Mooncakes In Stock Now!
We’re pleased to announce that Mooncakes are back in stock for this year! These delicate pastries are a traditional festival food which are eaten as part of the Mid Autumn Festival, sometimes called Mooncake Day or the Moon Festival.
Mooncakes are traditionally eaten and given as gifts as part of the Mid Autumn Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the eighth month. This year, this day falls on 3 October in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, the moon is said to be at its biggest, brightest and most round.
This Chinese delicacy is a pastry filled with many different fillings. Most traditionally, Mooncakes are filled with sweetened lotus seed paste with the yolks from salted duck eggs suspended in the filling, which signify the full moon. Modern takes on this classic Chinese sweet include fillings of red bean paste, chocolate and ice cream. The cakes are made in a mould, and often bear Chinese characters for ‘Longevity’ or ‘Harmony’. Somehow this sweet dish tastes even more delicious when sat outside admiring the full mid-autumn moon!
We have a wide selection of mooncakes in store and in our online shop, including:
- traditional lotus seed paste mooncakes
- low sugar mooncakes, which makes a nice treat for those who are on a low-sugar diet
- double-yolk mooncakes for those wishing to impress, or to treat themselves
- modern infused mooncakes with exciting flavours such as PuEr Tea, Green Tea and Black Sesame.