Rùn presents unique Lunar New Year dishes and traditional Chinese puddings
Lunar New Year is a time for celebration and welcoming joy and prosperity with family and friends. The St. Regis Hong Kong welcomes the auspicious Year of the Rat this year. The rat is the first of the zodiac animals, in Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth, cleverness and quick thinkers, and they represent abundance and new beginnings.
Homemade traditional Chinese New Year Puddings and Gift
Rùn has created three handmade Chinese New Year puddings, a traditional glutinous rice pudding prepared by ONE – MICHELIN – starred chef Hung Chi-Kwong. The pudding is symbolic for reaching new heights of prosperity in the forthcoming year.
- Japanese Daikon Radish Pudding – this traditional cake is made with shredded daikon radish from Japan and packed with wholesome ingredients such as shrimp, shiitake, conpoy, Chinese sausages and Jinhua ham. Traditionally, radish pudding can be enjoyed fried or steamed and represents good fortune. The Japanese Daikon Radish pudding is priced at HKD388 per box.
- Rose-Flavoured Brown Sugar Pudding – this classic sticky ‘leen goh’ is an elevated glutinous rice pudding made with Okinawa black sugar balanced with rose flavouring adding a delicate aroma and makes the pudding less sweet. Traditionally made with cane sugar, this treat is one for the more health conscious. The pudding is priced at HKD288 per box.
- Taro Cake with Japanese Dried Oysters – To celebrate the Year of the Rat, Chef Hung Chi-Kwong added a touch of delicacy into the taro pudding with Japanese dried oysters which help add a taste of freshness to the traditionally savoury pudding available at HKD368 per box.
- Homemade X.O. Sauce – Chef Hung Chi-Kwong recreates this Hong Kong traditional condiment with his home-made recipe created from years of experience. Each jar contains a decadent combination of dried shrimps, conpoy, and Yunnan ham; seasoned with shallots and garlic and preserved in a hot chilli oil. The X.O. Sauce is priced at HKD388 each.
Chinese New Year puddings are available to order from now until 24 January, 2020. Guests can choose to create a festive hamper and purchase the homemade X.O. Sauce with any savoury pudding at a package price of HKD240.
Guests can redeem the puddings from 15 January, 2020 – 24 January, 2020. Please contact Rùn for more details on 2138 6808 or email us at [email protected]
Lunar New Year Festive Feasting
Rùn, the newly awarded One – MICHELIN – starred Cantonese restaurant helmed by Chef Hung Chi-Kwong will delight guests with a Lunar New Year Specialties Menu including several traditional dishes for guests to enjoy.
The menu includes dishes that represent good fortune and prosperity, abundance of wealth, and a healthy and more fulfilled year.
Starting with the “Lo Hei” – Roasted crispy suckling pig and assorted vegetables, also known as a prosperity toss is a signature dish for a large gathering, the motion of tossing up the dish means earning good fortune, the higher the toss symbolises more fortune. Other symbolic dishes that represent good fortune include Pan-fried dried oysters, honey sauce, and Wok-fried minced dried oyster, Chinese lettuce, traditionally, oyster in Chinese culture means fortune. The Pan-fried minced pork, lotus roots is also a traditional Chinese New Year dish and the naming of the dish means abundance and wealth. The meal ends with Chef Hung’s Dessert Trio which represent a sweet ending to the festive feast, bringing good fortune to all.
Stay with us to celebrate Lunar New Year
Stay at the St. Regis Hong Kong designed by award-winning interior designer André Fu, conveniently located in the heart of Hong Kong. The hotel’s iconic butler experience allows guests a bespoke and personalised trip throughout. Celebrating the newly awarded Michelin Status, the hotel has launched the “Reach for The Stars” – A Michelin journey package, available from now till 31 March, 2020.
The package is available for Deluxe rooms only, guests will receive a dining credit of HK$800 to be spent at ONE-MICHELIN Starred restaurants Rùn, helmed by Chef Hung Chi-Kwong and try traditional Cantonese cuisine or the Lunar New Year specialties menu, or dine at L’Envol, headed by Chef Olivier Elzer for a French fine-dining experience complete with a 3-tiered cheese trolley. The package also allows guests to enjoy a complimentary breakfast for two, as well as the iconic St. Regis butler service which begins from the moment you enter the hotel. For the ultimate treat, guests can also enjoy a 15% discount of any spa treatments or retail items.