So it’s almost the time of the year again (mid-Autumn) when mooncake start to fill the shelves of bakeries and even makeshift shops turn up on the street to sell this once-a-year delectables. We received our box of mooncake early.The box itself looks pricey! I’m wondering how the other bakeshops are designing their boxes this year. This one below is from New World — It looks like a wine bottle holder but the latch is pretty fancy.
We learned after a quick trip to Brodard that the cheapest is just under a 100kVND for a ca phe flavored mooncake (that’ll probably keep you up for hours if it’s really made from Vietnamese coffee. :P). The most expensive sounded exotic which costs over 200kVND!!!
Our original box contained, red bean, tiramisu, fish with orange, and chicken. I know!!! The last two doesn’t sound appetizing at all but believe you me those last two are the most expensive of the bunch! The locals say those are the “specials”. I won’t argue with them!
Me? I’m just happy with the red bean and tiramisu. Gotta find the green tea!
Oh and if you’re wondering what a mooncake is made of? Read on The Anatomy of a Mooncake.