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

2012 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 30. People enjoy one day off
on that day which is usually connected with the weekend. The 2012 Mid-Autumn
Day is connected with the National Day holiday (October 1 – 7), so people enjoy
an eight-day holiday from September 30 to October 7. 
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to Chinese lunar
calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the
spring festival in China. It takes its name from the fact that it is always
celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the
Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest. On this
day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes
at night, express strong yearnings toward their homes and think of family
members who live far away.
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.

World’s first 3D Angry Birds mooncakes – there are only 3,000 sets of these! The limited edition Angry Birds mooncakes are filled with popular egg custard filling with crust made from natural fruit flavours like blackberries and blueberries. $88/box of 4.

Peony Jade’s mooncakes. Visit www.pjmooncake.com to place your orders.

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
PS: Here are other mooncake delights featured by hotels in all their splendid & glorious boxes! <3

In Manila Hotel, the Moon Cake Festival is in full swing at its five-star Chinese restaurant Mabuhay Palace. Executive Chinese Chef Sun Bing and his team whip up five exquisite flavors of special moon cakes: mango and cheese with yolk, pandan with dark chocolate Malibu filled praline, Jasmine tea with dark chocolate hazelnut praline, premium white lotus with melon seeds with yolk, and Mabuhay Palace assorted nuts with candied cranberries. The moon cakes can be ordered individually at PhP 380.00 NET or in set boxes beautifully designed to be the perfect gifts during this festivity for PhP 1,680.00 NET.


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