That's today. On the Chinese calender. The page is printed in red instead of the usual green because it's the Mid-Autumn Festival. It's also known as the Moon Festival to some but to me, it's always been the Mooncake Festival because I get to eat loads of them! Yay!
The cute packaging that some of them cakes come in. They all used to be packed in such kitschy tins but over the years, plastic has slowly taken over. Boo.
This is an individually-packed miniature mooncake. For cuteness. And easy-eating Haha. They also come in larger sizes and packs of multiple cakes.
My favourite mooncake filling - lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk. There are loads of newfangly fillings these days but I still love this most basic one for its simplicity - the delicate balance of the sweetness from the paste and the slight brininess of the yolk. Nyum.
Oh, it was also the Lantern Festival to me when I was a child because I get to play with candles and do silly things like this. Festivals are always much more fun when you're a kid!
When you're older, it's all about the special food that you get to eat, I think. And you also get festivals all mixed up. Haha. Ms Carpet wanted to know the story behind this festival and I only just realised that I told her the wrong one! I got the very romantic tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl (for Qixi Festival) confused with the right story. Oops.
Enjoy the full moon tonight!