An idea inspired by some comments made in my post Moon Festival: Celebration of Togetherness, here is a collection of some of the most novel, intriguing, <put your own adjective here> modern mooncake fillings that I’ve seen mentioned on the web (in large part thanks to wikipedia).
Disclaimer: I have not tasted any one of them.
(Lots of the so-called “modern mooncakes” have crusts that “do not require baking”, such as Glutinous Rice and Jelly crusts. That’s why they can be filled with “pretty much anything”…)
- taro paste and pineapple
- sweet potatoes
- champagne truffle (snow-skin)
- cream cheese
- bird’s nest
- chicken floss
- green tea
- durian !!!!!!!!!!!!
- ice cream (Haagen Dazs and other variety. For the health-conscious, no worries, there are fat-free ice creams)