Calling all brave food enthusiasts, would you try this?
The home of this interesting dessert resides in a cafe called Moody Cow, located in arguably our most famous food capital, Penang.
Moody Cow is no stranger to experimenting with their cheesecake flavours. Among their crazy combinations are their Salty Egg Yolk Cheesecake with Chicken Floss, Musang King Durian Cheesecake, and Rojak Cheesecake.
Now let’s talk about the dessert that hones opinions enough to end friendships.
The visually intimidating menu item named The Black Moon Cheesecake has a chocolate base and is filled with a rich cheesy filling and with, the star of the show, a whole century egg. If that wasn’t enough to throw you off, its also topped with ikan bilis and peanuts.
Local lifestyle blogger Rebecca Saw calls it an acquired taste, albeit admitting it was “too much, with a distinctive odour thrown in.”
For those unfamiliar with it, century egg is a Chinese dish made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of rice husks, salt, lime and ash for a hundred days, somehow coining the hundred year name.
Moody Cow’s unusual concoction is priced on the steeper side, costing RM44 per slice and is not made daily. Their other cakes range around RM20-RM25 and are known for their large serving sizes, enough to fill the stomachs of three to four.
It should be noted that Moody Cow’s other cakes look deliciously yummy and far from anything misguidedly experimental. Here are a few that made our mouths water:
Follow Moody Cow on Facebook to see if they come up anymore bizarre desserts.