25 September 2006

Baby's first mooncake!

Today I got my first mooncake! I haven't eaten it yet, but I'm mostly excited about it's figurative importance. There is a big autumn/fall festival in Hong Kong, and it starts at the end of the month. There is a lantern festival and some cool dragon parade and many other small events.

The big deal concerning a 'mooncake' is because this is what people eat here during the festival time. It's kind of like a festive desert, almost like pumpkin pie in Canada I guess, but it's not as big, and the ingredients vary a lot. The traditional ones have duck eggs inside them with a paste of somesort. Not sure what it tastes like, but I will let you know!

In other news, I've allowed comments from any user on this blog, but spam will be deleted.

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