Kue Bulan Indonesia

Indonesia moon cake, image taken from Selba’s “gado-gado” Feelings.

I wonder if the ‘Kue Bulan’ has anything to do with Chinese Mid Autumn Festival, or just pure coincidence in name? It sure looks different from our common moon cake though.

11 Responses to “Indonesia Moon Cake”

  1. CypherHackz Says:
    October 4th, 2006 at 1:38 am

    it is long time since my last time eat kuih bulan. yum.. yum.. he3.

  2. kenshin Says:
    October 4th, 2006 at 10:40 am

    looks like ‘lou po bang’

  3. Joshy Says:
    October 5th, 2006 at 2:20 am

    hehe also resembles the pong pia…the same kind of chinese pastry horrrr…flaky outer skin

  4. Really man Says:
    October 5th, 2006 at 9:06 am

    Well guys..Mr Sim Hap Hoa of Indonesia has done his own version of kua bulan…. yes it’s definitely a combo of lou po pang and pong pia..
    do you guys know how moon cake is make in the ‘good old days’??.

    the paste is stepped on..like grapes.. and the worker keep going till it’s done and ready..by that time..imagine how many drops of sweats have been added into the paste… haha hope this don’t put off kua bulan…

  5. Jee Says:
    October 6th, 2006 at 1:44 am

    CypherHackz.. how long is long, years?

    ken, Joshy, rm.. u guys hit on the right spot, the kue bulan does look more like pong pia or lou po bang.

    rm.. man power in Indonesia still pretty cheap nowadays, I won’t bet that they are not using the traditional way of making the kue bulan lol.

  6. Selba Says:
    October 23rd, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    hey… I didn’t know that you post about this bulan in your blog…

    Yup, definitely our Kue Bulan has anything to do with Chinese Mid Autumn Festival :)

  7. Jee Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 10:37 am

    I assume that you mean Kue Bulan has *nothing to do with the festival instead?

  8. Selba Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    Woops… wrong sentence..
    I meant yes, our kue bulan in Indonesia has to do with the festival but then in the old days (from 1965 to 1999), Chinese cultures, Chinese events, Chinese language etc… were banned in Indonesia.

  9. Jee Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Interesting.. so this kue bulan is normally seen during the festival only?

  10. Kwan Says:
    September 4th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Goosh, Im so behind with this posting, however maybe good for reader:

    Kue Bulan “mooncake” in Indonesia has 2 types: 1. Medanese influence is usually white skin as shown above. ie. Sin Hap Hoat, or Kemenangan (surabaya) However there is another one, the Cantonese Hong Kong influence, with brown skin. great to try is KIM HWA Mooncake from Surabaya. I tasted them and love their green tea, lotus and their pandan.
    Quite different than from Singapore/Malaysia/HongKong.

    All of the above are the legend in indonesia.

  11. Anonymous Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Do any of you guys know, when Sin Hap Hoat starting to produce and sell it?? ‘Cause I heard that they started to sell on May?? Is it true?? Please let me know….Thx

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