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A mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅; pinyin: yuè bĭng; Yale: yuht béng) is a Chinese bakery producttraditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujie). The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.
Moon cakes, the traditional delicacy of the mid-autumn festival, were once regarded as symbols of family reunion and represented the round harvest moon. But in recent years as Chinese palates have become more fastidious and customers grown richer, the cakes have morphed into an ostentatious show of wealth.
They have even been branded by some as an urbane form of bribery. A presentable box of moon cakes these days comes with a French bottle of red wine or top-quality root of ginseng or even a diamond ring.
The festival, which this year falls on Wednesday, also celebrates the love story of moon beauty Chang E and her archer husband Hou Yi. As of such, jewellery companies have cashed in on it as the Chinese Valentine’s Day — pairing heart-shaped moon cakes with heart-shaped diamonds.
The packaging of the moon cakes has become more elaborate and the boxes could either be draped with imperial-style golden silk and outfitted with wooden carvings or even silver-plated.
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An odyssey of baking begun in 1975, as a humble bakery and cake shop at Taman Sentosa. Through the hands of the bread craftsmen, the first Season Confectionary and Bakery had grown to distinguished itself as a household name famed for baked goodness ranging from pastries to cakes. At Season Confectionary and Bakery the word “bread” is summed up as the art of baking, combining traditional bread making techniques with a modern sophisticated taste. Truly loved, Season’s responsibility as artisan bakers maintains the tradition offering the quality that it is known for, that had existed for years towards Season’s community of pastries and cake lovers.
The first Season’s Cafe was launched to an overwhelming success with it’s quality American western cuisine at affordable prices. It has grown to a mid-size chain with 6 outlet in Johor Bahru. The Cafe is a natural extension of the bakery and its baked products are also available in most of our cafes outlets.
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