Full moon package gift??? What the heck is this?

What is this full moon package? You must be wondering. Keep on reading….

Guess for those who are not a custom to the Asian Chinese culture, this full moon package is the gift of thanks from the parents of a new born baby who reached exactly 1 mth old.

I am not sure about other Asian countries but in Malaysia, this is usually the gift box of food Malaysian Chinese will give to their relatives or friends. Some will give cakes or things that are sweet like chocolates in little cute gift boxes.

You may be wondering what kind of food they give if it is not cakes or sweet or chocolate…, well here are some shots.

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Inside the package you will find yellow glutinous rice, hard boiled eggs colour in red colour, curry chicken and lastly is the sweet pastry called ‘Ang Ku’

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A close up of the yellow glutinous rice and the ‘Ang Ku’

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The ‘Ang Ku’ is actually a hokkien name ; one of the chinese dialect, meaning red (Ang) turtle (Ku). If you notice the shape and pattern looks like a turtle shell.

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What is inside the red turtle? Well it is filled with meshed yellow bean and it taste sweet. The red ‘shell’ which has a slight rubbery feel, has one taste that you never forget. When you take that bite into one of these little things, it will keep you wanting for more.

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