katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

Do you know Chinese Mooncake?

"Typical mooncakes are round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4-5 cm thick. A thick filling usually made from lotus seed paste is surrounded by a relatively thin (2-3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. "(Wikipedia)

Chinese cakes or pastries have not been unfamiliar to me, a citizen of Yokohama which has the biggest Chinatown in Japan. We can buy the nicest mooncakes in the Chinatown anytime, but here, I don't know why, usually they don't contain yolks from eggs. Maybe because ordinary Japanese customers do not like them in mooncakes. They(Chinese people here in Yokohama) make this kind of mooncakes just during the few weeks in autumn in Japan, the season of "moon-viewing"(because the yellow yolk in the filling represents the moon on the night sky). I like the mooncakes which contain yolks in the filling, so today I went to Chinatown to get some :)

It tastes good, though... mooncake contain much sugar and oil therefore it's really high in calories I'm afraid!!!!

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