12 Sep

Every September Mid-Autumn Festival comes – this year it is September 12th. The festival can be summarized by one word – “Mooncakes.”  Every year I get piles to my office, as well as vouchers from the insurers (which then have to be changed into mooncakes or it’s against company policy). Flavors range from sweet to savory – pumpkin, egg yolk, meat, green tea, apple, coffee, sesame, red bean- even ice cream mooncakes.  Some have a marzipan consistency, others are flaky, some have chocolate.

There are so many flavors that there is one for everyone, but given a choice I’d rather have a piece of my mom’s homemade pie any day.

Happy Festival!


4 Responses to “Mooncakes”

  1. Crystal September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    I love Mooncakes! Definitely in small doses though…those things are dense! I had no idea it was that time of year again (bad Asian) but I’m going home next week so I’m excited to eat some now

    • gkm2011 September 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      Tis the season! Eat and enjoy when you go home and say hi to your dad for me as well. My favorite flavor is 蛋黄 (egg custard) although the meat ones are also pretty good.


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