|Chinese moon cakes at Lotte|
Chuseok is a harvest festival. People visit their ancestral homes and enjoy good foods. In similar fashions, there are festivals associated with this same moon -- names like the Moon Festival or Children's Festival -- that range from Vietnam through China to the Philippines.
These are all opportunities for you to eat and learn a little culture. Groceries like Lotte are selling moon cakes and the sweet filled rice cakes called songpyeon. The songpyeon are Korean -- dumpling-sized rice cakes filled with sweet red bean paste, sesame seeds, and other flavors. The moon cakes are more Chinese. They're often thin crusts around a dense, sweet filing as well. You can't go wrong with sweets!