Bentolicious #217
Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival also known as the Mooncake Festival. Held on every 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar. As the moon plays a significant part of this festival, people are celebrating it by eating mooncake. As a Chinese descendant, our family also celebrates this festival. Nothing fancy or big, just bought some mooncakes and share it among us. Today's bento was totally inspired by this festival. I used colorful egg sheets to make the decorations on the top of the rice. I made Chang Er and Hou Yi, two characters that are very popular in one of the Mid-Autumn Festival stories. I did not have much time to do a proper decoration on the face, so the characters became younger version of Chang Er and Hou Yi. Oh well ... you get the idea right? Inside the box : rice, stir fry Chinese cabbage with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and sauteed pork slices-pork ham-chili-spring onion.
Wish you and your family a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!


Lia, 中秋節快樂!

It's sweet & cute bento. Happy Mid-Autumn Fest! Enjoy eating mooncake too.

@Bobo : Wish the same for you and your family! Thanks Bobo!

@Fang Fang : Thanks Fang! You too ... enjoy your mooncake :) the cute couple Chang Er and Hou Yi...
Happy mooncake festival to you and family

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! Happy Mooncake Festival to you and family too! Enjoy every bite of it :)

Happy Mooncake Festival! The characters are adorable Lia! Now I want to go and look up their stories.

Happy Mid Autumn festival to you too Lia! This bento is so pretty! Makes me very happy just by looking at it :D

@OhayoBento : Thanks a lot Heather! I forgot to buy lantern so the kids can play with it ... sshhh don't tell hehehe :D

@Bento Cat : Thanks a lot Shanna! You are so sweet :)

Happy mooncake festival, Lia.. I'm craving for the mooncake now.. :)

@mama elaine : Happy Mooncake Festival too Yul! No mooncake there? I wish I can send it to you now :)

Happy Mooncake festival! Now I know why chinatown here was so busy on Saturday! We couldn't get a table at our fave restaurant so we went to the one beside it. lol. Love your graphics and esp, this super cute bento Lia! Oh my gosh, the characters with big moon, so awesome.

@ChantaleP : Thanks a lot Chantale! I would say the characters are Chang Er and Hou Yi but my boy kept saying those are him with his sister. I gave up :p You should try mooncake next year :)

A happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family, Lia! As always, you do a stunning job with your bento creation!!

So cute Lia! Hope you had a wonderful celebration. Wasn't the moon beautiful last night? So happy to see your charaben again :D

@Natakiya : Thanks a lot Natakiya! Mid-Autumn Festival is one of a biggest events in Chinese calendar. Hope can make some bento for other Festivals too later :)

@sheri fujihara chen : Thanks a lot Sheri! Moon was big and round last night but not too clear probably was a bit cloudy. But we enjoyed our mooncake :)

Ah they are so cute... lovely lovely ^^. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Mbak Lia! :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Ta! Sorry for the late reply :)