Tomorrow is Mid-Autumn Festival, and I hope everyone is enjoying their mooncakes. Every year, my mom would buy Snow Skin mooncake from T&T Supermarket, and this year, there was no exception. In addition, she also bought a box of Lava Matcha mooncakes from Arome Bakery in Hong Kong.
Wait… What are Mooncakes?
If you do not what mooncakes are, you are not alone. We celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn festival, which is the closest full moon day to the Autumnal Equinox, by gathering together. Mooncake is a traditional food for this festival and is usually round, which symbolize reunion of a family. And depending on the region, it comes in various types and flavors. Cantonese mooncake is the one that I used to eat, which contains lotus seed paste and salted egg yolks. But nowadays, there are more varieties, such as snow skin, ice cream, mochi, etc.
Lava Matcha Mooncakes
I was very excited to try the lava mooncakes, because it has become a trend in Hong Kong. One of the popular one would be the Lava Eggyolk mooncakes from Maxims, but I am going to try something better and newer.
Lava Matcha mooncakes from Arome Bakery are made with premium matcha from Uji, Kyoto and Hokkaido 3.6 Milk. Inside, there is a creamy and fragrant lava matcha filling. The packaging, designed by a famous Japanese Designer, is simple and elegant.
It is recommended to warm up for 10-15 seconds before eating it. After warming up, it is only in a slightly-melted stage, so I was kind of disappointed. Overall, I definitely enjoy the bittersweet, strong matcha flavor, but I was hoping that the filling is more “lava”. And if the outer shell has a more chewy texture, just like mochi, I think it is a perfect pair with the flavor. I am very surprised that its flavors is actually quite light, compared to the traditional ones. And I really love their one-bite size. If you ever have a chance to go to Hong Kong during this festival, make sure you try at least one type of the mooncakes.
I hope everyone is enjoying the festival with the family, gazing at the beautiful full moon, and eating the delicious mooncakes. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!