When it comes to mooncakes, Hong Kong Mei-Xin (HKMX) has been a forerunner in the business since 1987. Personally, I never realise how different the brand’s Mid-Autumn selection is until I sampled some HKMX mooncakes several years ago.
When it comes to the timeless mooncake with lotus paste filling, I daresay the White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes with 2 Egg Yolks (RM173 per box of 4) from HKMX is incomparable. Packed in a gold metal tin box embossed with the silhouette of Chang Er against a full moon, this particular set of HKMX Mooncakes has been my preferred choice when it comes to personal gifting during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The creamy-nuttiness of its lotus seed paste is more pronounced at first bite. Combined with the muted savouriness of salted egg yolks, a wedge of HKMX mooncake will invariably whet the appetite for a second helping.
Coming in a close second is HKMX Lava Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake (RM179 per box of 8 pcs). This year, HKMX has unveiled a new rectangular box in maroon with gilt etchings on the lid. Smaller in size but big in flavour, the mooncake’s molten egg yolk core gives this trad treat a novel albeit appealing factor.
Of course, most HKMX fans will undoubtedly clamour for its award-winning Lava Custard Mooncakes (RM179 per box of 8 pcs). Todate, no other brand can rival this signature speciality of HKMX. You have to taste one personally to understand its distinctiveness.
Ever mindful of its health-conscious customers, HKMX also has Low (Reduced) Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Pine Nuts Mooncakes (RM182 per box of 6 pcs). The subtle sweetness melds with the nice nuttiness of pine nuts to ensure health buffs can have their mooncake and eat it too.
Hong Kong Mei-Xin mooncakes are sold at Jaya Grocer, Ben’s Independent Grocer, Isetan KLCC, Urban Fresh, and AEON outlets. For information, call Nguan Seng (1980) Sdn Bhd, hp no: 016-335 6884.