Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Peninsula Manila flies in Mooncakes from Hong Kong

For a limited time only, the highly coveted mooncakes from The Peninsula Hong Kong are available for purchase at The Peninsula Manila Boutique

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most spectacular celebrations in Chinese culture and mooncakes have long been a signature highlight of the festival which usually falls around September and October, the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year it takes place on September 21

Mooncake-lovers have always been of the opinion that there is no substitute for those created by The Peninsula brand in Hong Kong and this year, for a limited time only, the highly sought-after mini egg custard mooncakes are available to purchase at The Peninsula Manila

The history of The Peninsula mooncakes dates back to 1986 in Hong Kong, where Michelin-starred Spring Moon’s culinary team raised the bar on this storied confectionery, blending eastern tradition with western culinary techniques to create an utterly decadent treat. Since then, The Peninsula’s mooncakes’ popularity and status has continued to rise.

Available for pre-order at The Peninsula Boutique beginning August 14 and available for pick-up and delivery starting the first week of September, guests can purchase a box of Four Pieces, Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes, at P 3,888 and Eight Pieces, Assorted Mini Mooncakes at P 4,888 and Eight Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes at P 4,888.

Early Bird Special Offer of 10% off when ordering before September 14.

For inquiries and pre-orders, please contact The Peninsula Boutique +63 (917) 557 8014, email visit the website, or through PenChat, The Peninsula Manila’s 24-hour e-concierge by using this link:


But there is another story on the origin of the mooncake shared by Grace Lim, The Peninsula Manila Public Relations Officer. It was a story told to her by her father when she was a little girl. We like this one best.

“My father, Dr. Jose Lim, told us how the traditional mooncakes played a very significant role in helping the Chinese gain freedom from Mongol rule at the end of the Yuan Dynasty in the 14th century.

Chafing under their Mongol oppressors, the Chinese organized themselves under the leadership of rebel leader Zhu Yuan Zhang. Weeks prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival he had his followers slip coded messages into mooncakes which he sent to all the Han Chinese households in the capital city of Dadu (later renamed Beijing by the succeeding Ming dynasty). The delicious baked confections contained this message: ‘Kill the Mongols on the 15th day of the 8th month.” The plan was a success and managed to overthrow the Mongols.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) 

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok and The Peninsula Manila. Projects under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Istanbul and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 21 avenue Kl├ęber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

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