When I was a lot younger, I'd always look forward to this festival. It was not just for the moon cakes, but the candle lighting session, being able to carry beautiful paper lanterns around, then after getting bored and without the adults looking, we would gradually create a mini camp fire as we(cousins and sisters) start lighting up candle boxes, leaves, plastics and everything else we were able to find lying around. How I miss those cheeky yet delightful times!
In recent years, this festival has grown a lot quieter for me. Now,the moon cake has become my main focus to mark this festival(not that I really mind :D) My parents were out of town that day, and my sister bought boxes of moon cakes home. We celebrated the day by munching on the beautifully made moon cakes, chatting while sipping Chinese tea. ( like some typical old-fashioned Chinese old man).
Here's a review on the moon cakes I had eaten:
|Goodwood park hotel -D24 mooncakes|
|ChinaTown Tai Chong Kok Confectionary- Vegan Mooncake|
|Are you able to spot the difference between this traditionally baked vegan mooncake and a non-vegan one? The skin of vegan mooncake is matt as it does not have the shiny egg glaze at the top.|
|Finally, Peach Garden mooncakes!|
Please pardon the camera quality! The shiny surface makes it impossible to capture a decent photo!
|Traditional lotus paste mooncake with macadamia nuts and lotus seeds.|
Notice the shiny egg glaze on the surface of this non-vegan mooncake :)