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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Launches a New Range Of Moon Cakes In Addition To Traditional and Auspicious Goodies

July 9, 2016 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Greentea snowy mooncakeThis year, the Michelin two-starred Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong offers a selection of elegantly created moon cakes, including the brand-new Uji Matcha Moon Cake with Red Beans and Chestnut Paste and Mini Snowy Moon Cake with Tokachi Red Beans and Green Tea, as well as the ever-popular 30-Year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cake, and Chiu Chow Moon Cake with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk.  Two hampers brimming with festive goodies and fine food are also on offer to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on 15 September 2016.

Uji Matcha Moon Cake with Red Bean and Chestnut Paste

Chef Mok has joined hands with Chef Kojima, Nadaman’s head chef, to lend a Japanese twist to Chinese moon cake by creating this year’s Uji Matcha Moon Cake with Red Beans and Chestnut Paste.  Chef Kojima has picked high-quality powdered green tea from Yamamasa Koyamaen, an award-winning tea farm in Uji, Japan, which has produced traditional green tea for over 100 years.  The refreshing bitterness of matcha green tea perfectly complements the delightful sweetness of red bean and chestnut paste.

Mini Snowy Moon Cake with Tokachi Red Beans and Green Tea

Dessert lovers can look forward to this delicious, refreshing and exquisite sensation.  Imported from Tokachi, Japan, the red bean is well-known for its sweetness and tenderness.  It is mashed into a smooth and creamy purée and, together with the high-quality green tea paste,  wrapped in the green-tea-flavoured snow skin.

30-Year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cake

Inspired by the traditional dessert Boiled Sweetened Red Bean Soup, this creative moon cake make is brought back by popular demand.  Chef Mok uses Mandarin peel – also known as one of the “three treasures” in China’s Canton Province – and sweet mashed red beans to create this new concoction.

Mandarin peel is traditionally used to soothe cough and improve digestion.  The older the peel, the stronger the flavour and the higher priced it is.  Nowadays, 30-year mandarin peel is much sought after because it is hard to find aged peel of more than 10 years.  Its zesty flavour is well complemented by the sweetness of red beans.

Mini Snowy Moon Cake with Durian Paste

This delectable creation is also brought back by popular demand and is believed to be the ultimate treat for durian lovers as it is made with only the finest D24 durian.  Imported from Malaysia, D24 durian is of premium quality with bitter-sweet yellowish plump pulps and a creamy, yet dry texture.  Its richness contributes to the snowy moon cake’s smooth filling and gives it a strong, fruity and distinctive aroma.

Chiu Chow Moon Cake with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk

Created meticulously by Chef Mok, this moon cake is infused with the fresh extract of pandan leaves imported from Singapore.

“This delectable concoction is filled with sweet yam paste and encased in a puff pastry skin that is infused with refreshing pandan fragrance.  The colour of pandan leaves also gets into the skin to give the moon cake a light tint of green and makes it stand out from the traditional range of moon cakes.  I hope this new twist will give the traditional Chiu Chow Moon Cake a unique flavour,” said Chef Mok.

Traditional Moon Cakes, Festive Goodies and Hampers

Also gracing this year’s moon cake selection are Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk, the ever-popular Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk and a choice of traditional flavours.  Two types of hampers brimming with festive goodies and fine food are also available.

Helping Children Shine – Moon Cake for Charity

To brighten the lives of some children with special needs and help them realise their potential, the hotel has again joined hands with Heep Hong Society to present charity moon cakes.  Same as last year, the proceeds from the sale of every box will go to Heep Hong Society’s Children Training Fund and benefit children in need.  Containing four pieces of selected Traditional Moon Cake filled with Lotus Seed Paste and Double Egg Yolks, each box is wrapped with beautiful drawings representing blessings sent by the children.

Matcha Red bean chestnut mooncake

All moon cakes are made from traditional and innovative recipes.  The variety of moon cakes available is as follows:

HK$ per box

  • 30-Year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cake (eight pieces) 438
  • Uji Matcha Moon Cake with Red Beans and Chestnut Paste (eight pieces) 368
  • Mini Snowy Moon Cake with Tokachi Red Beans and Green Tea 368

(eight pieces)#

  • Mini Snowy Moon Cake with Durian Paste (eight pieces)# 388
  • Chiu Chow Moon Cake with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste
    and Salty Egg Yolk (eight pieces)                                                                        330
  • Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces) 330
  • Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cake (four pieces) 378
  • Mini Moon Cake with Egg Yolk and White Lotus Seed Paste (eight pieces) 348
  • Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces) 330
  • Shang Palace Signature Moon Cake Quartet (12 pieces, 3 pieces 498

of each flavour)

(Chiu Chow Moon Cake with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk,

Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk,

Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk and

Uji Matcha Moon Cake with Red Beans and Chestnut)

  • Helping Children Shine – Moon Cake for Charity (four pieces of
    Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes)*                          378

 #No delivery service

*No discount item

In addition to the elegantly packed moon cakes, the Shang Palace Signature Hamper and Deluxe Fruit Hamper are filled with traditional goodies for the perfect seasonal gifts.  The hampers available are as follows:

HK$ per hamper

  • Shang Palace Signature Hamper 2,888
  • Deluxe Fruit Hamper 1,988
  • Five Treasures Tray (five kinds of nuts with different sea salts)                308

The moon cakes and hampers are available for sale starting today until 15 September 2016.  Guests can enjoy one of four discount channels – the early-bird discount for moon cakes (today until 31 July 2016), bulk purchases and payments using selected credit cards or Golden Circle membership cards.

The moon cakes and hampers may be picked up between 18 July and 14 September 2016, except for the 30-Year Mandarin Peel, Red Bean Paste Moon Cake and Uji Matcha Moon Cake, which are available from 15 August to 14 September 2016, and the Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk, Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk,  Chiu Chow Moon Cake with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk, and Shang Palace Signature Moon Cake Quartet, which are available from 9 to 14 September 2016.

Orders may be placed by calling Shang Palace on (852) 2733 8483, faxing to (852) 3544 3783, sending an email to ksl.chinesefestivals@shangri-la.com or directly at the moon cake counter in the hotel lobby.

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