Mooncake Workshop @ Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL (Mini Snowskin With Durian Paste)

Vietnamese MooncakeMoon cakes are conventional Vietnamese pastries that are created in the course of the Mid Autumn Festival, which is celebrated in Vietnam, China and other nations in Asia. It is also the most typically seen kind of mooncake in North America and many western countries. The Mid-Autumn or ‘Trung Thu’ Festival is related with the legend of Cuoi, a well-liked Vietnamese fairy tale that explains the origin of the festival. If you’re up to the challenge, try Diep’s recipe under and have a excellent Tet trung thu on September 30th! Due to the fact in the previous, Vietnam was ruled by China for at least 1 thousand years and controlled by France later for about one hundred years, China and France influenced Vietnamese culture like food culture strongly.

Specialty mooncakes are well known at practically each and every key hotel – Sofitel and Inter-Continental make elaborate mooncake menus for every new year – and lion dance parades will usually run through busier streets in downtown areas. I enjoy this recipe because it is not cooked on a every day basis and when cooked, there are numerous things associated with it such as parties, celebrations, ceremonies and religious and cultural occasions. In the olden days, the festival was apparently a time to appreciate the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon.

I did not care a lot for traditional mooncake when I was younger as I prefer the new varieties then. In the …

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