Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong Launches New Mooncake with the Precious Flavour of Six-Decade Dried Tangerine Peel

For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong presents the brand-new Deluxe Mini Mooncake with Red Bean Paste and 60-year Dried Tangerine Peel, as well as the ever-popular signature Seven-Star Mooncake, in addition to the Heep Hong Charity Mooncake and a variety of premium goodies for guests to celebrate the Moon Festival.

The newly launched Deluxe Mini Mooncake is made with red bean paste and the extremely precious 60-year dried tangerine peel. Also known as chen pi, dried tangerine peel is a Chinese herb commonly used in traditional recipes for its distinctive aroma and subtle citrusy flavour. Older dried tangerine peel is believed to boast more refined fragrance and better medicinal value and, hence, is also more valuable. Tangerine peel aged for 60 years is among the finest grades that are exceptionally rare on the market.

A bestseller since 2012, the Seven-Star Mooncake is the ultimate indulgence for mooncake lovers. Inside its elegant crimson-coloured box is one large White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with six egg yolks, surrounded by seven mini mooncakes. The mini mooncake flavours include milk custard; white lotus seed paste with egg yolk; white lotus seed paste with pine nuts; vanilla bean custard; red bean paste with egg yolk; red bean paste with dried tangerine peel and chestnut with sweet potato. Other Mid-Autumn goodies on offer at the hotel include the Deluxe Vanilla Bean Custard Mooncake – a sophisticated twist to the all-time favourite creamy custard filling – as well as the classic lotus seed paste and egg yolk mooncakes. Please refer to the appendix for details about the selection of mooncakes and Mid-Autumn hampers.