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

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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.
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Natalie27 said:
Wai_Wai said:
You are too welcome.

you might also want to say:
the moon cake recipe requires five ingredients. :lol:

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.

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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:

zine3.jpg


;)
 
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NewHope said:
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.... :lol:
 

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

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Natalie27 said:
NewHope said:
Cakes are filled with things, not stuffed. :lol:
it looks like a fruit filling to me, possibly some dates, cherries...? Sure looks yum!

:lol:

No. Stuffed is Right.

See:

a stuffed turkey
He stuffed himself full of food.
 
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NewHope said:
Natalie27 said:
NewHope said:
Cakes are filled with things, not stuffed. :lol:
it looks like a fruit filling to me, possibly some dates, cherries...? Sure looks yum!

:lol:

No. Stuffed is Right.

See:

a stuffed turkey
He stuffed himself full of food.


When I stuff a turkey, I literally stuff its cavity. That is, I cram or tightly pack the stuffing into it. I put as much into it as I can.

When you stuff yourself, you overeat.

I think you are arguing about collocation. We say "a filled cake" and "stuffed potatoes".

It's a filled moon cake, period!

BTW, I have an apple pie in the oven. It has an apple filling, of course. It smells gooooood!

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Susie Smith said:
BTW, I have an apple pie in the oven. It has an apple filling, of course. It smells gooooood!

:lol:

You gonna share that pie? ;)
 

Wai_Wai

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Hi, everybody.
It appears there is a dispute regarding "stuffed" and filled".

I made some search and looked up in the dictionaries.

"Stuffed (stuffing/dressing)" may be likely to use when you put the things into chicken, duck etc. The things may be some minced/chopped meat etc.

"Filled (fillings)" may be likely ot use when you put the things into cake, sandwich etc. The things may be some sweet ingredients (eg jam).

Nevertheless, it is perfectly ok to interchange each other.
Example:
http://www.melroseflowers.com/mkic/indo_recipes/meat/stuffed_soybean_cake.html
http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/pplFilldChickninPcnCrmSc.asp
 

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Nice catch, WaiWai. :D
 
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