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Family gathering for a taste of traditional China
Mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival and considered a delicacy. Mooncakes are offered to friends, family or clients while celebrating the festival. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.
Celebrate with a bit of Chinese wine if you're game
The festival is linked to the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to legend the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn.
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching. Its name comes from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season when the moon is at its roundest and brightest.
Set to impress
The team behind the cult Hutong restaurants will be celebrating China's annual Mid-Autumn Festival, (aka the Mooncake Festival). Man Tong Kitchen's head chef Tony Chen has designed two special menus for the occasion, which celebrate traditional Chinese flavours and the finest produce. They will be available from 21 September to 27 September.
Save room for the coral trout
Hutong Group food and beverage director Eric Chew said: "Mid-Autumn Festival is all about coming together with family and friends, which is why Man Tong Kitchen has developed banquets for 10 people. It's a chance to gather your loved ones and get a taste of what traditional China is all about."
If you have never experienced fine dining at the Man Tong Kitchen this would be a perfect time to start. I have had the pleasure of dining with them many times and the food and service is impeccable.
One of my favorites: Hot and sour soup
Two unbeatable set price deluxe banquets will be offered for lunch and dinner for groups of ten people.
Set A ($1,388 for 10 people):
Deluxe Cold Appetisers, Deluxe Seafood Hot and Sour Soup, Snow Crab with Goose Liver Paste, Steamed Live Parrot Fish, Sticky Rice Pigeon in Fermented Rice Wine, King Prawn with Egg Yolk, Braised Pork Belly in Special Soy Sauce, Beef Short Ribs with Tea Flavour, Stir Fried Water Spinach with Shrimp Paste in Clay Pot, Sweet Glutinous Rice Ball Soup with Lotus Seed, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Love the garnishes!
Set B ($1,888 for 10 people): Deluxe Cold Appetisers, Double Boiled Conch Meat with Dried Conpoy and Zucchini Soup, Stir Fried Australia Live Lobster with Ginger & Spring Onion Sauce, Steamed Live Coral Trout, Crispy Pigeon, Abalone and Sea Cucumber with Chinese Mushroom in Clay Pot, Stir Fried Wagyu Beef with Homemade Soy Sauce, Man Tong Stir Fry (chives and pipi in signature sauce), Steamed Chinese Cabbage in Cream Sauce, Black Truffle Seafood Fried Rice, Sweet Glutinous Rice Ball Soup with Lotus Seed, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
For bookings please call: (03) 9686 9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org