There are numerous flavors available: Cheese, Condol (Chinese sugar-like thing... for the lack of a better term), Pineapple, Macapuno-Pandan, Baboy, etc. You identify the flavors by the colored dots on the surface of the pastry (see above). Orange dotted hopia are cheese-flavored, green dotted hopia are filled with condol, and so forth. No dots on your hopia? That means you got the traditional mung bean filled one. :)
I tried three different variants while I was there. I was lucky enough to score a cheese-flavored one on my first try since we were told there were only 2-3 pieces on the tray. Sadly, it wasn't really cheesy. Yes I tasted hints of cheese but that was about it. Next up was a traditional mung bean hopia. It was okay, and I actually liked it best among the three I sampled. Last one I got was condol, which is the one in the photo above. Condol hopia is too sweet. I ended up taking one bite and then disposing of it.
Our stop at Master Hopia Factory was interesting to say the least. I don't think I could've found my own way there had I not gone on the Sooo Pinoy Food Trip. :)
Master Hopia Factory, Inc.
206 Villalobos cor. Carlos Palanca St.,
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