I don’t know when EXACTLY the mooncake festival is. Friends always ask us for tikoy & mooncake & we’re just so clueless coz we never celebrated the festivities. Most of the time, baliktad pa, we are the ones gifted with the chinese delicacies.
Nakakahiya! So, I googled Wikipedia haha! :P
|How mooncakes are made.
Yes, I have turned my blog into an educational site haha! :P
|The moon cake symbolizes auspicious tidings and prosperity to those who receive it.|
|Modern mooncakes.. now comes in pastel colors & different exotic flavors.|
Mooncakes are traditional Chinese pastries which are usually round or rectangular in shape. These pastries, which resemble western fruitcakes, usually measure 10cm in diameter and consist of a thin outer pastry skin which is filled with a dense, sweet filling. Traditional mooncakes are filled with a paste made of lotus seeds and also feature a salted duck egg yolk. This salted egg yolk is said to symbolize the full moon. However, nowadays mooncakes, which are usually consumed along with cups of Chinese tea, also feature a wide variety of fillings like chocolate ganache and egg custard amongst others. These rich pastries are often adorned with various Chinese language characters that symbolize traditional good wishes like ‘harmony’ and ‘longevity’ and mooncakes are usually gifted amongst friends and business associates for the celebration of the festival.
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Tonight, when we got home from dinner at Crisostomo. I was greeted by a very sweet surprise. Literally! ;)
My dearest sent me a box of sosi mooncake from Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s sooo pretty that I don’t even dare touch it haha.
|What a beautiful box! Great for storing my accessories. YAY! m/|
|Where do I begin??? Which one to eat first??? <3|
|Anatomy of my mooncakes haha! ;)|
Thank you so much dearest for always being so thoughtful. For loving us & spoiling us so much! Love you! :-*
|My dearest Marina! <3|
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