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    A moon cake that contains five different stuffings. Can it be called "five-stuffing moon cake"?

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    Re: moon cake

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    A moon cake that contains five different stuffings. Can it be called "five-stuffing moon cake"?
    I don't think so.

    According to the dictionary, stuffing is uncountable. It simply means flavored food which is placed inside a paste/pastry etc.

    You might say five-kind-of-stuffing moon cake. But it is a bit clumsy. It is more common for people to say "a moon cake with 5 kinds of stuffing". It is just similar to "a roast beef with onions" in the menu.

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    Good. A bit clumsy won't destroy its approaching perfection.
    8)

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    You are too welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    You are too welcome.
    you might also want to say:
    the moon cake recipe requires five ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27
    Quote Originally Posted by Wai_Wai
    You are too welcome.
    you might also want to say:
    the moon cake recipe requires five ingredients.
    I really have no idea what a moon cake is, but we fill pies and cakes. We stuff only meat or vegetables.

    Say: It contains five different fillings.

    Say: stuffed turkey and stuffed bell peppers


    Saying that the recipe requires five ingredients doesn't convey the right idea.
    Ingredients are sugar, eggs, flour, etc.

    :wink:

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    the moon cake recipe requires five ingredients?

    What the sentence conveyed is different what I wanted to express. I said "five (different) filllings" that only referred to filling.

    SS said " It contains five different fillings" . That is correct. How do you call the moon cake?

    (Moon cake refers to a Chinese food)

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    For those unfamiliar with moon cakes, here's a picture:



    ;)

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    Re: moon cake

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    A moon cake that contains five different stuffings. Can it be called "five-stuffing moon cake"?
    If you insist on "filling", then can you tell us what the fillings are. Is it a layered cake? None of the moon
    cakes I have made or know of have any fillings in them.
    Just curious....

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    Such as a moon cake stuffed with 5 different nutlets, of course other ingredients included.

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