Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lai Lai ah, Mari Mari, RM10 for 3 Moon cakes

I couldn’t believe what I heard when the moon cake vendor in Kepong Baru wet market told me that the moon cakes on display are RM10 for 3 pieces! He was displaying plenty of moon cakes at his stall and I actually felt pity for him because there weren’t any customer there buying his moon cakes. I asked him suspiciously, “Leng mou (Nice or not)?”. They looked ok to me, so I bought three and paid RM10 for all of them. The flavours I bought were Pure Lotus Paste, Durian Mung Beans Paste and Ping Pei Lotus Paste. I was surprised that moon cakes at this price taste good and are almost compatible with the expensive brand. The branded moon cakes are very expensive and I think they are over priced! My kids love the taste and they ate most of it. I like the durian flavoured mung bean paste, the aroma is just nice, not too strong. Well, I guess for this price they cannot afford to put too much durian in it. The ping pei pure lotus is a little soft because I left it out at room temperature. It was ok after I put it in the fridge. Not too bad, the lotus paste is quite smooth and nice. I going back there this weekend to buy some more!

19 comments:

fufu said...

wow... that's very cheap =p plain lotus?? yumyum

cleffairy said...

I don't want mooncakes... so sien... not a big fan of em... please fast forward to Xmas and give me loads of cheesecakes and pastas!

wenn said...

sometimes simple food tastes as good as the expensive ones..

Pete said...

Fufu : Ya, plain lotus, taste not bad leh!

Cleff : Pasta post coming up, just ate pasta for supper! LOL!

Wenn:I guess that is true. Sometime people pay more for the brand only!

Bengbeng said...

this is really a good price. wow

Pete said...

Bengbeng : Ya lor, this weekend I will go and buy some more. he he he! yummy!

ladyviral said...

Wow a good deal! It must be self made... That is why selling cheaper? Not too sweet is good. Not too much durian also ok mar.. else might ruin the taste...

Pete said...

ladyviral : Agree, good deal. I don't think it is home made. The sticker got some Sdn Bhd company name in it!

Baby said...

RM10 for 3 biji? Homemade one ah?

Pete said...

Baby : It is not homemade but factory made leh!

Xjion89 said...

it looks cheap and nice to me^^~~~
haha, u got a good bargain~~~

Pete said...

Xjion89 : Agree, it is a good bargain!

kenwooi said...

wow.. very cheap huh.. haha..
thankfully you weren't cheated! =D

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suituapui said...

Ya...I will also buy the cheap local made ones. Not going to buy those expensive over RM10 ones - they can keep and eat them all by themselves. So terrible these cut-throats!!!

Pete said...

kenwooi : Good price!

STP : Ya agree, they can keep all those expensive ones, really overpriced!

Ayie said...

i don't know what's in my mooncake when i get some. I just buy whatever i see and it's usually just one kind there back home. hehe

Pete said...

Ayie : There a many types of fillings available nowadays...even capucinno!

foongpc said...

Sure or not? So cheap and nice? last time many years ago, I also bought 3 moonckaes for RM10 at PJ Old Town, but they did not taste as good as the expensive ones! Anyway, for me, good quality mooncakes must melt in the mouth otherwise I don't consider it good. Haha!

Pete said...

Foongpc : Expensive ones would use superfine flour, which when you eat have what you call melting effect. To me they are overpriced, really not worth paying extra for the brand. LOL!

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