Are Mooncakes Vegan?
Have you been wondering if the traditional Chinese Mooncakes are suitable for vegans? Well, you’ve come to the right place, keep reading to have your questions answered.
What are Mooncakes?
Mooncakes are a traditional Chinese bakery treat that’s typically eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (The 15th day of the 8th lunar month) where it’s become custom to present Mooncakes as presents to friends, family and colleagues.
They’re made up of a pastry crust that varies from flaky to chewy to crumbly depending on the region you’re in. They sometimes contain yolks from salted duck eggs and are filled with a paste of lotus seeds and red beans.
Are Mooncakes vegan-friendly?
No, traditional Mooncakes aren’t generally suitable for vegans as the pasty often contains lard or even egg yolk. It’s possible to make the pastry using vegetable oil, so it’s always worth checking!
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.