What cake is round, palmed size and is a 1000 calories each?

The answer : A Mooncake!

Are you friggin kidding me? I just ate like half!

peony jade mooncake, mid autumn festival

According to Asiaone, this asian pastry has a whopping 1000calories!

I don’t even want to think about what I have to do to burn them off. I already posted on what it takes to burn off the fast food you eat and this just wins hands down.

For the uninitated, the mooncake is (according to wiki, read more here) ,  a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival /Zhongqiu Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

Luckily for us,  it is eaten only once a year.

How big is a mooncake?

As you can see, it’s not very big, a mooncake is like the size of your palm. (in circumference)

We also have Yam filled mooncakes, or Teochew Orh-Ni mooncake. Traditionally,it has flakier skin and yam paste is used for the filling instead of lotus seed paste. This one is from Peony Jade restaurant and is healthier as it has Premium Fragrant Golden Pumpkin. Pumpkins are rich in α and ß carotenes, as well as folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and others.

Yam mooncakes from Peony Jade

Peony Jade Teochew Orh-Ni Mooncake

They also come in great packaging

Mooncake boxes

Mooncake Packagingthis was given by  a friend, I took out the mooncakes and put them in the fridge.

Check out the official shot here

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Interesting read. Would you kick up a big fuss if your country’s representatives to the Olympics wore clothes that were manufactured in China?

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