Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

It was only after I returned from Hong Kong that I discovered that vegan mooncakes exist.

I visited an asian supermarket today and stood in line with about 30 other people to purchase some more mooncakes (my second box).

I recommend red bean paste ones or lotus seed flavoured mooncakes. They normally say on the labels how many egg yolks they have in them so just look for the ones that don't have any eggs in them, they are generally the cheapest. They also come in pretty red tin boxes which I am sure I will find some purpose for. Tradition has it that you should cut each one into 4 or 8 pieces see here for instructions (yes someone actually posted pics of how to cut a mooncake).

Pic taken from http://melbournechinesenewyear.com.au


  1. those 'special instructions' just show a round cake being cut into wedges. do people really need illustrations of that?

  2. Theresa, no that's why it is so funny :-)

  3. Cool! I saw mooncakes mentioned somewhere else and really want to try them--didn't know till now there are vegan ones. What do they taste like? I'd just get some, but there's no driving these days so it could be a while before I get to an Asian food shop.

  4. veganista, its hard to explain what they taste like. They are a bit of an acquired taste and I find that they are quite rich so I only eat a bit at a time rather than one whole one.