apache wrote:In a few days time (22 September 2010) is one of the custom in China and South East Asia is to eat . drink tea while looking at the full moon on that evening. I think mooncakes and pu'erh tea complimenting each other very well.
The traditional mooncake filling is lotus seed paste, but it depends on the oil it used and it might not be suitable for a vegetarian.
They look tasty but, I can't see paying $10.00 for a cupcake.
Will the prices come down after the full moon?
Over here in Malaysia, it is also quite common to celebrate Mooncake festival. For the past month till now, you can easily find 30 to 40 booths of mooncake sellers in shopping malls. All kinds of brands and these days it comes with very nice gift box.
The difference is that here, people don't really eat mooncake with tea. I didn't even know it until this year.
Price wise, normally they will give good discount after the festival cause mooncake cannot be kept long. But by then, it is usually leftovers and not much selection.