Happy mid-autumn festival to you!
Mid-Autumn Festival (or 中秋节 in Chinese) is a day where everyone eats moon cake. Plain and simple.
Moon cake consisting of different flavors such as egg, meat, bean paste and vegetable filling are passed around and exchanged like chocolate on Valentines Day. My heart-less, unmerciful, despicable company gave us a 100 rmb voucher for 85 degrees (famous Shanghai bakery chain) moon cake set (which was probably charged to us in tax or something, those bastards!)
Usually I’m not a fan of moon cake because it’s just too rich and hearty for me to endure, but it seems like “modern moon cakes” are much much trendier than what I remember eating as a child. The 85 degree variety not only had the traditional kind, but also included cakes and pineapple tarts and other savory sweets.
My Japanese friends were the recepients of my moon cake voucher, but the remainder ended up being my breakfast for about two weeks. Man, am I lazy…