New York’s Chinatown bakeries hit new market with ‘fusion’ mooncakes

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Mooncakes are a relatively novel discovery for non-Chinese Americans, but Chinatown bakers say that people of all cultures are developing a taste for the sweet confections. CCTV America’s Karina Huber reports.

In New York City’s Chinatown, there’s no shortage of bakeries selling mooncakes to celebrate China’s Mid-autumn Festival. The traditional mooncakes are made with lotus seeds or egg yolks, but bakeries in New York’s Chinatown created a boom in fusion mooncakes made with other ingredients such as green tea and ice cream.

New York Chinatown's bakeries selling new taste mooncakes

New York Chinatown's bakeries selling new taste mooncakes

Mooncakes are a relatively novel discovery for non-Chinese Americans, but Chinatown bakers say that people of all cultures are developing a taste for the sweet confections. CCTV America’s Karina Huber reports.