What to eat during Full-Moon Festival?

What to eat during Full-Moon Festival? A huge appeal of Full-Moon Festival that makes Vietnamese people long to see this day to come is the Moon Cake. In Vietnam, there are two types of moon cakes: “banh nuong” – the toasted cake and “banh deo” – the sticky one. “Banh nuong” is the brown toasted flour cake filled with egg, fried onion, pork fat, mung beans, et
What to eat during Full-Moon Festival? Mooncake - the Must-Eat Food



A huge appeal of Full-Moon Festival that makes Vietnamese people long to see this day to come is the Moon Cake. In Vietnam, there are two types of moon cakes: “banh nuong” – the toasted cake and “banh deo” – the sticky one. “Banh nuong” is the brown toasted flour cake filled with egg, fried onion, pork fat, mung beans, etc. “Banh deo” is the white sticky rice cake filled with a mixture of lotus seeds, mung beans, and pumpkin seeds. Moon cake is in round shape, which is believed to bring along luck, happiness, health, and prosperity.


Things to do

In the occasion of Full-Moon Festival, moon cakes are usually used as gifts of people to the others, especially their parents and grandparents. Vietnamese also put moon cakes and variety of fruits on ancestral altar to offer their ancestor. At night, all members of family will gather around a lavish tray of fruits and of course, moon cakes, and savor it together while admiring the full moon.


 


How to make Mooncake?

Mooncake symbolize completeness and reunion. Banh Nuong - Bah Deo fillings for both of the cakes can be the same with egg, jam, dried sausage, lotus seed, watermelon seed, etc.


 

When is festival?

Full-Moon Festival in Vietnam is celebrated in the night of the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, corresponding to mid-September to early October in the western calendar with a full moon at night. However, different to other countries, the Full-Moon Festival in Vietnam is mainly for children.


 


Best Halong Bay Cruises for Full-Moon Festival

Visiting Vietnam in this period, you could see the streets full of décor items for the Moon Festival. Not only kids but adults also feel elated at this event. To enable tourists to have more chances to attend such this event, many Halong Bay tour operators have celebrated this festival during their trips, and overnight Halong Bay Cruise is not an exception. Immersing yourself in the cheery vibe of this special Vietnamese festival is definitely a great way to get exposed to the culture of this S-shaped land and Do not miss the chance to taste the sweet, delicious Vietnamese mooncakes.

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