This year, the Michelin two-starred Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong offers a selection of elegantly created moon cakes, including the brand-new Mini Snowy Moon Cakes with Durian Paste. A range of hampers brimming with festive goodies and fine food is also on offer to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on 8 September 2014.
Mini Snowy Moon Cakes with Durian Paste
Making its first debut this year at Shang Palace, this new concoction 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 smooth filling of the snowy moon cakes and gives a strong fruity and distinctive aroma.
Chiu Chow Moon Cakes with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk
By popular demand, the hotel brings back this delectable creation filled with sweet yam paste and encased in a puff pastry skin infused with fresh extract of pandan leaves from Singapore.
“The colour of pandan leaves gets into the skin to give the moon cakes 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 Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk, the ever-popular Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk and a choice of traditional flavours. Four types of hampers, including a Korean-style hamper brimming with festive goodies and fine food, are also available.
Helping Children Shine – Moon Cakes 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 the children in need. Containing four pieces of selected traditional moon cakes with lotus seed paste and double egg yolks, each box is wrapped with beautiful drawings representing blessings sent from the children.
All moon cakes are lard-free and made from traditional and innovative recipes. The variety of moon cakes available is as follows:
HK$ per box
-Mini Snowy Moon Cakes with Durian Paste (eight pieces) : HK$298 per box
-Chiu Chow Moon Cakes with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk (eight pieces) : HK$308 per box
-Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces): HK$308 per box
-Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes (four pieces) : HK$ 358 per box
-Mini Moon Cakes with Egg Yolk and White Lotus Seed Paste (eight pieces) :HK$ 328 per box
-Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces):HK$ 308 per box
-Golden Circle Mini Moon Cakes with Egg Yolk and White Lotus Seed Paste (six pieces): HK$ 248 per box
-Helping Children Shine – Moon Cakes for Charity (four pieces of Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes)* : HK$ 338 per box
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^Exclusive for Golden Circle members
*No discount item
In addition to the elegantly packed moon cakes, the Full Moon, Korean Vogue, Shang Palace and Deluxe Fruit Hampers are filled with traditional goodies for the perfect seasonal gifts. The hampers available are as follows:
-Full Moon Hamper: HK$4,988 per hamper
-Korean Vogue Hamper: HK$3,288 per hamper
-Shang Palace Hamper: HK$2,688 per hamper
-Deluxe Fruit Hamper: HK$1,888 per hamper
The moon cakes and hampers are available for sale from starting today until 8 September 2014. Guests can enjoy one of four discount channels – the early bird discount for moon cakes and hampers (from now until 3 August 2014), bulk purchase and payment using credit cards or Jubilee plus or Golden Circle membership cards. Full details are available on the moon cake order form.
The moon cakes and hampers may be picked up between 11 July and 8 September 2014, except for the Mini Snowy Moon Cakes with Durian Paste, which are available from 1 August to 8 September 2014, and the Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk, Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk and Chiu Chow Moon Cakes with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk, which are available from 2 to 8 September 2014.
Orders may be placed by calling Shang Palace at (852) 2733 8434, faxing to (852) 3544 3783, sending an email to [email protected] or directly at the moon cake counter in the hotel lobby.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. 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, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, 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 mainland China, India, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.