Malaysia is a multi-religious and multi-cultural country that is blessed with not only wide varieties of cuisine, but it’s also a country that have all sorts of festivities throughout the year. Among one of the widely celebrated festival in Malaysia is the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by those with Chinese ethnicity on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night.
The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts whereby family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It’s said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. And this is the main reason why people in Malaysia think mid-autumn is important.
Culturally, it is customary for celebrants to enjoy mooncakes during gatherings or giving mooncakes to each other, and here’s recommending the less traditional mooncakes for those who prefers a more modern touch; Donutes Signature Mooncakes. The mooncakes are all packed up in a simple but clean marble-inspired box. Quite refreshing in comparison to the usual elaborated mooncake boxes, I must say.
I was told that these mooncakes are inspired from Taiwanese mooncakes where the pastries are flaky and crusty and filled with assorted sweet centre. Having tried them out, I think they’re really good. Not cloyingly sweet like the real traditional mooncake and therefore they’d make a better gift for those who prefers less sweet mooncakes.
And a bonus? The size is not too big and the variety of flavours will allowed to try more than just one flavour at once.
Each box comes with 7 different flavours in a set of 8 pcs. The mooncakes are Muslim friendly and contains no lard. (Taro Yolk, Red Bean, Mochi Yolk, White Lotus Yolk, Japanese Purple Potato Yolk, Blueberry and Matcha Yolk)
Available from 20th August 2018 onwards, these mooncakes are sold individually at RM 6.50 and a whole box of 8 pieces at just RM52 at any Donutes outlet in Puchong, Kota Damansara & Subang SS15.
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