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Celebrating Chinese Moon Festival in Denver - Issue #3

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Hi friends! The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is this Wednesday Octob
 

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October 2 · Issue #3 · View online
Weekly newsletter with personal, hand-picked restaurants and activities by a NYC transplant who is always on the hunt for what to eat and do next.

Hi friends!
The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is this Wednesday October 4! It’s a very complex holiday, with many legends and customs involved. I usually call it Mooncake Day because it’s the one time of the year where gorging on these fatty, unhealthy pastries is encouraged. 
The way my family celebrated the Moon Festival was to join together for a big feast, light lanterns, call our relatives who lived afar, and admire the bright full moon (this part might be a little harder to do in this dreary Denver weather). 
This issue of New Friends in Denver has recommendations on how to enjoy your own version of Mooncake Day, with a list of my fave authentic Chinese restaurants in Denver and places to buy the cakes. 
Fun fact: A single mooncake has about 890 calories.
-Jaclyn

Mooncakes
Mooncakes
Chinese Restaurants
Rally a bunch of friends and order a ‘banquet’ style meal. Skip out on the orange chicken and try some of the more adventurous stuff :p
Star Kitchen - 552 Photos & 617 Reviews - Dim Sum - 2917 W Mississippi Ave, Southwest, Denver, CO - Restaurant Reviews - Phone Number - Menu - Yelp
Kings Land Seafood Restaurant - 112 Photos & 145 Reviews - Dim Sum - 2200 W Alameda Ave, Southwest, Denver, CO - Restaurant Reviews - Phone Number - Menu - Yelp
Super Star Asian Cuisine - 263 Photos & 382 Reviews - Dim Sum - 2200 W Alameda Ave, Southwest, Denver, CO - Restaurant Reviews - Phone Number - Menu - Yelp
Empress Seafood Restaurant - Order Food Online - 111 Photos & 130 Reviews - Dim Sum - Southwest - Denver, CO - Phone Number - Menu - Yelp

Hong Kong BBQ feels more hole in the wall. Dinner special is $24 for 3 dishes (I go once a week).
Hong Kong Barbecue - 146 Photos & 141 Reviews - Barbeque - 1048 S Federal Blvd, Southwest, Denver, CO - Restaurant Reviews - Phone Number - Menu - Yelp
Where to Buy Mooncakes
There’s A LOT of different mooncake varieties based on egg yolk type/quantity and the filling paste. Best way to figure out your fave is by sampling all of them! :) My personal go-to is white lotus paste with double salted duck egg yolks (considered ultra luxe). 
Pacific Ocean Int’l Marketplace - 33 Photos & 127 Reviews - International Grocery - 2200 W Alameda Ave, Southwest, Denver, CO - Phone Number - Yelp
Viet Hoa Supermarket - 30 Photos & 27 Reviews - Fruits & Veggies - 225 S Sheridan Blvd, Lakewood, CO - Phone Number - Yelp
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