The Lunar Harvest Festival begins, and it's the season for mooncakes.
Mooncakes are traditionally given during the mid-autumn festival, usually in September. A thin, delicate crust holds a moist, heavy sweet bean filling, including a salted duck egg yolk to symbolize the full moon. The intricate imprints on top usually symbolize the Chinese characters for "longevity" and "harmony," but I'm not too sure about this particular mooncake. Still, longevity and harmony sounds pretty good to me.
The dense filling makes it a filing snack, and a good cup of tea is best paired with this sweet treat.
Here's wishing everyone longevity and harmony during the mid-autumn festival, and a great weekend ahead...
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