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History of Mooncakes/月餅的由來:

According to Wikipedia, the humble mooncake has one story that will make “de Vinci code” and “Mission Impossible” pale in comparison. Here is the story :

“Mooncakes were used as a medium by the Ming revolutionaries in their espionage effort to secretly distribute letters in order to overthrow the Mongolian rulers of China in the Yuan dynasty. The idea is said to be conceived by Zhu Yuanzhang (朱元璋) and his advisor Liu Bowen (劉伯溫), who circulated a rumor that a deadly plague was spreading and the only way to prevent it was to eat the special mooncakes. This prompted the quick distribution of the mooncakes, which were used to hide a secret message coordinating the Han Chinese revolt on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

Another method of hiding the message was embossed on the surface of mooncakes as a simple puzzle or mosaic. In order to read the encrypted message, each of the 4 mooncakes packaged together must be cut into 4 parts each. The 16 pieces of mooncake, must then be pieced together in such a fashion that the secret messages can be read. The pieces of mooncake are then eaten to destroy the secret message.”

Our mooncakes do not come with secret message but were crafted with hand-made molds and premium ingredients. Designs of each gift box capture the essence of the mood and cultural nuances of the Moon Festival; we even commission a different poem for each gift box that is most fitting for the celebration of the Festival. We hope you find the moon cake presentation festive and classic.

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