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Friday, 3 August 2012

Johor Mooncakes - Famous Shanghai Mooncakes and Traditional Chinese Cakes @ Yuen Fatt 源發餅家 in Kluang

Mooncake Johor

Mooncake festival 中秋节 is around the corner and Johor Kaki is on the hunt for the best mooncakes in Johor :) Yuen Fatt 源發餅家 in Kluang was introduced to me by Euggin Lim from WGOIJB. Thanks, Euggin!

Today, I went on the 100km journey from Johor Bahru to Kluang in search of Yuen Fatt, one of Johor's most famous mooncakes.

Mooncake Johor

Yuen Fatt's signature Shanghai styled mooncakes are unique in the way it looked and also in taste. Some say these mooncakes look like a mouse, a fox, a fish or even a rugby ball. I say, Yuen Fatt's mooncakes just look irresistibly cute, and seemed to be inviting me to sink my teeth into it.

Yuen Fatt was the first bakery to introduce the Shanghai style of mooncakes in Malaysia twenty years ago. Yuen Fatt's Shanghai mooncakes had been a hot favourite ever since. People come from all over Malaysia and from Singapore to buy Yuen Fatt's famous Shanghai mooncakes.

Everything is made in house at Yuen Fatt in the adjacent shoplot using traditional methods and no preservatives. So, Yuen Fatt's mooncakes are best eaten within 3-4 days. This is never a problem as Yuen Fatt mooncakes are so delicious, they are all eaten very quickly.

Mooncake Johor

Mooncake Johor

Each Yuen Fatt mooncake is individually and lovingly handcrafted.

Mooncake Johor

Applying egg wash before sending the Shanghai mooncakes to the oven.

Mooncake Johor

Freshly baked Yuen Fatt Shanghai mooncakes on the cooling rack. The holes on the mooncake indicate the number of salted egg yolks inside - one hole means single yoke, two holes double yolk, and three holes means no yolk. Don't ask me why ;P

Do Yuen Fatt Shanghai mooncakes taste as good at they look?

Mooncake Johor
Lotus seed filling with one egg yolk RM7.40 each. 
Yuen Fatt's Shanghai Mooncakes are delicious. The buttery crust started to crumble slightly even when I was just picking up the mooncake and it collapsed in my mouth without much effort on my part. In other words, Yuen Fatt's Shanghai mooncake "melts on your mouth" as they say in that commonly used/ abused phrase.

Mooncake Johor
Pandan flavoured filling, no egg yolk  RM6.40 each
The fillings which come in many flavours such as lotus seed, red beans and pandan are well balanced in delicate sweetness, saltiness and aroma. The not-overly-sweet fillings are smooth yet not too greasy.

So are Yuen Fatt's Shanghai mooncakes worth the 200km return trip from Johor Bahru/ Singapore? Definitely yes, for me. I'll be getting my mooncake festival supplies here at Yuen Fatt, this year :) My friends will be in for a pleasant surprise from a unique looking yet delicious tasting mooncake.

Mooncake Johor

Mooncake Johor

While at Yuen Fatt, try out also their other traditional mooncakes and Chinese pastries. Yuen Fatt makes a comprehensive range of mooncakes and Chinese pastries in many flavours.

Mooncake Johor

Mooncake Johor

Restaurant name: Yuen Fatt Biskut 源發餅家
Address: 39, Jalan Hj Manap Nordin, Kluang Baru, Kluang, Johor
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rO7MW
GPS: 2.042037,103.333379
Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm (Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm)
No pork, no lard

Date visited: 3 Aug 2012

8 comments:

  1. wow this is unique!!! What a shape.

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  2. Wow this is unique, first time seeing an oblong shaped mooncake. Usually the Shanghai mooncake in KL are round too.

    The pandan flavour one looks really good.

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    1. oh, so there are different styles of Shanghai mooncakes ;D

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  3. Is there any contact number?

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  4. Does Yuen Fatt accept credit cards?

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  5. I'm addicted to the shanghai mooncake

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