De ja vu? Maybe just like me you also saw Mike’s mooncake box from Shangri-la Manila.
It’s a week-long vacation here in Beijing and the house is overflowing with mooncakes from Consultants and Suppliers. (Oh no! Not because of the Mooncake festival but it is China’s National Day.) This year the Mooncake Festival or the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 6th of this month when the moon is at its brightest for the entire year. Go here to read its legend.
Mooncakes come in many shapes, sizes, taste and color. Fillings may be lotus seeds, red bean, Chinese dates, peanuts, walnuts, melon, sesame seeds, green tea, beef, pork, duck breasts, bird’s nest, what else? Think of anything and chances are, you would find it. Sometimes the choice of fillings is unbelievable like one with anise and pepper we couldn’t get a single bite. Yeah we often wonder why a package should come with different flavors. A and I are happy with the egg yolk filled ones if not chocolate or Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
Below are more photos of our stash this season. Long gone are the choco and Haagen-Dazs I didn’t get the chance to take decent photos.
This one is absolutely fantastic! The crust looks (and tastes) like that of a delicious pie. Yummy!