Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The New Has Come (Tai Thong Mooncakes) and the Old On the Way Out (XO and Tawa Durians)

Tawa Durians

I intend to have a last dance with my beloved durians before they ride into the sunset. Hmmm.... I am going to miss them until the next season.

The Tawa was sweet, bitter, gummy and the smell, mind you it is corrossive and pungent. It is extremely dangerous for the uninitiated. I guess many full-blooded Malaysians fell in love with the durian's smell first even before tasting it.

The XO has a tinge of Cognac and also a slight numbing/biting effect on the tongue. Recommended to be eaten last. Besides, it has all these common denominators that mark the best durians out: Strong smell, bitter, sweet and gummy.
The XO
The Coming Attraction. As for seasonal foods, it is like re-discovering a long lost love. The diminishing returns even while eating it everyday take a slow gradual dip. I will stop when the the sweetness of the cakes turn bitter. That's an overdose! Time to stop until the season returns.

Tai Thong Mooncakes at RM10.50 per piece.


Duckie said...

goodness, mooncakes are getting more and more expensive!!!

you're quite a durian fan. i love mooncakes more than durians!!!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Oh! mooncake festival is coming soon. hmm..... it's gonna be mooncake time. ^-^

Big Boys Oven said...

walio you makan dulian satu gang aje, tak ajak lol! yeah mooncake is out time to eat indulge them! :)

thenomadGourmand said...

Ahh...the novelty of mooncakes nowadays got my mind boggled!
Being in-decisive somemore aint helping! The best is if they got those mini ones ;p

J2Kfm said...

i kinda like those jelly ones instead. lighter, and tastier.

mimid3vils said...

Wah, so fast eat mooncake dy?

foodbin said...

My next door neighbor-The former Sixth Happiness group are busy baking Mooncakes-the sweet scent of the freshly baked wafting in the air is making me hungry!

ling239 said...

Give me FIVE!!!
i love durians at Jusco too...
and guess wat ?
if u wait long enuff, probably around 10pm, on top of the 50% u can still get buy two get one free!! ^O^
happy waiting ~

CUMI & CIKI said...

eeeks.. hehe

Life for Beginners said...

I can't get enough of Jusco durians... easy access, ha. And man, is it just me or do the mooncakes appear on the scene earlier and earlier each year? Like Xmas in October liddat. :P

cariso said...

My office also started to see mooncake brochures odi! HA! :) You are definitely fast!

worldwindows said...

Duckies... Yes, but can't resist at the beginning of the season.

FB... Somewhere in Sept?

BBO... I am afraid of eating frenzy with durians! Do make some in your oven.

TNG... Mini ones are usually lower quality!

MD... Temptations came through the eyes!

FB... Wow homemade!

Ling239... Now that is a great tip! I like easy and orderly eating esp with durians. Jusco suits me fine!

CampC... Durians good mah! Hehehe.

LfB... Too many competitors. Each trying to outdo each other. But the price never goes down.
Cariso... Early bird catches the worm I guess.