Mmmm Mooncakes

I have never had them. But oh will we soon!

Many Asian cultures mark the end of the summer harvest with a festival. This happens in the eight lunar month, when the full moon is at its brightest. In Vietnam the festival is called Tet Trung Thu, in China it’s called Zhong Qiu Jie, and Koreans celebrate Chusok. Each culture and country celebrates the holiday a little differently but the focus of spending time with family is the same. In Vietnam and China, families relax and enjoy the moon’s beauty while children make lanterns for late night parades.



  1. Mary

    Let me know what you think!! We bought store mooncakes last year and they were pretty icky. I didn’t know mam non would be selling bakery-fresh ones this year, or I wouldn’t have started the LONG process of making them myself. I’ll send pictures, but I don’t hold out a lot of hope for perfection (they are HARD to make!), so I have total mooncake envy of yours right now. Come Saturday, my jealousy and frustration with the process will probably just overwhelm me entirely.

  2. Rhonda

    How awesome to shar a special culture event!! I’ven never hear of it either but how fun t o learn something new.

  3. Are you sure? Remember, we were in VN during this festival last year and Huy left us a moon cake? Or did I eat it all??? LOL!!! Here you go again…another ETSY addiction! Love ya M!

  4. now they look good…

  5. The moon festival is Vietnamese too? Awesome! There’s a Kai-Lan episode on it, lol.

    Let me know how the mooncakes are!

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