Every year when I go home for Lunar New Year, a key part of my luggage will be the shipment of puddings which go on sale this time of year. This year was no exception, although these days I no longer run around town scouring for different selections. We've kinda figured out what mom likes, so I just went straight to the one outlet that sells it.
The top tier contained the savory turnip cake with conpoy and dried shrimp (瑤柱金鈎蘿蔔糕). We were kinda surprised that the toppings came in such big chunks. I would have thought they would have made it a little more refined and diced them into smaller chunks.
As we cut open the plastic package to take out the pudding, we noticed that the few pieces of gold leaf had disappeared... It turns out that as the pudding warmed up, the gold leaf ended up sticking to the plastic packaging! Oh well, not that I really wanted to eat gold leaf, anyway...
Yes... we ate a lot of these puddings over the span of a few days... but that's what Lunar New Year is all about, innit?!