Mid-Autumn Festival is a day for friends and family to gather together, offer thanks for the fall harvest, and pray for longevity and good fortune. This holiday falls on the day of a full moon, making rooftops a great place to spend the evening.


The Art Of Paring Wine With Chinese Cusine

General Rules Of Paring Wine & Chinese Cusine

Steamed seafood: Dry Rieslings, Champagne, and White Burgundy are the best choices to pair with steamed seafood as they balance out the delicate flavours from the dish with its fruity flavours.

Spicy noodles: Considered a sign of longevity, enjoying soft noodles during your dinner with spice notes can be paired well with Viognier.

Gingery Dishes: When it comes to crabs or lobsters brimming with a flavour of ginger, the best way to balance the spice from it is to choose varieties such as Rosé or Gewürztraminer.

Fiery Szechuan: A touch of sweetness from Muscat-based wines could be the magic some fiery Szechuan cuisine needs to balance and treat your palette.

Black bean Sauce: A velvety, smooth texture pairs well with Black bean sauce, such as a fruity touch of Zinfandel.

Bordeaux for everything: If you do not want to carefully select a bottle and want something that is more neutral and goes with all, then Bordeaux is the bottle of choice. It has a rich variety and diverse palette, makes it a go-to wine for every occasion and every cuisine.

The Many Stories Of The Moon Goddess

Tales Of Chang’e

Chang'e was a beautiful woman. Ten suns had risen together into the skies and scorched the Earth, thus causing hardship for the people. Hou Yi, a legendary archer and the husband of Chang'e, shot down nine of them, leaving just one Sun, and was rewarded with two portions of the elixir of immortality. As he did not want to gain immortality without his beloved wife, Hou Yi waited to consume the elixir and left it with his wife, Chang'e.

However, while Hou Yi went out hunting, his apprentice Fengmeng broke into his house and tried to force Chang'e to give him the elixir, so Chang'e took both portions herself rather than giving them up to Fengmeng.

Then, Chang'e flew upward past the heavens, choosing the Moon to be her immortal residence as she loved her husband and wished to live near him.

When Hou Yi discovered what transpired, he felt responsible for Chang'e, so he displayed the fruits and cakes his wife had enjoyed, then killed himself.

In older versions of the story, Chang'e stole the elixir from Hou Yi, drank it, and flew to the Moon so her husband could not go after her.