Thursday, September 19, 2013
Today, September 19th, is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節 in Chinese). It’s a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese, dating back over 3,000 years. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. The moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. When my Little Boy saw how bright and round the moon was a couple nights ago, he already requested to have dessert out in the back yard area after dinner on the day of Mid-Autumn Festival. That’s what we did in the past few years as well.
Since I didn’t make a new moon cake recipe this year for Mid-Autumn Festival, I just wanted to share with you what we had in the past few years. Such as these traditional moon cakes from the picture above. Click here to see similar product.
Or these Ice-Skin Mooncakes that I made a couple years ago. They were made with Matcha (Green Tea) Powder and pomegranate juice, so the colors are all natural. Click here for the recipe. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own moon cakes, check out these moon cake molds here.
Or, try these Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta that I made from last year. I know, they are not quite the traditional type of Mid-Autumn Festival food but a scrumptious one. Click here for the recipe.
But very likely, I’m going to make my family’s favorite Asian dessert/snacks: Black Sesame Seed Mochi! Please click here for the recipe. I know my kids will have fun help rolling the dough and wrapping these mochi with me.
Last but not least, I want to wish you all a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival, 中秋節快樂 and 人月兩團圓. Until next time, take care.