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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Biggest mooncake in Australia



I did a double-take when I walked past this the other day at the Sussex Centre in Chinatown.

According to the plaque alongside it, this mooncake weighs 65kg and is equivalent to 700 normal sized mooncakes, which apparently makes it the biggest mooncake in Australia. The mooncake measures 67cm across and is 12cm high.

Made by Saint Honore Cake Shop on 14 September, 2009, the giant-sized mooncake contains sugar, flour, vegetable oil and lotus seed paste.

I'm guessing our resident food blogging mooncake competitive eaters won't be touching this one anytime soon.



The giant mooncake can be found near the escalators on Level 1 of the Sussex Centre (Sussex Street side).

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 9/30/2009 12:47:00 am


19 Comments:

  • At 9/30/2009 8:41 am, Anonymous chocolatesuze said…

    oh hell no! oh but to pick it up and take a bite...

     
  • At 9/30/2009 9:36 am, Anonymous Fiona said…

    hmmm why? hehe

     
  • At 9/30/2009 10:26 am, Blogger Stephcookie said…

    woahh! Imagine sinking your teeth into that mother of a mooncake! 65kg, imagine how many calories that is when you consider the amount in a regular mooncake! the mind boggles...

     
  • At 9/30/2009 10:26 am, Blogger A cupcake or two said…

    That is one mumma of a mooncake. Woahhh..

     
  • At 9/30/2009 12:16 pm, Anonymous clekitty said…

    What?! It has no eggs inside?! For shame!

     
  • At 9/30/2009 12:26 pm, Anonymous Simon said…

    *shudder* Makes me feel sick just looking at it.

     
  • At 9/30/2009 3:34 pm, Anonymous penny aka jeroxie said…

    No eggs! :( And 65Kg! That is MASSIVE!

     
  • At 9/30/2009 8:00 pm, Anonymous Leona said…

    OMG after that mooncake competition.. imagine someone eating all of that! would be a Guinness book of records LOL

     
  • At 9/30/2009 8:01 pm, Anonymous Leona said…

    oo helen i gave my friend your bus. card. I took it cos i knew shed like it. She was like "OMG ITS GRAB YOUR FORK!!!!!!!!!!!!"

     
  • At 9/30/2009 9:58 pm, Blogger YaYa said…

    Should have at least 2 dozen egg yolks, lol!

     
  • At 9/30/2009 11:01 pm, Blogger Betty said…

    I need to check this out for myself!

     
  • At 9/30/2009 11:24 pm, Anonymous Rachel said…

    Oh its too, too gross. But would be fun to have a competition to see who could eat the most of it... next year perhaps?

     
  • At 9/30/2009 11:30 pm, Blogger Mim said…

    Wait, biggest in AUSTRALIA? How big is the biggest mooncake IN THE WORLD?!?!?!

     
  • At 9/30/2009 11:58 pm, Blogger FFichiban said…

    65kg?!?!?!? Holy crap!! Yeah haha I just want to take a bite of it like suze hee hee

     
  • At 10/01/2009 1:59 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Chocolatesuze - Ha, a bite or a nibble? I've seen you eat. lol!

    Hi Fiona - Because bigger is better? lol

    Hi Stephcookie - I agree, the calorie count would be horrific, although realistically noone is going to eat the whole thing anyway.

    Hi A cupcake or two - It's huge. And hypnotising :)

    Hi clekitty - Ha, yes eggs are my favourite part these days, but I presume this won't get eaten anyway?

    Hi Simon - But think of the giant mobile phone you might win if you ate it all! rofl.

    Hi Penny aka Jeroxie - Massive indeed. One wonders how they found an oven big enough!

    Hi Leona - I think that would also go into the Darwin Awards. That would almost double most people's body weight!

    And lol, glad your friend liked the business card. You should've told me - you could've taken two! lol

    Hi YaYa - Just two dozen? lol. If we're going on ratio equivalents it should have 700! Mind-boggling.

    Hi Betty - Yes I did spend an inordinate amount of time just looking at it. Admiring it. Thinking about it. lol

    Hi Rachel - I think that would constitute a major health hazard! Possibly death!

    Hi Mim - I googled and found a 3-tonne version made in China but it wasn't baked :(

    Hi FFichiban - I can imagine you doing a pretty good job on this mooncake! Your capacity to eat is unsurpassed, I believe!

     
  • At 10/01/2009 1:10 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    em.. what a waste of food.

     
  • At 10/02/2009 12:31 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Anon - I did notice discussion on another site about the use of resources to make giant-sized food. It was justified as "marketing" where I suppose brochures and flyers could also be labelled as "a waste of trees". You raise an interesting point though - worth remembering.

     
  • At 10/08/2009 12:24 pm, Anonymous Bibifoc said…

    This mooncake contains sugar, flour, vegetable oil and lotus seed paste. Wo there is no special taste??? I mean: chocolate, banana, citrus...unless lotus has a very strong taste. It is just a nature cake. But I can understand that it is cheaper doing a nature BIG cake rather than chocolate BIG cake, don't you think?

     
  • At 10/19/2009 11:21 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Bibifoc - I presume this mooncake won't be eaten and hey, there's nothing wrong with tradition! lol

     

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