Friday, 21 June 2019 »  Login
Events » Chinese Autumn Moon Food Festival
I am at

Chinese Autumn Moon Food Festival

Chinese Autumn Moon Food Festival is an event that took place between 20-Sep-2008 and 30-Sep-2008 in Hyderabad.
Rating is quick and easy - try it!

Golden Dragon, the Chinese speciality restaurant of Hotel Taj Krishna, is organising a 10-day Chinese food festival of the Autumn Moon. The most revered and widely celebrated of Chinese holidays, the festival of the Autumn Moon enjoys worldwide popularity, and is defined by a spirit of thanksgiving and exquisite cuisine.

The food fest consists of traditional mooncakes symbolic of the full moon, round pastries filled with lotus seed paste with one to four egg yolks, or the newer varieties with nuts, red bean paste, fruits and coffee flavor. Besides the symbolic mooncakes, Golden Dragon brings the gourmet Choin Si Lamb, La Giao Lobster, Tea Smoked Crispy Duck, Tenderloin Mofu Tofu, Fried Rice and other delicacies.

Autumn Moon is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, and is marked by a huge feast, dominated by mooncakes. This sweetmeat grew popular in the times when China was under the rule of the Mongols. Leaders from the preceding dynasty, unhappy to live under foreign rule, coordinated a rebellion, where mooncakes were used to bear secret messages to fellow conspirators, thus leading to a coup and the eventual establishment of the Ming dynasty. Today, mooncakes are eaten to commemorate this legend.

Legend also has it that a beautiful but inquisitive woman, Chang-O, disobeyed her husband and swallowed a pill supposed to be the elixir of life. When her husband discovered this and got angry, she ran and took refuge in the moon. The husband Yi built himself a palace in the sun as Yang (the male principle). Once a year, on the 15th day of the full moon, Yi visits his wife. The moon is at its brightest and roundest on this day. And the term round implies family reunion in Chinese. Therefore, it is an occasion for members of a family to get together, and for friendships and romances to be strengthened.

The Autumn Moon festival is offered a la carte for lunch and dinner.

Please contact Golden Dragon at 6666-2323 for further details.
Share. Save. Connect.
Be the first to comment on Chinese Autumn Moon Food Festival! Just use the simple form below.
LEAVE A COMMENT has 700,000+ monthly visits. Tell Hyderabad what you feel about Chinese Autumn Moon Food Festival!
Rate Event
[no link to your name will appear, overriding global settings]
To preserve integrity, allows ratings/comments only with a valid email. Your comments will be accepted once you give your email, and will be deleted if the email is not authenticated within 24 hours.
My name:

Dissatisfied with the results? Report a problem or error, or add a listing.
This page was tagged for
hyderabad moon food festival
Taj Krishna Taj Krishna events
September 2008 events
hyderabad festivals / fairs
hyderabad food / drink
Follow on
© Copyright 1999-2009 LRR Technologies (Hyderabad), Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. fullhyd, fullhyderabad, Welcome To The Neighbourhood are trademarks of LRR Technologies (Hyderabad) Pvt Ltd. The textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material in this site is protected by copyright law. You may not copy, distribute, or use this material except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. More on Hyderabad, India. Jobs in Hyderabad.