The Secret of the Mooncake

The Secret of the Mooncake
The Secret of the Mooncake

Winson Pan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


A baker named Mr. Wong comes to a small town and opens an intriguing bakery; it sells unpalatable bread, but its mooncake is incredibly delicious. Just why is the mooncake so popular? Daniel, a young baker addicted to the mooncake, uncovers the hidden secrets in this short fantasy story.


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Winson Pan Jiayi is a student learning environmental subjects at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He enjoys traveling, reading and watching movies in his leisure. Detective novels, cartoons and animation are his favorite genres.


It was around mid-autumn festival when the author started to conceive this story while studying the course ELC1A04, From The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter: Fantasy, Reality and Humanity. The festive occasion provided inspiration. The Chinese myth about the moon goddess Chang E, and the historical moment of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon also contributed ideas to the story.