Mr. Li, a master chef from Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu, first introduced the ingredients and the moulds to make mooncakes, and demonstrated the methods to make the crispy-skin mooncake, a kind of traditional mooncakes, closely watched by the participating foreigners with great interest.
Emelyn from the Netherlands was attracted by the moulds and asked if she could buy one for home decoration, and everybody was thrilled by the introduction on how to clean the moulds. "What a smart invention," they said, "We are so impressed with the talent of ancient Chinese."
The party came to a climax with the part of DIY Creative Mooncakes, in which the participants tried to make mooncakes with their imaginations, by using any of ingredients provided: lotus seed paste, sausages, Pixian broad bean paste, cream, mustard, sugar, vinegar, and so on. "That's crazy," some exclaimed at the end of the session, "Imagine you have a mouthful of mustard mooncake!"
But everyone was excited about the extraordinary experience that helped them better know the tradition of Mid-Autumn Festival and local culture.
Mooncake & Mid-Autumn Food Expo
The mooncake is the traditional food for the Mid-Autumn Festival and the 2015 China (Sichuan) Mooncake & Mid-Autumn Food Expo opened on Sept. 15 at Chengdu Shawan International Exhibition Center.
Sep 21, 2015
Mooncakes, More Flavors and Fashions
Pick up your special Mooncakes.