A few weeks ago, I read a post from the Philippine Book Club about the celebration of the moon cake festival. I had always been obsessed about the moon (there were lots of times when I wanted to eat it so bad after looking at it) so I had to know about this moon cake festival.
My former boss was Chinese (remember the tikoy story?) so I asked him if there is really such a thing as the moon cake festival. Here is what he told me:
Yes there is. People eat cake made from the moon during the festival and according to some elders a very pretty princess in the ancient ate one and flew to the moon with her rabbit not return since.
My eyes practically looked like this after hearing the story:
I want to eat a cake made from the moon too!
But I did not know how I would get one. The moon is far… so is China…
Fortunately, My Man
wanted to stop my whining did something about it and got me my first moon cake!
Apparently, moon stuff is found in the mall if you look hard enough. This one is yellow mongo with one egg. It tastes every bit hopia-ish, with a salted egg at the center, which completely shocked me. I did not know chickens lived on the moon. I did not imagine hopia to be space stuff too. But at the end of it, I am still happy. Thank you babe! Next time I want to eat the sun! 🙂