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 30-year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cakes. A range of hampers brimming with festive goodies and fine food is also on offer to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on 27 September 2015.
30-year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cakes
Inspired by the traditional dessert Boiled Sweetened Red Bean Soup, this creative moon cake makes its first debut this year at Shang Palace. Chef Mok uses Mandarin peel – also known as one of the “three treasures” in the Canton province of China – and sweet mashed red bean 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 Cakes with Durian Paste
This delectable creation is 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 Cakes 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 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. Two types of hampers 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 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 Cakes (eight pieces) 438
Mini Snowy Moon Cakes with Durian Paste (eight pieces)# 388
Chiu Chow Moon Cakes with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste
and Salty Egg Yolk (eight pieces) 320
Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces) 320
Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes (four pieces) 370
Mini Moon Cakes with Egg Yolk and White Lotus Seed Paste (eight pieces) 340
Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk (eight pieces) 320
Shang Palace Signature Moon Cake Trio (12 pieces, 4 pieces 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 and
Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cake with Mashed Egg Yolk) 488
Helping Children Shine – Moon Cakes for Charity (four pieces of
Double Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes)* 370
#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
The moon cakes and hampers are available for sale starting today until 27 September 2015. Guests can enjoy one of four discount channels – the early-bird discount for moon cakes and hampers (today until 9 August 2015), bulk purchases and payments using selected credit cards 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 30 July and 27 September 2015, except for the 30-year Mandarin Peel and Red Bean Paste Moon Cakes, which are available from 1 to 27 September 2015, and the Mini Crispy Custard Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk, Mini Pineapple Paste Moon Cakes with Mashed Egg Yolk, Chiu Chow Moon Cakes with Pandan Leaf, Yam Paste and Salty Egg Yolk, and Shang Palace Signature Moon Cake Trio which are available from 21 to 27 September 2015.
Orders may be placed by calling Shang Palace at (852) 2733 8483, faxing to (852) 3544 3783, sending an email to [email protected] or directly at the moon cake counter in the hotel lobby.