To Protest a Feared Extradition Bill, Hongkongers Turn to Mooncakes — Atlas Obscura

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— by Claire Voon: Mooncakes are edible works of art. Traditionally, the top crust of the dense Chinese pastries are decorated with geometric patterns or auspicious messages, such as the characters for “harmony” or “longevity.” Usually baked during the Mid-Autumn Festival, people send the sweet cakes to relatives and friends as a gesture of respect. So to find one that declares “F**k you!” is, well, unheard of…

Image: A cheeky cat, along with an edgy character, courtesy of Wah Yee Tang

July 16, 2019


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