A mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is about lunar appreciation and Moon watching, and mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.
Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick, and are commonly eaten in the Southern and Northern Chinese regions. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin, 2–3 mm (approximately 1/8th of an inch) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, helping to fuel a demand for high-end mooncakes.
月饼的“馅”我们称为filling n. 填料;充填料;馅料
五仁 five kernel
kernel n. /ˈkɜː.nəl/
the part of a nut that is inside the shell and can be eaten
红豆沙 red bean paste
paste n. /peɪst/
a thick soft sticky substance made by mixing a liquid with a powder, especially to make a type of glue
a thick soft substance made by crushing and mixing things such as fish, fruit, or vegetables for food
枣泥 jujube paste
jujube /ˈdʒuː.dʒuːb/ n. 枣子，枣树;枣味糖
莲蓉 lotus seed paste
lotus /ˈləʊ.təs/ n. 莲花;荷花
seed /siːd/ n. 种子
咸蛋黄 yolks from salted duck eggs
月饼的皮，叫作crust /krʌst/ n. 面包皮;外壳
酥皮 flaky crust
冰皮 snow skin
What kind of mooncake do you like?