Mooncake Festival Story

This MoonCake Festival Story 月饼 comes from Dali Yunnan China, this is fitting as today, 8 September 2014 is Mooncake festival.

Their mooncake festival story starts at …

9:30 am:
With the rush of the Last minute MoonCake shopping that can be as frantic as the western version of the last minute frenzied Christmas eve shopping. Everyone wants to finish off and be home for the big mid day meal which signifies for all Chinese families the “kick off” for the start of the Chinese MoonCake Festival…

10:30 am:
This is when the smart shoppers come out for the “Last minute shopping” for Moon Cakes and this is the best time to pick up your Mooncake Festival bargain (see picture below)

But the real Bai mooncake festival story lies in the BaLi People’s Giant favorite Moon Cake see more on WHY the Bai People are crazy for MOON CAKES in DALI – just another part of CHINA PIZZA TRAIL ).

The Bai mooncake is huge and tasty been made of natural  ingredients from locally grown grounded wheat and natural raw sugar, some are even more than 12 inches across. To me this is the best moon cake available, a how many cakes can claim this … “eating a cake that is good for your health” – what can be more healthier than that!
moon cake festival

Compared to the Traditional Chinese moon cakes

which are usually filled with a rich sweet red bean paste ( HongDouSha 红豆沙 ) or lotus seed paste ( Lian Rong 莲蓉 ) with the “richer” ones coming with one or two whole egg yokes ( Xian DanHuang 咸蛋黄 )…

more of the Bai mooncake festival story

Want to discover more about Chinese Snacks and how to make them. Learn about all the varieties of buns (BaoZi) and dumplings (JiaoZi) to Chinese cakes and sweets. The recipes includes traditional meals and snacks from all the various regions around China.

Starting from these Meat Dishes…

Sour bamboo shoots | Steamed fish in bamboo | Dong Sour Duck |

chinese noodles Noodles dishes…

The Famous Guilin Noodles |

Snacks…

Baozi | Jiaozi | Dong oil tea | Moon Cakes |

Vegetarian dishes…

The classical Tomato with egg | Snowpeas with garlic |

Simple Chinese Recipes…

Sticky Rice Wine |

 Check out these little known Chinese Food Facts…

Ge Gen / Kudzu root | k-cup tea

Plus these Green Food Facts…

Organic Green tea | Raw Suger |

More Tea and Coffee facts…

Now Want an excellent all-round tea that can be served hot or iced and goes well with any food, then this Twinings English Breakfast tea  is ideal for your Keurig k-cup tea/coffee brewers

Now some recipes your grandmother would cry for…

dim sum made easy

Baozi and Jiaozi can be seen in Dim Sum snacks also and if you would like to try your hand at making some then, these two books will lead you onto the right track. Dim sum book

The Dim Sum (World Snacks) book.

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