Geppei is the literal Japanese translation for mooncake.
When I was in Hawaii, I saw many bakeries and stores selling mooncake, getting ready for the Moon Festival, which I think starts today.
Anyway, in Hawaii, the price for one was kinda shocking...US$4 or $5?!
I found one here at the supermarket and apparently they have this all year round.
It was a little smaller than the ones I saw in Hawaii and this one was only 69 yen!
The insides are sweet bean paste and walnuts. The texture reminded me of steamed manju. Maybe not traditional, but it was delicious.
This one was marked "tokusen" or special. I think it was a little bigger and a little fancier than the first one I tried.
The price was a little more too at 115 yen.
The inside seemed like the same type of filling with the sweet bean paste and walnuts.
I had this one with some green tea. Delish!
I don't think we'll be able to see the moon tonight because there is supposed to be a typhoon approaching, so if you can see the moon where you are, enjoy it!