My initial mooncake for this year was from Lai Po Heen in Mandarin Oriental KL. Thanks to Mandarin Oriental KL, I got to attend a mooncake workshop whereby I got to discover how to make their well-known mini snowskin durian mooncake and later on sample much more than 10 distinct mooncake flavours! Yunnan-style mooncake: Also known as t’ to the residents, its distinctive function is the mixture of various flours for the dough, and involves rice flour, wheat flour, and buckwheat flour. Interestingly, these days, a mooncake can be in the form of jelly mooncake” with the cool and moist taste of the jelly crust and filling. The Vietnamese has the legend of Cuội, whose wife accidentally urinated on a sacred banyan tree, taking him with it to the Moon.
According to the legend, Cuoi remains lost in the heavens alongside his Banyan tree, which gave rise to the use of lanterns and lights for the duration of mid-Autumn Festival. There are also various activities held to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. I vaguely remember seeing a Moon festival in China Town as a tiny girl..I nevertheless have the paper lantern 🙂 Oh..also, your images are stunning! The dough or skin of the mooncake is made by a straightforward mixing of golden syrup, alkaline water, peanut oil and flour.
Hi Lily, I utilized your mooncake skin and it was effective, I just require to add a lot more flour so the imprint does not melt too effortlessly following baking. …READ MORE