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Guangzhou Moon Cake

Guangzhou-style moon cakes are one of the best choices for the Chinese people when celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival. Sweet or salty, Guangzhou-style moon cakes are golden yellow in color, beautifully shaped and soft, with thin skin and clear and delicate patterns.

The culture connotation of moon cake

Having moon cake is the traditional activity in mid-autumn festival (mid-autumn day). Everywhere of China will have moon cake that day and as well as every Chinese no mater at home or abroad.

This traditional food is related to the Mid-Autumn Festival tightly. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching; moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on this occasion. Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, moon cakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, moon cakes form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as 'Moon cake Festival'.


Various tastes of Cantonese moon cakes

Cantonese moon cake can be divided into two categories: the salty and the sweet.

Fillings for moon cake are lotus seeds, almond, shelled olive seeds, shelled peach core and sesame etc.

Besides there are also stuffing of salty yolk, barbeque pork, toasted duck, winter Chinese mushroom, shrimp, lemon leaves and so on amount to 30 materials.

In recent years, there is fruit moon cake which is filled with pineapple, durian banana and so on other fruits.

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