Humble Beginnings

It was in a cramped home kitchen in 1966 that Mrs. Po decided to recreate the traditional mung bean cake she loved as a child back in China. Being the mother of four in a struggling single-income home, she decided to help her husband make ends meet by doing what she loved and did best – BAKING. Little did she know that she was already on her way to creating one of the most iconic brands in Philippine history.

Journey to the Present

It was been almost half a century since that first batch came out of the oven. What began as cakes peddled on the streets of Chinatown with only two flavors in tow, is now a company that eighty proudly call home.

The variety of flavors grew, as well as the number of product offerings the company has available in more that 300 locations nationwide. Their original Monggo Espesyal Hopia (mung bean cake) and Pork Hopia are still the most popular among their loyal clientele here and abroad.

Much is owed to the well-kept secret recipe that has remained unchanged for the past 45 years. Passed down through generations, it is a tradition that continues to delight and capture the taste of many Filipinos.

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”.

The Brand

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.

Traditional

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.