Moon Cake Festival - Vintage Photo Friday
|Chinese Moon Festival, 1954 in New Chinatown. LAPL Photo Archives|
It's time for the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown, L.A. on Saturday. This is basically a harvest festival, more explanation here and a bit of the history here.
|Having Tea and Moon Cakes, 1962. Photo by Gordon Dean, Valley Times Collection|
It is traditional to eat moon cakes during this important festival. Moon cakes are little bundles of firm pastry, filled with goodness. There's a run on moon cakes in New Chinatown this week. My friend, Lili found a bakery in Echo Park that offers all sorts of moon cakes for sale, the Kien Giang Bakery. Thanks for the hot tip, Lili!
|Moon Cake Selection, Kien Giang Bakery. Photo by Lili Chin|
Happy Friday! Time to get your moon cake on, Los Angeles!