Source: InKunming | 2023-09-14 | Editor:Amy
For the people of Kunming, there's one thing they care about in September: the Mid-Autumn Festival! It's well-known that Yunnan's mooncakes are always in high demand and often sold out every year, making it difficult to choose mooncakes. Besides, new flavors are being introduced to the mooncake market in recent years, it is harder to select a satisfying mooncake. Today, we will present a list of "foolproof mooncakes in Kunming" that you can confidently buy. Whether you're enjoying them yourself or gifting them to your loved ones, these mooncakes are guaranteed to be absolutely amazing.
Yunnan Ham Mooncakes from Kunming Cigarette Factory
A good cigarette factory is not complete without a cafeteria that excels at making mooncakes, and the most elusive and sought-after mooncakes in Yunnan are none other than the Yunnan Ham Mooncakes from staff cafeteria of Kunming Cigarette Factory. For decades, the cafeteria has been a gourmet destination known to locals. The mooncakes here have a perfectly crispy crust and a flavorful, solid ham filling that is not overly salty. The only thing you need to worry about is whether you can handle the high calorie filling.
Address: Take Bus No. 84, 9, or 115 to Kunming Cigarette Factory, cross the overpass and walk towards the main gate of the factory. Keep walking until you reach the innermost area, then go up the left staircase. You will find the cafeteria there, where the mooncakes are sold.
Huacheng Hotel Mooncakes
Huacheng Hotel Mooncakes, also known as Yunfang (Yunnan Textile Group Co., Ltd.) Mooncakes, have been sold for 27 years. Just the name alone is enough for the people of Kunming to buy them in bulk. Among the local mooncakes, their small ham cakes have gained a well-deserved reputation. With a compact size of 35 grams, they are round like small buns, with a crispy crust and a slightly charred aroma.
Address: The intersection of Huancheng South Road (in front of the original Huacheng Hotel) and Shulin Street.
Hongshan Flour Factory Mooncakes
Located near Xuefu Road, Hongshan Flour Factory (Hongshan Flour Co., Ltd.) has been producing mooncakes since the early 1990s. Initially, they were not available for public sale and were exclusively sold to the factory employees. Due to their excellent quality, there was a high demand for their mooncakes, and in 2010, the company registered the trademark "Hongshan Ruyuan." Hongshan Flour Factory's mooncakes are most famous for their lean and fat ham filling. With visible chunks of ham and a well-balanced filling, they have a delightful texture and, most importantly, are not overly greasy.
Attention: The quality of mooncake vendors may vary, so please look for the words of the mooncake packaging "Hongshan Ruyuan" and "Kunming Hongshan Flour Co., Ltd." to ensure authenticity.
Address: Inside the Hongshan Flour Factory.
Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical College Pastry Shop Mooncakes
As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, crowds of people will come to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical College to buy mooncakes. One of their flagship products is the "Yin Tu" mooncake, which is recognized as one of Yunnan's top ten award-winning mooncakes. Unlike other highly commercialized mooncake brands, the pastry shop remains low-key and does not offer online purchasing or delivery services. It can be considered a local exclusive for the residents.
Address: Inside the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical College.
Guanshengyuan is one of the witnesses to the childhood flavors of many people in Kunming. Established in 1915, it is a century-old brand. Guanshengyuan's Yunnan Ham Mooncakes must be the ones wrapped in paper, the kind where the entire paper is soaked in oil. It is so delicious that even the oily wrapping paper looks yummy as well. When take a bite, one can feel the crispness of the crust and the satisfying chewiness of the filling.
Address: Guanshengyuan stores in Kunming (located on Nanqiang Street, Dianchi Road and Baiyun Road).
Weiqianduo is a must-visit shop for those who love desserts and pastries. In the month leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, there is a daily queue of people lining up to buy their small ham mooncakes, which are sold by weight rather than individually.
Address: Huancheng South Road (near Shuanglong Shopping Mall).
Guimeixuan is also a well-established brand in Kunming, founded in 1936. Their mooncakes are in high demand every year, and many people appreciate their packaging, which is both festive and traditional, reminiscent of the ceremonial aspects of buying mooncakes in the past. Guimeixuan's ham mini mooncakes strike a perfect balance for those who don't prefer overly sweet mooncakes. They are crispy, fluffy, fragrant, and soft. With one bite, your mouth will be filled with a savory and aromatic taste. The delicate and flaky crust combined with the savory filling is so irresistible that it makes people mouthwatering just talking about it...
Address: No. 40 Huguo Road, Wuhua District, Kunming City.
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(Editors: Amy, Christine)
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