25 Sep '12, 3pm
A selection of some unusual mooncakes from Asia
The second most important festival after the Lunar New Year or Spring festival to the Chinese, this event, also known as Mooncake Festival, takes place on every 15th day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, which will fall on September 30 this year. At this time of the year, mooncakes are exchanged as gifts and a must-eat festival food. While the traditional mooncake is made from ground lotus seeds, sesame seeds and salted egg yolk, various contemporary versions have cropped up in recent years as pastry chefs render their own interpretations.