Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and it's the 2nd most important festival after Chinese Lunar New Year for Chinese people.
Getting the traditional mooncakes or snow skin mooncakes are rather costly from the various bakeries.
Our good friend, Karen had an idea to hands on the snow skin mooncakes, so we went to Phoon Huat and get the necessary ingredients after browsing through several online recipes.
For the 1st trial, we referred to Amanda's recipe. Thanks Amanda, it's really easy with simple steps. A friend of mine, Nicole made good mooncakes, she gave a tip to add a small drop of banana essence and it's really tasted good. Thanks Nicole.
We had a small workshop at Karen's place, it's fun! We 'charaben' the traditional mooncakes using our bento tools and filled them with red bean & lotus paste.