily 9am – 6pm

216 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang.
t: 604-227 2222    
f: 604-227 2522
Open: Daily 9am – 9pm

144-G & H Burmah Road, 10050 Penang
t: 604-228 1077
Open: Daily 9am-7pm

Lot G-15, Ground Floor
Sunshine Farlim Shopping Mall
Jalan Thean Teik
Bandar Baru Air Itam
11500 Penang
t: 604-829 3657
Open: Mon-Thu 12noon-10pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm

Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Hutong,
LG Floor, Lot H12,
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
m: 6017-267 0007
Open: Daily 10am-10pm

17 Jonker Street
75200 Malacca
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
t: 606-282 9917
f: 606-282 9915
Open: Mon-Thur 9am-6pm, Fri-Sun 9am-10pm

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  1. Oh! mooncake festival coming soon. Hmm... going to try out Ghee Hiang Pandan single yolk too! Thanks for sharing useful info.

  2. Wow! Everything looks delicious! I would love to try the red bean mooncake!

  3. So many types of mooncakes. Love this mid-autumn festival.

  4. This look absolutely divine! I don't think I've ever had one, and now I'm really hoping one of your listed bakeries can send some to me.

  5. Wow...will consider to get this mooncakes for my parents.

  6. Always love Ghee Hiang product and this is already under my planning to get a few for my relatives -Racheal