Last week was the Mid Autumn Festival, the Chinese holiday for celebrating the fall harvest via moon gazing and eating mooncake. The holiday was totally off my radar until I saw a Facebook picture of mooncake posted by my cousin on Thursday! I scrambled to buy mooncake that weekend but it was too late – all the good stuff was already gone. Sniff.
I was feeling a little sad from missing out on the mooncake so I decided to try and make something that would remind me of growing up.
I had come across a recipe for Chinese Lion’s Head Meatballs (they’re called lion’s head because the cabbage looks like a lion’s mane) on a blog I read a few months ago and flagged it – now was the right time to bust it out.
This recipe actually turned out to be easier than I thought, and it tasted so good! The flavors totally brought me back to when I was 11 years old, eating dinner at the kitchen table. Mission accomplished! Mooncake cravings be gone.