Thursday, June 14, 2007

Gift Cakes from Hong Kong

A few months back, a friend went to Hong Kong and what did I get? A box of cute snacks, of course. As 'banana' as I am, I have no idea what is its name, brand, ingredients etc. All I've got to show is the cute box, cute separate tin cans and cute individual wrappings. Please see below:-

I did not exaggerate, right? Cute huh.

The palm-sized cakes' texture were kind of like tight sponge cakes with 4 variety of fillings. If I remember correctly there were pineapple, green beans paste, lotus seeds paste and red beans paste. If you are able to read the characters, do correct me please. Actually I took a couple of bites only. Phitoy whacked the rest for breakfast, tea and supper over a weekend as the cans were conveniently placed in front of the TV. Tastewise, Phitoy agreed all were just average.

Banana here stands for 'yellow outside, white inside' aka 'Chinese exterior, England interior' (England spelt as such to reflect my Manglish). Still confused? Just means I am a born Chinese with yellow skin but illiterate in the Chinese language - Mandarin. In short, this 'ah-moi' no read nor write Chinese.

25 comments:

Xiu Long Bao said...

soooo cute! I really like this kind of lovely food packaging :)

free translation here 'share with true heart'. So it asked u to share the cakes with us lar.

Tummythoz said...

xiu long bao, TQ for the free service. Sorry but think the cakes been 'converted' in Phitoy's digestion system di.

wmw said...

Hahaha.....after Phitoy whacked the rest for breakfast, tea and supper, he said it was just average??? ha ha ha...

boo_licious said...

So cute! It kinda looks like the Japanese snacks who also do the packaging beautifully.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eh welcome to the banana gang!..although you do know banana stands for something else also rite?..nvrmind no dirty talk in here..

yes it does look like a sinful tv snack..haha

Tummythoz said...

wmw, as long as no preparation & cleaning needed, it's 'wallop all' time.

boo_licious, that's why I kept d empty cans!

joe, say I don't. U gonna reveal it like u exposed your 'raisins'? Lol!
*Whoosh, exodus of readers (fruits fans) from here to your blog*

Precious Pea said...

Eh...with my limited knowledge of Chinese words....I still can identift a word or two. It's called 'Kei Wah'. Very cute packaging indeed.

Tummythoz said...

precious pea, does it mean anything?

MeiyeN said...

so cute....! is that an elephant?

Kenny Mah said...

Not sure if this sounds shallow, but sometimes, I go more for the packaging and design. If makan is average, never mind lor. Next time find something better.

But in meantime can keep those beautifully designed cans & containers ma... :)

Eh, I'm banana too... can't read or write but can speak. Which can be helpful in ordering food... ;)

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, hahaha. 'Lil fat monks-like character-lar.

kenny mah, if as gift (giving/receiving) appearance matters a lot. But for own consumption, I'm not too particular.
So true. But sometimes, pointing out food choices works even more effectively. Nowadays, more hand gestures are needed when most staff are made of foreigners who have difficulty understanding when we order outside the menu or there's a need to 'customise' the dishes. *sigh*

Precious Pea said...

Tak tau wor. I know how to read but dunno the meaning. Perhaps Jackson can help us in this.

Tummythoz said...

precious pea, think our big piece boss very bc. He doesn't seem to have come by. =(

MeltingWok said...

Kee Wah is a very popular HK bakery chain, I frequent their stores here for their creamy pineapple buns hehe..anyhoo, for these cute lil' bites, most Taiwanese would bring them back as souvenirs for friends. I especially love those flaky pineapple shortcakes and honeymelon chewy mochi-like cakes, yums !:)

jason said...

Hahaha... Jackson MIA eh? But really cue lar, reminds me of the gift box I received from my ex boss 2 years ago fom Japan.

Tummythoz said...

meltingwok, thx so much for d info. mext trip there, I'll look out for their mochi-like cakes.

jason, those Japanese packaging are known to be incredibly attractive indeed.

Honey Star said...

ARGH!!! NICE NICE NICE!! Im those ppl that get conned easily to buy stuff because of the packaging. :D

Sze said...

whoa look at all that packaging...

Kok said...

tummythoz,
The packaging is marvellous! Malaysia got sell or not?

The Cooking Ninja said...

The tin box so cute. Can I have one?

Tummythoz said...

honey star & sze, a defect in all female? A fun defect, no doubt. Hey, it helps churn d economy, k.

kok, not that I know of.

the cooking ninja, hello hello or should it be ohio gazaimas! My only set so cannot give-lor. Then my set not complete d. U want picture instead? Nyek nyek nyek.

mama bok said...

Very cute indeed..!

Tummythoz said...

mama bok, welcome!

Memories said...

this is so cute. it is expencive? im new here anyway. nice meeting everyone!

Tummythoz said...

memories, welcome welcome. No posts in your blog yet?

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