Monday, September 12, 2011

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

In case we had forgotten why we had the day off from school today, google reminded us:

Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival is today, the 15th day of the eighth month following the lunar calendar.  In Taiwan many families celebrate with moon cakes, pomelo fruit and BBQ.

Sample platter for teachers at school.  Some moon cakes are sweet, some "salty" (usually meat-filled).  
We like the sweet ones!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tea for two

Tea served in two very different ways, both found in Taichung:

 Green tea served in heavy cups along with rice and hot pot

English black tea served with milk and sugar in delicate tea cups
 along with crust-less sandwiches and scones