Fun with variety

2012-09-17 14:35:28

In Hong Kong, the varieties of mooncakes are staggering.

Ham and honey

2012-09-17 14:30:32

In and Out Yunnan Restaurant is offering mooncakes made with ham, honey and bits of pork fat.


2012-09-17 14:29:46

It's worth the trip out to the airport just to savor these award-winners.

Just ducky

2012-09-17 14:29:00

When all the mooncake options start sounding the same, here's one that allows you to do good while eating well. China World Hotel offers 12 different mooncake gift boxes.

Prettiest packs

2012-09-17 14:28:30

When it's all about gift giving, you want to choose delicious mooncakes that are tastefully packaged. My prize goes to the Shangri-La this year.

Palatable pastries

2012-09-17 14:25:29

Din Tai Fung, the Taiwan xiaolongbao specialist, is also pushing out delicate Suzhou-style pastries that are filled with black sesame, jujube or red-bean paste.

Freshly baked

2012-09-17 14:22:36

Order your mooncakes, wait 30 minutes, and you take home a box of still warm from the oven. In Beijing, the lines are forming at the Trader's Hotel, which is offering made-to-order mooncakes.

Moon · Cakes · Tea

2012-09-17 13:13:04

Soon, the mid-autumn moon will shine biggest and brightest, and Chinese all over the world will bask in its glow and take it as another opportunity to feast.

Move the milk, make room for the jam

2012-09-17 11:14:30

Making jam is simple. Canning isn't.

Seasonal Yunnan mushroom hotpot

2012-09-17 10:50:36

September is the season when mushrooms find eager followings all over Yunnan province, especially in the hotpot restaurants in Kunming.

Moon · Cakes · Tea

2012-09-16 08:05:05

The lotus paste should be so silky it melts in the mouth like soft, sweet butter, with an indulgent mouth-feel that can only come from the best Hunan lotus nuts.

Neighborhood noodles

2012-09-15 07:49:20

Noodles. Seafood. These two perennial favorites combine to make one shop in Shanghai a favorite with the city's young foodies.