Celebrate The Mid-Autumn Festival With Specialty Mooncakes

The Moon Festival is just around the corner, so celebrate the day with loved ones and handcrafted treats.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon or Mooncake Festival. Celebrated in many Asian countries, the festival will fall on September 29 this year.

Reunite with friends and family and share an assortment of handcrafted mooncakes from these establishments in Metro Manila.

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Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s The Ties That Bind Mooncake Collection

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is offering specialty mooncakes in authentic varieties and innovative local flavors. This year, the choices include White Lotus, Red Bean, Mixed Nuts, Durian, Black Sesame, and Green Tea.

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila's Mooncakes
Image courtesy of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

The mooncakes are available in single servings or in sets which will be packaged in artfully adorned gift boxes. Shangri-La’s Mooncake Collection is available for pre-order starting July 17, 2023 with pick-up from August 8 to September 29, 2023.

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila The Ties That Bind
Image courtesy of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

Available at Summer Palace or online at edsashangrilasignatures.com. Rates start at P488 per piece.

Hilton Manila’s Moonlight Bloom Mooncakes

Hilton Manila’s Traditional Mooncake Set curated by Chef Xu Qiao Yuan showcases flavors such as White Lotus, Mixed Nuts with Ham, Black Sesame with Salted Egg, Milk Custard, Red Dates with Walnut, and Coconut.

Hilton Manila's Traditional and Boutique Mooncake Set
Image via Facebook @HiltonManila

Meanwhile, the unique Snow Skinned Mooncake Set comes in delicate flavors that are encased in a velvety, snow-like exterior. The flavors include Matcha, Red Bean Paste, White Lotus with Osmanthus, Durian, Chocolate Rum, and Cranberry.

Hilton Manila's Snow Skinned Mooncake Set
Image via Facebook @HiltonManila

If you want to go above and beyond, the Luxury Set allows you to choose from the previous sets and also includes a tea-making set along with Tie Guan Yin tea. Moonlight Bloom’s promotional period runs until September 29.

For orders and inquiries, contact +63 27239 7788 or +63 917 848 6404. Rates start at P1,888 per box of six.

The Peninsula Manila’s Signature Mooncakes

The Peninsula’s mooncakes come all the way from Hong Kong, which date back from 1986. Its signature flavors include Egg Custard and Lotus Seed paste with egg yolk encapsulated in mini mooncakes.

The Peninsula Manila mooncakes from Hong Kong
Image via Facebook @ThePeninsulaManila

The Chinese delicacies are made with a sweet dense filling and covered by a thin soft pastry skin. They’re also perfect for pairing with some traditional tea.

The Peninsula's Signature Mooncakes
Image via Instagram @thepeninsulamanila

Available at The Peninsula Boutique. For inquiries, contact +63 2 8887 2888, +63 917 557 8014 or [email protected]. Rates start at P2,888 per box of four.

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