Went to City Square Mall in Johor Bahru for the purpose of buying mooncakes. I saw that the renovation of the City Square Mall was progressing quite fast; as many shops were now opened. I think they could probably complete the renovation of this mall by this year end. Anyway, the moon cakes festival fair is currently being held at the ground floor atrium area. It seems that there are more vendors participating this year – which is good because now consumers have more choices.
I saw many aunties browsing and tasting the free samples of mooncakes at different stalls. Strangely this fair have the tendency to draw in more ladies than guys; perhaps guys don’t enjoy shopping for mooncakes. I didn’t browse or tried out the sample mooncakes from the different vendors because I know what I wanted. Every year I would simply walked to the same vendor to buy their mooncakes – it is almost a ritual for me.
Want to know which particular vendor got me hooked to their mooncakes every year? The name of the vendor is Yong Sheng Gift Shop – seems liked a strange name for moon cakes vendor. This confectionery company has been around since 1952 – that is 60 years of history. Anyway, what I liked about their mooncakes is that it is not too sweet and heavy in taste. I cannot tolerate moon cakes that are overwhelming sweet; I would throw it away without hesitation. They have a wide variety of mooncakes flavors such as coffee, green tea, red beans, green beans, mixed nuts, the usual double or single yolk, fruits, etc.
There is one particular product which I liked from Yong Sheng Gift Shop – it is the Teochew Delite. It looked liked Tau Sar Piah or Tau Sar biscuits but it is made of winter melon, glutinous rice, preserved vegetable, lotus seed, etc. For those who enjoy Teochew style confectionery, this is a product that you should buy and try. I bought above RM300 of mooncakes from them and I was given one box of mini moon cakes free.
The MoonCake Festival fair would be opened till 30th September 2012, make some time to visit this fair and tried out some of the best mooncakes from Malaysia.