Oct 30, 2009

Dim Sum at Shang Palace 香宫

23rd Oct 09

Shang Palace showcases a range of delicate cantonese cuisine in an exquisite ambiance of rich Chinese heritage. With the "38 and loving it" promotion going on, Shang Palace is on our first to try list out of the 4 restaurants but it's rather difficult to get weekends reservation. Since I'm on leave last Friday so I made plan to bring my aunt to have a dim sum lunch there. Manage to get a reservation at 11.30am. We went with high expectation especially after reading so many good reviews about them and we were not disappointed, indeed we enjoyed the food and services very much. Already making plans to revisit them again since the promotion will be up to Apr 2010. When I was editing and drafting this post then I realised that the 4 of us actually ate a lot that day! Luckily, it didn't burn a hole in my pocket after the 38% discount. A real good deal! This is a very long post so please tolerate with my badly taken photos as the lighting was really very dim ...

Crispy Roasted Pork - S$12.00++

The roast pork skin was thin and crispy. Taste even better with the mustard sauce.

Steamed Scallop Dumplings - S$9.00++ (4pcs)

The combination is quite fusion to me, something difference but was nice. Seaweed wrapped with prawns and top with sliced scallop & crab meat. Very lightly seasoned which enable you to taste the freshness and sweetness of the seafood.

Steamed Har Kow - S$6.00++ (4pcs)

Incredible and very well done! So far I think is the best har gow that I have eaten. The skin was very skillfully done as it's thin & chewy yet still able to maintain it's shape even when we picked it up with the chopstick. Must try!

La Mian Seafood Rolls - S$4.80++

A chef recommendation but not good enough to impress. The seafood mixtures tasted almost similar to the scallop dumplings wrapped with la mian to steam and serve w/black vinegar dressing. The vinegar was too overpowering and all I can taste is the sourness. Not very well received by all of us.

Spicy Pork Dumplings - S$6.80++

Another chef recommended dish but this was absolutely yummy and appetising. The pork dumpling was so "Q", even soaking in the spicy vinegar sauce for awhile it didn't turn mushy. The sauce was well flavoured and the vinegar was not too overpowering that we still can taste the flavour of the pork. This is also a must try if you like stuff with vinegar.

Steamed Four Treasure Roll - S$6.80++

Fancy name for steamed rice roll with 3 types of fillings - char siew, prawns & dried scallop. Very generous with the fillings and rather unique to use dried scallop instead of the fresh scallop but the skin was too thick for my liking. Anyway, it's still a decent dish to try and good value too as the rolls were quite big.

Steamed Chicken Feet in Black Pepper Sauce - S$4.50++

Expected taste so nothing special and not the best one around.

Bean Curb Skin Prawn Rolls - S$6.00 (4pcs)

A standard dim sum dish we must have and no surprise too. Very nicely done and surprisingly not oily.

Deep Fried Crispy White Bait - S$8.00++
One of our fav dish to order too but the portion was rather small but a bit oily too though was very crispy.

Eggplant w/Miso Sauce - S$10.00

Very fusion too and ordered by aunt. She love miso so wanted to know how the miso was done. She think was quite nice but we think it was not very fantastic. The miso sauce was too starchy and a bit sweet. The eggplant was quite bland too.

Fried Shanghai La Mian w/Vegetables - S$18.00++

The noodles tasted like udon but more chewy and thinner. Very nicely fried with good "wok hei" but just a bit oily.

Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Bun - S$6.00++ (4pcs)

Wow these golden buns were absolutely gorgeous and not many restaurant served this.

Has to be very careful when eating this as it was piping hot. The molten custard will start oozing out with a bite. Very yummy and I like it very much especially so when it was not overly sweet.

Mini Egg Tarts - S$6.40++ (4pcs)

The pastry was very light and the custard was moist and silky. It will be perfect if the pastry was more crispy.

Durian Pastry - S$9.00++

The pastry was so flaky and literally melt in the mouth with oozing warm durian puree. A very nice dessert to complete a satisfying meal.

Avocado Sago w/Vanilla Ice Cream - S$9.00++

A cold and refreshing dessert to clear the palate after such a heavy lunch. The avocado sago cream was light and complimented well with the vanilla ice cream.

Wolfberry Longan Red Date Tea - S$8.00++
Chinese Tea/Water - S$2.00++/pax

A very enjoyable and satisfying lunch of fine dim sums. We were pleased with the service and noticed that all of them are bilingual even the china staffs speak pretty decent English too.

Shang Palace
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Lobby level, Tower Wing
22 Orange Grove Road
Tel: 6213 4473

Operating Hours
Lunch : 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (Monday to Friday)
Lunch : 10:30 am - 2:30 pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Dinner : 6:30 - 10:30 pm


Leslie said...

I'm so jealous of your dim sum meal. I must make it out to Singapore someday :)

Wen said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for dropping by...

I envy the midnight purple beauties in your garden! The grapes are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

sorry i post on another place, i wonder where we can find the recipes of those dim sum ? any idea ? .......... i do love your blog, great work real, everything, regards ... gerard .. take care

Wen said...

Hi Gerard,

Sorry this was from a restaurant, I don't think you can find the exact recipes from the net.

Anonymous said...

where do you think i can find right recipes of great dim sum ? ............ i suppose it must be a way to find some great recipes ??? thank you anyway for the blog .................... regards .......gerard

Wen said...

Hi Anonymous,

By the way, how should I address u?

You may try this blog -
She has quite a few dim sum recipes under snack catergory.

or - http://bakingmum.blogspot.com/
- http://elinluv.blogspot.com/search/label/Dim%20Sum
under dim sum section

These are some of the blogs that I read and most of their recipes work. Hope is helpful to u.

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