My family (sans Cindy) celebrated the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on yesterday. The holiday coincides with the full moon and there are many stories that explains why this is so. My favorite is the one where the world used to have 10 suns and an archer shot down 9 of them because it was too hot. He received a reward for doing so, a pill for immortality I believe, but his wife took the pill and as punishment, she is banished to the moon. She is supposed to be beautiful and people look to the moon on this holiday to appreciate its beauty. That’s also why moon cakes exists. =D The mid-autumn festival is also called the Lantern Festival so many people light lanterns outside under the moonlight. As kids, we used to do this all the time with our neighbors. In China/Taiwan, they light lanterns and float them in a lake – so pretty!
I just wanted to share some pictures of what we ate. Not much to say about them because I didn’t cook the food or know much about them. Don’t ask me why taro is so prominent, my parents don’t even know.. but one big taro made three of these dishes.