This yearÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs Moon festival (also called the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn festival) falls on September 14th. That is when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year. Around this time, you can find all kind of mooncakes in Asian bakeries. Mooncakes may be filled with everything from red bean paste, black bean paste, dates, nuts, green tea and fruit to Chinese sausages. My favorite one is the lotus seed paste with egg yolks (representing the four phases of the moon).
is very excited to learn about the mooncakes. We just got back from the bakery with a mooncake shopping bag.
This is the deluxe box that is contained in that yellow shopping bag.
There are four tin cases in this box.
Beautiful picture of ladies painted on each tin. (We save these tins for keepsakes every year)
Finally, the mooncake is found nicely wrapped in side of the tin case.
These mooncakes are quite filling (and high in calories), meant to be cut diagonally in quarters and eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.
Hope you enjoy the MoonCake scavenger hunt with Snow
Have a Happy Moon festival everyone!