I had a sweet affair with mooncakes over tea with foodies and bloggers as Vikings Luxury Buffet restaurant launches new food offerings this September. We welcomed the Mid-Autumn Festival with enticing variety and colorful moonncakes especially crafted by Vikings’ resident chefs. Such a sweet treat!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is said to be the second most important Chinese celebration (next to Lunar New Year). Chinese celebrates the Mid-Autumn (or Mooncake) Festival to pay homage to the moon (as Lunar New Year pays tribute to the sun). Farmers pray for a bountiful crops and families exchange cakes with moon design on it.
I remember back in History class, I had read a story when mooncakes were used to spread a word for a call to revolt in China. There were special messages hidden in the mooncakes and they were distributed to the people. In the old Chinese tradition, mooncakes were used by elders to share a story starting off with the design of the mooncake. During our sweet tea time at Vikings, we also heard interesting stories from our Chinese food bloggers (surprisingly, most of the invited bloggers have Chinese blood!) 🙂
In the Philippines, Mooncake Festival is usually celebrated through a game where winners get to take home mooncakes. I have not experienced participating in one (yet), but a mooncake buffet was what I had yesterday.
Sharing with you what to expect from Vikings this September..
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