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Mid Autumn surprises August 16, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Food, Malaysia, Places.
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Once a year, the mooncakes appear around July but some vendors are so eager to make a hefty profit that they bring out their mooncakes at the end of June.

Now, the calendar on the wall indicates that we are well past the middle of August and the Mid Autumn festival is already in full swing. There was a time when mooncakes meant lotus paste and read bean.

 These days, choices are aplenty and they come in all sorts of flavours. Enough to make one’s head spin. And the mooncakes are not getting any cheaper. If the prices remain the same, the size of the mooncakes seems to have shrunk.

 This was brought to my attention recently and I can verify it. The mooncakes are smaller and the prices are still the same. In other words, you are getting less for the same amount of money you paid last year.

And the mooncakes are becoming less sweet too. This is in keeping with the popular choice of consuming food items that are on heavy on the sugar input.

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1. Katie - August 19, 2007

I love the colors in the first photo.

Mooncakes sound interesting. I’ll have to try them one day.

2. asianpixmen - August 20, 2007

Katie, if you want to try mooncakes, head for the nearest chinatown, if there’s one near your place, or locate the neighbourhood Chinese grocer.

He may just help you find a few tasty mooncakes.


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