The Mid-Autumn Festival or the more familiar Mooncake Festival to Malaysians is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by people of the Chinese origin.
The Mooncake Festival is an ancient celebration to commemorate the victory of Chinese peasants over Mongolian warlords. The Mooncake Festival is also known as Lantern festival.
Mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival.
For the past 100 years, the Chan’s has been baking mouth-watering mooncakes. The patriarchal business was started by the grandfather of Melvin Chan. Later it was operated by the his father and it is now his very own business .
Kedai Kek Bulan Fung Won, which is located in Jalan Hang Lekir, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur produces one of the best mooncakes in town with over 20 varieties of traditional flavored biscuits and cakes. It is their mission to stay true to tradition.
Melvin Chan, the third generation business owner of Fung Won said that his “best seller” is the Lotus Mooncake with a single yolk.
Video produced by Monash University Journalism students; Traceline Choo, Esther Chung, Leisha Manan and Farah Zulkefly