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No Pork, No Lard for These Hong Kong Mooncakes

Mooncake sellers in Hong Kong are offering healthier choices this festive season to attract a customer base that is growing ever more wary about its calorie intake. A culinary staple of the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes are traditionally filled with lotus or sweet bean paste, contain an egg yolk and are made with lard. These ingredients make for a high sugar and fat content. At vegan-inspired Sesame Kitchen, chef Shina Shimizu is swapping out those ingredients in her own version of...

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