My friend Carol came up to get her wine glasses she let me borrow, and brought me a wonderful gift from China! I was so pleasantly surprised! What I received tonight was a cake, not just any cake however. This cake comes in a small box, a colorful little box, glazed in shiny metallic red and luscious swirling gold, imprinted with the label of Moon Cake in a font so boldly screaming deliciousness.
Upon opening the box, you pull out a cake with Chinese writing on the little cake. It tells the ingredients in the cake, mine come to find out was egg yolk. The cake itself was very thick, about 2 inches. I’ve taken a picture so you can see the yummyness 🙂
This cake is eaten only during the month of October in honor of the moon festival. It is also known as the mid-autumn festival.
Side Note- this is why I love living here. I get to experience this amazing cultural experience, and it’s not just from the Danes. I just learned about a very amazing festival, and I might have to make the trip to Bejing next year to go experience the mid-autumn festival and see what this celebration (which is one of the four most important Chinese festivals). I think the importance with all the equinoxes is very fascinating. The solstice is another interest. Anyway, cool festival… google it & learn something new 🙂
This mooncake had egg in the middle and was also made from red bean paste. It tasted almost like a fudge and Carol was right, it is EXTREMELY sweet so you don’t have to eat much! Haha Good for sharing !
Had to post a blurb! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE: )