Festival ‘legend’ lives on

A La Carte

August 21, 2022

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

While the Mid-Autumn Festival gets underway on Saturday, Sept. 10, guests are invited to celebrate the annual “Moon Festival” tradition right now at Legend Seafood Restaurant.

The legend behind the festival describes a love story between Hou Yi and his wife, Chang’e. According to the account, Hou Yi shot down nine of the 10 suns in the sky and saved the land from disaster. He was awarded a potion that provided everlasting life. When Hou Yi’s assistant tried to steal the potion, his wife attempted to save the elixir by drinking it, rendering her immortal and causing her to float to the moon; the couple would not meet again. Every year on the day that the moon was its fullest, Hou Yi made moon cakes in hopes of reuniting with his love.

To honor this tradition, Legend offers its popular moon cakes through Sept. 15 in an array of flavors. They’re sold in box sets with Single Egg Yolk ($36) or Double Egg Yolk ($38) serving as popular choices. Individual cakes are available for $9 apiece for single-yolk cakes and $9.50 each for double yolks.

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