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Why I can't stand moon cakes / 我為何這麼討厭食月餅

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, everybody!

But I'll have to be frank about this one little fact:  I can't stand moon cakes.

I mean, I used to love it when I was a kid.  It was a great desert but fact of the matter is, I also used to get a ton of moon cakes given to me (and I still do) during the season.  My grandfather was very well known within the Cantonese opera community and many of his famous Cantonese opera singing friends from Hong Kong would have my kitchen piled up with moon cakes.  I'd have so much moon cakes that I eventually got really sick of it.  Nowadays, you'd be reluctant if I even grabbed a bite of one small little slice of moon cake.

祝大家中秋節快樂﹗

可是我要鄭重聲明這一點事實﹕我很討厭吃月餅﹗

無可否認﹐我小時候是很喜歡吃月餅的。月餅其實是一美味的甜品但是我以前每逢中秋節都會收到很多別人給我的月餅 (其實現在偶爾也會)。我爺爺以前在香港粵曲界是個非常有名的唱片監製。而粵曲界的朋友經常都會送月餅送到成座山那麼高。所以我以前家裡收藏了很多月餅而致我漸漸開始不喜歡吃。如果近年看見到我吃月餅已經是偷笑了。

almost 13 years ago 0 likes  13 comments  0 shares
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Wow...lol overwhelmed my moon cakes. So would I. But then I'd go and try the Ice Cream Moon cakes that Rennie blogged about. :p
almost 13 years ago
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lol i know how you feel... i really cant stand them... but every now and then... whenyou see a really nice picture of one... you kinda cant help but say to your self... well it looks quite tempting... untill you take that first bite all over again... it hits you.
almost 13 years ago
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Aiya, my mouth's watering for a mooncake. I'm hungry for lunch. I called my mom last night to ask if she had any to give me and she had zilch. WTF! She'd always have some at this festival. haha. So she's gonna run to Chinatown and buy me my favorite. Cos I don't know how to pick the right box. I'll just eat a sliver and throw out the egg yolk.
almost 13 years ago
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I guess cause I have rarely had them that I quite like them, but I'm similar with Fruit Mince pies. I'm physically sick if anyone comes near me with them. So I think it''s easy to hate something if you've had it so many times.
almost 13 years ago
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I think you mean dessert. (Yeah, total grammar freak! Normally wouldn't bother, but seeing as desert is also a word, thought I might.) I agree with Pongza, those Haagen Daaz moon cakes looked scrumptious! Although they won't have them by the time you get to HK.
almost 13 years ago
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awwww, that's what happens to us sometimes too (too many mooncakes as gifts)... but i still like 'em =)
almost 13 years ago
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perhaps it's becoz you're eating the boring traditional kinds....
almost 13 years ago
Tinlunlau 06 tinlunlau
Well, I do get 'em from senior citizens...so of course, it's the old kind that i'm getting. lol! So far, i received 2 boxes of moon cake. (i've already made an effort of avoiding moon cakes by not visiting the grandparents. haha!)
almost 13 years ago
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Haagen Daaz my friend...Haagen Daaz.
almost 13 years ago
Tinlunlau 06 tinlunlau
lol! like those old ppl will ever buy neo-moon cakes.
almost 13 years ago
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i can't eat too much of it.. it's too thick and sweet
almost 13 years ago
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ha~ 我以前也不喜歡吃 不過現在的月餅越來越多樣化了 有傳統的豆沙,日式抹茶,冰淇淋,....種類超多的, 也不那麼的甜, 害我今年吃了不少(吃掉了不少熱量) 你今年有吃麼?( 這樣我才知道要不要偷笑)ha~
almost 13 years ago
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If you don't mind me asking what are moon cakes and what does it have to do with your culture? You are Chinese right?
almost 13 years ago

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