It’s Mooncake season again! For those who are unfamiliar with this ancient Chinese tradition, it is believed the moon affected massive changes in seasons and agricultural production; and therefore to express thanks to the moon and celebrate the harvest, the people offered a sacrifice to the moon on autumn days – hence the name, “Mid-Autumn” Festival. It is the night when the moon is supposed to be at its brightest and fullest, thus representing a symbol of peace, prosperity and family reunion.
Whilst a notable part of celebrating the holiday involves carrying bright lit lanterns, the occasion also calls for families to gather and eat mooncakes to signify the completeness and unity of families. The more traditional types of mooncakes are round pastries filled with lotus seed paste encompassing an egg yolk; enjoyed with a strong, palate-cleansing cup of Chinese tea. Most people probably wouldn’t want to know how many calories are in a mooncake (spoiler alert – nutritionists warn the sweet varieties weigh in at 1,000 calories each!) however a new era of mooncakes has arrived. The raw vegan restaurant, Peace of Green Rawsome Kitchen in Hong Kong has come up with delightful, delicious and wholesome recipes for those who want to consume healthy mooncakes with their families over the holiday.
These mooncakes come in three different flavours: Cacao Dream, Tropical Bloom and Blondie. Key ingredients being:
Cacao Powder, Walnut, Hempseed, Date, Cacao Nibs and Pink Salt
Fresh Mango, Date, Dehydrated Apricots, Prune and Avocado Truffle
Macadamia Nuts, Pecan, Date, Goji Berries, Vanilla and Sea Salt
Boxes of three cost HK$148 each but as a GuavaPass member you are entitled to 10% off pre-orders before the 8th September! Get your healthy mooncakes to your friends and family now!