Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Offers New and Traditional Tastes for Dragon Boat Festival
In celebration of the legendary Dragon Boat Festival on 9 June 2016, Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung of the Michelin two-starred Shang Palace has created a new selection of sticky rice dumplings, which will be available along with some popular choices at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong from now until 8 June 2016.
New and Creative Flavours
Chef Mok gives this year’s festival a creative twist with an array of brand-new flavours, including the 26-Head Yoshihama Abalone and Yunnan Ham Dumpling; Black Truffle “Buddha Jumps over the Wall” Dumpling; Uji Matcha and Red Bean Dumpling; Sweetened Walnut and Black Date Dumpling; and three crystal dumplings filled respectively with pomelo and mango, Tokachi red bean and matcha, and Kagoshima purple sweet potato.
The 26-Head Yoshihama Abalone and Yunnan Ham Dumpling (HK$1,688 each) is the most premium option of all. Guests will be delighted with the delicate taste of the first-grade Japanese abalone enhanced by the intense and smoky flavour of pungent Yunnan ham. This luxurious sticky rice dumpling is definitely the perfect gift or festive treat for discerning gourmets.
The Black Truffle “Buddha Jumps over the Wall” Dumpling (HK$288 each) is a new creation inspired by the traditional Chinese soup – Buddha Jumps over the Wall. Featuring some of the best and nourishing ingredients, such as sea cucumber, fish maw, conpoy and Yunnan ham, the dumpling’s taste is further enriched by the earthy flavour of Italian black truffle.
The Uji Matcha and Red Bean Dumpling (HK$78 each), jointly created by Chef Mok and Nadaman’s Head Chef Kojima, lends a Japanese twist to Chinese sticky rice dumpling. 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 mashed red beans.
The Sweetened Walnut and Black Date Dumpling (HK$70 each) is the best choice for health conscious. Packed with vitamins and minerals, dates and walnuts are good sources of energy that boost and support brain health and are good for the health and complexion, making this concoction a perfect treat for a balanced and healthy Dragon Boat Festival.
The crystal dumplings are made with crystal powder instead of traditional sticky rice, giving the translucent dumpling skin a smooth and chewy texture. Available in three sweet fillings – pomelo and mango, Tokachi red bean and matcha, and Kagoshima purple sweet potato, the dumplings are priced at HK$128 per box of three pieces.
Traditional flavours made using age-old recipes will also be available. Selections include Succulent Sticky Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Dried Scallop, Roasted Pork and Salted Egg Yolk (HK$260 each), Sticky Rice Dumpling with Dried Scallop, Pork and Salted Egg Yolk Dumpling (HK$190 each) and Sweet Sticky Rice Dumpling with Mashed Lotus Seed Paste (HK$70 each).
The Five Treasures Tray (HK$298 each), a festive specialty containing five kinds of nuts with different sea salt, is the perfect gift for business partners, colleagues, friends and family. Filled to the brim with goodies and a premium selection of fruits, the Shang Palace Deluxe Hamper (HK$1,988 each) is definitely another ideal choice.
For enquiries or to place an order for the Dragon Boat dumplings, please call (852) 2733 8483. All orders received before 27 May 2016 will be entitled to a 15 per cent early-bird discount.
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