This Sat., Sept. 10 marks the full Harvest Moon — one that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox (which is Thurs., Sept. 22 this year). Traditional Chinese culture + many other Asian countries celebrate this recurring moon with the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival. Celebrations include gathering with family, lighting lanterns, and eating mooncakes.
What’s a mooncake? We’re glad you asked. This dessert pastry is typically baked have evolved into and filled with either a sweet or savory filling. Traditional fillings include sweet bean paste or meat, and more modern fillings include ice cream or tiramisu.
Where can I find one? There are a number of Asian markets in Greenville selling mooncakes:
Know of other places in + around Greenville selling mooncakes? Let Off The Grid Greenville know.