Welcome to the latest episode of Chinese Soundbites, a podcast series brought to you by ChinesePod and Shanghaiist. Every week we’ll be bringing you topics and words pulled straight from the headlines, in Mandarin Chinese.
This week the topic, and food, on everyone’s lips… mooncakes. As the gifting and re-gifting festivities take place this weekend, get informed about what this holiday is all about. And if you’re lucky enough to receive the gift of ‘alternative’ mooncakes, you may just want to revisit this odd-looking delicacy.
- 中秋节 (Zhōngqiūjié) Mid-Autumn Festival
- 传统 (chuántǒng) tradition
- 月饼 (yuèbǐng) moon cake
- 冰淇凌 (bīngqílíng) ice cream