A friend gave me these a few days ago.
Even though they’re not as sweet as American desserts, they really are quite good – actually so good that Steve and I ate them all at once. I like that they’re not so sweet-tasting – just enough to satisfy.
The dense, smooth, creamy, elegant texture is unlike any cake-type dessert I’ve ever tasted. These were the lotus paste variety, but mooncakes are made with many different ingredients and are usually most popular during the mid-Autumn festival in China.
Next time I’m at a Chinese market, I’ll definitely buy some.
UPDATE: Well, my friend gave me more, a different brand.
“The Mooncake Name
Mooncakes (月饼 yuèbǐng /ywair-bing/) are named after the moon goddess (Chang’e), who is said to make this kind of cake.”
To read more about mooncake check this site out >