August 20, 2013

Moon Cakes : Beautiful Gift

In one month's time, it will be the Chinese Moon Cake Festival or Mid Autumn Festival .

Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you my dear readers........

Moon Cake festival is the most beautiful Chinese Festival to many Chinese and Overseas Chinese.

I love the MCF too because I love the cakes and biscuits prepared for this festival since I developed an extremely  sweet tooth in my younger days.

Moon cakes which are sold are usually prettily packed as gifts for well wishers, friends and bosses. According to one newspaper article from mainland China "  A presentable box of moon cakes these days comes with a French bottle of red wine or top-quality root of ginseng or even a diamond ring."

In Malaysia, some office personnel in Chinese based companies seem to be" less" may even spend hundreds if not thousands to present their bosses with the best of the moon cakes. But I am sure there will be many cases of Kiasu people who will do their outmost to outdo their competitors in giving the best of moon cakes.

At the normal social levels,Clan associations prepare a special budget for moon cakes for their annual MCF.

Actually different dialectic groups have their own kinds of moon cakes. Quoting from a Chinese source," Moon cakes, the traditional delicacy of the mid-autumn festival, were once regarded as symbols of family reunion and represented the round harvest moon. But in recent years as Chinese palates have become more fastidious and customers grown richer, the cakes have morphed into an ostentatious show of wealth."

These photos represent commercial mooncakes. By and by, I will display Foochow Moon Cakes in other posts.













New trend - green tea moon cake with strawberry filling if I am not mistaken.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

/ By the way, where is the Methodist Message room? ASt the former Methodist Book Centre? Next to Masland Church?

Anonymous said...

I cant get a copy of the Medicinal plants vol 1 by See hUa Daily but only vol 2. Do u know where to get vol 1???

wenn said...

I love moon cakes but just a small piece would do..

Ensurai said...

The Methodist Message Office is fairly near the old Mosque. You have to go behind Am Bank. There are three or four blocks there. Opp. Dr. Fan's Clinic.

Ensurai said...

I will try to source a copy for you. If successful where do I send it?> I need two weeks from now.

Ensurai said...

Every year I say, don't eat, don't buy...well I have eaten some this year....mmmmmmm very nice. I still like my grandfather's bakery shop in home town. My cousins call it my Foochow Taste Buds. The modern ones from West Malaysia and Sabah have very trendy tastes and feel. I like the Mixed Fruits.

Anonymous said...

I think better you give me the contact after ypu found it and then let me know by posting here. I will then bge able to contact and get a copy.

ELLE KAMPBELL said...

Wow.....i love it

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Ensurai said...

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