Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cakes, lanterns and the moon

After reading Small Kucing's blog yesterday on Oyster King, I could not resist the temptation to taste oysters. Slurp! I love oysters, either fresh or made into oyster pancakes. Kuching's oyster pancakes are usually made dry, in crispy pancakes.


We had our dinner in Peach Garden, Jalan Song last night. And of course we ordered the Oyster Pancake, which is RM8.00. But big serving although not many oysters on it. Nevertheless for time being, it satisfy my craving.

If you noticed a chunk has been eaten. Cannot resist but still remember to take photo before it all gone! :p

Today is the Mid Autumn festival. How time flies. Mid Autmn celebration is equally big as Chinese New Year, although it is not declared a holiday in Malaysia. Have you eaten your mooncakes yet? Or leave it for tonight, a special night for every Chinese around the world. Although there is no autumn (or 4 seasons) in Malaysia, nevertheless we still celebrate the autumn blessing with the traditional dinner with family and then enjoying the sight of full moon with Chinese tea and mooncakes. The children will lit up and show off their beautiful lanterns. There tend to have few burnt paper lanterns.

We have bought some lanterns for little gal to play with tonight. I still like the old fashioned paper lantern. Look more authentic than the music-and-battery-operated lanterns.

As for mooncakes, nothing to look forward to because I have been selling and eating mooncakes for a month. Why not? I gave away free testing of mooncakes to customers in the shop and I tested them myself. When I have a craving, I will nib on some of them sometimes. Lol! Only this year I started to try new flavours of mooncakes, the Shanghai Single Yolk, Mix Fruits and Nuts, and Sweet Corn. Nevertheless I still love the Pure Lotus, White Lotus and Snowskin Mooncakes but I have not tasted snowskin this year. You may agree with me, the mooncakes now cost a lot. 1 mooncake can buy you a bowl of kolo mee and a hot tea in coffee shop. Gosh!


So, any dinner and mooncake feast tonight? Probably we will have dinner at my parents' house. It has been a while I did not visit them so it is good reason to gather around and chat tonight and let my girl have a lantern walk around the big compound. *wink* And meantime, enjoy this mooncake bought by my Indonesian maid from Singkawang.


Happy Mid Autumn and Happy Mooncake Festival, everyone!


9 comments:

wenn said...

happy mid-autumn festival!

reanaclaire said...

Happy Mooncake! I love oysters too.. but do not want to the stomach upset.. :)

Merryn said...

i love the old fashion lantern too :D wanna bring ethan jalan jalan tonite with the lantern :)

happy MOONcake to ya :D

mNhL said...

Happy mid-autumn festival.

Awww....the oyster pancake makes me drooling. I love oyster too but never tried the S;wak version.

eugene said...

Well,don't know never really celebrated mid autumn festival before,,,, thinking of the good old days,

lvynana said...

My boy bring lantern to school today, they are having a lantern festival there. I bought 2 for him.

smallkucing said...

we want the crispy Fried Oyster too. Saw so many people mention kuching Crispy Fried oyster. Will definately go there and makan if we happen to be in Kuching.

Hazel said...

the cake looks yummy...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I love oyster too but not the oyster pancake. I love fresh one!

Crispy Oyster Pancake, must try it the next time I visit Kuching.