Five Minutes with Mooncakes: Mid-Autumn Festival

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 4 Oct; the lanterns are already up in Chinatown and mooncakes are everywhere!

These are Chinese pastries cut into small-ish wedges typically served with tea, indispensable for moon-watching and lantern-carrying parties.  There are many variations available these days, filled with ice cream, mochi & other fun things, but the traditional mooncake is a thick, sweet, lotus-seed paste, surrounded by a thin crust.  My favourite kind has 2 salted duck egg yolks in it.

Sometimes even more exciting than the mooncake itself are the fancy boxes they come in.  They are made for gifting and go beyond beautiful tins; this one we received from The Hilton Hotel has drawers, and is sturdy enough for housing treasures & keepsakes.

This is my contribution to #RegularRandom, hosted by delseyjane where we:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to delseyjane‘s post


9 Replies to “Five Minutes with Mooncakes: Mid-Autumn Festival”

  1. I just moved back from China couple of months ago, so your post reminded me of nice moments I had there. However, I’d love to find a Mooncake I like- so far no luck :-/ Hope you enjoyed yours though 🙂

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