7 Places Where You Can Get Exceptional Mooncakes Before The Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, scheduled to fall on 13 September 2019, has been celebrated for thousands of years. It marks the successful harvests during what was believed to be the time when the moon is at its biggest form throughout the Autumn season.
It is a huge part in the Filipino-Chinese tradition to enjoy a mooncake with family members during this festival as the round shape symbolizes unity and prosperity. It also serves as an offering to the heavens for the bountiful harvest.
Take part in the legendary festival with these traditional yet exquisite mooncakes which are up for grabs at the following restaurants:
1/7 Grand Hyatt Manila
Grand Hyatt Manila offers mooncakes in the classic flavours of Taro and Lotus Paste and unique ones like red velvet and calamansi specially created by Master Chef Carson Luo of No. 8 China House and Pastry Chef Saban Cavlak. The luxury hotel also offers pralines in lotus, red bean, matcha, mandarin, and lemon ginger made just for the festival. Brighten up the Mid-Autumn Festival with gorgeously-designed mooncake boxes that also come with a bottle of red or white wine.
Call +632 838 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for orders and inquiries.
2/7 New World Manila Bay Hotel
New World Manila Bay Hotel’s Li Li marks the start of the Mid-Autumn Festival with a selection of specially handcrafted mooncakes available in various tasty flavours such as red bean, red lotus, white lotus, and five seeds. These premium delicacies are placed in elegantly-designed boxes perfect for gifting loved ones.
3/7 Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is celebrating its fifth anniversary with its authentic Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin proudly showcasing its limited-edition bag which guests can gift to loved ones and along with its featured mooncakes. This year’s featured flavours are red bean with double egg yolks and white lotus seed with double egg yolks. Lung Hin’s mooncakes are made and imported directly from Hong Kong.
4/7 Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria takes part in the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival with classic mooncakes which entails abundance and prosperity. Order a box of these delicacies in traditional or snow skin mooncakes featuring various flavours of custard, lotus, and red bean at Xin Tian Di with Chinese Executive Chef Peter Yeung at the helm.
Contact Xin Tian Di through (02) 633-7222 or email email@example.com.
5/7 TWG Tea
TWG Tea refines the classic mooncakes with their Moon Route Tea Mooncake Collection, a new seasonal line-up of delicately handcrafted mooncakes infused with the myriad of flavours and aromas of their signature teas. The collection consists of the tea-infused traditional mooncakes and snowskin mooncakes.
Check out TWG Tea’s fresh mooncake collections on their website at twgtea.com or visit their Facebook page: TWG Tea Official and TWG Tea PH
6/7 Shangri-La at The Fort
For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Shangri-La at The Fort’s Canton Road marries traditional and contemporary flavours in its selection. The mooncake flavours ranges from traditional pineapple, white lotus, salted egg yolk, red bean, pine nuts, mixed nuts, and black sesame to the more whimsical ones: matcha, ube macapuno, and apple cinnamon.
7/7 Hong Kong MX Mooncakes
Hong Kong MX, officially Hong Kong’s best-selling brand of mooncakes for 21 years, enters the Philippine market just in time for the preparations of the Mid-Autumn Festival as it launches a limited run of its extraordinary line of mooncakes with flavours ranging from the classic Lotus Seed Paste with double yolks and the one-of-a-kind lava and custard series.
The top-tier mooncake brand will be launching pop-ups in SM Mall of Asia (August 20 to September 22) and UniMart Capitol Commons (September 1 to September 22).
- Words Syrah Vivien Inocencio