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Hopia is a Hokkien word that literally translates to “good pastry.” And there’s no word any more fitting to describe this sweet bean-filled pastry that’s an old-age recipe that’s well loved by Filipino-Chinese families. It’s one of the go-to meryendas of many Filipinos and would sometimes even be a no-brainer pasalubong for loved ones abroad. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon snack or just simply excited about the Mid-Autumn Festival, here are the best places to get hopia in the Metro.
Bakers’ Fair began in 1965 as a small bakery in downtown Manila. Their first products include the Pan de Sal, Pullman bread, and their famous Diced Hopia and were instant favorites among customers. The one outlet at the corner of Avenida and Recto soon grew into a chain of outlets which currently expanded to downtown Binondo along Ongpin Street and Divisoria Mall, to Vmall in Greenhills, Farmers Market in Cubao; with 29 outlets in all to visit.
Snackalubong carries your favorite pasalubong treats for you and your loved ones including the well-loved Filipino Chinese pastry that is hopia. They’ve got it in five different flavors: Mongo, Ube, Pandan, Red Bean, and Salted Egg. While their hopias are undeniably their bestsellers, they also recently started offering sweet toasted piayas. All of their products are made with zero preservatives and are delivered to your doorstep hot and straight from the griddle.
Kim Chong Tin Hopia Factory has been serving old-fashioned pugon baked hopia since 1927 and is arguably one of the first and best hopia to grace Manila. Though the classic hopia mongo is a surefire way to satisfy your hopia cravings, a few items on their menu you should also try are their hopia kondol, hopia mongo with salted egg, and hopia mongo with pork floss.
Echague Bakery has become a household name among Filipino and Chinese families since 1962 as the creators of the famous handmade hopia and tikoy. And if you’re looking for something a little extra, their ube tikoy, lotus floss, and macapuno hopias will no doubt satisfy your cravings. Each bite of their famed hopias is guaranteed to hit that sweet spot with their signature flaky crust and generously loaded filling. They don’t skimp on the filling here!
D’ Original Tipas Bakery is the manufacturer of quality Tipas Hopia since 1988 and is highly rated by many and with good reason. Their hopias are incredibly soft and generously filled. You sure won’t get tired of munching on these goodies as they also come in various flavors as unique as milk tea, cookies and cream, pastillas, and mango graham pastillas.
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Ho-Land Hopia is a Chinese deli and bakery like no other. They offer a selection of authentic Chinese pastries and delicacies and are dubbed as one of the best Hopia factories in the world. And as a testament, they got a whopping 22 hopia flavors you can choose from.
Mr. Chua Chiu Hong first established Eng Bee Tin in 1912 as a simple stall in the heart of Ongpin, Binondo. Since then, they became well known for their traditional Chinese delicacies, such as hopia, tikoy, and glutinous rice and peanut balls, and more recently known for their brownie hopia.
Salazar Bakery is owned by a Filipino-Chinese family and is known for its famous hopia. Though best known for their Ongpin branch, they originally started their bakeshop in 1947 along the streets of Salazar, Binondo which brought about its name. Apart from hopia, Salazar Bakery is also a go-to for all kinds of bread, pastries, and desserts.
Polland Hopia recipes have withstood the test of time and are still being used to this day. Whether it be as an afternoon snack, a pasalubong to relatives abroad, or as a treat, Polland Hopia has been a favorite since 1966.
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