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16 Oct 2012
Tuesday, 3 October 2006
Review: Mooncake from Lavender Cake Shop
I have been hearing about how good the mooncakes were from this particular bakery located in Johor since a few years back. I'm sorry but I do not have much details about this bakery except for the name, Lavender Cake Shop. I always hear the Johoreans ranted about how delicious the mooncakes were from this shop and got quite frustrated when the person whom introduced to me refused to courier me a box hahaha errrmmm long story! Nevermind, I finally got to try when I saw a Lavender mooncake promo stall at Jusco, 1 Utama. Since it was near closing, I did not managed to try or get anything.
When hubby was at Jusco, Mid Valley Megamall, I got him to buy me one pure lotus seeds paste from Lavender just for the sake of trying. Well, my verdict was the mooncake was very very good indeed for a traditional mooncake. In the Cantonese terms of "phei pok harm leng" literally translated as thin pastry with delicious fillings. Check out how thin and even the pastry were wrapping the smooth and shiny lotus seeds paste. The paste is slightly on the sweet side but seriously not as sickly sweet as compared to the local traditional bakery like Yook Woo Hin or Kum Lun Tai.
I'm not really sure if I'm going to try out the other flavours from Lavender since it can only be obtained from Jusco stores in Taman Maluri, 1 Utama, Mid Valley Megamall and Metro Prima in Kuala Lumpur. Quite a hassle I would say if I need to go all way out for them. Not that I'm a huge fan of mooncakes and there is one box lying at home given to us as a gift at the moment. It's gonna take hubby and I quite some time to chow them all down. I remember there was one year when were newly married, we kept one box of them in our frige for one whole year before we start to eat them!!! *shudders* PLUS I just found out that one mooncake has about 1000 freaking calories!!!
I was told Lavender has yet to be certified halal, so Muslims just check the stores for confirmation. Mid-Autumn Festival falls on this Friday, so how was your preparation?
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