Monday, September 12, 2011

中秋節快樂! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Before baking. Is that Hello Kitty I see?
 September 12th marks the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, where the moon is at it's best: bright, round, and beaming ^^ In China, a lot of people, especially elders, still use the lunar calender. I believe Chuseok is also around this time of year so I hope everyone is having a great time with their families!

After baking. Scrumptious and golden~
 It is a tradition to eat a full meal and moon cakes(月餅) with the family and play around with lanterns. I have always celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with my family including my parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins and such. It was great!

"Bing pei" moon cake
 I am so thankful to have such a fantastic mom~! The word "fantastic" doesn't even cut it :P She is also a wonderful cook and she was the one who made these moon cakes! The golden ones are filled with custard and salted duck egg. The white ones are "bing pei" moon cakes. The literal translation is frozen skin as these moon cakes are not baked, unlike the golden ones.

The filling is made of salted duck eggs (dark yellow) and green bean paste ^^ People in Taiwan as well as Vietnam celebrate 中秋節 too! 

Here is a lantern made out of skin of a Pomelo :) I can't even express how much I love playing with lanterns. Well, I upgraded from lanterns to glow sticks. I also have some rebellious cousins so we would play with candles and fire in metal tins from moon cakes. I haven't done it in a long time. I'm pretty sure that it is now illegal XD because a lot of kids are very careless and end up hurting themselves or setting things on fire LOL Don't try this at home kids! Ever!

The moon from my view. Not the best I've seen so far
I hope you all have a great one!


  1. I've never had moon cake before, we don't have many Chinese people here, so they're maybe only sold at selected Asian supermarkets, but they're usually run by Vietnamese, who - I think - don't eat moon cakes

  2. YAAAAAAAY!!! I have always wanted to see inside a mooncake!

    Happy Mid Autumn to you x

  3. Anna~ If you ever get the chance, you should try it :) It's really filling though and not exactly healthy. So you'll either love it or hate it haha I asked my Vietnamese friend and his mom was just eating one =P

    Old Cow~ Thank you ^^ Have you ever tried a moon cake?

  4. Happy mid-autumn festival - looks like you had a great time!! I had moon cakes this year thanks to my 'rents too :D

  5. 中秋节快乐!I love the bing pei ones!
    Kaohsiung is quite small so I got to see the majority of it :) was there for 2 weeks! :)

  6. A pomelo lantern!!!! Omg, that is so cute! I just ate mooncakes right now and wish I had a Hello Kitty one! :p

  7. Nic Nic~ Thanks hun :) It's nice to spend time with family and friends~ Food is always better when they're shared with loved ones keke

    amanda~ xie xie ni! too bad the bing pei ones are expensive outside of Asia >< They have chocolate and mango flavours! I was told that Kaohsiung is less developed and more country like haha I stilla had a great time!

    Rainy Days and Lattes~ There was a star and moon carved into it too! My mom made it with a mold. She has a Doraemon and a Micky Mouse mold as well ^.^


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