Yesterday was the mid-Autumn festival here in Hong Kong. What does this mean? Well, apparently it’s all connected to an ancient myth involving immortality, jealousy, and living on the moon. But what it means to me is mostly: national holiday! And also mooncakes. There are lots of different varieties, but generally they’re pastry filled with lotus seed paste, often with an egg yolk in the middle. The one I tried was an ‘assorted nuts mooncake’, made with almonds, pine nuts, sesame and pumpkin seeds, melon and pineapple. I’m not sure if I actually liked it, but it was pleasant enough and rather moreish, in that I wanted to keep on eating it just to try and figure out if I did like it.
After missing out on the August bank holiday, I’m just happy for a day off work. Happy mid-Autumn festival!