Golden Dragon is a well-known Chinese restaurant in Hyderabad, located in what I think is the most popular hotel in the city – Taj Krishna. Last week courtesy this blog, I was invited for a Moon Fest lunch there and I discovered the Mid Autumn Festival that the Chinese celebrate and the restaurants also celebrates every year.
Mid Autumn festival is a harvest festival in China, also known as Moon festival as it is celebrated on full moon day or Mooncake festival, as Mooncakes is the delicacy of the festival. Traditionally it is filled with meat but in India they make it using Red Beans and it almost looks like chocolate cake till you put it on your tongue.
Chef Ajai of Golden Dragon speaks about the festival and how they celebrate it at the restaurant. He also narrates a few interesting anecdotes associated with the festival.
What stands out in my memory is this long nose tea kettle that the staff used to serve Chinese tea, something that everyone’s attention, specially the cameras.