Like turkey during American Thanksgiving, mooncakes are a famed essential during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Mooncakes, eaten as part of celebrations for the Chinese holiday that occurs on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, come in many varieties. The most famous type is Cantonese, which is a soft pastry filled with sweet lotus seed paste and salted duck egg yolk. The Yunnan style of the dessert is stuffed with honey and ham.
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