Do you know how many mooncake flavours are there in the market? If your answer is yes, we take our hats off you!
We’re not sure about other countries but here in Malaysia, new mooncake flavours are introduced to the market annually. That makes a lot of sense because mooncakes are highly versatile. They can be filled with all sorts of filling – sweet or savoury!
So how do you choose which filling to buy? In our case, we like to stick to the classics. Go with traditional flavours, something you’re familiar with. Once you’ve gotten a hang of it, move on to non-traditional flavours.
Let’s cut to the chase and see the top 5 flavours according to our tummy.
1. Mixed Nuts Mooncake 五仁月饼
This mooncake flavour is commonly found in K’s home town. It’s a pretty healthy mooncake since it has five kinds of nuts or kernels such as walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, melon seeds, red beans and etc. Naturally, the mooncake has a nutty and sweet flavour because of the fillings. We love this particular mooncake flavour to bits mainly because it reminds us of his home town.
2. Red Bean Mooncake 豆沙月饼
The classic sweet red bean mooncake flavour never goes wrong. The smooth and rich taste of sweet bean paste always brings back our childhood memories of eating bread and pastries filled with sweet bean paste. There’s just something comforting about biting into a piece of your childhood.
3. White Lotus Mooncake 莲蓉月饼
Ooohh, and here’s another one of our favourites! The lotus mooncake is filled with silky smooth white lotus paste. We absolutely adore this flavour and make an effort to find the less sweeter option for family and friends.
4. Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake 蛋黄月饼
Let’s get this straight, the entire mooncake is not filled with salted egg yolk. Rather, the mooncake is filled with white lotus or any other flavours and at the very centre of the mooncake, you’ll find 1 or 2 salted egg yokes. Sounds crazy to put something salty with something sweet but it works! This odd combination is what makes this mooncake so popular. Just try it!
5. Green Tea Mooncake 茶叶月饼
Okay, so we’re taking a huge risk with this. Green tea flavoured mooncakes are undeniably not one of our top favourites, but considering the fact that they’re pretty healthy and not as sweet compared to other mooncake fillings, we thought, hey, let’s just put it in the list. Don’t get us wrong, we love green tea. But green tea mooncakes? Hey, if we love green tea, surely we can learn to love green tea mooncakes too. For health!
There you have it, our top 5 mooncake flavours! The best thing about these flavours are you can find them easily. The only difference would be the textures, sweetness and smoothness levels.
Let us know if you love any of these flavours too!