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Despite usually not containing any pork , mooncakes aren’t always prepared in a halalcer tified manner – and some baked mooncakes use lard – so it’s best to check with the seller before gifting them to Muslim friends. Mooncakes are usually cut into eighths with a clean plastic knife. Be firm when slicing to avoid everything crumbling. It’s said that messages were once printed on top of a set of four mooncakes and they had to be sliced and pieced together to form the message. The evidence was then destroyed by eating them! Traditionally, mooncakes are consumed with tea to ease the rich fillings down. Suggestions: - Five nut mooncake: Pu-er tea - Snow skin mooncake: Darjeeling tea - Red bean mooncake: Japanese sen cha or Chinese green tea - Lotus paste mooncake: oolong tea or tie guan yin