- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56LM208-ocM (This is a Chinese video, feel free to turn on the english closed-caption for English speakers)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Shanghai Savory Mooncakes (上海鲜肉月餅)
Last Tuesday, it was the Moon Festival. To celebrate, I made a different type of mooncake: Shanghai Savory Mooncake.
Traditionally, the mooncakes taste very sweet because of the filings such as red bean paste, lotus seeds paste, etc. Shanghai Savory Mooncakes, aka. Xian Rou Yue Bing, on the other hands, are filled with ground pork which taste salty. Additionally, the shells are crisp and flaky.
I had to admit, they tastes weird at first since I expected sweet but tasted salty instead, a very unique experience nevertheless.