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MAF Guide: The Best Mooncakes for Every Budget

It’s that time of the year again! This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner and of course, it won’t be complete without our favorite mooncakes. Whether you’ll munch these for yourselves or get them as gifts, these seasonal treats are must-haves in every Chinoy household. But want to know where the best mooncakes are for every budget? Check out our list below and have a happy holiday!


Php 250 or below

Polland Hopia


Unique is an understatement for Polland Hopia’s mooncakes. Their innovative take on the classic mooncake ranges from the Black Mongo Mooncake with Single Yolk, Yellow Mongo Mooncake with Single Yolk, Mooncake Ube and Lotus Seed Mooncake with Single Yolk — for only Php 150 a piece. Other than these mouthwatering flavors, they also offer a Mixed Nuts Mooncake with Single Yolk for only Php 180 a piece. 

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The Hungry Chef


You might have heard Chef Nathaniel Uy’s name already for being the man behind The Hungry Chef’s famous mooncake creations. Known for selling one of the best mooncakes in the metro and prioritizing customers’ convenience by selling online, you should definitely embark on The Hungry Chef experience. Their classic flavors include the Black Bean (Php 185 for plain, Php 190 for single yolk, Php 195 for double yolk per piece) and the Lotus (Php 190 for plain, Php 195 for single yolk, Php 200 for double yolk per piece). 

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Eng Bee Tin


Secret’s out! Eng Bee Tin’s newest variant is the Triple Chocolate Lave Mooncake with Sunflower Seeds (Php 235 per piece), and it’s taking mooncake to a whole new level. With its cocoa-infused skin, chocolate red bean paste and dark chocolate filling, this mooncake will surely take you on an extraordinary ride. We’re telling you, you wouldn’t want to miss this!

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Php 500

Shangri-La the Fort


Want to upgrade your traditional mooncake? Shangri-La The Fort’s Canton Road got you. For this year’s festival, this five-star restaurant focused on bringing us sweet and savory flavors ranging from Pineapple and Walnut, Mixed Nut, White Lotus and Salted Egg Yolk, Red Bean and Pine Nuts, Chestnut with Salted Egg, and Jasmine Tea and Pistachio. These are all available in mini for Php 488 per piece. 

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Grand Hyatt Manila


If you want premium mooncakes with premium packaging, then Grand Hyatt is the way to go. For this year, they’re going traditional all the way with the White Lotus with Salted Egg Yolk, White Lotus, Red Bean, and Black Sesame variants. You can try one of these appetizing mooncakes presented in a show-stopping gift box for only P388 per piece. 

For orders, contact 8838-1234 or send an email to


Php 1,500 

Marco Polo Ortigas


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Ling Hun is known for creating aesthetically pleasing and flavorful mooncakes every Mid-Autumn Festival. For this year, they are offering Red Bean with Double Egg Yolks, Red Lotus Seed with Double Egg Yolks, White Lotus Seed with Double Egg Yolks, and Black Sesame with Double Egg Yolks for only Php 918 for an individual box.

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New World Makati


New World Makati Hotel’s Jasmine is back to serve us another round of delectable assortment of mooncakes. These mooncakes come in four exciting flavors: Red Bean with Double Yolk, Red Lotus with Double Yolk, White Lotus with Double Yolk, and Five Kernel (watermelon seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and peanuts). We heard the last variant is really interesting, so get yourself a box of two for Php 1,488!

For orders, you may contact (+63) 2 811 6888 ext. 3679 or message 0917-8884-194 on Viber


Php 3,000 or above

The Peninsula Manila


Have you heard the news? The Peninsula Hong Kong’s famous mooncakes will be made available at The Peninsula Boutique for a limited time! This is definitely one of the best mooncakes we’ve ever tried, so if we were you, place your orders now! A box of 4 Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes is priced at Php 3,888, while a box of 8 is at Php 5,388.

For orders, call (+63) 2 8887-2888 or email




If you’re up for premium quality innovative mooncakes, then Solaire’s mooncakes would not disappoint. From traditional variants with fillings such as Lotus Paste and Almond Nut, Red Bean Paste with Pumpkin Seed and Double Egg Yolk (starts at Php 3,688 for a box of two), they now also offer some unique variations such as Teochew-style Mooncakes (starts at Php 2,888) and Snow Skin Mooncakes (starts at Php 6,888 with mini-chiller). But if you’re feeling a bit fancier, then get the Dalmore Mooncake Set for Php 28,888, which includes 2 pieces of mooncakes with a 700ml bottle of whiskey.

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This article is inspired by Booky. 

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