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Great Selection of Mooncakes At TANG The Asian Food Emporium

Elisa and Leila with mooncakesWith the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival coming soon on 15th September it’s timely to select your moon cakes.  Once again this year TANG The Asian Food Emporium at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne have a selection of great flavours and beautiful presentation boxes of mooncakes. Elisa Tang recommends –

Mei-Xin Mooncakes Premium Assorted Gift Pack from Hong Kong
with delicious flavours:

Mei Xin Assorted Gift Pack

Mei Xin Assorted Gift Pack

– White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 3 egg yolks
– White Lotus Seed paste mooncake with egg yolk
– Low sugar white lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk
– Lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk
– Mixed nuts mooncake
– Red bean paste mooncake with egg yolk
The pack contains 7 mooncakes.

Mei-Xin Oriental Pearl Mooncakes (Hong Kong)
with more delectable flavours:
– Red bean paste mooncake with chestnut
– Low sugar white lotus seed paste mooncake with pine nut
– White lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk
– Lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk
– Oolong tea paste mooncake
– Mixed nuts mooncake
The pack contains 6 mooncakes.

Individual flavours from Wing Wah and Elegant Flower, both from Hong Kong :

Wing Wah White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 2 yolks. Pack contains 4 mooncakes.

Wing Wah White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 3 yolks.

Wing Wah White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 3 yolks.

Wing Wah White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 3 yolks.
The pack contains 4 mooncakes.

Wing Wah Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes.
Pack contains 4 mooncakes.

Wing Wah White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 2 yolks.
Pack contains 4 mooncakes.

Wing Wah Red Bean Paste Mooncakes.
Pack contains 4 mooncakes.

Elegant Flower White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 2 yolks

Elegant Flower White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 2 yolks

Elegant Flower White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake 1 yolk.
Pack contains 1 mooncake.

Elegant Flower White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes 2 yolks.
Pack contains 2 mooncakes.

Always popular, so call in soon to pick up your mooncakes.  TANG The Asian Food Emporium is open 7 days from 10am to 11pm.

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Time To Get Ready For the Moon or Mid Autumn Festival

 

Wing Wah Mooncakes

Wing Wah Mooncakes

It’s time to prepare to celebrate the Moon Festival, which falls on September 15th in this year of the monkey.  Recognition of the relationship between the movement of the moon and agricultural production lead to the earliest celebrations, with ancient Chinese offering thanks to the moon and sacrifices during autumn in the Zhou dynasty (1046 – 256 BC), most often by the royal class at the autumn equinox.  During the Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD) it became a folk festival, adopted by the common people. The closest full moon day to the autumn equinox was chosen as the most suitable day for the festival and falls upon the fifteenth day of the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

The moon cake is the special food for the Moon Festival; its round shape symbolising the reunion of the family. These days moon cakes are presented to family members and friends to wish them a long and happy life.  During the Moon Festival (or Mid Autumn Festival) families gather together to eat moon cakes under the full moon and remember family members not present.  There are many very beautiful presentation boxes of moon cakes and a wonderful selection can be found at the TANG Asian Food Emporium, 185 Russell Street, Melbourne.

This year they are stocking some gorgeous presentation boxes from Mei Xin. For those that are on a low sugar diet there’s a low sugar white lotus seed flavour and white lotus seed with pine nuts flavour.

Mei Xin Assorted Gift Pack

Mei Xin Assorted Gift Pack

There’s a  a great selection of fillings, such as white lotus seeds with egg yolk or 3 egg yolks, red bean paste, oolong tea paste or mixed nuts.

Other beautiful presentation packs also by Wing Wah and Elegant Flower.

The TANG family hope all their customers enjoy a very auspicious celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival.

Autumn in Melbourne Is A Reminder Of The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake packaging

Mooncake packaging

Encroaching Autumn in Melbourne brings to mind the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival that is celebrated in the northern hemisphere in mid-autumn. Based on the Chinese Lunar calendar the eighth month is the second month of autumn. At the 15th of each month the moon is full and at it’s brightest, symbolising togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture. So this year the Mid-Autumn festival will be celebrated on 15th September. For us in the southern hemisphere September is springtime, but people who live in this part of the world and come from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian countries or have families that come from those regions want to maintain the tradition and celebrate in keeping with their cultural homeland.  Another name for the festival is the Moon festival, for this is when moon cakes, representing the round, full moon are eaten with family amid celebrations.

Other festive foods are eaten at this time; in Chinese culture there are specific foods for specific festivals or celebrations. In Melbourne everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the Moon Festival, as there are many festivities on in Melbourne during the weeks of celebration, including lanterns, festive foods and performances. TANG The Asian Food Emporium, a popular Asian grocery/supermarket in the CBD at 187 Russell Street, stock a full range of mooncakes in time for this festival, many are in beautiful presentation tins that are highly decorative and used for gift giving to family, employees and friends.

Any time you need authentic ingredients for Asian dishes, whether Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Japanese or Korean just call into TANG The Asian Food Emporium and you will find an astonishing range of groceries, beverages and foods.  Likewise, if you wish to celebrate a festival on the Asian calendar just ask the friendly staff for advice on the appropriate foods and you’ll be delighted with the tastes, brands and food items at this Asian wonderland of food.

Moon Festival Celebrated in Melbourne 2015

Lanterns for Moon Festival

Lanterns for Moon Festival

The Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival official date is this coming Sunday 27th September. The festival originated in China and is celebrated in many countries, including Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Mooncakes are the food associated with the Moon Festival; their round shape symbolises completeness and families share mooncakes to signify the coming together of the family.

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Mooncake range Wing Wah brand

Mooncakes are shared and given as presents to family members.  The beautifully packaged mooncakes at TANG The Asian Food Emporium make delightful gifts and the many delicious flavours will be a treat to the taste buds. With gorgeous presentation tins from popular brands such as Elegant Flower, Kee Wah, Wing Wah and Mei Xing from Hong Kong, Haewaytian Cake House from Malaysia and Godly from China customers will find the perfect mooncake gift for their family. Flavours abound, with delights such as white lotus seed paste with1,2, 3 or 4 yolks, golden lotus seed paste with yolk, Red bean paste with 2 yolks, vegetarian moon cakes and many assortments. Call in to 185 Russell Street any day between 10am to 11pm to select your mooncakes.

Kee Wah brand Mooncake range

Kee Wah brand Mooncake range

In Melbourne there are several big celebrations for this festival. Last weekend Crown River Walk was alight with lanterns, one of the traditional symbols of the Moon Festival, many Asian food stalls and cultural performances.  In Box Hill next Saturday (26th September) a Moon Festival event will be held, which will include various international cuisines, marquees, arts and crafts, lantern and mooncake displays, as well as entertainment – including the opening ceremony, lion dancing, live performances, games and competitions. Market street and Main street will be vibrant with celebrations from 10am to 5pm.

Celebration Time For The Chinese Moon Mid-Autumn Festival

Kee Wah brand Mooncake range

Kee Wah brand Mooncake range

Families and communities come together in a celebration of abundance and togetherness, dating back 3000 years to the legendary story of the Lady of the Moon, Chang Er, during China’s Zhou Dynasty. Traditionally during the Moon Festival, or Mid Autumn Festival, a lantern parade is held and families share the eating of mooncakes. The Festival falls on Sunday 27th September this year with celebrations around Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide leading up to the festival day. Catch the beautiful Chinese lanterns in Melbourne this Saturday and Sunday 19th/20th September on Crown Riverwalk, along with cultural performances and delicious Asian foods.

TANG The Asian Food Emporium in Melbourne’s CBD have a wonderful selection of mooncakes stocked for the festival, many are in beautiful presentation tins, suitable to be given as gifts.  They include –

Wing-Wah brand from Hong Kong –

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White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake 4 Yolks
White Lotus Seed Paste 2 Yolks
Lotus See Paste 2 Yolks
White Lotus Seed Paste 3 Yolks and Mini White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk

Elegant Flower brand from Hong Kong –

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Moon Cake – 4 items assorted
Moon Cake – 8 items assorted
Moon Cake – Red bean paste with 2 yolks
Moon Cake – Seven Stars Rainbow Moon Goddess

Kee Wah brand from Hong Kong

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Supreme Mooncake – White lotus seed paste with 2 yolks
Supreme Mooncake – Mini golden lotus seed paste with yolk
Supreme Mooncake – Ruby Gift Box
Mini Mooncake Fancy Tin

Mei Xin brand from Hong Kong –
The Premium Mooncake – Premium assorted mooncakes gift pack
Mooncakes – White Lotus Seed Paste with 2 yolks

Haewaytian Cake House brand from Malaysia –
Moon Cake – White Lotus Paste 1 Yolk

Godly brand from China –
Vegetarian Moon Cakes
Call in to select your mooncakes at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne.

Happy Moon Festival! Celebrate with Mooncakes from TANG The Asian Food Emporium

Mooncakes

Mooncakes from TANG The Asian Food Emporium

Happy Moon Festival!  Today is the day of the full moon in the eighth month of the lunar calendar and the day to celebrate time with family.  Moon cakes are the traditional celebration food for the Moon Festival and come in many different flavours, savoury and sweet. If you are looking for Mooncakes, either in tin cans of anything from two to sixteen or individually wrapped, ready for gift giving, the incredible selection of flavours at TANG The Asian Food Emporium (formerly Great Eastern Food Centre) will delight. Flavours to tantalise the taste buds like green tea paste, white lotus paste, mung bean paste and divine sweeties in the snowy/icy Mooncake range like double chocolate, strawberry crunch, pandang and chocolate pearls are just some of the delicious choices on offer.

Variety and extensive choice is what TANG The Asian Food Emporium, conveniently situated at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne, is all about.  Appearing in The Urban List as one of 7 of Melbourne’s Best Asian Grocers, writer Luna Soo was impressed at how many choices a shopper is presented with at this incredible Asian food grocery store.  As she states “if you want something, chances are they’ve got several varieties of it.” – See more

And a write up in Broadsheet on some of Melbourne’s top Asian supermarkets also mentions the selection of Sake on offer at TANG, along with fresh fruit and vegetables “ always  fresh”.  You will find a large range of Asian cuisines on the shelves including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian groceries as well as snacks, pre-cooked foods, desserts, fresh produce and fresh meat.

Celebrate With Mooncakes From TANG The Asian Food Emporium

Mooncakes

Mooncakes from TANG The Asian Food Emporium

The popular Chinese moon festival or moon cake festival will be soon upon us, being held in the middle of the eighth month of the lunar calendar at the time of the full moon.  The moon is considered to be at its brightest at this time of the year and as the full moon represents family togetherness this is a time to celebrate with family.  The moon cake is the traditional food used to celebrate the festival and is eaten at family celebrations and also given as a gift.

The moon festival is based upon an ancient Chinese story from China’s Zhou Dynasty. The legend goes that Hou Yi was given an elixir which, when taken would cause him to ascend immediately to heaven and become a god. He presented the potion to his kind hearted wife, Chang E to keep. Unfortunately, Peng Meng witnessed him give the potion to his wife and when Hou Yi was out hunting, he demanded that Chang E hand over the elixir. Instead she swallowed the elixir and immediately flew out of the window and up into the sky. Chang E’s great love for her husband drew her to the nearest place to the earth in the heavens, the moon.

For Mooncakes for celebrations and gift giving you can’t go past the range at TANG The Asian Food Emporium at 185 Russell St, Melbourne. Traditional Mooncakes can be had in the following flavours –

White Lotus Paste

Yellow Lotus Paste

Red Bean Paste

Mung Bean Paste

Taro Paste

Green Tea Paste

Assorted Nuts

Durian

These all come with a choice of zero, one, two, three or four salted egg yolks. The Mooncakes come in the following brands  –

Wing Wah (Hong Kong)

Kee Wah (Hong Kong)

Maxim’s (Hong Kong)

Godly (Vegetarian) (Shanghai)

Elegant Flower Brand (Hong Kong)

Overseas (Malaysia)

They can be purchased separately or in pre-packaged tin cans of 2, 3, 4, 8, 12 or 16 Mooncakes and they are all in different shapes and sizes as gift sets.

Also on offer are the snowy/icy Mooncake range (a frozen dessert) where the skin is made with a glutinous flour pastry skin and a range of flavoured fillings –

Double Chocolate

Mango with Pomelo

Sesame seed with macadamia,

Pandan and chocolate pearls

Durian

Strawberry Crunch

Pistachio

Hazelnut Crunch

All have a mung bean paste as a base.  They are available in the following brands –

Wing Wah

Taipan

Maxims

You can get your Mooncakes at the Tang Asian Emporium of Food between 10am to 11pm 7 days a week during this time of festivity.  A new website is on its way with all the information about Tang Asian Emporium’s food http://tangfoodemporium.com.au/ and you can keep in touch through facebook