A few days ago, Chinese across the globe celebrated Mid-Autumn festival with their loved ones at home. It is the second most important festival for the Chinese after Chinese New Year and that is why on this day family and friends will get together for celebration. Besides colourful and dazzling lanterns, another mainstay of Mid-Autumn festival is the must have mooncake. This traditional delicacy will be savoured while family members enjoy their moon-gazing moments. So have you had any mooncakes this year?
Homemade Traditional Mooncakes By Best Vegie Restaurant (慈園素食館)
As usual, we have bought several mooncakes for prayers and for self-indulgence as well. We had also received quite a number of mooncakes from friends and family. From the traditional red-bean paste filling to the more exotic durian-flavoured mooncake, I got to try a variety of mooncakes this year. However this year there are a few that really stood out compared to the rest the fancy commercial mooncakes that we had had.-2 to be precise.
|These are arguably one of the best homemade mooncakes in Melaka|
Introducing homemade mooncakes from Best Vegie Restaurant Melaka (慈園素食館) that were not only dainty, but also surprisingly delicious. The first one with the rich salted egg yolk which was truly creamy but the texture was still smooth and pleasant. It was not too strong or sticky like some commercial mooncakes. The second mooncake in the box was the pandan mooncake which tasted equally scrumptious and distinct. Again, I love the flavour and its texture which whet my appetite for more.
They taste even better than those fancy commercial mooncakes
|Salted Egg Yolk Traditional Mooncake for only RM5|
|Pandan Mooncake for only RM4.50|
Like I have aforementioned, these 2 homemade traditional mooncakes really took cake for arguably the best ones I have tried this year so far. We appreciate the thin and crispy crust together with the delightful fragrance which really whet our appetite for more. They really dovetailed with the Chinese tea that we had. We devoured all 6 in one go. Guess we had to wait till next Mid-Autumn festival to enjoy more of these traditional homemade mooncakes. The traditional mooncake with the salted egg only costs RM5 each while the pandan flavour mooncake costs only RM4.50 each. At the moment the shop is still selling these 2 scrumptious mooncakes. For those who are interested, you can head over to:
Best Vegie Restaurant (慈園素食館)
Address: No. 663A, Jalan Bukit Melaka 1/6, Taman Bukit Melaka, Melaka, 75450 Bukit Melaka.
P.S.: Apparently the shop is also one of the best restaurants serving scrumptious vegetarian dishes for vegan and health conscious diners.