All the Mooncakes in Manila Chinatown

Far Eastern Mooncakes

Though the Philippines is enjoying only two seasons, the Chinese community in the country celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, dubbed locally as the Mooncake Festival. This year, it falls on the 8th of September. In the country, it’s all about moon worship, family and friends’ reunions, games, thanksgiving and prayer. The mooncake, which symbolizes unity, is shared with loved ones, colleagues and business associates.

Year after year, I look forward to mooncake festivities and my own box of mooncakes to share with family and friends. Double Egg Lotus and Mixed Nuts are my faves. I went around the Chinatown in Binondo to pick some. Have you bought yours?

Far Eastern Mooncake CounterThe award-winning mooncakes of Far Eastern Mooncakes on Gandara cor. Ongpin Sts.Diao Eng Chay MooncakesDiao Eng Chay has those complete sets of hopia for dice games.Shin Tai Shang MooncakesShin Tai ShangShin Tai-Shang Foods’ colorful Taiwanese mooncakes. It is located along Salazar St.Salazar BakerySalazar Balery WindowOf course, Salazar Bakery, is a classic go-to for Chinese sweets and pastries.Mooncakes at Bee TinAn assortment of mooncakes from China at the Bee Tin Chinese deli store along Ongpin.Mooncake Gift BagMooncake SetMooncakeMooncake BoxMooncake SellerKaisha Mart, on Ongpin, has a good selection of HongKong as well as China-made mooncakes.Eng Bee TinThen there’s also Eng Bee Tin, which has the most interesting flavors, among them chocolate-flavored mooncakes. Eng Bee Tin is on Onpin. You’ll also find the cakes at Mr. Ube.Chocolate MooncakeMooncake TinsMoon Cake BuyerMooncakes
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