Thursday, September 19, 2013

Moon Cakes for All!

Do you know what today is? Well, for one, it's a full moon. And many of China's most important holidays are based off of the lunar calender, which would make a lot of sense.

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday in China where family gets together to eat good food and set off fireworks. Sounds a whole lot like Chinese New Year, doesn't it? Some families even eat dumplings today, too!

But there is one main difference. One thing that sets Mid-Autumn Festival apart from all other holidays.

Moon Cakes.

Adia digs through a tin of moon cakes and cookies.

They come in pretty boxes and packages, most of the time, and are often baked fresh at local bakeries! 


Moon Cakes are dense and filling pastries filled with all varieties of fillings. 


Like mung bean paste... peanut... salty egg and preserved meat. Sounds yummy, right?

As is done for all celebrations, we served fresh fruit as well. Just in case the kids didn't like the moon cakes.

We had a feast at the foster home! Don't you wish that you were here?

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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