Friday, October 3, 2008

Mooncake - Yum...

Hi everyone! I can't believe I haven't blogged for 2 weeks... You guessed it - It's my human's fault of course! (isn't it always THEIR fault?). Anyway, I'm back again and will try to catch up with all your blogs soon.

Dad brought home a colourful box home one fine day last month. Of course, as the official sniffer in the household, it was my doggie duty to thoroughly check it out first.

I could smell something familiar...something I've tasted before. I tried to recall what it was...but to no avail. I couldn't open the box with my paws. Sigh...

Mum opened the box. It contained 4 mooncakes. Turns out that it was the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival last month. In Malaysia, it's also called the Mooncake festival. There are many stories behind the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mum remembers growing up hearing about the legend of the Jade Rabbit. She reckons if you stare at the moon, you can make out the shape of a rabbit... Of course, we all know that there are no rabbits in the moon! If you are interested, pop by Wikepedia to read about the festival and mooncakes.

Whilst my humans don't really celebrate the Mooncake festival, they can never resist buying a couple of mooncakes during the festival. Check out the beautiful floral design on the mooncake. It's traditionally made of lotus seed paste, although innovative chefs have used other fillings such as bean paste, jujube, taro and even ice cream (Yes - Haagen Daz Malaysia sells mooncake ice cream!). Traditionally, mooncake contains a duck egg yolk in the middle which symbolises the moon. For health reasons, many people opt for the plain mooncakes without the yolk.Mooncakes are yummy. How do I know that? I've tasted it before! No, my humans didn't feed me mooncakes. They reckon it's not good for dogs...I reckon they want the mooncakes for themself! A couple of years back, before they wised up to my tricks, my humans accidentally left a slice of mooncake on the living room table. Naturally, I did what all dogs would have done - I chomped it down!

For the purpose of this post, we have re-enacted the scene of the crime for our readers. Of course, back when it happened, my humans weren't around, so I chomped it down in seconds. This time, my human kept an eagle eye on me and gave me the "Leave" command. Sigh...such temptation! It's cruel, I tell you.


Oorvi said...

Ouch! That's right...isn't it? McCain's name on Obama's face!

Guess I know the reason - these two were half-dead when they created that voting machine...that must've led to the mix-up. But then there's no excuse for not doing your job there? Mercury's going to pay for this...I''ll make sure!

Oh, Kess! How I wish you'd come over the day before...we've seen so many downloads of this! Oh...oh...I don't know when I'll hear the end of this!

More bones...great idea! Should we all paw it down and send the suggestion to both the candidates?\

About the moon-cakes...
They are beautiful (and must be delicious) and I don't know how you could resist the temptation. I know, I couldn't have. And thanks for the story about the moon and moon cakes. I'll try looking at the moon tonight:)

Licks n Wags,

Molly the Airedale said...

That mooncake is a work of art and must be delicious! We hope you get just one little bite off your mom's fork! That sounds fair to us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
I missed you!
That mooncake looks delicious but I would prefer the ice cream version!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Boo Casanova said...

kess, moon cake fest was ages ago! hahahaha. i get to eat moon cakes too for 3 years in a row. i eat everything!

btw kess, can you tell me what widget you use to show which blog has updated like your sidebar?

wet wet licks


Oorvi said...


No one picked it up:( But it's alright. I've taken care of it (and of the perpetrator of the crime!)

No mooncake? Despite all the criticism? You should drag your mom to your blog and make her read the comments! I looked at the moon - there's actually a rabbit there! I saw it:)

It's festival season for us too - we've got this mega-festival of Diwali coming up (October 28, 2008)...lots n lots of fireworks and unlike most doggies, I am not scared of them:)

Licks n Wags,

Sweet Jasmine said...

If your mum and dad doesn't mind, you can always come to my house for many leftover mooncakes which seems to take ages to finish up...ha.ha.just joking! as I am hundred miles away for you to sniff yr way here...

River said...

Mooncakes look delicious. My mom is drooling now!

love & wags,

Lindsay said...

The mooncakes look yummy. Can't believe you never even got a crumb!

Brown dog kisses

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Kess!
That mooncake look beautiful and delicious!!

Love and licks

Gennasus said...

Hi, enjoyed visiting your blog and will come again. I tried adding myself to your map but can't get a photo to appear and seem to have been stuck in the south of England instead of the north of Scotland! No matter how I try, it refuses to move......obviously too technical for me!

Wags and yips,

Gennasus said...

Update....managed to move myself home!! But sadly no photo (don't know what I'm doing wrong). No matter, we're here anyway!

Biggie-Z said...

Yum. My Momma missed the mooncakes this year. That was terrible.

Thanks for signing my guest book.