Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the largest festivals in a Lunar calendar and Chinese community. As the date of every 15th of August of the Lunar Calender, which means autumn has come. In this year, the mid-autumn festival is 15 September 2016 (Thursday).
On that day, family will reunion and enjoy a dinner earlier and then have the mooncake for the dessert under the Full Moon. The next day of the Mid-autumn festival is a public holiday in Hong Kong.
Mooncake is a very traditional baked cake, made of egg yolks and lotus seed paste. Various ingredients such as nuts and Chinese ham are also available for another variation. Usually it is sweet. I recommend the best way to taste the mooncake is to bake for few minutes (180C ) so the crust is more crispy. Some of mooncake lovers will have mooncakes within that week / month as the mooncakes are only available for sales in mid-autumn festival.
To pair with the mooncake, I am sharing my recipe which is also a dessert of Hong Kong :
Pomelo, Sago and Mango Drink , let’s do it.
POMELO, SAGO AND MANGO DRINK (for 1 pax)
Mango : 1 piece (Matured)
Pomelo : 2 slices
Sago : 2 table spoons
Fresh Milk : half cup
Coconut Milk : 1-2 table spoons for seasoning
Coconut Sugar/ Sugar (Optional)
Boil sago for 10 minutes until cooked transparently (can keep in the container for serving)
Now we make the mango drink :
(1) Peel mango and cut into small pieces
(2) Put coconut milk, milk
Combine (1) and (2)
Blend together to smooth mixture
Then combine pomelo and sago, with the mango drink to serve. It is a no sugar added drink as Mango already contains sugars for sweetener.
Serve it chill is recommended.
Enjoy! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!