Spot the 🌙 cake! As many of you know from my IG stories, my adventures into Asian food land these days 😈🤤 I would like to thank everyone sending me suggestions especially the ones "no, don't eat that ...you have to graduate slowly" 😂Please keep the DMs coming, I truly appreciate the wisdom. Soooo about the moon cakes, First time I ever picked up a mooncake, the lady at the store told me - I saw you spent awful amount of time reading through all the boxes, she looked at my "walnuts and dates mooncake" and said, you should start with the original. I understood her point quickly 😂I was told that there is a story behind it that I tried to look up. Here are my findings....Zhu Yuanzhang was convinced by his advisor, who circulated a rumor that a deadly plague was spreading and the only prevention was to eat special mooncakes, which would instantly revive and give special powers to the user. This prompted the quick distribution of mooncakes. The mooncakes contained a secret message coordinating the Han Chinese revolt on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
Another method of hiding a message was to print it on the surfaces of mooncakes (which came in packages of four), as a simple puzzle or mosaic. To read the message, each of the four mooncakes was cut into four parts. The resulting 16 pieces were pieced together to reveal the message.
Interesting! I know there is more....
Plus, there is something called "Ghost month" ... is it like Halloween? Someone would like to jump in and explain? ❤️#hermes #hermesjige #bouquetsellier #marcjacobs #neutralista #mooncake #moonfestival