I’ve been doing a bunch of nothing since March it feels like but one recent thing I did recently was hit the Asian food market for some snacks and mooncakes!
As some of you may know, the mid autumn festival happened a few days ago and in china they’re still on holiday from October 1st to 5th or 6th. I needed to get my hands on some mooncakes for this occasion.
Mooncakes are a seasonal item so when they’re out, ya better go and get some before they’re gone!!
My mom and I decided to get this tin box of mooncakes! I always love seeing the different artwork on the tin containers!! This one was about $15 but it only contained four moon cakes inside, however they were quite large.
These moon cakes have the red bean paste filling in it with the salted egg yolk in the center. In some moon cakes, you might find there’s even two yolks in it which is a bonus!! We’redown to the last moon cake and I’m seriously considering whether I should stop by the market again to get some (if there’s even any left).
Usually when I go to the Asian food market, I don’t get a lot of things because they can be pretty pricey, however I wanted to treat myself with a couple new things like this instant matcha and hochija latte! It even came with one free mug which was a nice touch.
The directions are to fill a cup with about 150 ml of water but being the pleb American I am, I have no idea how much that is so I just eyeball it in my very large mug and hope it’s not too much water and I’m not diluting my drink!
It was very tempting not to go overboard at the Asian food market but these were what I got for new snacks. They’re basically like the pirouette chocolate-filled cookie wafers, but this time they’re covered in white chocolate on the outside and filled with matcha or taro on the inside.
So far, I’ve tried the taro and it’s quite tasty. It was about $2.50 each box and each box has about seven individually wrapped wafers.