We don’t really celebrate mid-autumn festival in Nova Scotia because there isn’t much people in my town that is Chinese and knows the meaning of Mid-Autumn festival and playing with lanterns and eating mooncakes. But that did not prevent me from getting some mooncake from a famous Hong Kong brand – with the help of a dear friend in Toronto. Jen from Passion4food.ca – dear Jen was so busy with her own baby – because he was sick and yet had to get the mooncake for me and mail them out to me. How nice is she! so folks – want good food from Toronto – visit Jen’s blog – www.passion4food.ca.
Anyhow, the mid-autumn festival is mostly celebrated with family and a huge meal with the children playing with lighted paper lanterns and the adults would sit around and chat and enjoy the mooncake after dinner and enjoy the round moon. The mid-autumn festival is celebrated to celebrate the harvest of the lunar year.
But it had long since been tied to the dragon boats and a chinese mythology - Houyi and Chang’e. Anyhow, back to the mooncake, they are made with lotus paste and duck egg yolk. I never used to like mooncake when I lived in Asia but now that I can’t find it anymore, of course I had to have them. Humans are really strange aren’t they? so do cherish the things you have now and not regret not having them later.