Moon cakes

IMG_0847The first time I had a moon cake, then I didn’t like it. I had one that was filled with some beans and meat. My husvand brought it from China. It was 2001, the year before I moved to Shanghai. And I was not impressed at all.. Well, since then I had mooncakes so many times. Some good, some bad;) Today Raymond Leung the photographer from Hong Kong came over for a visit with Vincent another photographer. And they brought me mooncakes from the Peninsula, and they are famous for being good! They normally run out of them. So now I have some goodies for the weekend!!

Facts; Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.