Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by iovetea » Sep 2nd, '12, 03:18

apache wrote:In a few days time (22 September 2010) is Chinse Mid-Autumn Festival, and one of the custom in China and South East Asia is to eat Moon Cake*, drink tea while looking at the full moon on that evening. I think mooncakes and pu'erh tea complementing each other very well. Some food are good with pu'erh but other (like apple) makes the tea taste horrible!

*The traditional mooncakes filling is lotus seed paste, but it depends on the oil it used and it might not be suitable for a vegetarian.
thank you so much, i didnt know about it and its really awesome to know.

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by auhckw » Sep 2nd, '12, 06:09

Wife came back with these :?

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by apache » Sep 2nd, '12, 06:31

auhckw wrote:Wife came back with these :?
Ah, these are kiddy version of the real thing. :wink:

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by apache » Sep 2nd, '12, 06:48

iovetea wrote:
apache wrote:In a few days time (22 September 2010) is Chinse Mid-Autumn Festival, and one of the custom in China and South East Asia is to eat Moon Cake*, drink tea while looking at the full moon on that evening. I think mooncakes and pu'erh tea complementing each other very well. Some food are good with pu'erh but other (like apple) makes the tea taste horrible!

*The traditional mooncakes filling is lotus seed paste, but it depends on the oil it used and it might not be suitable for a vegetarian.
thank you so much, i didnt know about it and its really awesome to know.
This year Mid-Autumn Festival is on 30 this month. Beside eating mooncakes, I remember when I was knee high of a grasshopper (before the last Ice Age?), we also ate eddoes or taro, star fruit and lingjiao. There was an old saying, "At Mid-Autumn Festival, the rich eat mooncakes whereas the poor eat eddoes." There are some truth in this. Many many years ago, I was having my hair cut just before Mid-Autumn Festival. The barber at the shop told me one of his childhood story while he was cutting my hair. His parents were very poor and could not afford to have mooncakes. One Mid-Autumn Festival evening, someone took a pity on him and gave him a small slice. He treasured it and savoured it in small match head size at a time. He managed to last it for the whole night and he never forgot what it tastes.

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by jayinhk » Sep 2nd, '12, 21:20

Growing up here in Hong Kong, we were always gifted more mooncakes than we could eat every Mid-Autumn Festival. Not knowing they were meant to be cut up, I used to eat 1 or 2 entire ones while watching cartoons after school and wonder why I was so full. :D A few years ago, I told one of my friends I liked to eat the lotus-bean paste and duck egg ones two at a time and her jaw dropped!

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by shah82 » Sep 2nd, '12, 23:22

*sigh*...

I love mooncakes, like those ones with winter melon flavorings...Feel safe to mail me excess mooncakes, y'all ?:~)

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by apache » Sep 3rd, '12, 03:34

jayinhk wrote:Growing up here in Hong Kong, we were always gifted more mooncakes than we could eat every Mid-Autumn Festival. Not knowing they were meant to be cut up, I used to eat 1 or 2 entire ones while watching cartoons after school and wonder why I was so full. :D A few years ago, I told one of my friends I liked to eat the lotus-bean paste and duck egg ones two at a time and her jaw dropped!
One or two whole? No way! :shock: After that you don't need to eat anything for next day.

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by the_economist » Sep 3rd, '12, 13:15

Mooncakes tonight! A friend brought some over from Singapore, and I'll be doing the tea. Thinking of a tgy flight, green before, medium and high during/after.

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by jayinhk » Sep 3rd, '12, 15:12

apache wrote:
jayinhk wrote:Growing up here in Hong Kong, we were always gifted more mooncakes than we could eat every Mid-Autumn Festival. Not knowing they were meant to be cut up, I used to eat 1 or 2 entire ones while watching cartoons after school and wonder why I was so full. :D A few years ago, I told one of my friends I liked to eat the lotus-bean paste and duck egg ones two at a time and her jaw dropped!
One or two whole? No way! :shock: After that you don't need to eat anything for next day.
Even at 11 or 12, I'd still have dinner after. I eat even more now (but not mooncakes so much)! :lol:

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by apache » Sep 29th, '12, 14:38

It's tomorrow and pictures of some Mid-Autumn Festival props.

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by TomVerlain » Sep 29th, '12, 20:52

moon cakes at work

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by TomVerlain » Sep 29th, '12, 20:54

moon cakes at home

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by chrl42 » Sep 29th, '12, 22:50

Annual profit of selling mookcakes is around 2,000,000,000$, that makes up 1/3 of the whole bakery industry profit in China..

Koreans have Mid-Autumn Festival, too. Instead of Mookcake, we make Pinecake (Song Pyun, 松餠). :)

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Re: Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake and Pu'erh

by MarshalN » Sep 29th, '12, 22:51

Meat mooncake is where the good stuff is. You guys have no idea.

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