In the belief of Vietnamese people, mooncake is not only a usual gift but it also symbolizes for the reuniting, prosperity and happiness. Therefore, on Mid-autumn festival, every family also presents a couple of grilled cake and sticky rice cake to worship their ancestors.

Unlike various colors and shapes of modern mooncake, the aroma of jasmine in the sticky rice cake or the fatty and nutty flavor of melon seed in grilled cake are always remained in one’s mind on every autumn festival.

Let’s explore processes of making mooncake in one of traditional bakehouses in Hanoi.


Newly-baked mooncake

 

Kneading the powder in order to cover the stuffing

 

Stuffing

 

Preparing a mould, spinkle dry powder into the mould

 

Vietnamese people often have mooncake with tea

 

Mooncake making class for children

 

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