Delicious Mooncake on Chinese Mid-autumn Festival
Moon cakes were elaborate sacrifices offered to Moon Goddess at the beginning. As time goes by, people have gradually integrated the activity in praise of the moon with the moon cakes. Now at the Mid-Autumn Festival, people eat moon cakes to express their homesickness and love for their family member, and their hope for a bumper harvest and a happy life, as the moon cake symbolizes family reunion.
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A family friend just came back from Beijing and box a gourmet box of moon cakes. I tried the XO with dried scallop flavour and beef. Both were interesting, worth a try once but personally I don't know if I would dish out that type of money. Both were sweet and savory, tasting just like how XO flavoured dish should. The beef one was also spicy, kinda like taiwanese beef noodle soup.