LIST: Best Mooncakes in Manila for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021
The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! On this day, it is believed that the moon is at its brightest, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn, hence the name.
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This year, it falls on September 21. It is also a time for family reunions, when people catch up with their loved ones and give mooncakes —rich pastries usually filled with sweet beans, meat, or lotus seed paste. It’s only a week away before it happens, but it’s never too late to shop for some!
Because it’s tough to find the best mooncakes around the metro, we did all the work for you. Presenting our curated list of Manila’s best mooncakes this 2021. You’ll find everything here, from traditional to modern ones, so enjoy shopping!
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Hong Kong MX Mooncakes
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Hong Kong MX Mooncake is bringing you the most authentic mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021. This year, some of the tempting flavors you can get from them are the following: White Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk (starts at Php 2,050/box of four); Lace Lotus Seed Paste (Php 2,100/box of eight); Minions Dave Purple Sweet Potato Mooncakes (Php 1,950/box of four); and Lava Custard Mooncake (Php 2,500/box of eight). For orders, check out this link.
Over the Moon 2021 Collection, Shangri-La The Fort
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This year, Shangri-La The Fort Manila introduces its Over the Moon 2021 collection by Chef Wang Wei Qing with six sinfully delicious flavors. The traditional flavors are White Lotus with Salted Egg Yolk, Red Bean and Pine Nuts, and Mixed Nuts. For those looking for something modern, Black Sesame with Salted Egg Yolk, Matcha, and Pineapple. These classic pastries are available in boxes of four and eight. For more details visit, their website or send email to email@example.com.
The Harvest Mooncake Bag, Conrad Hotel
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Red Lantern, Solaire
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The Red Lantern mooncake selection is an array of exquisite delicacies like traditional baked mooncakes filled with lotus seed paste or sweet red bean paste and salted egg yolk, snow skin mooncakes stuffed with a variety of fruity paste, and the Teochew spiral mooncake with a flaky crust and savory filling. Prices start at Php 1,288. For orders, check out Solaire’s website or call +632 8888 8888.
The Peninsula Manila
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Celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival by giving and sharing Manila’s Pen’s beloved mooncakes. Enjoy a selection of mini egg custard mooncakes in a box of eight for Php 4,888; an assorted mini mooncake selection in a box of eight for Php 4,888; or a box of 4 mini egg custard mooncakes for Php 3,388. Order online through PenChat at https://bit.ly/PeninsulaOnlineFacebook, via phone call at +632 8887-5747, text 0917-557-8014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manila Hotel
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Manila Hotel’s deluxe mooncakes make for the perfect gift for your family, friends, or co-workers this Mid-Autumn Festival. Hand-crafted mooncakes by the hotel’s premiere Chinese chef, these yummy treats come in four flavors: Classic Single Yolk Salted Bean Paste, Single Yolk Pure White Lotus Seed Paste, Taro Paste, and Red Dates Paste. Prices start at Php 1,188 nett for a box of four. For more information, call 8-527-0011 or 0998-950-1912.
Celestial Treasures, Marco Polo Ortigas
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This year, the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is offering authentic mooncakes imported from Hong Kong to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2021. The floral designs —inspired by the orient’s traditional flowers— symbolize luck, prosperity and honor, with the Plum Blossom (set of four) and Peony (half-dozen set) gift boxes available at Php, 2588 and Php 3,588, respectively. Contact (+632) 7720-7777 or email email@example.com for inquiries or more details.