September 17, 2011

Mooncake.

It's the fruitcake of China.

17 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

It's the fruitcake of China.

I've had Mooncakes these past two years and let me tell you, for a special treat they're pretty crappy.

I did find it funny that someone in the article complained they are "too sweet". In my experience they are bland and kind of oily.

In America we'd give these to small children if they were bad.

anon2 said...
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anon2 said...

Well they certainly won't substitute for a good moon pie.

Rick67 said...

Most of my congregants are Chinese. Chinese "sweets" are rarely what Americans would call sweet. And in my experience Chinese people sometimes eat things not for the taste but for what they represent. I've either always had or developed an Asian preference for sweets that aren't very. And I've had some good moon cakes in the last 12 years of serving this little parish.

ndspinelli said...

If I'm going to dedicate that many calories for a dessert there better be some whipped cream and chocolate involved.

Fred4Pres said...

Well it's a marvelous time for a mooncake
With the stars up in your eyes
A fabulous night to eat mooncake
'Neath the cover of October skies...

Charlie Martin said...

I actually like moon cakes. But then I actually like fruitcake too.

Ann Althouse said...

If you like them, do you 800 calories like them?

Pete said...

Way to finally get on board the mooncake subject, Althouse. Jason was there long, long ago.

edutcher said...

I take it you moon it before you pass it on to somebody else.

Which stems from the Johnny Carson Theory of Fruitcake:

There's only one and it just gets passed from one unwilling recipient to another.

Jason (the commenter) said...

It's the fruitcake of China.

I've had Mooncakes these past two years and let me tell you, for a special treat they're pretty crappy.


This, of course, is in a country where, until, Mao took out about 60 mil and his successors began forcing abortion on everybody, people died in the millions from famine.

Anything at all rich was probably viewed as a treat.

Fred4Pres said...

With the exception of Vietnamese French bread, I find baked goods in Asia completely and utterly suck.

There are so many good things to eat in China. Fruitcake is not one of them.

Fred4Pres said...

Well it's a marvelous time for a mooncake
Oily and 800 calories high
A fabulous night to eat mooncake
'Neath the cover of October skies...

geokstr said...

Little known fact:

The same engineering and mathematical principles used to make fruitcakes are also used by the companies that manufacture both the discus and free weights.

jamboree said...
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Jason (the commenter) said...

Pete: Way to finally get on board the mooncake subject, Althouse. Jason was there long, long ago.

To be fair, the Chinese were there a little before either of us.

Suburbanbanshee said...

Vietnamese mooncakes are goooood, and not expensive, either. (At least the ones down at the Vietnamese grocery store.)

Red beans, yum....

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