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Chinese Moon Cakes

EatKorean Jan 23, 2009 06:04 AM


Does anyone know where I can get Chinese Moon Cakes in NOVA?


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    Chownut RE: EatKorean Jan 23, 2009 06:29 AM

    You'll have to wait until fall (September-October) timeframe.

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      dpan RE: Chownut Jan 23, 2009 07:22 AM

      As Chownut says, mooncakes are a seasonal item, to be consumed during the Autumn Festival. You'll usually see them showing up after Labor Day or so in the Chinese groceries and bakeries. We've always bought the Wing Wah brand from Hong Kong.

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      burkemic99 RE: EatKorean Jan 23, 2009 12:16 PM

      Kam Sam in Annandale might have something. If not, you will have to go to Rockville (Maria's, Kam Sam, Maxim, etc.)

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        jackchowman RE: burkemic99 Jan 25, 2009 08:58 PM

        I had heard that Kam Sam in Annandale was closing/closed. Is that not the case? *fingers crossed*

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          FoodieGrrl RE: jackchowman Jan 26, 2009 08:37 AM

          It did close, but has been replaced by another Chinese grocery - the name of which escapes me now. Looks pretty much like Kam Sen, but maybe a little cleaner.

      2. ipsedixit RE: EatKorean Jan 25, 2009 09:29 PM

        What's your shipping address?

        I still have boxes and boxes (and boxes ...) leftover from last year, or was it the year before? Or the year before that?

        You might give Hu Jintao a call. There are rumors (unsubstanstiated of course) that the Communist government keeps them in deep-freeze and releases them every year during the Autumn Moon Festival, or otherwise to use as ammo to shoot down rogue Taiwanese jet fighters.

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          Ericandblueboy RE: ipsedixit Jan 26, 2009 09:41 AM

          I never knew moon cakes can be so deadly.

          I only like the ones with salty duck egg yolks.

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            Caralien RE: Ericandblueboy Jan 26, 2009 09:47 AM

            the sodium and fat in the Moon cakes make them deadly, but if eaten only once per year (or shared with at least 1 other person, if not 7), it shouldn't be a problem...

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