Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important festivals for Chinese. In Singapore, the main festive food to celebrate Mid-Autumn is the mooncake and you could probably see stores selling varieties of mooncake way before the actual day.
As a festive food craze, I loved mooncakes very much! Yes, I would eat at least 1 mini sized or half the regular mooncake every other day once the mooncakes were available in the market.
I loved mooncake of all flavors, both the traditional baked and chilled snow skin mooncakes. And this year, I was lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong during the festive season. Hong Kong certainly is the city with all great food, including mooncakes. They do celebrate Mid-Autumn extensively, too.
My favourite mooncake? Oh well, I had a long list for it:
Baked mooncakes –
Traditional lotus paste
White lotus paste
Lotus paste with macadamia nuts
Red bean & green tea paste
Snow skin mooncakes –
Here’re some photos of my favourite mooncakes:
Hong Kong Lian Xiang Lou 蓮香樓 is well-known for their lotus paste. So, I got one of their traditional baked mooncake. The single yolk bake was sold out when I was there. So, I bought the double yolk type. I was quite certain that the lotus paste would be smooth and tasty since I tasted their lotus paste steam bun before.
Snow skin mooncakes with mango filling seemed really popular in Hong Kong.
Mooncakes from Hong Kong were much more interesting than those sold in Singapore. The flavors were just so exquisite.