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Mooncake (Mid-Autumn) Festival

We had a little ‘mooncake festival party’ on Saturday to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival, as how it’s called in Malaysia. This year the festival falls on September 22nd. It’s traditionally a harvest festival and celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. For us it was just another excuse to have our friends over for some food and fellowship. I also bought lanterns for the kids to play with. Playing with colorful candles and walking around with a bright and lighted lantern was what I did when I was a kid and I wanted my kids to have that tradition too. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find those colorful candles here but the kids did walk around the block with their lanterns.

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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Life

 

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Casa Victoria Mooncakes

The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching. Each year I’m reminded of the festival when I see mooncakes being sold. While I don’t celebrate the festival I do enjoy the mooncakes which is the traditional food of this festival. Last year I shared mooncake purchases with friends so that we can try out different ‘brands’ and find out which one’s the best. This year’s no different because we forgot which one is the one we liked best last year! So far this year I have tried a Hong Kong brand (not a top brand) and two local bakeries’ mooncakes. Today I bought a box from Casa Victoria, an established Chinese restaurant in Markham, and boy, was I impressed with the packaging! It didn’t come in a standard metal tin like all the others. I’ll tell the pictures speak for themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2010 in Food

 

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