Enjoy Cantonese-style mooncakes in Mid-Autumn Festival

Updated: 05 Sep 2011
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Cantonese-style moon cakes is beautifully shaped with clear and exquisite pattern characterized by thin skin

 

The moon cake, also called “walnut cake”, "palace cake”, "small cake”, "moon pastry” and “reunion cake” etc, is a special pastry eaten on traditional Chinese Mid-autumn Festival. The annual festival custom of a whole family getting together, eating moon cakes and enjoying the moon dates back thousands of years.

 

Cantonese style moon cake has multiple variations

 

As one of the major types of Chinese moon cake in China, its Cantonese-style moon cake has always played a crucial part in moon cakes market.

Cantonese-style moon cake is beautifully shaped with clear and exquisite pattern characterized by thin skin. Originating from Guangdong province, the Cantonese style moon cake has multiple variations. There are two different tastes: salty and sweet. The different fillings include: lotus seed, almond, olive kernel, peach kernel, green bean, sesame, salty egg, roast goose, dried mushrooms, ice meat, sweet wax gourd, shelled shrimps, 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.

Lian Xiang Lou Restaurant, Guangzhou Restaurant, Tao Tao Ju Restaurant, Quxiang Cookhouse, etc, are the representatives of producing Guangdong-style moon cakes. The most famous moon cakes are "Taotaojusang Moon Cake" made by Tao Tao Ju Restaurant and "Lotus Moon Cake" made by Lian Xiang Lou Restaurant, etc.

Recommended Places
Tao Tao Ju
Add: No.20, the tenth fu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-81396111
Buses: No.82, No.3, No.2, No.15, No.61, No.530, No.6, No.176, No.297, No.57

Lian Xiang Lou
Add: No.67, the Tenth Fu Road,Liwan District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8181 3388
Buses: No.61, No.15, No.6, No.2, No.3, No.530, No.209

 

SOURCE: WOZ Food & www.newsgd.com

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