Peninsula Boutique Egg Custard Moon Cake
The Peninsula Boutique
M/F The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
This year, my cousin faithfully stood in line at famed Hong Kong bakery, Peninsula Boutique to buy us egg custard moon cakes. I’ve never eaten an egg custard moon cake before but I’ve always been in love with Chinese egg tarts. Peninsula Boutique in Hong Kong is like Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, the lineup for their moon cakes circle the block. I can see why. Their little golden moon cakes stamped with their signature brand, PC (Peninsula Connoisseur) have the most amazing ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ quality.
Normally, I stray away from moon cakes with yolks, and in theory, an egg custard moon cake would be a cake filled entirely with yolk but in actual fact, upon my first bite, all I tasted was the richest, creamiest, most decadent custard. It was incredible. The buttery, sweet and dense custard melted on my tongue along with the equally delicate, crumbly and buttery, shortbread-like crust. This little golden egg custard moon cake definitely tops my list of favourites, leagues above snow skin moon cakes!
We also picked up the traditional lotus paste moon cakes with (count ‘em) four lucky round egg yolks. Being a classic girl at heart, I still love the traditional moon cakes. I grew up with them, and they still give me that nostalgic feeling with sticky and sweet filling that sticks to the roof of my mouth.
Moon cake festival falls on Sunday, September 30 this year. How are you celebrating? What are your favourite moon cakes?