One of the most memorable dishes I sampled in Suzhou was the meat mooncake. Instead of the sweet traditional moon cakes, residents of Suzhou line up to buy savory meat moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The crust is made of flour and lard, the filling is made of deliciously flavoured meat, baked to golden perfection. Although it’s a bit sweet, it’s definitely not a dessert. Its texture and flavour is closer to a meat pie than to a regular moon cake. I was attracted by the smell when walking past the store. It had a long line-up of locals waiting to purchase their share. Don’t miss out on this tasty snack! Advice: get in line.
Suzhou’s famous meat mooncake