Tho Yuen Mooncakes

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Chinese food, Dessert, Mooncakes

The Mid Autumn Festival is upon us! And that means… mooncakes galore!

Every year I am amazed with the new flavors and enticing packaging that they come up with! There’s already the jelly mooncakes and snow skin ones. This year I saw Curry Chicken flavored mooncakes! And bird nest crystal mooncakes. Sampled the curry chicken mooncake…. the verdict? Didn’t taste like mooncake at all!

This year, we decided to go old school and got our mooncakes from Tho Yuen along Campbell Street.

Tho Yuen Mooncakes

This very ancient shop has been around since 1950 and they are a restaurant that is famous for their dim sum. (whoops! I just realized that VKeong and I took the same shot of the place! lol)

Tho Yuen

We noticed that Tho Yuen is selling these cute piggy ‘mooncakes’ with lotus paste filling. Rm20 for a pair.

Tho Yuen piggies

Grandpa was the one who wanted to buy from Tho Yuen cos he reckons they have the best ‘ean thui’ mooncakes around. “Ean Thui” is Hokkien for Chinese Ham. He loves them with mixed nuts. That’s the only mooncake he eats and I think he’s already eaten 3 of them (on his own!)

Tho Yuen Ean Thui Mooncake

Chinese ham with mixed nuts mooncakes are an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it. I’ve grown to love it over the years. Its a nutty mix of almonds, walnuts, sesame, more nuts which I can’t identify (lol), Chinese Ham and some orange peel which results in a salty zingy sweet taste. Throw in the salted egg yolk and its…heaven!RM10.50 for the ones with salted egg yolk.

We also bought Pandan, the classic Lotus Paste with Double Yolk mooncake and I couldn’t resist getting the Green Tea one too! Price is around RM10-11 depending on the filling. The green tea one was pretty good – pretty distinct green tea flavour.

Tho Yuen Mooncakes

I was also delighted to find out that Tho Yuen sells ‘ang kong ah piah’ (literally translated to mean Doll’s Biscuit). These are the ones usually made into shapes of pigs or fishes or sometimes just normal round shapes and have no filling. But I love the ones with dessicated coconut filling which are quite hard to find. So I almost pounced on them the minute I knew Tho Yuen sells them! I must say that I would have preferred the coconut to have a stronger taste though. The ones from Tho Yuen tasted a lil bland to me.

Tho Yuen ang kong ah piah

Tho Yuen is located at 92 Campbell Street. Tel: 04-261 4672. They’re now open til 9pm everyday until the end of the Mid Autumn Festival.

6 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. lex says:

    they are the only place my mum will buy the mooncakes. I like their doll biscuits as well. Too bad I missed the midautumn festival this year again.

  2. When does the Mid-Autumn Festival end, exactly? It seems the mooncakes been out and about for months already. I have to confess, at this point, I have eaten way too many of them … *bbbuuurrrpppp*

    πŸ˜›

  3. allenooi says:

    my mum also mention about the mix nuts mooncake by this shop. i think it will be sold out real soon. i think i only can buy it next year. πŸ™‚

  4. lingzie says:

    lex – their doll biscuits are good πŸ™‚ Oz can find mooncake? from chinatown maybe?

    life for beginners – lol. i’ve only eaten one. πŸ˜› the mid autumn festival ends this Sunday. cant wait to bring out my paper lanterns! they’re so pretty! (i am such a kid! lol)

    allen – eh i think still have… can try your luck! my mum just went to buy some last nite.

  5. vkeong says:

    I knew this restaurant from Malaysiabest.net, Lilian mentioned about their awesome mooncakes too πŸ™‚ This year I only ate 1 mooncake only.. tiramisu one.. aih. Penang got more of these old restaurants that still sell nice mooncakes

  6. Shirley says:

    I simply love this restaurant! Authentic moon cakes – lovely! On daily basis, they serve fast grabbing egg tarts and mouth watering dimsum as well ->
    http://www.asiarediscovery.com/chinese/67-penang-tho-yuen-restaurant-authentic-dim-sum-hand-made-egg-tart

    Miss it much!
    .-= ShirleyΒ΄s last blog ..Penang Heritage | Padang Kota Lama – Esplanade Fort Cornwallis =-.

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