November 13, 2010

Chinese pastry

Probably the best Chinese bakery in the metro is Ho-land in Binondo, Manila's Chinatown. Their specialty is hopia, flaky puff pastry filled with a sweet mung bean paste—delicious, especially when freshly-baked. They also have mooncakes, tikoy (a glutinous rice cake), peanut cakes, and other Chinese delicacies. They've also expanded the hopia line by introducing new fillings. I think their original hopia is still the best, however.

tikoy and different kinds of hopia at Ho-land

10 comments:

bfarr said...

Sounds tasty. Probably a good thing they don't sell them in the local market.

☺lani☺ said...

Hopia Land! I miss those kinds of hopia! Happy Weekend!

VP said...

I am absolutely ignorant about Chinese pastry, thanks for this interesting introduction...

Rob and Mandy said...

Was lucky enough to sample some hopia, and I loved it. Can't say the same about glutinous rice though, an acquired taste I suppose.

Halcyon said...

I love that bean paste. I am suddenly feeling hungry now!

Leif Hagen said...

It would be fun and interesting to try all those Chinese treats!

George said...

I remember how tasty these Chinese baked goods can be. I'm just sorry I can't get any around here. But thanks for the memories.

Layrayski said...

i love mongo hopia. im not sure if ive tried ho-land though.

amity said...

Hilda, I meant this one pala:

http://atasteofsanjuan.blogspot.com/2010/11/reyes-barbecue-blogger-event.html

I Wei said...

http://bilihingpinoy.blogspot.com/2010/12/most-sophisticated-bloggers.html