In Hong Kong, the varieties of mooncakes are staggering.
In and Out Yunnan Restaurant is offering mooncakes made with ham, honey and bits of pork fat.
It's worth the trip out to the airport just to savor these award-winners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making jam is simple. Canning isn't.
September is the season when mushrooms find eager followings all over Yunnan province, especially in the hotpot restaurants in Kunming.
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.
Noodles. Seafood. These two perennial favorites combine to make one shop in Shanghai a favorite with the city's young foodies.