Friday, September 13, 2019

Mooncake festival celebration in Kuantan


Mooncake festival is celebrated by Chinese worldwide. But the Kuantan folks do it in a unique way.  We still savour wedges of Mooncake and take a stroll with our lanterns. But all along the popular Teluk Cempedak beach,  just 10 to 15 minutes drive away from the town centre. Families often set up their own sand sculpture lit with candles or lanterns hung on tree branches buried in the sand. Often,  many would have dined out before hitting the beach with nearby Satay Zul one of the favorite spots.


Of course the must eat during Mooncake festival is Mooncake. The traditional Mooncake is baked. The crust is made of shortening (healthier alternative is vegetable oil) whereas the rich and densed filling is classically made from red bean paste or lotus paste with or without salted egg yolks. The more premium version may come with 2 or more yolks in a single pastry that is either round or square using intricately carved moulds.


The newer versions of Mooncake includes the snowskin Mooncake of which its crust does not require baking.  Instead,  it's refrigerated for a few hours to create a slightly powdery and chewy distinct texture. Alternatively, the crust can be made with gelatine with fruits.  Many innovative choices of filling such as longan, gojiberries, multigrains, as well as the King of fruits durian have made Mooncake such an interesting and healthier food choice.


As people become more health conscious,  there is also a move to support less sweet and home made Mooncake without preservatives. Kravve is an online platform which sells homemade Mooncake. Their products are freshly made upon order and couriered immediately to your door step. The ingredients used are vegans friendly. The flavors available are black charcoal with lotus filling (with or without salted egg yolk), red bean, green tea and emerald (pandan flavoured lotus paste). Kraave recently concluded 10000 free boxes of Mooncake giveaway and I was one of the lucky receiver!

What does Dr Yingzangel think?


I love the elegant packaging which makes Kravve's Mooncake great as gifts. It comes in sets starting from 2 Mooncakes which can be an affordable gift options with a beautifully designed festive card. The size of the mooncake is about half a palm's sized each. Cutting and served in small wedges,  this makes sure that I can still enjoy having Mooncake without worrying about sugar consumption and excessive calories. The Mooncake tasted rustic with just the right amount of sweetness. The pastry is thin with a generous amount of filling.


Remember a healthy lifestyle involves having a healthy diet and doing enough exercise, especially with regards to consuming sweet treats like Mooncake in moderation. Spend the Mooncake festival with your loved ones like Kuantanese to burn some calories as well.

Kravve.co


14 comments:

Nadia Johari said...

Menrikny festival.. I tak pernh makn mooncake lagi.. Nanti boleh try

Syamimi Saad said...

Menarik festival nya. Patut la baru baru ni dlam group kawasan rumah ni promote mooncake. Tak pernah rasa.

Sally Samsaiman said...

wow, you're so lucky to be choosen! hahahaha...will surely look for this next time :)

Tengkubutang said...

Festival yang menarik .. TB pernah tengok moon cake ni.. tapi belum pernah rasa lagi .

Blog AzlindaAlin Bicara Mummy said...

Bagus ada Festival mcm ni..

Kak Sue said...

Menariknya festival nie.. dulu masa Kak Sue kecik-kecik pernah rasa juga moon cake nie..

Eintan Nurfuzie said...

lama x makan mooncake.. yummy rasa.. nk cari yg nanti

Diana Rashid said...

dah lama tak makan mooncake. I suka mooncake yang kecil je.Biasanya harga mahal.So i selalu makan yang kawan bagi je. Beli tak mau.Kedekut! Hahahah

marsha said...

Marsha suka makan mooncake ni terutamanya perisa mooncake

iuzira said...

Sy pun plan nak jual mooncake, tapi murah2 je bagi yg teringin.

Hanny Abdullh said...

Lama tak makan mooncake. Sis suka juga mooncake yg ada macam2 perisa tu..sedap

Sunshine Kelly said...

Wow i love mooncake festival especially when i get to celebrate with my family.

CXopportunities said...

Wah! Cx love to eat mooncake! So yummy!

Lea Azleeya said...

tak pernah lagi mkn mooncake ni.. sedap ke?

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