What are Mooncakes?

What are Mooncakes?

Shengkee Bakery

Mooncakes are a traditional Chinese pastry that are believed to have originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). They are typically served during the Mid-Autumn Festival and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. The most common and traditional types of mooncake is made with a traditional cookie-like pastry skin that encases various types of sweet filling, such as lotus seed paste, red bean paste, mixed nuts, with yolk.

Mooncakes are steeped in tradition and symbolism, with an emphasis on family reunion and unity. The round shape of the mooncakes represent the full moon, a symbol of family unity. The number of egg yolks often used in the filling also symbolizes the completeness of the family. In addition to being a delicious treat, mooncakes are often used as gifts to show appreciation and affection for family and friends.

Here at Sheng Kee Bakery, we pride ourselves with the many types of Mooncakes we offer for our community. With decades of experience in providing quality Mooncakes to our customers, not only did we perfect the traditional flavors of Red Bean and Lotus (with yolk), we also created many more non-traditional unique mooncake flavors! Some of our top sellers include Pineapple Mooncake, Tea Mooncake, and Fruit Mooncakes!

Mooncakes have been enjoyed for centuries, and the tradition continues to this day. Many families still observe the Mid-Autumn Festival with a gathering around the table, sharing mooncakes, and celebrating the bonds of family and friendship.

Sheng Kee Online Store opens for Mid Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year every year! We ship Mooncakes and Pastries nationwide. 


Tea Mooncake