IT’S mooncake season, with the Mid-Autumn Festival (more popularly known as Mooncake Festival) taking place on September 21, 2021, and the Filipino-Chinese community celebrating with other Chinese communities all over the world.
This year, Double Down Import & Export Inc. once again brings in to Manila the whole roster of mooncakes from Hong Kong’s No. 1 mooncake brand—Hong Kong MX Mooncakes.
The classic Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake series. There is the White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks (the white lotus seed paste is consistently delicate and velvety) and the Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks (the lotus seed paste is creamy and smooth). These two flagship products now come in a newly designed gift box inspired by Chang’e, the beautiful Moon Goddess from Chinese mythology.
The Lava Custard Mooncake. A Hong Kong MX Mooncake original, this particular type of mooncake utilizes the double-baked technique, which folds pre-baked crushed golden egg yolk-laced creamy custard paste into layers of milky crust. It’s a perfect blend of silky custard and savory egg yolks that flow from the core.
Alongside the Lava Custard Mooncake, which is available in a box of eight, are the Lava Quartet Mooncake, Custard Duet Mooncake, and Delightful Moon Assorted Mooncakes.
The Lava Quartet Mooncake consists of 2 pcs. of classic Lava Custard Mooncake, 2 pcs. of fragrant Lava Chocolate Mooncake, 2 pcs. of aromatic Lava Caramel Macchiato Mooncake, and 2 pcs. Lava Cheese Mooncake.
The Custard Duet Mooncake contains 3 pcs. of Lava Custard Mooncakes and 3 pcs. of Creamy Custard Mooncakes.
The Delightful Moon Assorted Mooncake combines 3 pcs. of the signature Lava Custard Mooncake with 3 pcs. of Lava Chocolate Mooncake.
The newest addition this year is the Lace Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake. Hong Kong MX combines the popular molten dessert technique with traditional mooncakes for a revolutionary treat. This brand-new offering contains quality salted egg yolk filling, smooth white lotus seed paste, and a skin made of crushed caramelized peanuts.
There are also other gift box combinations, such as the Premium Assorted Mooncakes (which has a White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 3 Egg Yolks surrounded by seven small mooncakes); and White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 6 Egg Yolks (which comes in a generous portion).
Then there is the Low Sugar Mooncake series. It has two variants: Low (Reduced) Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake (which has a salted egg yolk and white lotus seed paste), and Low (Reduced) Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Pine Nut (which pairs whole pine nuts with white lotus seed paste). Both come in a box of six.
To order, message Hong Kong MX’s Facebook, Instagram, Lazada/Shopee, GrabFood, Pickaroo, and MetroMart. Or visit the brand’s pop-up stores at SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills V-Mall, Robinsons Manila, Uptown BGC, and Ayala Cloverleaf.