Well, the Mid-Autumn swung past, and no, no mooncakes for me. I'm not that big a fan of them. Mom wanted a box of them, and so my cousin and I wandered into the Asian Market on Drury St. here in Dublin, and checked out selection (this was a month ago). I noticed that there were huge labels indicating that some were made in Hong Kong. Mom made me double-check, given all the scares of things fake and dodgey from Mainland China, many of us are wary of what to buy in the Asian Market. As many of you realise (or not), mooncakes are not terribly healthy, but I've been noticing that more and more alternatives come on the market for these mooncakes.
* Just the lotus seed paste (no duck egg yolk)
* Substitute to lotus seed paste like red bean.
Just goes to show that there are healthier alternatives to the traditional recipes, and Chinese people are getting more health concious, which is a good thing.