Despite having been married more than two years and a Chinese surname, it was only this year that we were able to play the traditional Filipino-Chinese game called “Pua Tiong Chiu” or the Chinese Mooncake Dice Game, as a couple.
What is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of good harvest celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar which falls on September 27 (today) this year! In China, it is a two-day holiday for the Chinese people to go to their hometowns get together with their family and friends for thanksgiving. Another tradition done for this celebration is the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game (unique to Xiamen and surrounding provinces) wherein prizes are being won depending on the dice you roll for fun.
Our first “Pua TIong Chiu” happened last week which was held at Kamuning Bakery Cafe with the Binondo Heritage Group. The second and most recent one was at Brooklyn’s New York Pizza with some blogger friends.
While the former was filled with Chinese participants, the one at Brooklyn Pizza was a first for most of our Filipino blogger friends in the game. This is what the owners of Brooklyn Pizza wanted, to share the meaning of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and spread the joys of the Mooncake Dice Game as part of the Chinese culture, in a fun Filipino setting.
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival @ Brooklyn’s New York Pizza
If you are interested to experience first-hand what we are talking about, then this is good news for you!
Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival by playing the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game for Php 600 per person, minimum of 12 persons, which includes food and prizes to be won! No more hassle for shopping on prizes or planning for food to feast with your family and friends.
The food set we had at Broooklyn’s Tomas Morato included an 18″ pizza, 2 large pasta dishes, a 2 servings of buffalo wings, and beverages for everyone.
Check this out for some rules and mechanics on what to prepare and how to play the Mooncake Dice Game.
Have your family and friends over at Brooklyn’s New York Pizza and call (+632) 351-0000 for reservations. Their branches at in Makati, Tomas Morato, Ortigas, Alabang Town Center, BF Parañaque, and Robinson’s Place Manila.
All photos were taken with the Samsung Galaxy EDGE Plus (no filters used except in the IG posts) ; review at Gadget Gambit.
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