The World of Polland Hopia
What’s in a Name?
“Po” in Fukien (a Chinese dialect) means Precious. So it was no surprise when Mrs. Po decided to label her labor of love as “Polland” – a mixture of her name “Po”, and “land”, to mean “Land of Precious things”.
Polland Hopia has always prided itself in creating quality products that are delicious, honest, traditional, and reminiscent of home.
Delicious and Honest
Never overly seasoned or excessively sweet, their products are always a perfect balance of taste and texture. With a recipe that has stayed true for nearly half a century, you can be sure that each product was made with little bit of history and a lot of love. Honestly delicious! For this reason, Polland Hopia has many happy and loyal customers who are more than excited to promote their products by word of mouth. No paid advertisements there. If the foods good, people will come.
Rooted both in Filipino and Chinese traditions, Polland Hopia has several specialties that are produced to celebrate special occasions and yearly traditions. Good examples are the Tikoy (glutinous rice cake), and Mooncake (larger mung bean cakes with duck egg).
Reminiscent of Home
Polland Hopia’s mung bean cakes (aka Hopia) have bean a staple “pasalubong” or present that parents often take home to their children after a hard day’s work. Other times, locals also send boxes of the pastries to relatives in other countries to remind them of the Philippines. Through generations, Polland Hopia pastries have taken on different meanings for different people: to reminisce, to send love, to reward, and to nurture. but one thing’s for sure, one needs only open a pack of Polland Hopia to feel the comfort home brings.