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Once in a Blue Moon(Cake)

With the Mid-Autumn festival or Tết Trung Thu on September 27 almost upon us, mooncakes rule the streets of Saigon. There are mooncakes EVERYWHERE. Hard not to notice with all the new stores that popped up every street corner. What is interesting … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Festival Dragon Dance

After consuming a number of mooncake, the mid-autumn comes to an end. Although its not a national holiday, the mid-autumn is celebrated with lanterns, dragon dances, and eating of mooncakes. 🙂Last Thursday night, to mark the end of the festival, … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Mooncake Tiramisu

With the Tet Trung Thu or Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching (September 15 – 15th day of the 8th lunar month), I’m in a bit of a mooncake overload. NOT. The office gave us all each a box… errr an octagonal … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite mooncake flavor?

So it’s almost the time of the year again (mid-Autumn) when mooncake start to fill the shelves of bakeries and even makeshift shops turn up on the street to sell this once-a-year delectables. We received our box of mooncake early.The … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Mooncake

On September 30, Vietnam will celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival or Tết Trung Thu.  Lanterns, dragon dances and delicacies are signs of this festival.  Weeks leading to this lunar harvest festival, makeshift stores suddenly pops up at every street corner selling … Continue reading

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Mooncake Season

Every 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate the mid-Autumn Festival which is also the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. This is actually a festival that celebrates bountiful harvest of the … Continue reading

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