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Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession


Mooncakes by chef Yip Wing-wah of Hong Kong's famous colonial era Peninsula Hotel are among the most in demand -- and the priciest.

Mooncakes by chef Yip Wing-wah of Hong Kong's famous colonial era Peninsula Hotel are among the most in demand -- and the priciest.

Hong Kong (AFP) - It is one of Hong Kong's most treasured food traditions: the buying, giving and eating of "mooncakes" to mark mid-autumn festival, celebrated in Chinese communities around the world next month.

Bakeries and supermarkets are already packed with boxes of the dense pastries, traditionally filled with a heavy sweet concoction of lotus seed and egg yolks.

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