Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hong Kong MoonCakes

Mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy.
Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals. In fact, mid-autumn festival is 2nd important festival , after Chinese new year.
Surprisingly , Korean would celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival like HK and Taiwan,  and In Korea They will have holiday on 17-19 Sept, 19 Sept is the Mid Autumn festival and It’s a HK Public Holidays.
A rich thick filling usually made from lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.
The caloric content of a mooncake is approximately 1,000 calories (for a cake measuring 10 cm (3.9 in)), but energy content varies with filling and size. We cannot eat too much every time.
Price of Moon Cake common in HK is from HKD$140-HKD$300, of course there are more expensive one up to thousand Dollars. But comparing to those Chinese MoonCake that Sold at a few Thousand RMB (USD$600) or more, that is another case, This year the new Chinese State will ban the Sales or Mooncake as a bribery which commonly happened in the past ten years.
Maxim, Kee Wah, Wing Wah and Hang Heung is the most four Famous Brands the Maxim introduces low sugar filling, White lotus Seed. I am Fuddy-fuddy, I still can not appreciate those Ice-cold Moon-cake they’re made for Kids!
Lotus Seed is said to be one of the most mysterious Seed since early days of China, We had found one Lotus Seed that was 1,000 years ago and we can grow it by extraction from it DNA, this trigger the scientist and doctor to study Lotus seeds that may contain the secret of Life Rejuvenation.
So I hope after you have eaten the MoonCake, you could be the years young and more attractive.!
HK Snob

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