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People sometimes choose jelly mooncakes over traditional mooncakes because: the price is cheaper due to the cost price of jelly mooncakes are lower health conscious as jelly mooncakes has lower calories simply love the taste of jelly mooncakes There is a lady called May who has been selling jelly mooncakes in the pasar malam in [...]

During mooncake festival, children would play with tang lung or laterns. The tang lung or laterns that I grew up with were made of hamper papers and steel wires. Later battery operated ones were introduced and the latest I see this year is the cute moving minions. While visiting Petaling Street, I came across a [...]

Many years ago, Bakers Cottage started introducing mooncakes as part of their annual sales. They started with beautiful mooncake boxes/ containers and come up with mooncake variants. The sales of their mooncakes shot up, helped by the packaging. As many people are giving mooncakes as gifts, the outer appearance are very important. Recently I went [...]

If you live around Kuala Lumpur area and wish to purchase ingredients to make mooncake, you can try going to a shop called Chai Huat Hin which is located at Jalan Tun H.S Lee (in Chinatown KL area). This is the shop that I have mentioned in my previous articles where my mom used to [...]

Finally I have managed to find a shop that is selling wooden moulds that are used for making mooncakes, angku and other local delicacies (kuih). The shop is located in Petaling Street area: The mooncake moulds being sold are also reasonably priced (RM49.90 if not mistaken): The shop also sell the steel that is used [...]

Mooncake business is now a very lucrative business for many business owners. For once a year, bakeries, hotels and restaurant chains would be selling their own mooncakes with the price increasing gradually each year. Previously, my mom would make mooncakes at home and distribute them to her friends, neighbors, friends and relatives. Of course, it [...]

LaBoheme is a bakery shop found at AEON stores, usually located outside or near to supermarket or groceries section. They sell mooncakes wrapped in a more generic manner- about 5 in a bundle. And also single ones costing about RM7.99. This is much cheaper than the 'branded mooncakes' that average about RM14- RM16 for the [...]

Mooncake laterns now come with many options-shapes, make and cartoon characters. In the olden days, our laterns mainly consist of the Chinese animal zodiac characters. Now the likes of Doreamon, Mickey Mouse and other popular cartoon characters can be seen. If you go to mooncake fairs which is held at major shopping complexes around this [...]