Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kee Wah 2015 mooncakes

Kee Wah Bakery is a chain of bakery stores in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States, founded in Hong Kong in 1938 by Wong Yip Wing (1911–1999), they are well known in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities for their traditional Chinese pastries and delicacies.

It is also famous in the UK because stores in Chinatown would import some and people from HK would send them over. However, in the recent years people have been getting fed up with traditional mooncakes due to health reasons and family sizes are as not big as before.

The traditional sized mooncakes would last you for days because they are quite sickly and during the mooncake season, there are so much mooncakes about that when you share it with people, the chances are that they have already had some.

Before the festival, many bakeries start selling mooncakes which attracts people to buy new and specials flavours for themselves, then nearer the festival, people will start buying mooncakes for others.

Anyway, there are so many varieties at Kee Wah, ranging from traditional to modern ones that there is a mooncake for everyone.
This year they have a mix of East and the West with Tea mooncakes such as Earl Grey egg custard mooncake and Jasmine egg custard mooncakes!!

They have also done a joint venture with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation HK where they will donate HKD$5 for every panda themed mooncake set gets sold.

You can also get a cute panda bag for $1 by spending over a certain amount (see in store for details)

Here is part of the collection from Kee Wah that I got my hands on.

My favourite had to be the cute panda tin and the chocolate custard mooncake.

Assorted custard mooncakes:

Mini chocolate custard mooncakes

The chocolate and custard was really nice with a strong chocolate taste and hints of custard.
Mini egg custard mooncakes

The custard was good because it was rich but not too sweet.

As well as traditional mooncakes, Kee Wah has also launched these cute panda mooncakes in a tin tower.
Assorted Mini Panda Mooncake Gift Box

Assorted mini panda mooncakes:

mini white lotus with yolk:
mini yellow lotus with yolk:
This was smooth sweet lotus paste with savoury egg yolk and sweet pastry.
mini red beans and egg yolk:
The taste of red beans and egg yolk was interesting.
mini Chinese ham mooncake:
This were crammed with Chinese ham and nuts with a chewy texture and sweet taste.

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