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Jan 23, 2009 06:04 AM

Chinese Moon Cakes


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


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

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    1. re: Chownut

      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.

    2. 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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      1. re: burkemic99

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

        1. re: jackchowman

          It did close, but has been replaced by another Chinese grocery - the name of which escapes me now.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. 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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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I never knew moon cakes can be so deadly.

          I only like the ones with salty duck egg yolks.

          1. re: Ericandblueboy

            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...