Mid-Autumn Festival is here and there’s no way I can just sit idly by and let it pass. So first here’s a nice little card:
If you want to learn more about this festival and the Chinese character for ‘autumn’ take a look at last year’s post. This year instead of talking about mooncakes, I would like to suggest an alternative way to honor the full moon. Did you know that you could get a nice round omelette at almost every jiachangcai restaurant?
Since it’s meant to be shared between several people, Chinese omelettes are usually made with 4-5 egg. The name of this dish is 摊鸡蛋 (tān jī dàn) but you don’t have to write it down, the update in now available for download through the app.
Outside of China, The Moon is well known for being a trouble maker. For centuries people believed it can transform people into monsters. Even now, when most people don’t believe in werewolves anymore, we still have the word ‘lunatic’ to remind us the Moon may affect our mood.
Maybe instead of saying ‘fruit cake’ to describe a crazy person, we should start saying mooncake. Because this year it seems that the full moon has made the Chinese criminal minds go completely mad, and not just mad – mad cow! In case you missed it on FOODragon’s Facebook Page, there were a couple of interesting stories about fake products in China, both had something to do with cows:
- According to the Shanghaiist 20,000 kilos of fake beef were seized in Xi’an.
- The Southern China Morning Post reports about fake Red Bull found in over ten Chinese provinces (via The World of Chinese)
Have a great Moon Festival, enjoy the vacation and remember everything is bull…