Mid Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival

Just had a BIG feast at my place with fellow Moliuers. We got together to enjoy steamboat. There were lots of food around. Eddy supplied Burnt Doritos (with Bolognese sauce in place of salsa dip) for entree while the rest of the team prepared main course; chicken broth with lots of veggies, various kinds of balls, fish fillets and fish maws, mushroom, and sliced meats. Not to mention staple food (udon, potato noofles, or even rice for the rice-lovers), different types of dipping sauce, chilli, and fried garlic. For dessert, we had mooncakes for sure, and glutinuous rice balls with black sesame (or Sesame Streets, they call it).

This is one of the most satisfying steamboats I’ve had in a looong, looooong time. And I wasn’t even imvolved much with the preparation. Big credit to Anne for bringing up the idea of steamboat, and executing the idea in such short notice.

For the past few years, we’ve always held lanterns walking around the neighbourhood looking for attention (from the photographer – me), just like Halloween’s Day, Chinese style. But not this year.

But what we lacked this year, we made it up by spending quality time with each other indoor, beating the cold weather by cracking a lot of jokes after dinner. There were no photos taken today, but this were one of the great moments I’ll remember in the days before I leave Melbourne.

I don’t know what next year will bring, but I’ll definitely miss our get-together with fellow Moliuers. You guys are such great stress-relievers.

Trivia of the day: why do mooncakes have yolks in them?
Answer: if they have minced meat in them, they’re no longer mooncakes, but dumplings.

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