[Competition is now closed. Winners announced here.]
I know is spring time in Australia, but there is no reason why we can't celebrate mid-autumn festival (中秋節), especially when there is food involved, right? One of my favourite Chinese festivals has to be mid-autumn festival, and it falls on 22nd September this year. As you can see, I have blogged about it every year and of course there is no exception for this year. It is a very typical Chinese thing to do during the festival to have a reunion dinner with families or friends and share some mooncakes after meal over a cup of Chinese tea.
This year, ATFT has teamed up with Amyson again and 3 ATFT readers will be the lucky winners of these gorgeous 'Over The Moon' Mooncake deluxe boxes. Each box consists of four mooncakes inside with four different flavours - pumpkin taro, pandan with 1 yolk, jade custard, and macha red bean. Read on and find out how to win.
For those who never heard of mooncake, it is a Chinese pastry that traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is usually in round or rectangular shapes with a soft pastry skin while inside is a thick filling usually made from lotus seed paste and sometimes may contain a salted duck egg yolk inside.
But these days, mooncakes come in different shapes and sizes and flavours. Just go to Chinatown or Cabramatta this weekend and you will be overwhelmed by different types of mooncakes stacking up high in metal tins and some are in unique packaging like these by the brand Casahana (Hei Yue Tong 喜月堂). Each year they have some of the most beautiful packaging I've ever seen (Yes I am a sucker for pretty packaging), a three-tier box with drawers that can be used as jewelry box once you have finished the mooncakes, for instance. And they are also always pushing envelopes with new flavours each year, red yeast Japanese sweet potato and charcoal baked yam seems to be the new kids in the mooncake box.
Some mooncakes even shaped of a bunny! So cute! Kawaii...! But very limited stock I've been told, if you want to order, best to go to your local Asian supermarket to hunt them down as some limited edition may have to order in especially for you.
As promised, 3 lucky winners are going to take home a beautiful 'Over The Moon' mooncake deluxe box. You have to enter to win it (why wouldn't you?), but promised me one thing if you won, please share with friends and families because that's what mid-autumn festival is all about. Here's what you have to do:
Prize: 1 of 3 'Over The Moon' Mooncake deluxe box (4pcs)
flavour - pandan 1 yolk, pumpkin taro, jade custard, macha red bean
Note: Entrants are opened to Australian residents only.
HOW TO ENTER Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Who you going to share the 'Over The Moon' mooncakes with and why?
Terms & conditions
1. You must be over 18 years old or older to enter.
2. Entry will be judged on creativity and honesty.
3. Entries are opened to Australian residents only.
4. Entries closed on Sunday, 12th September 11.59 AM AEST. The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, 13 September, 10.00AM AEST.
5. Winner will be notified by email and must reply with mailing address within 2 days, or another winner will be picked.
6. Please use contact form if you have any questions.
Good luck and thank you!
Note: Please check out mooncake.com.au for this year's packaging. You can buy them from your local Asian grocers or ask them to order in for you. Other competitions ending soon:
Yum Cha with ATFT and win tix to The Kids Are All Right - closes 3rd September (today!)
Dinner for Two at WLG 'pop-up' restaurant, Sydney - closes 12 September
KitchenAid giveaway to celebrate ATFT 2yo birthday - closes 22nd October