September 20, 2010 - No Comments!

Moon Cakes

I'm always up for new culinary experiences so when a pack of Moon Cakes came into the production department today thought I would give one a go. Eaten to celebrate the Chinese lunar festival of Zhongqiu, the packet looked quite enticing, and the confection contained inside rather pretty. Though I have to say I was a little alarmed by the line "With Advanced Technology" - in a cake?! First bite was very dense and sweet, the second incredibly salty. Thought I'd look up the things to see what they might well as bean or lotus seed paste, they also harbour a salted preserved duck egg (the yellow bit in the 3rd photo). Whilst I can fully appreciate this is a fine delicacy in China and other Asian countries it's not really to my taste. A well known encyclopedic source also told me: "Fillings in contemporary style mooncakes has diversified to include just about anything which can be made into a paste". Really hoping mine was traditional. Feeling a little queasy as I write this - shame for it to go to waste but also perhaps also to run to the toilet to be sick on a Monday....

Published by: Katie in Blog, Food & Drink, Today

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