Mid Autumn goes by with many names Moon Festival, Zhongqiu Festival, 中秋節, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomelos under the moon together.
Now a days with our hectic lifestyle we may not have time to prepare a nice meal to share amongst our family members and enjoy drinking tea and staring at the moon while talking politics. Mei San restaurant offers great delicacies, starting from yesterday 19th September 2010 till 22nd September (actual day of mid autumn festival for this year). At the price of RM79.00++ per person, its a well worthy treat for the family and friends.
Mei San Restaurant is a pretty old establishment. From my memory it has always provided excellent chinese food. Make no mistake the food there is halal. So even our Muslims are able to enjoy the delicious food there. =)
Well as always I'll let the photos do the talking, people always say I rant too much =)
Whos plate is that?
Its Yien Yien of yienyien.com
This is my plate, not a pretty sight. But it was good except the greens which was slightly overcooked.
This was very juicy and nice. Love it.
How can there be Mid Autumn Festival with out moon cakes?
One of the things rarely seen at buffets now a days was the Chicken Floss. hehe.
hehehe, there were many nice food and I cant really recall the names but deserts were fantastic. Have you ever tried Durian Pancake? Mango & Pamelo with coconut cream? That was a very satisfying meal. Dont believe me? go to yienyien's blog to find out more !
Also thanks to Eileen, Ill try to remember the names of the delicious food next time. haha and I'll try not to be late again!