Tomorrow will be the Mid-Autumn Festival, better known here in Singapore as Mooncake Festival, haha. (We are not known as a city of food-lovers for nothing, heh.)

And since Sat night when DH and I bought some “Big China”  (Da Zhong Guo) mooncakes for our parents and brought some home ourselves, I have already eaten at least 1 whole mooncake on my own! BURP!

A little background on the Mid-Autumn Festival – it falls on the 15th day of the eigth lunar month every year. According to Chinese legend, there was a baaaad king who wanted to live forever and so had someone make a pill of eternal life for him. It would have been disastrous for the people if he had really taken it, so his wife Chang’er took it instead to prevent him from living forever. However, after she took it, she found herself getting lighter and lighter till she floated to the moon! As a remembrance to her, people started celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival.

As for how mooncakes came about, now that’s another story altogether…