A long Chinese tradition, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Asia to what traditionally was a harvest festival but still carries on to the modern era as a time for reunions with friends and family while watching the full moon, a symbol of unity and harmony. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar year, which this year falls on the 13th of September. Mid-Autumn being when the moon is at its fullest leads to the festival’s most iconic treat – mooncakes.
Believed to have been offerings to the lunar goddess, Chang’e, by her husband, Yin; mooncakes have been traditionally consumed during the Mid-Autumn Festival signifying completeness and unity of families. Makati Shangri-La keeps this tradition alive with their box sets that are a sure fit for your own Mid-Autumn celebration.
Decadent and rich, Shang Palace’s superior mooncakes are made with quality ingredients with a bright egg yolk at the center of each one and wrapped in a beautifully designed fluffy pastry. Their mooncakes come in five different flavors: Black Sesame, a nutty and sweet filling; Pandan, a vibrant green filling made from imported ingredients; Mixed Nuts, originally called Five Kernels but is levelled up with six different nuts and seeds (walnuts, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds, and almonds); Red Bean, a bold flavored cake with rich red bean paste; and of course, Lotus Seed, the quintessential filling of mooncakes for the festival, the pure lotus seed paste is the perfect filling to go with the egg yolk. Shang Palace at Makati Shangri-La offers their mooncakes in boxes of two to six, offering variety to add an extra touch of opulence to your Mid-Autumn Festivities.
For orders and inquiries, contact (632) 814-2580. Makati Shangri-La is located at Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, 1200.
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