Mooncakes, made popular in the West in the 1990’s by the Chinese, are a delicious sweet made from mung beans and cooked on a flat bamboo or wooden surface. They have a light sticky texture and are chewy when they’re fully cooked, or more commonly when they’re left out at room temperature overnight. A traditional mooncake is usually palm sized with the baker’s symbol engraved on the top and sometimes also molded on the side. Chinese mooncake types
There are two main varieties of mooncake, one traditional and one not. The traditional one has traditionally been salted and the halal one has no salted egg. So which is right for you? The traditional mooncake is made with real mung beans, sugar, and water; all of which are grounded and mixed together with food coloring if desired. The sugar is not required in the Chinese lunar cake, but it is common in all traditional mooncake types.
In the traditional Chinese moon cake recipe, there are three basic fillings: raisins, chicken broth, and ginseng. Raisins are dried fruits that can either be eaten fresh or used as a pickling ingredient, which gives this mooncake its name. Chicken broth is well known throughout Asia and is the most common ingredient for those that are allergic to gelatin. Ginseng has been used for hundreds of years to promote vitality, increase fertility, and bring healing to those that consume it.
Chinese mooncakes are typically baked fresh in mid-autumn festival and during this time mooncakes are particularly large. They are traditionally filled with fruit and filled with multi-colored sugar and then fried. In modern times, white sugar is often substituted for the more expensive sugar added in the traditional mooncakes. Chinese wedding mooncakes are also called “olo,” which means unmarried and are enjoyed at this special occasion by many couples.
Another very popular mooncake type is the Durian mooncake, which is made from a variety of fruits such as the moon pear and the kuma-zasa. The moon pear is usually eaten on the day of the Mid-Autumn festival, while the kuma-zasa is used to decorate and preserve the mooncakes. Both fillings are typically cooked on mid-autumn day and are then frozen. The durian mooncake is flavored with a mix of Indian spices and is considered a very delicious moon cake. It is often served with steamed white rice that has been steamed on top of the filling.
A very unique mooncake is the cinnamon mooncakes. These mooncakes are typically made from the mung beans that grow in the eastern part of China and are considered a delicacy during the Chinese new year. Traditionally, these mooncakes are eaten by Chinese people on this mid-autumn festival. You can buy mooncakes online or in local Asian food stores; however, you might be able to find cheaper mooncakes by doing some searches on the Internet.
One very popular type of mooncakes are called “four seasons durian” or “seven-layer mooncakes.” These mooncakes are very similar to the traditional mooncakes, but they are filled with either beef (lamb) or pork (sturgeon). The ingredients inside the traditional mooncakes are of the same composition, except that they are filled with either meat or seafood instead of just meat or seafood. This has made the mooncakes a very popular option for people who do not have a lot of time to cook for themselves, as well as individuals who want to eat something different for their mid-autumn festival meal. These types of mooncakes can be found in various places throughout China. A typical four season during mooncake recipe will consist of vegetables, fruit, kimchi (Kung tofu), minced beef, egg-based sauces, and starches such as noodles and buckwheat.
Chinese people have been creating and eating mooncakes for almost 4000 years. During this period, many people were inspired to create mooncakes by visiting the mooncakes that were eaten during this special mid-autumn festival. Although there are no clear evidence when mooncakes became popular in China, one historical source indicates that it might have become popular sometime in the eighth century, as this coincides with the creation of the Book of Nansen.