Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Moon Festival / Mooncakes

This year's Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival falls on the 27th of September. It is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people around the world. The festival is all about family, colourful lanterns, eating yummy mooncakes and gazing at the moon. 

Mooncakes remind me of my dad who never failed to buy me my favourite mooncakes every Mid-Autumn Festival.
Sadly, dad will never be here to surprise me with my favourite mooncakes again. 

Traditional Mooncakes by Kee Wah Bakery compliments of The Star Sydney. 

Mini Mooncakes 

Left (top to bottom):
Maltitol High Fiber Assorted Nuts, Date Paste with Pine Nuts,
Pineapple Paste with Yolk, Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk

Right (top to bottom):
Mung Bean Paste with Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk,
Walnut and Desiccated Coconut, Red Bean Paste with Yolk

Golden Lotus Seed Paste with Two Yolks

Snow Skin Mooncake is a non-baked mooncake that is quite similar to mochi ice cream. These snowy mooncakes were originally from Hong Kong but its popularity has expanded to countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Macau as well. The skin is made from glutinous rice and choices for fillings can be endless.
So tell me reader, what is your favourite mooncake filling? 

Snowy Mooncakes in Green Tea Chestnuts, Mango & Apricot and Caffe Latte fillings.

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