Firstly, my apologies for the belated posting – I’ve been somewhat preoccupied over the past couple of weeks. Coming home after some long days at work hasn’t kept me in the best frame of mind for blog work!
But time flies when you’re busy and I can’t believe that this weekend was Mid-Autumn celebrations already. Perhaps one of the most relaxing holidays in the lunar calendar, it’s a great time to catch up with family and friends which is exactly what I’ve done throughout the weekend.
My favourite part of Mid-Autumn celebrations is eating ‘mooncake’. For those that are unfamiliar, a ‘mooncake’ is a traditional baked sweet pastry filled with a dense mix of egg yolk and lotus seed paste. My description does it slight injustice as it’s much tastier than it sounds but I love mooncakes for the fact that it’s more ornate than most other cakes and pastries. The visual appeal of the mooncake calls out for a celebration in itself!
Over the years, mooncakes have manifested to softer, doughy versions or even ice cream to be served cold but nothing beats a traditional double yolk lotus seed mooncake. I’m no connoisseur but I only get the chance to enjoy this pastry once a year so I’m definitely going to eat it to my heart’s content this coming week!
PS. Stay tuned for my Zakka post later this week for something I created for Mid-Autumn celebrations!