moon cakes

Happy Place, Happy Space

We celebrate the Mid-autumn, or Mooncake, Festival this weekend; although truth be told, the mooncake eating started some time ago.

Mooncakes come in various shapes & sizes, and are made of various outer pastries & fillings. Many bakeries and restaurants have their own unique takes as well.

While I enjoy a traditional lotus paste filling (preferably with double yolks), these mini cuties filled with custard are my season’s pick.

Gifting is an important part of this season; mooncakes typically arrive in fancy boxes. Here are three we’ve received this week: dibs on the bottom right – it’s going to be my new sewing box.

It has been tea & mooncakes most days this week. And it will likely continue until we run out of these delectables.

Mooncake pictured here is plain lotus paste with lotus seeds. Served with chrysanthemum tea.

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  1. Thank you for displaying your beautiful gift boxes and their yummy contents. I love the gift-giving tradition too. Your feature photo filled me with relaxation (and maybe just a touch of wistfulness!).

    And thank you for your mentioning my blog, Ju-Lyn.

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    1. So glad to have you enjoy the lovelies with us. We donโ€™t celebrate this occasion in pomp & circumstance like many families here do, but we do enjoy the sweeties! And we did read moon poetry even though the moon was nowhere in sight – too much cloud cover.

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    1. You’ve said it, Donna, mooncakes are an acquired taste!
      I generally find them a little too sweet (I can’t believe I am saying this!) so a little goes a long way ….


  2. Hi Ju-Lyn,
    What is it about small boxes put together in a clever manner somehow? It is likely a good thing I don’t live where mooncakes are a tradition as I would end up both eating too many of these gems, but I’d be drowning in cool boxes I’d be unable to dispose of.
    I still recall as a child discovering those little boxes made for stick matches that fit into the palm of your hand. I was so taken with even these, that I collected 3 of them, taped them on top of one another to produce a miniature set of drawers that (almost) fit into my pants pocket where I could store things I might always want to have handy.
    The bulge was too big to be practical for a kid given to tree climbing and sliding down steep hillsides in cardboard boxes, but it still revealed a part of my character that to this day I don’t understand.
    Thus – I loved this post with all the cool boxes. Thanks for sharing.


    1. So exciting: boxes and miniatures, even better if boxes are miniatures!!! It is good to know that we are not alone in our fascination with collectables, even when they are not the most practical or easy to carry around! Appreciate very much your delighting in them along with us!

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  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate the festival Ju-Lyn! The mooncakes look delicious and the gift boxes are such gorgeous gifts in themselves ๐Ÿ’— Thank you so much for sharing my cherry blossom moon post too ๐ŸŒธ


  4. The noon cakes sound and look s good
    The photo of the teapot and cup and slice of cake is so artsy and has such a wonderful composition – I went back to that photo a few times JL


  5. I love mooncakes and have always enjoyed eating the real thing every time I happen upon it, mostly food presents from friendd who traveled. Is the moon cake festival particularly elaborate? Would really love to attend one at some point!


  6. I’m missing the moon-cakes this year. Singapore has fabulous moon-cakes. My favorite was made at a shop that only opened during the season and only sold moon cakes. I can’t remember the name, just where it was – in a building behind the Chinatown Complex, upstairs and around a corner, no signage in English. I like the lotus and multi-seed cakes, no eggs please! My hubby love-luv-loooved the snow-skin mooncakes.

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  7. Ju-Lyn, Mooncakes and tea go well together. Yum! Thank you for the mention and your contribution to Weekend coffee share. Happy mid-autumn festival to you and your family!


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