"Stir-fried moon cake with green pepper," a newly created dish made with leftover moon cakes from the Mid-Autumn Festival, was recently served at the school
cafeteria at Fujian Normal University in southeast China's Fujian Province, according to taihainet.com on Tuesday.
A photo of the dish which was posted on micro-blogs by a student of the university on Sunday has sparked heated discussions on the Internet.
The chief of the school canteen, surnamed Zheng, confirmed that they made the dish with 50 leftover moon cakes after Mid-Autumn Festival. They mixed the moon
cakes with sauces and vegetables such as green pepper, chili pepper and an edible black fungus, according to a recipe in the newspaper.
A freshman at the university told the Strait Herald that the dish was served on Sunday.
"I thought it was meat at first but it turned out to be moon cake after my first bite. It tasted terrible," the freshman said.
"We will not make it anymore as many students complained about the dish," said Zheng.
Guo Renxian, president of the Cuisine Association of Fuzhou, said that making dishes with leftover moon cakes is neither healthy nor nutritious.