Foh San Mooncakes at Overseas Taste Restaurant (formerly Overseas Asian Restaurant) – My Brand of Choice for Mooncakes
**THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN FIND THESE MOONCAKES AT OTHER MALAY RESTAURANTS IN NY**
This is a quick post about my mooncake of choice this Mid-Autumn Festival (the Chinese holiday which you are supposed to eat mooncakes). I actually wrote about this brand briefly last year when I wrote about Overseas Taste Restaurant, which you can see here.
However, this time I took pictures, so people could see what they look like. To recap, Foh San (富山茶楼) is a famous dim sum restaurant and mooncake bakery in Ipoh, Malaysia. Ipoh is a mainly Chinese city in Malaysia that is known for having very good Chinese food. I remember when I lived in Singapore people used to tell me I should go to Ipoh because the food there was amazing. Unfortunately, I never made it up there although I will one day. Interestingly, I got in a discussion with klyeoh on chowhound who actually went to Foh San for dim sum because of our conversation, which was pretty cool and you can see it here and here.
Anyhow, last year I found Foh San mooncakes at several Malaysian restaurants in NY, but I’ve been buying mine at Overseas since it’s easy to get to and it’s in the city.
Imperial Jade Mooncakes:
Foh San has several different flavors, but I prefer the “Imperial Jade” (光輝翠月). One of the main differences between these mooncakes and other mooncakes you’ll find in Chinatown is that the lotus paste is mixed with coconut milk and pandan leaves and there are crunchy bits of melon seeds in there as well. I really like the flavor a lot better than the traditional version. Also, I prefer to get one egg yolk as the saltiness of the egg yolk contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the lotus paste. These are excellent. 8.5/10
If you’re buying mooncakes this year I’d highly recommend trying this brand.
49 Canal St (bet Ludlow St & Orchard St)
New York City, NY 10002
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