Mid-Autumn Festival is almost here, but you still don’t know how to choose a tasty moon cake and which brand should you buy. Don’t worry, we will introduce to you how to choose it and mention famous mooncake brands in the following article.
Criteria for choosing flavorful mooncakes
Observe the outside of the cake: Moldy cakes are often hard, with yellow, blue, and white spots. You should not be used.
Delicious mooncakes will be moderately soft, not hard: The pies do not have too much oil, a slightly dark golden color. The fresh mooncake will have a thin layer of dough on the outside of the cake.
Look at the packaging: Packaging must be sealed, not torn, or leaky. Brand name, manufacturer logo, production date, and expiry date must be printed in full, clear, and sharp, to avoid buying fake cakes. Do not buy cakes past the expiration date.
The sweetness of the cake: If the moon cake is too sweet to eat, it will quickly get boring, and at the same time, it will not be good for the health of users, especially people with diabetes and dieters. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a cake with moderate sweetness.
Trademark: Choose cakes from reputable brands. Do not buy cakes of unknown origin because these cakes are often made from poor quality ingredients, the production process is not hygienic, easy to cause food poisoning, or harmful to health.
Famous mooncake brands in Vietnam
Nhu Lan Mooncakes
Originating from the nameless bread cart in 1968, Nhu Lan is now a famous name throughout Saigon and reaching out to the world. Nhu Lan mooncakes have their own unique flavor, improved over the years, and imbued with the taste of the old Saigon in each cake. Nhu Lan offers a wide variety of cakes from various filling, vegetarian or salty, small or big sizes.
The price of cakes ranges from 50,000 – 750,000 VND/piece, popular at 70,000 – 120,000 VND/piece.
VinMart Cook Mooncake
VinMart Cook is a well-known mooncake brand exclusively distributed in the VinMart supermarket system. Cakes are made from natural ingredients, good for health, and full of familiar traditional flavors.
You can find many kinds of Vietnamese mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival, and here are 2 typical sets of VinMark-Cook cakes:
Premium moon cake includes salted egg lotus nuggets, lotus seed taro, salted egg red beans, and roasted chicken mix: 280,000 VND.
Traditional moon cake includes green tea with lotus puree salted egg, mixed jambon, green beans with melon seeds, and coconut milk with salted egg: 220,000 VND.
Bao Phuong Mooncakes
Bao Phuong mooncake shop has a history of more than 60 years, considered the oldest in Hanoi. The taste of the mooncake still retains the quintessence of the old Ha Noi land, so it is very popular with the Hanoi people, especially the elderly. Bao Phuong cake is made entirely from natural ingredients, so the shelf life is only 7-15 days.
The price is also very affordable, only from 50,000 to 75,000 VND/piece.
Dong Phuong Mooncakes
Dong Phuong brand is very familiar with the old taste. Its artisans meticulously make traditional mooncakes. Dong Phuong Mooncakes do not use preservatives or additives, so the flavor of the ingredients is kept intact and bold. The ingredients are carefully selected to create a rich, sweet, and delicious taste.
The price of a cake ranges from 65,000 to 120,000 VND.
Givral is a famous cake brand in Ho Chi Minh City, founded by a French businessman more than 70 years ago. Givral inherits the quintessence of French cuisine, and at the same time tolerates the local taste of Saigon to create a delicious moon cake full of flavor.
The price of ordinary cakes ranges from 95,000 – 415,000 VND, and special cakes from 550,000 – 1,200,000 VND.
If you are still wondering which company to buy mooncakes from, consider coming to Maison. Maison is a luxury brand with over 10 years of operation, marked by luxurious and modern design, and attractive and delicious Hong Kong-flavored cakes. Usually, Maison presents over 10 flavors of cakes with exquisite box samples. In particular, the mooncakes of Maison have appeared on the market with an impressive design, suitable for gifts.
The price of a box of cakes ranges from 350,000 to 2,500,000 VND depending on the number of cakes and the type of filling.
Tai Thong Mooncake
Tai Thong is a long-standing Malaysian corporation, operating since 1910, specializing in the culinary industry: cake production, restaurant chain, hotel business in Malaysia, Thailand, China, Singapore… In 2017, the main brand The food is present in Vietnam, bringing consumers tasty cakes with Malay flavor combined with Vietnamese cuisine.
Cake prices range from 120,000 to 195,000 VND/piece.
Fortuna is the moon cake brand of the 4-star Hanoi hotel – Fortuna Hanoi. Fortuna often launches a collection of Artisan Mooncakes, offering diners a quintessential traditional culinary experience with 6 sets priced from VND 800,000 to VND 3,500,000/box.
Brodard has been a brand of mooncakes in Saigon since 1948. Brodard’s products are the perfect combination of French technology and Vietnamese flavors, not only having a distinctively delicious taste but also luxurious packaging. Beautiful, keeping up with the trend. Brodard is committed to not using chemical sugars and additives.
Cake prices range from 720,000 to 6,000,000 VND/box.
Fresh Garden Mooncakes
Fresh Garden is a brand of cakes since 2011, there are more than 60 shops selling moon cakes throughout major cities. With the slogan “Fresh cakes every day”, Fresh Garden promises to provide fresh, nutritious, and delicious cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Fresh Garden launches a popular line and a premium cake line. For high-end mooncakes, besides traditional fillings, Fresh Garden innovates taste with imported fillings such as blueberry, saffron, and quinoa seeds to create a new taste, combining East-West harmony.
The price of popular cakes ranges from 49,000 to 69,000 VND/piece; The price of high-end cakes ranges from 89,000 to 127,000 VND/piece.
Hopefully, through the above information, you know which moon cakes are suitable for you and choose a flavorful mooncake to enjoy or give to your friends as a gift.
And, printed prices in this post are just for reference, which can be changed.