Monday, September 19, 2011

mooncake festival singapore

i remember my Singaporean colleague who was fascinated at the variety of ensaymadas that we have in the Philippines not knowing that i ended up being more fascinated at the variants of all the moon cakes that they have.
 
the Chinese communities around the world celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival this month. a tradition celebrated when the moon is full and bright that is on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. 
lighting lanterns is part of the tradition as family would gather for dinner under the shining moon. a festival based on a Chinese folklore of the lady goddess named Chang'e and the archer Houyi.
 
this small cake, commonly with lotus seed filling, has evolved over the years. traditionally formed with a wooden mold with a design of Chinese character that represented "long life".
today, popular hotels and even giant  has created its own variety of toppings and fillings. some goes with icings on top and some with creamier . but the one that i liked the most was the one with a durian flavor.
but did you know that even our local hopia is considered a variant of these moon cakes?

47 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

A very interesting post, dong ho! I would try those sweets. I love the lanterns, so colorful and joyful. Thanks for sharing!

SkippyHeart said...

Fancy!
I'd like to try 'em all! :)

Cza said...

Moooooocake! :D I wanna try them all, pero not that sure about the durian-flavored.

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

ang yummy nila. hihih! At ang cute ng mga designs. Iba talaga magcelebrate ang chinese. =) haven't tried durian flavor though. I would think twice. hahah!

gillboard said...

seriously, the 3rd picture is a cake?

cool!!

Luna Miranda said...

i love your photo of the wooden mold--beautiful details! my fave mooncake has butong-pakwan--my sister used to tease me na kinakagat daw isa-isa ang butong-pakwan na nilalagay sa mooncake.*LOL*

pack up and drift said...

When I first ate mooncake, I thought of hopia.. para silang magkapatid.

alicesg said...

Hahaha this year I did not take photo of the moon cake festival, been so busy. My favourite must be the durian mooncake. :)

blissfulguro said...

so that's how it's done... i love mooncake and thanks for this post:)

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to experienced this festival. Your images bring us pretty close to the real thing!

docgelo said...

we also have mid autumn or mooncake festival here in penang (as everyone knowns Sg was a former part of My) and unfortunately, i was too lazy to partake on the occasion. we also have similar lanterns here, also sold in small stores and in malls. even starbucks offered mooncakes for the festival. again, i was bummer not to pull myself up to try those. :(

i like best your photo of those wooden mooncake mold.

jeanny said...

I love mooncake. Sayang hindi namin inabot ang mooncake festival sa HK. Nawala sa isip ko. Nakatikim asna ako ng authentic mooncake. :-)

Love you photos by the way Dong :-)

asiong32 said...

di pa ako nakakatikim ng mooncake.

SunnyToast said...

Sweets...I love mooncake not sure with the durian flavor!

nice one Dong:)

Chyng said...

hehe, i can imagine your face with amusement. ^_^

balik SG ulit? when?

pusang kalye said...

fumu-food blogging kana Dom!!!hehehe.ang daming moon cake!!!at yung molder---parang palo-palo lang.for sale yun?:D

Pietro said...

What a nice post, I'd like to live this mooncake festival!

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

love ko ang ceiling ng airport! asteeg ang interior!

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

haha sorry, mali ang pagka post ng comment, s taas na post pala yun. anyway, sana ma try ko din yang mooncake festoval. yan apala yun. very informative tlaga mga post mu Dom. hope to travel w/ you again!

lakwatsera de primera said...

Ang sarap naman! Sana meron din tayong ensaymada festival or kaya pandesal o monay day :)

flights to manila said...

I have been to the Singapore moon festival last year. I had a great time. This year, I will definitely be going.

nuts said...

whether a travel of foodie entry, you always publish a very interesting post. now I want a mooncake with Durian flavor. where can I get it? now, yes, now.. i'm craving.

Anonymous said...

order alprazolam xanax withdrawal + valerian root - xanax reviews

Anonymous said...

diazepam 5mg diazepam online no prescription usa - diazepam treatment benzodiazepine withdrawal

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online que es mas fuerte diazepam o alprazolam - diazepam (valium) 2mg

Anonymous said...

generic zolpidem zolpidem weaker than ambien - zolpidem and oxycodone

Anonymous said...

valium 10mg buy valium online europe - best place to order valium

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam valium und diazepam - buy diazepam usa

Anonymous said...

lorazepam no prescription lorazepam 1 mg withdrawal - ativan high effects

Anonymous said...

alprazolam xanax alprazolam 0.5mg shelf life - xanax withdrawal from low doses

Anonymous said...

ativan pharmacy ativan side effects drugs.com - ativan withdrawal ringing ears

Anonymous said...

cheapest ativan generic form ativan - ativan side effects in women

Anonymous said...

buy xanax online what are the effects of the drug xanax on the cns - how to order xanax online no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam can you buy valium online no prescription - diazepam mg dosage

Anonymous said...

can you buy xanax online is xanax good for opiate withdrawal - xanax side effects headache

Anonymous said...

buy generic ativan order ativan online canada - ativan withdrawal symptoms in infants

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online listen radio online ambien music - ambien 10 mg abuse

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol drug carisoprodol looks like - watson brand soma online

Anonymous said...

generic carisoprodol carisoprodol naproxen - carisoprodol rx

Anonymous said...

buy generic ambien online the generic name for the drug ambien is - ambien side effects rash

Anonymous said...

buy valium online legally v valium cheap universe letra - buy valium online prescription

Anonymous said...

buy generic ambien ambien cr while pregnant - side effects ambien cr 12.5 mg

Anonymous said...

order carisoprodol online where to buy soma panties - somanabolic muscle maximizer hoax

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam pics of valium pills - valium or xanax high

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien 10mg online - ambien side effects overdose

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien high - buy ambien without rx

Anonymous said...

buy generic valium valium 10mg drugs.com - valium high

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails