Are you looking forward to the upcoming mooncake festival? My first mooncake this year is not the usual lotus paste mooncake but is the Tau Sar Piah Mooncake from Thye Moh Chan 泰茂栈, a 老字号 (classic icon) that has been making traditional Teochew flaky Tau Sar Piah since 1943.
Though this is the first time I am trying Thye Moh Guan's Tau Sar Piah since it became a part of Breadtalk Group, they are still as delicious and no wonder it has been so popular over the years =D There are a total of five flavours, in addition to the traditional teochew mooncake.
The classic versions are of course their sweet and savoury piah. The mung bean filling which was made from scratch is so aromatic and smooth. I was surprised to find salted egg yolks in both flavours!
Another interesting flavour is the Double Delight: red bean paste and a sticky winter melon filling with melon seeds & dried orange peel. The white sesame seeds added a nice crunch to this mild-savoury piah that reminded me of lao po bing (wife's biscuit).
But my favourite was the Spicy Pork Floss (aka Yuan Yang 鸳鸯)! Paired together with the savoury mung bean and salted egg yolk, this novel invention is also highly suitable for those who can't take spicy food because the spice level has been balanced out by the tau sar.
I am a Teochew but this is my first time having this Traditional Teochew Mooncake. Made with white sesame, dried kumquat, five-spice powder, this has a light citrusy taste with quite firm, chewy texture due to the maltose. Not everyone may like this old school sweet so perhaps it's an acquired taste.
Nonetheless, the tau sar piah is available in regular size all-year round at their outlets and in various flavours such as cranberry, etc (the mooncakes are medium size) It's time for me to make a trip down and stock up supplies at home!
Sweet*/Salty*/Yuan Yang/Double Delight (Medium 4pcs/box) $24.80
-Durian Tau Sar Piah (Medium 4pcs/box) $35.20
-Sweet*/Salty*/Yuan Yang (Large 1 pc/box) $22.80
-Traditional Teochew Mooncake (Large 1pc/box) $18.00
*with single yolk
Thye Moh Chan 泰茂栈:
133 New Bridge Rd #01-45
Tel: 6604 8858
80 Marine Parade Rd #B1-85-87
Tel 6344 8885
Corporate Sales Enquiries:
6854 9732 (Tel) 6282 6116 (Fax)