A circle signifies completeness and togetherness in the Chinese culture. A full moon is the symbol of prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes are just not food, they represent the harvesting moon at the Mid-Autumn Festival. For years together, the Mid-Autumn Festival mooncakes have been an inseparable part of Chinese traditions. Traditionally mooncakes were sacrificed to the moon as an offering and then the family enjoyed these cakes together to thank for the blessings and good fortune. Today, mooncakes are available in a variety of delicious flavors and are also becoming a famous delicacy enjoyed all over the world.

Types of Mooncakes

Mooncakes are special treats filled with a number of different ingredients. Some cakes contain egg yolk and some lotus seed paste. Few are made of sweet bean paste and jujube paste. Mooncakes are available in different styles and varieties and they are based on the various regions of China they represent.

Cantonese-Style Mooncakes: Cantonese-style mooncakes are generally sweet in taste. They are commonly filled with different fillings like lotus seed paste, melon seed paste, ham, chicken, duck, roast pork, mushrooms or egg yolks.

Beijing-Style Mooncakes: These mooncakes are famous for their meticulous decorations and sweetness

Suzhou-Style Mooncakes: Suzhou-style mooncakes (Su mooncakes) are famous for their flaky pastry layers and generous use of sugar and lard. Suzhou mooncakes are both sweet and savory to taste.

Chaoshan-Style Mooncakes: Chaoshan-style mooncakes have a distinct crust and are much larger in size than the other mooncakes. They are filled with mung bean paste and black bean and potato paste.

Yunnan-Style Mooncakes: Ham mooncakes and flower mooncakes are the two famous Yunnan-style mooncakes.

Hong-Kong-Style Mooncakes: Commonly known as the Ice-skin mooncakes, these cakes are not made of ice. They are not baked in an oven but stored in a refrigerator instead. The white skin of the cake, gives it an ice look.

Mooncakes are generally enjoyed along with a warm cup of Oolong or flower tea.  Drinking tea alongside the treat helps in neutralizing the taste of a very sweet cake. Gifting tea along with mooncakes is a fantastic idea to celebrate festivals.

Gift Ideas for Mid-Autumn Festival:

The Delightful Fruit Hamper with Peninsula Mooncake is a wonderful gift packed in your choice of woven baskets. This Mid-Autumn Festival gift is loaded with the best fresh seasonal fruits and 8 pieces of mini egg custard mooncakes. The perfect gift for your family and friends.

We love the Gold Blossom Fruit Hamper with Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Mooncakes. Attractively packed in a beautiful gift box are the season’s best fruits. Accompanied by a box of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Mooncakes.

Available in different basket sizes, The Festive Fruit Hamper with Maxim’s mooncakes  is a perfect combination of fresh fruits and mooncakes. Fruits include kiwis, grapes, mangos, honeydew, nectarines, blueberries, mangoes, and more. An ideal gift for corporate gifting this Mid-Autumn Festival.

Send this classic Mid-Autumn fruit hamper with the Peninsula Spring Moon Mooncake hamper to your business partner to let them enjoy this Mid-Autumn Festival. Available in different sizes and colors of baskets to choose from.