The Peninsula’s is one of the most iconic and it’s not difficult to figure why. From their soft, custard filling to their delicate crumbly exterior, these limited-edition, mini-egg custard mooncakes are a real treat, comes in a box of 8 for 3,588php nett. Competition for these mooncakes is fierce, with supply running out fast each year.
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival during the 15th day of the eight month in the lunar calendar dates back centuries when ancient Chinese would offer sacrifices to the Goddess of the Moon, thanking her for a bountiful harvest.
This year, make it truly memorable with special Peninsula mooncakes or yuebing (月饼) that are available only at The Peninsula Manila Boutique.
One of the most sought after treats during the Mid-Autumn Festival, moon cakes are a sweet pastry made from wheat or rice flour and sugar. They are often filled with watermelon seed paste, red bean paste, or lotus seed paste for flavor and texture. They vary in design and flavor depending on which region you are in. For example, the Cantonese moon cake is sweet, but is sometimes filled with pork or duck fillings. In contrast, the Beijing moon cake is a much lighter pastry that is almost always flavored with a light sweetness.
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Nathaniel C. Uy