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Mind Blowing Chocolate Mooncakes From Pierre Hermé Hong Kong (IFC)

[Translate] Pierre Hermé Hong Kong opened its doors in May 2013 and so much buzz generated on that side of the world that it made me a bit envious, frustrated and lamented that Chef Hermé still hasn’t opened a boutique in the U.S. On the bright side, since Hong Kong was my first city on my long trip in Asia that I get to have my hands on the vibrant, jewel-toned macarons and chocolates. (Unfortunately, all of their HK locations do not sell the beautiful, delicious pastries like its Paris and Tokyo locations.) Entering its first location in Hong Kong..

Homemade Mooncakes

[Translate] If you walk into any Chinese supermarket or grocery store within the past week or two, you are bound to see tins and/or fancy decorated boxes of mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival that’s coming up this Wednesday, September 22nd. (A mooncake is a dense, Chinese pastry that’s usually filled with lotus seed or adzuki red bean paste and barely covered in a shiny, deep golden brown, cake-like crust. It can range in shapes but they are usually circular or square in shape and may or may not contain salted egg yolks.) Being my daring baking self, I wanted to..