Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Taste

From the comments in reply to my question in this post, Dark Knight wins but I took the red one after consulting my family.
Crimson Opera - "Beetroot with a heart of cheese and creamy white chocolate" - Retail price is MYR18.90 but I got it for free after buying 4 other moon cakes from the same vendor.

Cross section - the white creamy part is the cheese, the yellow part is the white chocolate, the brown part is the lotus paste with beetroot fillings.

I have eaten beetroot before but could not remember the taste so I could not comment on whether there is any beetroot taste in this moon cake or not. The fillings - lotus paste with beetroot - tastes not that sweet, I feel that it could pass off as red bean paste without any strong red bean taste. The red snowskin has a special taste to it that I could not identify but since the skin is thin and once a piece of this mooncake is eaten as a whole, this special taste does not stand out.

My mother ate a piece and thought that the yellow and white center was salted egg yolk because the cheese was salty although the white chocolate (yellow part) was sweet. My brother said that the moon cake tastes like sweets. I think it is because of the white chocolate center that makes it tastes like sweets.

Overall the taste is acceptable to me.

36 comments:

  1. This mooncake is quite unique, beetroot!

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    1. yes, something attractive to me.. :)

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    2. I wonder why the designer of this mooncake use beetroot.

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    3. Red is an attractive colour.

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  2. Yay! So we think alike! I also voted for the red one wor.. Coz I like chocolate and cheese. Sounds like a good combination..

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    1. I don't actually like chocolate but the beet root sounds interesting..

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    2. I need to try more cheese and chocs food item to make a decision of nice or not.

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    3. Do not like chocolates? Can save money loh.

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  3. Ya....I picked that! Beetroot is good. In NZ, they put that in burgers, salads, everything! It's rhubarb that I did not quite like. I had that there too.

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    1. I made rhubarb jam once in uk when my co worker gave me some rhubarbs from his garden. Taste quite ok.

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  4. The top side of the skin looked rather crude. It is as if they never use the mold with words and just hand made this mooncake. Well if it tastes like red bean paste then I can take that :)

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    1. haha I actually gotta agree with that.. probably that's why it's given free?? hehe~~ :p

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    2. I don't think hand made because that would be too time consuming.

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    3. If only they give it free with no conditions attached.

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  5. Good thing that you and your family find the taste acceptable. I tend to stay away from cheese because some of them are too strong for my liking.

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    1. I would rather have cheese than yolk inside my mooncake, haha!! :D

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    2. This cheese is mild to me as I can eat blue cheese with no problem.

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    3. Wah so you really dislike the combi of mooncake and salted egg yolks. May I ask why? Don't like how they taste together?

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  6. oh, still blogging about mooncake ah?? I think I have only eaten 2 pieces 1/8 mooncake this year, haha..

    Crimson Opera - "Beetroot with a heart of cheese and creamy white chocolate".. what a nice name and I think this is another creative recipe, I would like to give it a try also..

    and you got this for free, ah not bad, looking at it's exorbitant price.. I guess now mooncake lovers can go and sapu all the mooncakes in supermarket, sure given huge discounts as well as freebies to clear stock.. :)

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    1. Must give the answer to that post. Actually moon cakes by popular vendors are all sold out way before the actual day.

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  7. Now have beetroot one ya? Guess it's healthier option as there are many benefit of beetroot

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    1. I don't think the beetroot inside is enough to be beneficial.

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  8. As the saying goes.. what is free is good! hahaha.. So it is beetroot? Heard beetroot is good for us.. as soup or healthy drinks.. If I were you, I also would choose beetroot.. by the way, what is the dark knight made of? Am I missing something here? :)

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    1. you can roughly tell what dark knight is made of from the description of dark knight in my previous post which I copied from the brochure.

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  9. I'm not into 'weird' mooncakes already haha. Sticking to my basic lotus pastes with salted yolk! Yam pastes good too.

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    1. This one is given free. You don't accept free things anymore?

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    2. Oh free ah. Sure, of course. :p :p

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  10. Don't know from where I heard they tented to make it very sweet was just to make it can tahan for much longer than the usual one!!

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    1. The main filling is not that sweet. The white chocolate is sweet.

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  11. Sounds healthy to me, with the sweetness of beet root instead of sugar.

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    1. Guess that is why they used beetroot.

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  12. What a cute and pretty mooncake in pinky red colour. This year I didn't eat much after overeating indulgence last year when my wife made so many moon cakes to give away. The cost is so unbelievably low! Less than RM3.00 for single yolk lotus paste without preservatives which tastes & smells better. I think mamarazzi got blog about trying our moon cakes.

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    1. Wah you are a lucky man. Your wife bakes delicious moon cakes! I will look for mamarazzi blog post about your wufe's moon cake.

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