And who knew you could make beans as desserts? Why have we not been making beans into desserts?
People Try Moon Cakes for the First Time
Moon cakes are a big part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated mainly by Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, and Vietnamese people.
I love the moon, and I love cake.
I like astronauts.
How could this go wrong?
It sounds just colorful and magical and happy.
The cakes get their name from the moon being its fullest and brightest around mid-Autumn.
Lotus Egg Yolk
If this tastes like half the effort that looks like that went into making it, it's gonna be amazing.
It's so beautiful! Look at it!
It's an egg?
I got the one with the big egg.
It's an egg?
Is it gonna be good?
It's not bad.
Whoa—I actually really like it.
I didn't know lotuses could be better. They're already so beautiful.
If it gets too buttery around the tongue, this tea really washes it down quite nicely.
Okay, I'm skeptical of the red bean.
Well, I've had mochi with red bean in it. It's pretty good.
It's, like, super earthy.
Less crumble to deal with because there's no, like, center of cake.
Pretty damn good sugar bean.
Date sounds really good.
It smells like meat?!
It's like a super thick Fig Newton.
Tastes like really old barbecue sauce.
Still...good—my least favorite.
There was some baller decal.
It was beautiful.
Like, I felt bad cutting into them.
A snack fit for a queen.
I'm gonna go with the red bean.
The lotus one was the best one for sure.
I love the tea with it. Like, I feel really cozy.
I just feel, like, so calm.
I would love to bring this to my family.
Can we just start doing this? Can we just get together and have tea and cakes together? I love this.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
If the queen of England visited East Asia, this is the ceremony you'd want to bring her to. Moon cake and tea—she'd be, like, right in her element.