Mini Egg Custard Mooncake (迷你奶黃月餅) by The Peninsula Connoisseur is always ranked one of the top in Hong Kong even after all these years. It's popular among locals not only for its reputation & high quality but also for its niche availability. I tried to order last year and the year before but was told they were all sold out. Fortunately, I managed to have my order successfully placed earlier this year through a friend of mine. Guess what! Due to high demand, the redemption vouchers are even placed by people on Yahoo Auction for higher bid and thus, it has somehow became a prestige to own it~! In order to try different taste of Peninsula's mooncakes, I ordered a box of Assorted Mini Mooncakes (迷你雙輝月餅 HK$238) with combination of 4 Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes and 4 Lotus Seed & Egg Yolk Mooncakes.
After all the story-telling, here comes my comments! No doubt it tasted fairly good but I don't think it's that fantastic as declared by most people... Maybe I had too high expectation from The Peninsula, I suppose? The Traditional Lotus Seed & Egg Yolk Mooncake (迷你蓮蓉蛋黃月餅) was aromatic enough but kinda ordinary to me in terms of texture and flavour. In fact, it was a little too sweet to my liking and I would prefer white lotus seed for less sweetness. Definitely, not an extreme wow to me tho!
Their specialty, Mini Egg Custard Mooncake (迷你奶黃月餅), was rather mini and a disappointment for its inconsistency. From the picture below, the egg custard was apparently detached from the pastry skin... How could this happen in The Peninsula? However, when I cut the next one, it was well-intact, so shall I take it as my bad luck? Despite the inconsistency issue, the egg custard was indeed delicious with rich creamy flavour but I still prefer the one from Tsui Hang Village Restaurant, which brought a heavier taste of egg yolk.
Sometimes, reputation and quality may not be in proportion... Or it's just that I've been expecting too much?! I guess it's yet for you guys to find out and prove me wrong if I'm.
Website : http://www.peninsulaboutique.com/
Address : The Peninsula Boutique, Basement BE7-9, East Wing, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon