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Mooncakes Are a Must as Chinese Festival Nears

Sep 06, 2014 - The New York Times

HONG KONG -- At the Lin Heung Tea House here, staff members rushed around with piles of mooncakes in their trademark gold, blue and red tins.

''Salty or sweet? How many egg yolks?'' Mak Ling-Hung, the bakery manager, shouted down the line. During the lunch rush lately, there has hardly been room to stand because of all the people buying mooncakes.

While other retailers have reinvented this Mid-Autumn Festival staple with flavors like chocolate ice cream and Ibérico ham, traditionali...