Heads up, Cebuanos: It’s almost time for the Mid-Autumn Festival!
Falling on September 29th, this beloved Chinese holiday celebrates the moon at its brightest and fullest. Given that a full moon symbolizes reunions and completeness, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been known to be best spent enjoying the company of family, friends, and some delectable mooncakes. Tradition, in fact, dictates that a family should all eat equally sliced portions of a mooncake to demonstrate unity!
Don’t know where to find mooncakes in Cebu? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Cebu’s best marvelous mooncakes here:
Tea of Spring (Shangri-La Mactan)
Enjoy the elegance of an imperial palace with Shangri-La Mactan’s Mid-Autumn Mooncake Creations. Delicately presented in floral-themed jewelry boxes, this heavenly selection includes the exquisite flavors of White Lotus, Jasmine, Dried Scallop, and Wolfberry with Red Dates.
Each mooncake set of four is available for PHP 4,588.00/box. The deluxe set (PHP 5,088.00/box), which adds a Tempus Two Silver Series Shiraz bottle, is also a wonderful gift to share with your loved ones.
All varieties will also be on-hand for the Mid-Autumn Festival Mall Display at Ayala Center Cebu on September 29 to October 1, 2023.
How to Shop: Check out Shangri-La Mactan’s online shop, reach out to email@example.com, or contact +63 32 2310288 for orders and inquiries.
Tin Gow (Waterfront Hotels & Casinos)
Long known to be an avid participant in the annual Mid-Autumn festivities, Waterfront Hotels & Casinos offers a whimsical collection of intricately designed mooncakes for this year’s edition of the Waterfront Mooncake Festival, which will be held until October 6, 2023.
Waterfront’s mooncakes are individually available in premium flavors such as Lotus with Double Egg Yolk and Sesame, which are priced at PHP 388.00/pc for traditional variants and PHP 528.00/pc for snowskin variants. Other flavors include Dauyong, Red Bean, and Ube, which are respectively priced at PHP 288.00/pc and PHP 358.00/pc for traditional and snowskin variants. All varieties may be arranged per flavor (starting from PHP 1,088.00/box) or as assorted sets of four (starting at PHP 1,528.00/box).
Those possessing a more adventurous palate may also try out the WFC Modern series, which showcases Yema, Lotus, Ube, Strawberry Almond, and Black Sesame mooncakes all priced at PHP 238.00/pc and PHP 888.00/box.
How to Shop: Check out Waterfront’s website, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact +63 32 2326888. You may also visit the mooncake booth at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino lobby from 9 AM to 10 PM daily until October 6, 2023.
La Fortuna Bakery
Cebu’s La Fortuna Bakery has spent decades serving all sorts of Chibuano (read: Chinoy-Cebuano) delicacies, ranging from deliciously packed hopias to soft and chewy masi. This Mid-Autumn Festival, it isn’t surprising to see that mooncakes are now a part of the menu!
That said, mooncake connoisseurs looking for a delectable but affordable option may be pleased to find that La Fortuna Bakery offers mongo-filled mooncakes with salted egg yolks for PHP 880.00 per box of four.
How to Shop: Check out La Fortuna Bakery’s Facebook page, or reach out to email@example.com, or contact +63 32 8889999 for orders and inquiries.
Hai Shin Lou (Marco Polo Plaza Cebu)
Marco Polo Plaza’s mooncake set is a feast for the senses! Filled with a sumptuous decadence, Hai Shin Lou’s snowskin mooncakes are a spring-themed delight in their floral pastel purples and whites.
Marco Polo Plaza’s mooncakes are available in Lotus Cream and Red Bean. Both varieties may be ordered per piece (PHP 250.00) or per box of six (PHP 1,500.00).
How to Shop: Check out Marco Polo Plaza’s Facebook page, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact +63 919 083 6768 for orders and inquiries.