Saturday, September 29, 2012

Moon Festival

Late this week, I was surprised to receive an email from the post office informing me that I was expecting a package in the mail from my friend Amanda. At first, I thought maybe it was an early Halloween package, but it was something even better, a Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival package.

It is traditional to eat mooncakes on this day so Amanda and her mother included one in the package for my family and I to try. Amanda made me a little cute felt pin/brooch of a rabbit on the moon. In Asian cultures, they see a rabbit in the moon unlike other cultures who see a man in the moon.

Isn't it adorable? I love it! Especially its cute little bunny tail!

Here is a closeup of the mooncake! Looks yummy, yes?

I cut the cake into quarters for us to try. Usually mooncakes are made of red bean paste or lotus seed paste, but this version was made with pineapple filling. It does have the traditional salted duck egg inside.

While we all agreed that the pineapple part of the cake was great, the salted duck egg is definitely an acquired taste :)

If you guys ever get a chance to try a mooncake, it is definitely not something to pass by.

Thanks for the Mid-Autumn festival package, darling!

1 comment:

  1. You are very welcome sweetie!! I do have to say that the egg is my favorite part. I would eat yours. hehe Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!! :)