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January 15, 2018 Dining No Comments Email Email

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong offers a variety of events for guests over the Chinese New Year holiday to make the Year of  the Dog’s arrival a memorable occasion.http://www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival/

Brand-New Chinese New Year Puddings and Goodies

This year, the Michelin two-starred Shang Palace introduces three new creations –          Rose Sugar and Honey Locust Fruit Pudding; American Ginseng, Fig and Honey Pudding; and Red Date and Olive Nut Pudding – in addition to the traditional Chinese New Year puddings.  Classic Cantonese treat Crispy Taro Balls with Sesame and festive specialty Five-Treasure Tray are also available in celebration of this Spring Festival.

Rose Sugar and Honey Locust Fruit Pudding

Yunnan rose sugar enhances metabolism and blood circulation, while honey locust fruit cleanses the liver and is known to be good for the eyes.  Both ingredients contribute to skin hydration, setting this brand-new pudding up to become a popular choice among ladies or anyone looking for a nourishing treat.

American Ginseng, Fig and Honey Pudding

American ginseng is well-regarded for lowering blood sugar, reducing heat and soothing the respiratory tract.  This year, Shang Palace presents a creative and healthy choice by pairing ginseng with the sweet, nourishing honey, as well as fig, which enhances digestion and resistance to disease.

Red Date and Olive Nut Pudding

Red date is rich in protein and has a calming effect, whereas olive nut helps soothe cough and reduce phlegm. Both ingredients are well-known for their health benefits. Guests do not need to pan-fry this pudding but simply steam it to enjoy its refreshingly sweet taste.

Chinese New Year Goodies and Hampers

Depicting longevity, prosperity, good health, harmony and serenity, the Five-Treasure Tray is filled with five types of sea-salted nuts.

Carefully sourced from around the world, the nuts have different nutritional values.  Paired the nuts, meticulously with mineral-packed natural sea salts that are rare in        the Hong Kong market, not only bring a new level of flavour, but also give the ordinary bite a unique taste.

Several attempts were made before the chef came up with the dedicated pairings based on the nut’s texture, the sea salt’s colour and taste, plus the origin and characteristics of both ingredients. To heighten the various nuts’ savoury tastes, two different cooking methods are used – oven baking and deep frying – to balance each nut’s oil content, offering guests the perfect treat for this Spring Festival.

The classic Cantonese New Year treat – Crispy Taro Balls with Sesame – and luxurious hampers filled to the brim with goodies and gift packs are also on offer.  These hamper variants include:

·                     Shang Palace Chinese New Year Hamper (HK$2,988) contains:

Chinese New Year Pudding, Crispy Taro Balls with Sesame, Abalone (one to two heads), Premium Preserved Air-Dried Meat Sausages and Preserved Duck Liver Sausages, Sea Salt Roasted Cashew Nuts, Japanese Dried Scallop, Japanese Dried Black Mushroom, Tea Gift Set, Shang Palace XO Chilli Sauce and Shaoxing Wine

·                     Shang Palace Deluxe Fruit Hamper (HK$2,088) contains:

Red Date and Olive Nut Pudding, Ruggeri Prosecco, Wax Apple (two pieces), Persimmon (two pieces), Yellow Dragon Fruit (one piece), Korean Apple (two pieces), Korean Pear (two pieces), Japanese Strawberries (one pack), Japanese Melon (one piece) and Chinese Mandarin Orange (two pieces)

Guests also may place orders with Shang Palace or the Chinese New Year shop at the hotel lobby in person or by telephone on (852) 2733 8483.  Guests confirming orders before 26 January 2018 will enjoy a 25 per cent discount on all Chinese New Year puddings and a 20 per cent discount on all Chinese New Year hampers and goodies.  Guests confirming orders before 5 February 2018 will enjoy a 20 per cent discount on all Chinese New Year puddings and a 15 per cent discount on all Chinese New Year hampers and goodies.

The selection of festive products available includes:

  • Turnip Pudding with Whole Abalone and Black Truffle (1.16 kg) HK$488
  • Signature Turnip Pudding (1.16kg) HK$288
  • Traditional Taro Pudding (1.16 kg)                                                 HK$288
  • Chinese New Year Pudding (1.16 kg) HK$278
  • Water Chestnut Pudding (1.16 kg) HK$278
  • Rose Sugar and Honey Locust Fruit Pudding (1.16 kg)             HK$278
  • American Ginseng, Fig and Honey Pudding (1.16 kg)             HK$288
  • Red Date and Olive Nut Pudding (1.16kg) HK$278
  • Crispy Taro Balls with Sesame (8 pieces) HK$188
  • Five-Treasure Tray (five kinds of sea-salted nuts) HK$328

Two Spring Dinner Menus

From 1 February to 2 March 2018, Michelin two-starred Shang Palace will present guests with two auspicious spring set dinner menus specially created by Chef Cheung to delight the discerning palate.  Priced at HK$10,388 per table of 10 people, the 11-course set menu features Chilled Fresh Sliced Salmon with Pomelo, Chinese Pickles and Young Ginger; Braised Bird’s Nest and Assorted Seafood Soup with Coral Crab; Braised Dried Oysters and Whole Conpoy with Garlic; Steamed Twinspot Garoupa with Superior Light Soy Sauce; Stir-Fried Scallop and Pacific Clam with XO Sauce served in a Golden Nest; Cantonese Crispy Chicken served with Lemon Juice and Spicy Salt; Fried Sticky Rice with Air-Dried Meat; Pork and Cabbage Wonton in Supreme Soup; Sweetened Red Bean Soup with Sesame Dumplings; and Pan-Fried Chinese New Year Puddings.

Priced at HK$13,888 per table of 10 people, the second set menu highlights such dishes as Chilled Sliced Salmon, Lobster with Pomelo, Chinese Pickles and Young Ginger or Lobster with Fresh Fruit Salad; Double-Boiled Sea Conch, Fish Maw and  Chicken Broth with Matsutake Mushroom; Braised Whole Abalone (eight-head) with Dried Oyster and Goose Web; Traditional Steamed Twinspot Garoupa with Superior Light Soy Sauce; Sautéed Scallops with Seasonal Vegetables and Dried Fungus accompanied with Deep-Fried Crab Claw coated with Shrimp Paste; Traditional Baked Chicken in Rock Salt; Fried Rice with Crab Meat, Conpoy and Egg White; Deep-Fried Shrimp Dumplings served with Supreme Broth; Chilled Mango Pudding with Bird’s Nest; and Pan-Fried Chinese New Year Puddings.

From 1 February to 2 March 2018, guests may toss for bountiful fortunes with Lobster or Salmon “Lo Hei” Salad and enjoy Lunar New Year specialities with family and friends to welcome a prosperous year.  Lucky dim sum is also on offer between 16 February and 2 March 2018.

Chinese New Year-Themed Buffet

From 13 to 19 February 2018, Café Kool presents guests auspicious Chinese New Year brunch, lunch and dinner buffets highlighting traditional Chinese cuisine. The festive buffet features Steamed Garoupa, Lobster Congee, “Lo Hei” Sashimi Salad and many more (served on a rotational basis).  The brunch buffet is priced from HK$498+10% per adult and from HK$318+10% per child. The lunch buffet is priced from HK$378+10% per adult and from HK$278+10% per child. The dinner buffet is priced from HK$688+10% per adult and from HK$518+10% per child.

Festive Afternoon Tea Buffet

With live music in a classic and elegant setting, guests can delight in the festive afternoon tea buffet filled with Chinese delicacies at Lobby Lounge.  Some highlights of classic favourites are the Sesame Balls, Pan-Fried Radish Cake and Taro Cake with XO Sauce, Braised Pork Knuckle with Lettuce, Deep-Fried Wonton with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Bamboo Pith with Seafood Broth and Lotus Seed and Lily Bulb Sweetened Cream Soup.

The afternoon tea buffet is available from 1 to 5 p.m. between 16 and 19 February 2018, and is priced at HK$398 per adult and HK$328 per child.

For restaurant reservations, guests may call (852) 2733 8988.

All prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge, except those for puddings, goodies and hampers.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.

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