Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Moon Festival

This year's Moon Festival is Sept. 14 (Sept. 13 in the U.S.). The Moon Festival is also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. If you've been to an Asian market in the past couple of weeks, you probably noticed all the various moon cakes for sale. The traditional red bean with egg yolk has always been my favorite. But it's been years since I've had one.

If you happened to pick some moon cakes, turn off all your lights inside and out, light a lantern, go outside, and eat one of the cakes under the full moon. Even better, share it with someone you love. Wear something red for good luck, too.

If you want to get more festive and happen to live near a Chinatown, check your local newspaper or check here to see what kind of Mid-autumn Festival is going on in your town. Here is the link to L.A. Chinatown's Festival. Enjoy and eat well!

2 comments:

KirkK said...

Hey CAB - We used to call moon cakes the fruit cake of Chinese Cuisine...you know, we gift and regift it constantly.

Barefoot Plumies said...

lol! I never thought about it that way, Kirk. But you're right. My mom used to get them all the time and we always ended up regifting many of them to other people.