Bake with Yen sells literally all the supplies you need to make mooncakes. I was quite surprised when I visit their Taman Megah outlet and saw that they have almost all the packing and supplies required to make mooncakes (various paste flavours and the kam tui nutty):
I do not know about other outlets but the Taman Megah outlet (located 2 doors away from Fatty Crab) actually open from 9am to 9pm on weekdays. They are also opened on Saturday and Sundays as well. The staff told me that they are trying out the new operation hours since about a month as they are taking into consideration working adults who could only purchase baking supplies after office hours.
As per the photo above, you would notice that they sell the mooncake boxes, the plastic linings, the paper bags, ready made mooncake paste and mooncake moulds. They even sell the “koh fun”, alkaline water and golden syrup which I have seen my mom used when she baked mooncakes previously.
The mooncake moulds are not for the larger size and are made of plastic. But at least you can go and take a look at it before buying. It is also priced only at RM11 which is cheaper than most online pricing.
When I went there, they have the mooncake paste for pandan, green tea, durian and the traditional lotus flavour. These are standard mass produced paste which I also saw in Chai Huat Heng (cantonese proununciation as Choy Fatt Heng) in Petaling Street. Chai Fatt Heng or their shop name Chai Huat Heng also sell the lotus seed if you wish to make the paste from scratch – it was where my mom had previously bought all her mooncake ingredients.
Anyway, I have been gifted mooncakes made from standard mooncake paste and to me they taste alright.
When I went they also have prepacked nutty or kam tui mix which have been all measured to save the hassle of buying and weighing individual items. Just that after going back you still need to cut and toast the nuts for the mooncake to taste nicer. The stock looked a little limited so I would not be surprised if they run out of stock as the date to mooncake festival nears:
They have also included a recipe for mooncakes which is not clear and I have typed it out as follows:
Ingredients for Mixed & Nut Mix:
150g melon candy (cut into fine pieces)
2. Use your palm to mould the ingredients together and if the ingredients stuck together, then it is ready to be used.
3. Weight 135g of filling and 50g of pastry.
4. Bake mooncakes for 10 minutes at 200 C and then glaze surface of the mooncakes with beaten egg.
5. Then bake the mooncakes for another 15 minutes.
The address of their Taman Megah and Puchong branches are as follows:
Bake with Yen Puchong branch (also listed as open till 9pm on weekdays):
30 & 32, Persiaran Puteri 1,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Bake With Yen Taman Megah
6, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor