September 5, 2019
You might’ve already heard the legend behind the mid-autumn festival, or the “mooncake festival”, which revolves around married couple Hou Yi and Chang’e. To prevent its theft, Chang’e drank the elixir of immortality Hou Yi had been given, and stayed on the moon to be close to her husband. Commemorative mooncakes and fruit are offered on the anniversary of this event. This tale might be ubiquitous, but the types of mooncakes offered in various regions remain mostly unheard of. Check our list and see how many of these traditional mooncakes you’ve sampled!