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Monday, October 02, 2006

The Moon Festival by Starbucks.



These are moon cakes done by Starbucks. For the last 2 days the Chinese have been celebrating the Moon Festival or The Mid-Autumn Festival. This year it coincides with the Communist Party taking control in China and forming the People's Republic of China. Therefore, the most of the natives have a week off. That's why we're here. We're coming off the bench to help out while these people rest or at least go on holiday.

So back to the Moon Cakes. They are a tradition in China during this time. I remember eating them a lot when I was a kid. The ones above are all done typical Starbucks style. Frappachino, coffee flavor or whatever. You know, standard Starbucks fare. They're a lot different than traditional moon cakes; lotus seed paste and salted egg yolks.
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