Foshan China 2019-09-12
Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday for family reunion. Moon viewing and tasting moon cake are things that can’t be missed. In fact, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Foshan is not only tasting moon cake, but there are also many other traditional food. The memory of delicacies is passed down from generation to generation, as Foshan people, how many food customs you know about local Mid-Autumn Festival in Foshan? Let's recollect the old memory together!
猪仔饼 Pig cake
"Pig cake" made of flour and syrup, also known as "Pig cage cake". In addition to moon cakes, the traditional pig cake is a precious memory for the Foshan older generation.
A red line is “put on” the neck of the pig and some of them are also put into the mini pig cage. They can be a toy for children or used as decoration. It makes children mouth water when seeing the pig cake in the shop.
"Pig cake" means that children are white and fat, as easy as a pig to bring up. Although with the change of times, pig cake gradually fades out of people's sight. But during every Mid-Autumn Festival, the memory of pig cake always comes to mind.
田螺 Field snail
Field snail is an essential food of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Do you still remember the scene of enjoying the moonlight while eating the field snail at the same time?
As the saying goes, "if there is no food, ask the field (snail)". Eating field snail during the Mid-Autumn Festival has the meaning of good harvest.
Purple perilla fried field snail is more popular among people. The meat sipping out of the field snail is mixed with the fragrance of purple perilla, which is really enjoying!
Many children probably haven’t seen the waternut yet. Waternut has fresh sweetness and rich fragrance.
Foshan people usually boil waternut with water, and some of them make it into porridge. Children eating waternut during the Mid-Autumn Festival represents a blessing of “being smart”.
In the Mid-Autumn Festival, the waternut is cut into slices and made into porridge. A bowl of waternut porridge after the moon cake can help clean up the grease in the stomach.
吃芋头 Eating taro
There is a traditional custom of eating taro in Gaoming and Sanshui District. Taro has big and small ones, and eating both of the two sizes of taro implies family reunion.
In addition, the Cantonese "Taro" is in harmony with the "护头（protecting the head）", and the family eating the taro together has the meaning of family reunion and eliminating the evil.
各种水果 Various fruits
People eat many kinds of fruits during the Mid-Autumn Festival. For Foshan people, different fruits represent different meanings.
甘蔗 Sugar cane
Sugar cane has many joints and it seems very “strong”. Eating sugar cane during the Mid-Autumn Festival means a strong body all year round.
Pomelo is a seasonal fruit during the Mid-Autumn Festival. “柚” is in harmony with “佑”, which has the meaning of blessing.
The ingenious Foshan people will also make a lantern from the peel left over from pomelo at the Mid-Autumn Festival. Have you ever made such a lantern?
What else do you know about Foshan's traditional Mid-Autumn Festival food customs? Looking forward to your sharing!