Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Tomorrow is Mid-Autumn Festival! To celebrate, mooncakes are must-have. I have bought some traditional and snowskin mooncakes a few weeks ago. Bryan and I love the snowskin mooncakes so much that we finished 12 within 2 weeks. To learn more about mooncakes, watch this video. It is very informative. It is amazing how many kinds of mooncakes are out there. I have never heard or seen some of them before.

 

I have been a bit busy recently. Doing some travel planning, going to dentists, helping my sister move… etc. So, no new recipe this week. I promise that I will have one next week.

Meanwhile, enjoy your mooncakes and have a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Want to get some mooncakes? It is not too late.

Snowskin Mooncakes: 99 Ranch Market (140 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776)

Traditional Mooncakes: Kee Wah Bakery (150 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776)

 

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Sweet: Snowskin Mooncakes

This year Mid-Autumn Festival is on Sunday. I am not going to make anything special for the day. But I bought a few snowskin mooncakes and some traditional mooncakes with lotus paste to celebrate. Before the day is here, Bryan and I have already finished our snowskin mooncakes. So sad… I wish I have bought more…

Talk about snowskin mooncakes, they are one pretty new invention. They appeared at around 20 year ago, and they started to get popular around 10 years ago. They can now be found in most bakeries in Hong Kong. They are not baked pastries any more. They are some cold treats like mochi. The outside skin is soft and a bit chewy that made with glutinous rice flour. The inside usually are mung bean paste with some fruits flavoring and fruits. They are definitely healthier than the traditional mooncake. And since they are cold and sweet, children and young people tend to like the snowskin mooncake more than the traditional one. I personally love both. The traditional one reminds me of my childhood and home. The snowskin one is more fun and special. All I know is that I must have some mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival.

I bought two kinds of snowskin mooncakes. They were both amazing! I love the crunchy texture of the dark chocolate crisps. But I also love the strong mango flavors in the Mango with Pomelo one. I just can’t pick one. There are also many other flavors, like strawberry, green tea, blueberry with cheese, chesenut and etc. Go get some before they are all gone!

I wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! May you and your family can get together and enjoy some precious moments. 中秋節快樂! 祝大家人月兩團圓!

Maxims Snowskin Mooncakes

Mango and Dark Chocolate Crisps Snowskin Mooncake

Chocolate Flavor Skin with Mango, Mango Flavor Mung Bean Paste and Dark Chocolate Crisps

Mango with Pomelo Snowskin Mooncake
Mango Flavor Skin with Mango, Mango Flavor Mung Bean and Pomelo

Want to get some mooncakes?

Snowskin Mooncakes: 99 Ranch Market (140 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776)

Traditional Mooncakes: Kee Wah Bakery (150 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776)

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Lantern Picture from Last Year

Mid-Autumn Festival is my favorite holiday! This is the day that Chinese gather with families and friends to enjoy a great meal and some good time together. After dinner, the adults would sit around to talk and eat some mooncakes and fruits under the big bright full moon. The kids would play with their friends and show off their beautiful lanterns. And, all kids look forward to getting a brand new lantern every year. When I was a kid, I loved to play games with friends and eat some delicious mooncakes.

Other than that, mid-autumn festival is also my birthday on the Chinese calendar. It is a double meaning day for me. Even through I am very far away from my home town and family, I would continue to keep the tradition with me and share with Bryan. Tonight, Bryan and I will go for a short walk with a lantern, enjoy the bright full moon, and eat some mooncakes.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Enjoy the beautiful full moon with your family and friends!

Yolk-free Mooncake