The Kris Aquino MOONCAKE
I must be more of a Deal Or No Deal fan than I originally thought;
I couldn't resist buying that tin with Kris' likeness!
Is Ms.Patrimonio-Salvador-Marquez-Yap's talent fee
making the prices of mooncakes skyrocket
all the way to the, well... moon???
This mooncake (actual size below) cost P150.00 in Binondo,
and it's just a simple Lotus Paste-Two Egg variant.
It was worth it though...
sweet and savory in one bite,
both flavors blending perfectly,
the salty itlog na maalat
a perfect counterpoint
to the sugary filling.
My soul is not satisfied that I have tasted that mooncake.
My sight searches for another as though I need to go to Ongpin.
My heart looks for another mooncake, and it is not with me.
The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same...
With acute Neruda-like longing,
I reallly need to have the FIVE KERNEL mooncake,
that one with the wonderfully dense-malagkit-chewy filling of
almonds, kundol (winter melon), salted eggyolks,