Thursday, September 11

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival

With just a few more days to the mooncake festival, here's some yummylicious mooncakes for u all to drool on.

Accompanying the celebration, there are some additional cultural or regional customs as well. Bet u all didnt know some of this, so here we go:

1. Eating mooncakes OUTSIDE and UNDER the moon [*if rain how ah???]

2. Putting pomelo rinds on one's head [*crazy..look like clown.]

3. Burning incense in reverence to deities [*haze ahh...]

4. Planting Mid-Autumn trees [*polluting and saving the environment at the same brilliant...]

5. Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them evenly among family members [*to wipe mouth after eating mooncakes??]

6. Fire Dragon Dances [*Chinese New Year meh?]

7. Carrying brightly lit lanterns & lighting lanterns on towers [*can try la tis one...]

Oops...technically it is a lantern, & it's BRIGHTLY LIT.... *LOL

Click here if you wanna kehpoh more about the story behind this festival and how mooncakes came about. Be warned, there are over 6 different versions of the tale!

To watch a video on how mooncakes are professionally prepared, click here to view my last year's posting on this festival.

Here's wishing a Happy 中秋節 to all my readers!


Lynne T said...

I'm no fan of mooncakes... But those look REALLY good!

Gladys said...

Woah.. those mooncakes look delicous!! *drooling* :P

Tim said...

yummmmmy! i'm drooling here la...

eunice said...

yummy mooncakes!! me wan some (: