11th Annual Vietnamese Cultural Mid Autumn Moon Festival @ UCF

Vietnamese MooncakeBack in August, I attended a mooncake demo at Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant in InterContinental Hotel KL, where Master Chef Lo Tian Sion showed us how to make each baked and snow skin mooncakes. Word is that trying to eat a mooncake without any liquid is like attempting to eat peanut butter straight – the lotus paste sticks to the roof of your mouth and refuses to budge. I am so disappointed and I want I knew the cause why to preent the dilemma from taking place once more, wonder if it”s due to the skin recipe or the filling. I dislike nuts, so this distinct sort of mooncake wasn’t for me. I did have a slice, though.

In this Festival, young children sing Festival songs (e.g. Ruoc den ong sao), carry lanterns in parades and are permitted to eat several candies and cakes with no worries about their parents’ scold. Lantern Festival, a term often utilised in Singapore and Malaysia , which is not to be confused with the Lantern Festival in China that occurs on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar.

As for origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, it’s entirely different from the Chinese legend (Chang E Flying to the Moon)… Rice is harvested before the 15th of the eighth lunar month (mid-autumn) in Vietnam. Trống quân” songs have been based on traditional Vietnamese poems and largely sung by adolescences in the full moon night of the eighth month for entertaining …

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