Just to share my joy at the latest cool stuff found digging through old dusty boxes at old dusty stores in Hong Kong. You can definitely still find a treasure or two if you don't mind to taking your time and getting your fingers dirty. Here are some old wooden mooncake molds, or 月餅模具. Actually the two on the left are mooncake molds and the two on the right are wooden molds for other chinese pastry/cookies. They had probably been sitting in that same old box for the past 15-20 years or something. The store owner, an old man who frowned at me at first but was very nice later on, spoke of the old days of supplying the big Chinese Emporiums in Hong Kong and the eventual die down of demand, etc. The store itself is done the old fashioned way, with the merchandise piled high in a untidy, seemingly random way. A lot of rattan and bamboo craft. Old Hong Kong craft. Very fascinating stuff. But, warning, quite dusty!! I may have to go back for more browsing soon.
|The finished product! Click to check out our mooncake recipe.|
|Mid Autumn Festival fun in Hong Kong! Click to see more!|
More Mooncake Fun at The Hong Kong Cookery:
Mid Autumn Festival- A Very Cute Mooncake
Mid Autumn Festival- Chinese Lanterns, Mooncakes and Street Festivities
Mid Autumn Festival- Making Your Own Mooncake Google