Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hong Kong Krazies #5


Mooncakes and Lanterns (Mid-Autumn Festival)
This holiday is a special one in Chinese culture. In current time it is a day to be with family, make/buy lanterns and eat special foods (mooncakes). It started as an Autumn holiday to celebrate the harvest and give thanks to the moon. It has evolved into an official national holiday that we get to enjoy with beautiful decorations and a day off!
First let's start with the Moon Cake aspect...ummm can I say "not good!" 
the traditional one is made of a mix of bean/lotus paste with a egg yolk baked into the middle.


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They come in beautiful tins, I like that part...
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I can however, get into the idea of some "non-traditional" moon cakes.








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Snowy Mooncakes with sweet fruit filling.




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Starbucks Coffee flavored Mooncake.








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Ice Cream Mooncakes. (last year we were given this set, yum!)

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 Lanterns! In the Shatin Park...

















1 comment:

Brad and Laura said...

The mooncakes are so beautiful- love the detail! So are the lanterns! What a pretty holiday :)

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