Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Salted Egg Century Egg Cheese Cake

In May this year, my KL friend told me about this century egg cheese cake that is sold in Penang as she knew that I like to eat cheese cake and I also like to eat century eggs and then my Penang friend said that this cake has been launched in March 2016 and due to the good response from customers, in March 2018, a new creation - century egg cheese cake with salted egg yolk toppings is launched as mentioned here. She says she would bring me to the shop when I drop by Penang.

So I was in Penang last weekend and my Penang friend brought me to this Moody Cow Cafe.

Ah, so many types of cheese cakes.

More cheese cakes. The one with only one slice left must be a clear favourite.

Zoom in on the Century Egg Cheese Cake - the Black Moon. I tried to walk away when I saw the price at MYR 38 nett per slice but my Penang friend has already placed the order for one slice of cheese cake to take away.

She bought this - Mystery Moon - just one slice at MYR 42 nett and I paid for it. Gulps!

The Mystery Moon - Century Eggs embedded into a cheese cake with lots of salted egg yolk toppings and deep fried caramelised anchovies toppings.

Back at her house, we took the slice of cake out of its box and decided we can only taste one tiny slice before keeping the rest in the fridge for another day because it just look too much for us to eat all of it at one go.

Side view.

I cut a thin slice off the big slice and ended up with crumbled cheese cake parts. So I put a bit of everything - century egg, salted egg yolk, cheese cake, creamy cheese cake, the bottom chocolate cake layer, and anchovies onto a spoon and put it into my mouth and nearly died from the very strong egg taste combined with the deep fried anchovies taste in the sweet creamy cheese cake. My brain told me that I felt like gagging but my mouth and throat did not listen to it. Instead I chewed and swallowed the whole spoonful.

Three other friends tried a bit of the cheese cake and only one agreed to help me finish it. The other two friends refused to eat more so the next day, I had to finish the cheese cake by eating them part by part separately:

1. cheese cake - ok only cheese cake but very sweet.
2. creamy cheese cake - not sure whether there is a layer of this officially or is it part of the cheese cake which melted perhaps - ok only, runny and very sweet.
3. deep fried caramelised anchovies - my friend finished them as she is ok with them as I had to eat the other parts.
4. bottom layer of the cake which is brown in colour - I had a difficult time eating this chocolate cake layer as I kept tasting the deep fried anchovies oil in the chocolate cake. Later I was able to isolate the chocolate cake taste from the anchovies taste and so was able to finish eating this layer.
5. century egg - The only part that I was ok with because it tastes exactly like those century eggs that I like to eat except that it is a bit hard. I suspect it turned hard from being baked in the cheese cake.
6. salted egg yolk toppings - I could not eat this part on their own because the portion is big so I use it like a jam and spread them in between two slices of whole meal bread and ate them. This diy salted egg yolk sandwich tastes like lao sar bao so it was ok except that it was very rich and my whole mouth has a waxy after taste in it.

So in summary, I will stick to my favourite cheese cake here and not try another cheese cake from this overly creative cafe but many returning customers vouch for their cempedak cheese cake and other cheese cakes which is the reason why they have been around for quite a number of years now.

12 comments:

  1. Lol century egg cheesecake, really very creative, i don't think i will like this combo as i still prefer my century egg in porridge hee hee

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  2. Drag Queen sounds interesting. That one slice left may be a slow seller, still not sold out so not replaced with one while cake, fresh from the oven. No, I would not want to try this salted and century egg one, thank you very much.

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    1. hahaha, wonder who are the returning customers for this century egg salted egg cheese cake.

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  3. Oh my goodness! A bit too creative if you ask me hah..hah... You sounded so tortured when you described how you ate the cheesecake. I cannot imagine how century egg and salted egg yolk could go well in a cheesecake. Was it a very large slice? The price is rather steep.

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    1. hahaha, yes it was pay to torture oneself. that slice is quite heavy, should have weighed it before eating.

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  4. I don't think I want to try these cakes. First, the combination doesn't appeal to me and second, it is too expensive. I would prefer the normal cheese cake anytime.

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    1. ya, better not try and torture oneself.

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  5. Wow!
    Very interesting cake flavors!

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  6. Haha definitely an 'interesting' experience. Maybe if it had only been one or two twists then ok. This one has too many.

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    1. But people seems to like them because they have been around for a few years now and still going strong.

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