Oct 4- Son wanted mooncakes

@peachpurple (11800)
Malaysia
October 3, 2017 10:08pm CST
This morning before my son went to school, he asked whether he could have mooncakes today since it is the Mooncake Festival. I don't know whether we could buy one or not since it is very expensive for just one round piece. RM 15- RM 25 ( equals $3- 5 USD) isn't cheap for a few bites. Last year, we had mooncakes because my mom in law gave us some that were left overs, her adult kids gave her and she ate them before gave us the remainders. Anyway, maybe I should try baking cookies instead and light up paper lanterns to cheer him up a bit. Wishing all a Happy Mooncake Festival and don't eat too much mooncakes! Too sweet for diabetic people. my photo: last year mooncakes
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14 responses
• Japan
4 Oct
I like mooncakes. Today Facebook greeted me with a moon-viewing greeting because we have that festival in Japan too. But mooncakes are Chinese. In Japan we say that a rabbit is making mochi in the moon.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
Cute myths in Japan. WHich flavor do you like?
• Japan
5 Oct
@peachpurple I don't know if they are Chinese flavor or adapted for Japan, but I like black bean with raisins and walnuts in it.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@petatonicsca oh i want that too, here there is black bean no raisins
@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
Enjoy the festival! I tried mooncake once but it's just a bit too sweet for me.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
indeed it is sweet, don't understand why people could just spend money to eat this cake and ruin their blood sugar level
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@Courtlynn (55134)
• United States
4 Oct
Never had one .. not something around here
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
maybe chinatown might sell this cakes
@Courtlynn (55134)
• United States
4 Oct
@peachpurple not near here. Lol. Plus i wouldnt like them
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@Courtlynn best to stay away from sweet food
@LadyDuck (126877)
• Switzerland
4 Oct
I have read that you made black sesame cookies, I think your son will be happy with them.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
yes I did, you are well updated. My son was happy with the cookies than the mooncakes. Whew!
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@LadyDuck (126877)
• Switzerland
5 Oct
@peachpurple It was important to make something so that he could be happy, your cookies looked delicious.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@LadyDuck thanks for your kind words, appreciated
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@hereandthere (25133)
• Philippines
4 Oct
can you learn to bake one?
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
I did tried last year, it became hard as a rock, not edible. This is the picture that I had baked. Simply not cooked inside.
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• Philippines
4 Oct
@peachpurple yeah, it looks more like a cookie than a cake.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@hereandthere see? It is just ain't right....
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@xiaolisu (1444)
• Shenyang, China
4 Oct
Mooncake should buy one get one free today. They can't sell them out after the festival. I think you said it's expensive because it's rare right
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
it is not rare because you can buy mooncakes almost every where, shopping mall, bakery shop, cake shop, even grocery shop sells them . However, the price is expensive because majority of the customers are from Singapore. Buy one moon cake in singapore equals 3 mooncakes in Malaysia. That is why the mooncake sales are very competitive. Nobody is willing to reduce the price. Buy one free one is not possible. Maybe tomorrow it will drop to USD $2 per unit, right now it is USD$ 5 per unit
@xiaolisu (1444)
• Shenyang, China
4 Oct
@peachpurple i know now but the character on the mooncake is Chinese
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@xiaolisu oh yes, they are in chinese characters. Malaysian Chinese know how to read them. There are Chinese people in Malaysia too. I am a Chinese. So are the Singaporean Chinese.
@wongchoiyee (6634)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
Ya, mooncake is too sweet. I am not a fan of mooncake.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
me neither, too sweet, caused my toothache
• Malaysia
5 Oct
@peachpurple ya its always like that when I took few pieces.
@prashu228 (23387)
• India
4 Oct
What is it all about? What do you do?
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
Buy mooncakes from shops, eat together with siblings, relatives, grandparents, have dinner together, watch the moon together, kids play lanterns. Spend money. That is what it is all about.
@ridingbet (39127)
• Philippines
4 Oct
i wonder how those cakes taste?
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
5 Oct
sweet and sticky, like MARS or snickers chocolate bar
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@andriaperry (36136)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Oct
that is expensive for a small cake.
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
yes it is expensive, the most expensive one cost RM 30 ( USD $7 ) for a unit. Same size.
@Hatley (162112)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Oct
I gave heard of then buthave no idea of how they are madethey lookuimm y to eat
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
It looks delicious but very high content in sugar and syrups. Having it once a year is alright .
@kepweng (6985)
4 Oct
im really intrigued about this festival looks the cake is delicious with fillings inside??
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
There are assorted fillings and flavor inside the mooncakes: lotus paste, red bean paste, mung bean paste, assorted nuts and seeds, black bean paste, durian paste, coconut paste, coffee or mocha paste and many more. Now there are ice cream moonckaes and jelly mooncakes too
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@snowy22315 (36350)
• United States
4 Oct
Mooncakes sound like fun!
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
fun for the kids and big profits for the merchants and retailers
@SonjaRae (4906)
• United States
4 Oct
Those look interesting. What are they made of?
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@peachpurple (11800)
• Malaysia
4 Oct
flour, sugar, syrup, lotus paste, egg yolk, alkaline water and you will need a mooncake mold to form the moon shape.
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