GEORGE TOWN: With fewer orders this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a third-generation traditional mooncake and pastry maker has opted to make each piece of mooncake by hand.
Loh Mun Loong, 54, says crafting each piece of mooncake by hand gives it a personal touch and they are tastier.
“In the past year, I used to mass produce mooncakes by using machines.
“However, to retain tradition, I decided to make some by hand,” he said.
Mooncakes are eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival which is celebrated today.
Also known as the Mooncake Festival, it is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.The term “mooncake” was used for the first time during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to deRead More »
PETALING JAYA: With the majority of adults in the Klang Valley already vaccinated against Covid-19, there is additional reason to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Families are busy preparing for the occasion on Tuesday, even though the celebrations at home will be quiet ones.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival among the Chinese community after Chinese New Year and is often a time for family reunions.
This year though, large gatherings have been put on hold.
Teoh Bee Lay, 75, will have a simple celebration with her immediate family with a home-cooked meal.
“My four children and in-laws have been out and about buying different types of mooncakes for me and my husband to enjoy.
“Although we are fully vaccinRead More »