Which one of these “fancy” moon cakes do you pick?
Visitors play against each other with chess moon cakes. (Photo provided by the Scenic Spot)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Eating moon cakes at the Mid-Autumn Festival is a famous custom. However, have you tried chess moon cakes and mahjong moon cakes? Recently, Chongqing Fuling Linshi Meixin Red Wine Town launched chess moon cake, mahjong moon cake, good luck moon cake, 1 meter pickle moon cake, super wine moon cake and other “fancy” moon cake tasting exhibition, which is much welcomed by visitors.
Mahjong moon cake. (Photo provided by the Scenic Spot)
In the morning, in the town’s employment workshop for poverty alleviation, baked moon cakes with yellow appearance and attractive aroma one after another attracted tourists’ attention all of a sudden.
From the appearance, these moon cakes are not the same as the traditional printed moon cakes, but have a funny print shape: a simulation of chess moon cakes placed on a chessboard with a clear boundary between Chu and Han, and good-luck colorful mahjong iced skin moon cakes, printed with the words such as Liuwan, Bawan, Facai, Hongzhong, etc..
Pickle moon cake. (Photo provided by the Scenic Spot)
“We have set up a special R&D team to have more innovation and cross-boundary work on traditional mooncakes. In the past, we were more innovative in the filling of mooncakes to meet the diversified consumer demand. This year we are integrating more cultural creativity to make more connotative mooncakes.” The person in charge of the workshop for poverty alleviation introduced that, at present, these fancy moon cakes are mainly for sampling, and advance reservations are required for purchase. (Translated by Wang Junli, Fathom Language Limited)