Enjoy Your Mooncake Responsibly

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Every year, the Chinese community celebrates one of the most important festive seasons in the calendar. No, it’s not Chinese New Year. But rather, the Mid-Autumn Festival.

And this is where we get to enjoy delicious moon cakes. Unlike the olden days, moon cakes have become pricier over the years due to its ingredients, as well as the cost of its uniquely-designed box that comes with it.

Of course, that doesn’t stop many people to consume this once-in-a-year scrumptious delicacy. Depending on the individual, moon cakes can be addictive and if you’re not careful enough, you can get sick easily. So in order to avoid that, here’s what you should do:

1. Eat in moderation

It’s like duh… isn’t that obvious? Any forms of delicacies are always best to consume in moderation. Besides, overeating can end up with your stomach doing cha-cha dance, while your overall health will be affected. This rule also applies to moon cakes. Stick to a half or one moon cake instead. Just remember this: moon cakes are notoriously high in calories, cholesterol and sugar content.

Jelly Mooncakes, RM25 – RM104

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Tired of the same old baked-skin moon cakes? Go adventurous with these selections of jelly moon cakes. From red bean to pineapple fillings, there’s something for everyone!

2. Pair your moon cake with hot tea

Here’s the thing, moon cakes are usually oily and very filling. So imagine if you eat them with a glass of Coke or a milky drink. You might end up with a severe stomachache or find yourself blasting nuclear holocaust inside the toilet cubicle. Instead, the best drink to pair your favourite moon cake is a cup of hot tea. Green tea or oolong tea should do fine. Moreover, drinking tea helps indigestion.

Bee’s Assorted Mooncakes, RM18.50 – RM136.50

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Whether it was traditional or contemporary choices like peppermint chocolate, Bee’s fanciful range of moon cakes are never short of sweet surprises.

By following the right way of eating the moon cakes, your stomach will be thankful for that. After all, what’s the point of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, if you end up lying sick on the bed?

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