Monday, August 25, 2014

Ming Yue Confectionery

One week ago, our family did a day trip to Ipoh on a Sunday to meet up with my youngest brother and my sister-in-law from Penang with detours to Bidor and Teluk Intan on our way back to KL. We left KL at 5.30am and were back at around 8.30pm.

When in Ipoh, I insisted that we make a stop at Pasir Pinji to get some mooncakes after reading so much about this place from Claire's blog. I just bought 2 boxes - 4 white lotus with double yolks (MYR8.50 each) and 2 red bean (MYR3 each) mooncakes. I also wanted to buy some assorted nuts mooncakes (MYR7.50 each) but was told that they will only be available in the evening so I bought 2 pandan lotus with double yolks (MYR5.20) mooncakes instead. I spent a total of MYR50.40 only for 8 mooncakes - very good price indeed. I gave 3 mooncakes to my brother - one type each.

As the mooncakes were fresh from the oven, they were not individually packed. The type of mooncake is embossed on the mooncake in words as part of the design mould so there is no way we will mistake a mooncake for another type of mooncake.

Red bean mooncake

I eat 1/8 of the red bean mooncake each time and store the rest in my fridge.

I like the many kuaci (melon seeds) in this red bean mooncake and the authentic taste of red bean. It is a little bit on the sweet side but as I only eat 1/8 at a time, it is fine for me.

As for the white lotus double yolks mooncake, the lotus paste is a little on the coarse side which I also like, not so oily and overly smooth. The yolks are superbly golden orange and full of eggy taste. Due to this I could not taste the lotus seeds in the lotus paste.

Both types of mooncakes are not as oily as some of the mooncakes I have bought in previous years. For this price, I would say that the quality is really good. I will definitely return next year to queue again for these mooncakes.

 Those who like to eat yolks with mooncakes will like this.

The queue - actually this time I did not queue because I could not find the shop. My brother found it and queue for me and he also bought (I paid) the mooncakes for me.

The addresss if you are interested to queue. Perhaps it is better that you give them a call to book your mooncakes to avoid being disappointed if they are sold out. Actually I do not know whether or not they will accept bookings but you can always call and ask.

Ming Yue Confectionery
50, Jalan Peh Kee Koh
Taman Kampar, Ipoh
05-2554128
012-4631862


34 comments:

  1. So so so so cheap!!! We also have the old-school ones here, cheap too but not so smooth plus not so nice...and old school means, none with salted egg yolks. I love those!!! Ya...I don't like those that are too sweet either - can't really enjoy if we just nibble bit and bit and eat only a tiny wedge. I wonder why most are so very sweet. :(

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    1. Maybe when they are not that sweet, other customers with sweet tooth will complain.

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  2. Ahhh, mooncake post.. I have not eaten my first mooncake this year.. Usually, I don't buy mooncakes coz it's not cheap and also it's fattening, haha.. But I will usually eat the normal lotus one, with double yolks.. And maybe I will eat those "ping pei" ones..

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    1. Last year I bought only one mooncake due to the high price. These are luxury goods now. Not necessary to buy and eat unless can find value for money ones.

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  3. aahh, a mooncake post on the 1st day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, right after the end of the hungry ghost month!! spot on!! :)

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    1. Ah, so ngam only. I did not check lunar calender but nice. Thanks for telling me. :)

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  4. yeah, heard (or rather just read) so much about this Ming Yue bakery from Claire.. indeed very cheap if compared to those we find in KL.. my next time to Ipoh, must also insist to the shop like you.. probably no more mooncake but their Chinese style biscuits also look great~~ :)

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    1. Claire is the food ambassador of Ipoh. Please blog about it when you drop by, ok?

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  5. hmmm, all sorts of mooncake and my choice would be those plain paste (any type, lotus or red bean) WITHOUT the egg yolks, I don't like mine with yolks, I'll sure "korek" that out and give it to anyone who likes it, haha!! yes, I told you I'm not "mainstream".. :p

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    1. You are indeed one in a million! :)

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    1. Be sure to get yours this long weekend and blog about it, ok? :)

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    2. No, not going back this weekend I'm afraid, gotta stay in Penang. American colleague is coming.

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    3. So you'll be tour guide this long weekend. How nice of you!

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    4. Haha, he doesn't need tour guide, he's been here every year for the past 10 or 15 years. He said we got a tight schedule, so he wants to go to work on Monday, which means I will have to go to work with him.

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    5. Happy working then! :) Do you get paid extra working on a public holiday?

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  7. Goodness, they are cheap aren't they? I don't really fancy mooncakes. I am only interested in the salted egg yolks hah..hah...But I do like the one with pandan and mung bean filling.

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  8. I like their mooncakes. Lotsa kuaci

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  9. Wah, looks very 'laku', I like mooncakes but not the yolks...

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  10. i had my first mooncake (for this year) about 3 weeks ago...and yes, it was Ming Yue mooncakes! someone gave a box to us, consists of 2 lotus paste with single yolk and another 2 nuts mooncake....I prefer the lotus paste more ;-)

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  11. Wow darn cheap. But the expensive mooncakes don't crumble like that wor.

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    1. If very oily sure will not crumble lah! :)

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  12. Normally I buy them without salted eggs.. my kids will dig them out and since they do that, nowadays I also don't feel like taking them with eggs.. This is called influence :)

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    1. So all your children do not like eating salted eggs?

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  13. It's time for moon cakes already! I love the moon cakes with the kuaci. And not the yolk. But my husband will happily eat the portion with the biggest egg yolk.

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    1. Is it easy to get mooncakes in your area?

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  14. Whooaaa! You must be young in your 20s to leave at 5.30am and back the same day! i would be dead and roasted.
    I love moon cakes with lots of nuts and melon seeds! So heavenly nice!

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    1. I was not the one driving. So you like those mooncakes with nuts too. They are nice!

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