WHAT’S the best way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is better known as simply the Mooncake Festival? Why, sharing really good mooncakes with family and friends, of course!
Fortunately, there is Kee Wah Bakery’s line of mooncakes from Hong Kong. Making authentic Chinese snacks that give everyone a taste of Hong Kong’s rich heritage, Kee Wah has been producing mooncakes since 1946, and its legacy of quality has expanded into more than 100 stores across Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, the United States, and the Philippines. It is well-known for its quality pastries and premium mooncakes.
Last year, Gemini Premium Label Inc. brought in to Manila the signature premium pastries of Kee Wah Bakery. This year, it has brought in its best-selling mooncakes for everyone to enjoy for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Available via its official social media channels, delivery apps and store branches are Kee Wah Supreme Mooncakes in the brand’s signature tin can decorated with a classic emperor’s portrait that signifies sovereignty. Classic choices are White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Two Yolks and Golden Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake, both 185 grams per piece and packaged in 4-piece tins that sell for Php3,400 per tin.
They also have mini variants, with each mooncake weighing 60 grams—Mini White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Yolk and Mini Golden Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Yolk, in 8-piece boxes that sell for Php2,100 per box.
Other variants available are the Red Bean Paste Mooncake (185 grams per piece) in a 4-piece tin for Php2,800; Assorted Nuts Mooncake in a 4-piece tin for Php3,200; and Red Bean Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks in a 4-piece tin for Php3,100.
Also available are Kee Wah Celestial Series Mooncakes—Quadrangle Mooncake Gift Box (which contains 4 pcs. Assorted Best-seller Mooncakes for Php4,500); Supreme Assorted Mini Mooncake (8 pcs. assorted mooncakes) for Php2,500; and Supreme Selected Mini Mooncake (8 pcs. assorted mooncakes) for Php2,400.
More novel creations that are also up for grabs include Eu Yan Sang Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Mandarin Peel, Mini Eu Yan Sang Red Bean Paste Mooncake with Mandarin Peel, Date Paste Mooncake with Pine Nuts, and Assorted Nuts Mooncake with Salted Pork.
And—what do you know?—Kee Wah Bakery has lower-calorie versions of its classic mooncakes that are made with maltitol, a natural sugar substitute. Check out Maltitol Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Yolks, Maltitol Low Sugar Mini White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Yolks, and Maltitol High Fiber Mini Assorted Nuts Mooncake.
Going beyond tradition and its quintessential lotus seed paste filling, Kee Wah likewise carries a line of Egg Custard Mooncakes, which are smooth and sweet egg custard baked inside crispy golden pastry. The variants are Egg Custard Mooncake, Chocolate and Egg Custard Mooncake, Earl Grey Tea and Egg Custard Mooncake, plus Fruit Yogurt Custard Mooncake.
Order through Facebook, Instagram, MetroMart and Pickaroo. Or via Lazada, Shopee, Pickaroo, MetroMart, and GrabMart.
Another channel by which purchases can be made is a visit to Kee Wah Bakery’s pop-up stores located at The Podium, Robinsons Magnolia, and Power Plant Mall.