Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong offers a variety of events for guests over the Chinese New Year holiday to make the Year of the Horse’s arrival a memorable occasion.
Brand New Chinese New Year Pudding and Cake Flavours
This year, Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung from the Michelin two-star Shang Palace adds two creations – Walnut Puff Pastries with Date Pudding and Turnip Pudding with Whole Abalone and Black Truffle – to his list of traditional Chinese New Year puddings. Other festive specialties, including Crispy Taro Balls with Sesame and Deep-Fried Sweetened Dumplings, and an exquisite horse-themed cake are also available to celebrate this Spring Festival.
Walnut Puff Pastries with Date Pudding
As health continues to be a growing concern across the globe, Shang Palace introduces Walnut Puff Pastries with Date Pudding from the ever-popular selection. Rich in vitamins and minerals, dates and walnuts are good sources of energy and are believed to be good for the health and complexion. These benefits make this creation a perfect treat for a balanced and healthy Chinese New Year.
Turnip Pudding with Whole Abalone and Black Truffle
Offering gourmets something more than just the classics, Shang Palace introduces Turnip Pudding with Whole Abalone and Black Truffle, another addition to the pudding family which uses premium ingredients.
“My creation represents the evolution of Chinese cooking as I like to incorporate Western ingredients into Chinese culinary culture which would not have been done previously. This year, I have added a western touch to the traditional pudding. The earthy flavour of Italian black truffles complements the sweetness of turnip, offering guests a unique delicate taste,” said Chef Mok.
Kung Hei Fat Choy Cake
In addition to the new pudding categories, Pastry Chef Wins Hung has put his artistic hat on and designed a Kung Hei Fat Choy Cake. On top of the layers of cheese mousse and mandarin-flavoured jelly is a chocolate box-shaped cover crafted with details.
“We have placed dark chocolate pieces inside and also the symbol of the year – horse – on the auspicious cake, and brushed it with 999 gold powder, which signifies wealth, abundance and prosperity for the New Year,” said Chef Wins.
Chinese New Year Goodies and Hampers
Depicting longevity, prosperity, good health, harmony and serenity, the Five Treasures Tray is filled with five types of sea-salted nuts in a limited-edition, stylish flower shaped porcelain box.
Carefully sourced from around the world, the nuts have different nutrition credentials and are paired meticulously by Chef Mok with mineral-packed natural sea salts that are rare in the Hong Kong market. The nut and salt combinations not only bring a new level of flavour to the selection, but also give the ordinary bite a unique taste.
Paired Sea Salt
|Cashew Nuts(India)||Produced in India, these cashew nuts are savoury and crunchy. High in linoleic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin A and many more nutrients, cashew nuts help lower the risk of cerebral stroke, cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases. They also promote a healthy body and complexion.||Oak-Smoked Chardonnay Finishing Sea Salt(Egersund, Norway)||Harvested off the coast of Norway, this unique natural sea salt is smoked over wood chips made from aged Chardonnay wine barrels. It gives off a smoky flavour with a hint of fruitiness. The taste is further enriched with herbs, curry powder, black pepper and onion.|
|Brazil nut(Brazil)||Brazil nuts are good source of mineral magnesium, copper, manganese and selenium, which are important cofactors for antioxidant enzymes. They also boost the immune system and are good for hair and skin health. In addition, Brazil nuts help relax the nerves and ease blood flow.||BlackLavaHawaiianSea Salt(Hawaii)||Black lava Hawaiian sea salt is harvested from the HawaiianPacificSea and is blended and coloured with activated charcoal, giving it a stunning black colour with silky texture. Without being processed, it retains its natural salty flavour and is rich in detoxifying health benefits.|
|Macadamia nut(USA)||Small and round, macadamia nuts have a buttery taste with a crisp and light texture. With very low saturated fat content, it is effective in reducing cholesterol level and is beneficial to hair and skin.||Hawaiian Red Sea Salt(Hawaii)||Coming from alaea, the red volcanic clay, Hawaiian red sea salt is notable for its dark reddish colour and has over 80 minerals. Harvested by hand, it is unprocessed, retaining its natural richness.|
plus the origin and characteristics of both ingredients. Take the common cashew nut as an example: Chef Mok has meticulously paired it with oak-smoked chardonnay finishing sea salt and added an extra splash of herbs, curry powder, black pepper and onion to give
the nut a unique, delicate taste.
content of each nut, offering guests the perfect treat for this Spring Festival.
2733 8401. Guests confirming orders before 9 January 2014 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 20 January 2014 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.
lounge and bar in January and February will receive a “Lai See” (red packet) containing six vouchers of special dining discounts. These include: buy-three-get-one-free lunch or dinner buffet at Café Kool, buy-three-get-one-free set dinner at Angelini or Nadaman, 25 per cent off lunch or dinner at Shang Palace, buy-three-get-one-free afternoon tea set at Lobby Lounge or 20 per cent off any
tapas at Tapas Bar.