Food – Taiwanese

SunnyHills - Why Do Taiwanese Give Pineapple Cakes During Mid-Autumn?

Mooncakes are the traditional delicacy for the Mid-Autumn Festival, where round mooncakes resemble the full moon and is a symbol of family reunion and completeness in traditional Chinese culture. We say “yuan yuan man man” which means ‘round and abundant’. Over at Taiwan, it seems that two things have caught the waves – barbecue and pineapple cakes. According to the Taiwanese, several barbecue sauce companies were promoting in in markets and organized fairs their barbecue-related products just before the Mid-Autumn festivals, and barbecue eventually became a Mid-Autumn festival custom as important as eating mooncakes in Taiwan. Also, pineapple cakes......

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