Today is Trung Thu – the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival – that celebrates gratitude and reverence to the Moon after harvesting!
Celebrate with some mooncakes from Bếp Bụi from 8am-12pm
Bếp Bụi is located at 95 Freeport Street.
What are mooncakes?
It’s a dessert pastry with a sweet or savory filling usually round in shape to reflect the shape of the moon! They are normally baked, golden-brown and molded or stamped on top with the name of the filling.
Typical sweet fillings include sweet bean paste, lotus seed paste or jujube paste that surround a mini salted and cured duck egg yolks. Savory fillings include ham, Chinese sausage, roast pork and radish. Another traditional filling is mixed nuts and dried fruit.
Image of the Harvest Moon via Amy Honan Rodriguez on Instagram