UPDATE: Hong Kong's Beloved Mooncake Has Exciting New Flavors
Where to buy, how to serve, and where to find healthy, low-sugar options
For over 20 years, Hong Kong MX mooncakes were famous for making some of the most iconic mooncakes you can buy. Opening in 1956, the Hong Kong-based store became famous for their traditional Cantonese-style mooncakes, especially the yellow lotus paste mooncakes with double yolks, and the lotus seed mooncakes. There are creative new flavors too, and the one we're looking forward to this year are these sexy delicious Lava Custard Mooncakes that enfold a molten core of silky custard and savory egg yolk.
These mooncakes are made using a unique double-bake technique which folds pre-baked crushed golden egg yolk-laced creamy custard paste into layers of milky crust for a perfect fusion of aromas and textures.
Last year, they added the Lava Quartet Mooncake, Lava Duet Mooncake, and Delightful Moon Assorted Mooncake sets to the lineup, alongside the Lava Custard Mooncake set. You'll see the details below.
A Lava Quartet Mooncake set has two Lava Custard Mooncakes, two Lava Chocolate Mooncakes, two Lava Caramel Macchiato Mooncakes, and two Lava Cheese Mooncakes, making it the perfect “Lava” celebratory treat.
The Custard Duet Mooncake has three Lava Custard Mooncakes with three Creamy Custard Mooncakes.
The Delightful Moon Assorted Mooncakes is a box with three signature Lava Custard Mooncakes and three Lava Chocolate Mooncakes.
The best way to elevate your lava mooncake experience is to serve it right. There are several ways to enjoy mooncakes. One is to slice the mooncakes open and serve at room temperature, simply enjoying its aromatic yumminess as is. Alternatively, heat the mooncake in a microwave oven for 5 to 10 seconds, then cut open and allow the half-molten golden custard filling to flow gently outwards. For an even richer experience, heat in a microwave oven for only 5 to 8 seconds, which will increase the sweetness and crispness of the mooncakes tenfold.
Hong Kong MX Mooncakes x Minions
A fun new addition to your mooncake collection is this special tumbler gift box series featuring everyone’s favorite minions, Stuart and Dave.
The Stuart mooncake gift box has eyes that move along the chubby tumbler and goggles that light up, bringing to life the mischievous side of this beloved character. The tumbler is filled with Lace Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes, an indulgent flavor that has egg yolk filling you can pull apart and enjoy strand by strand.
The Dave mooncake gift box also has a tumbler with a playful expression you can flip over and goggles that light up. It's filled with the new Purple Sweet Potato Mooncakes, a refreshing new variant with a subtle hint of sweetness.
Low on sugar, just as sweet
For the sweet tooths who want to switch to a healthier lifestyle, there's also low-sugar mooncake variants made with sugar substitutes so you can still enjoy the treat without any worries.
The Low (Reduced) Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake has salted egg yolk and white lotus paste that bring the same sweet and savory, rich indulgence. On the other hand, Low (Reduced) Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Pine Nut makes use of whole pine nuts and white lotus paste, giving off a refreshing flavor of a traditional treat.
Hong Kong MX Mooncakes are available on the following channels: @HongKongMXMooncakesPhilippines on Facebook, @hkmxproductsph on Instagram, Lazada, Shopee, and via GrabFood, Pickaroo and MetroMart. Pop up stores are also located in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills V-Mall, Robinsons Manila, Uptown BGC, and Ayala Cloverleaf.