Thursday, 23 September 2010

Mid Autumn Festival And Mooncakes Galore

Mid autumn festival! It's also known as Chinese Moon Festival and falls on the 15th moon day of 8th Chinese lunar month. It is said that the reason for celebrating the festival during that time is because the moon is at its fullest and brightest at that time. 

Some malls had already put up stalls and decorations for the festival and sale of mooncakes, as early as August.

I don't celebrate this festival although I enjoyed playing with lanterns during the festival when I was smaller but one thing I love and Zaini does too, about this festival is the mooncakes!

We love, love, love mooncakes! And every year we indulge eating mooncakes that comes in all sorts of flavours. Lucky me, because I don't need to buy any - I usually get plenty at the office.

Apart from the fun of eating the sweet mooncakes (gotta watch the amount we're eating though - all those sugar!), I love collecting all the lovely mooncakes boxes. I kept quite a number of them and use the boxes to keep my receipts and an assortment of stuff. ^-^

20 comments:

  1. I love those mooncakes with the slated eggs inside ... absolutely yummy :D

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  2. wow u love mooncakes too. halal ones i tried n taste omos exactly the same

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  3. @Nick,
    I'm not a big fan of the eggyolk, but I ate them anyway. :D

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  4. @Bengbeng,
    Halal and non-hslal taste almost the same? That's good, right? :)

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  5. i love the ones with egg yolks especially.

    hope it's not too late to wish you a very happy birthday.

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  6. Wah! This is a scheduled post or are you blogging about Mooncake Festival from Japan???

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  7. Yes I love mooncakes too!!! Especially durian snowskin mooncakes!! Yummy!

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  8. And when I eat mooncakes with egg yolks, I throw away the egg yolks before eating them. Haha!

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  9. Oh you are like my brother! he loves collecting mooncake boxes! I like some of the boxes too especially those from hotels - very uniquely designed and beautiful!

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  10. I have to agree that boxes from hotels are collector's items, esp those wooden ones. I have a number of them too though I prefer non-halal mooncakes as they are smoother somehow. Hope you had fun gazing at the Japanese fullmoon at where you are. We didn't have a nice fullmoon due to the overcast weather.

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  11. Saw some Doraemon mooncakes. Cute but expensive!!

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  12. I love these festivals, we have them here in Chinatown and I always go for the mooncakes, they are yummy.

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  13. This year I don't had a chance to get a mooncake. Its a little bit harder to get halal mooncake in Kota Marudu.

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  14. @LR,
    Thanks for the wish. :)

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  15. @foong,
    I bet your brother has many... :)

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  16. @HappySurfer,
    Yup, saw lovely full moon in Japan before the weather starts to turn bad the last few days we were there. :)

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  17. @Cindy,
    I like the Doraemon ningyou-yaki more. LOL

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  18. @Poetic Shutterbug,
    Did you have many? :)

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  19. @Zezebel,
    Maybe we can try send you some someday. LOL

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