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also moon cake  (mo͞on′kāk′)
A small dense pastry filled with bean paste, ground lotus seeds, or other ingredients, traditionally eaten during the Chinese moon festival.

[Translation of Mandarin yuèbǐng (yuè, moon + bǐng, flatbread, cake) and its equivalents in other varieties of Chinese, such as Cantonese jyut6 beng2.]


(ˈmuːnkeɪk) or

moon cake

(Cookery) a type of cake that is eaten during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
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Huntkey would like to help overseas Chinese send a free box of moon cakes and a card to their domestic (mainland China) relatives to convey their thoughts.
Thanks to its distinct taste like no other, a famous brand of moon cakes or "Banh Nuong" has become known worldwide.
In 2012, the cross-divisional BEA Volunteer Team was established to manage the Bank s staff volunteering programme, which has included the distribution of moon cakes, children s books, and New Year s candies to needy groups in the community, and Christmas parties for the disabled.
She could hardly miss the annual Festival of the Moon, an occasion for families to gather and watch the full moon while eating moon cakes and re-telling old lunar myths and legends.
My favorite family tradition is to eat small Chinese sweets known as moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which celebrates lunar worship and joyful family gatherings.
Le said a special table will be dedicated to the sampling of various types of moon cakes, a traditional food that he said no proper Moon Festival would be without.
They'll be serving moon cakes this month, celebrating China's mid-autumn festival.
On 17 September, join in the festivities with traditional moon cakes that come in a variety of flavours.
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There will be moon cakes in many an Eastern household tonight to mark the Chinese Moon Festival, a celebration of love and friendship of all kinds.
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