Shang Palace @ Shangri-la Hotel

19 APR 2009

Dim-Sum time at Shang Palace on Sunday with Bro & his family. Wifey missed out due to work… yes… on a Sunday…

Shang Palace

Shang Palace

We came in for their first-seating (10:30 am) without any reservation and was fortunate enough to get a seat. Apparently, there’s an early bird discount of 30% if you settle the bill before 12:00 pm. I guess its good to be an early-bird…

Nice Interior...

Nice Interior...

Like most restaurants in 5-star establishments, Shang Palace is rather classy.  Everything is nicely colour co-ordinated in different shades of Red & Brown.  Service, though not as swift as it could be, was still quite acceptable. With the 30% discount in mind, we went crazy with our orders…

Pan-Fried Turnip Cake

Pan-Fried Turnip Cake

Pan-Fried Turnip Cake (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 6.25/10) –  Nice Turnip Cake… though if it was pan-fried slightly longer, the exterior could’ve been a little more crisp.

Steamed Chicken Feet

Steamed Chicken Feet

Steamed Chicken Feet (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 7/10) – This is staple dim-sum order for Bro… It was done just right, but nothing else could be said here as I think it is just too hard to screw up the Steamed Chicken Feet…

Steamed Pork Ribs

Steamed Pork Ribs

Steamed Pork Ribs (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 7/10) –  Another staple dim-sum, the Steamed Pork Ribs was perfect too… soft, tender, and delicious.

Fish Porridge

Fish Porridge

Fish Porridge (Cost: $10.00; Rating: N/A) –  This was ordered to help pacify baby niece… Didn’t get a taste, but Bro said it was very nice. However, for such a small bowl, I think it was rather pricey for $10.00!!

Shanghai Pork Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)

Shanghai Pork Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)

Shanghai Pork Dumpling (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 6/10) –  The Xiao Long Bao here was not as delicately made as some of the nicely presented ones I tried before. Average at best, I just found it not soupy enough… Rather disappointing…

Steamed Prawn Dumpling (Har Kow)

Steamed Prawn Dumpling (Har Kow)

Steamed Prawn Dumpling (Cost: $4.80; Rating: 7.5/10) –  The Har Kow was pretty good. Fresh chunky bits of prawns reside within those dumplings… The skin of the Har Kow was the slightly chewy/sticky starchy type that I liked, although I’d remember the skin was EVEN BETTER on my previous two visits here…

Roasted HK Crispy Pork

Roasted HK Crispy Pork

Roasted HK Crispy Pork (Cost: $12.00; Rating: 7.5/10) –  The crispy pork here was excellent, especially when taken together with the mustard sauce. But, 8 little squarish pieces (~2.5 cm X 2.5 cm) for $12.00… I just find it a little outrageous!!

Chicken Spring Roll

Chicken Spring Roll

Chicken Spring Roll (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 6/10) –  Finely diced and minced chicken rolled up and deep fried… Nice but not spectacular… helped fills the tummy though.

Taro Pastry

Taro Pastry

Taro Pastry (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 7.5/10) –  I just loved the Taro Pastry here. The fluffed-up crispy pastry was extremely well done. The taro paste within, although not firmly-packed like most other Taro Pastries, was exactly what I liked about it. So, Taro Pastry here won’t fill you up too fast, leaving space for other dim-sums. 

Four Treasure Rice Flour Roll (Cheong Fun)

Four Treasure Rice Flour Roll (Cheong Fun)

Four Treasure Cheong Fun (Cost: $5.00; Rating: 7.25/10) –  Each Cheong Fun was filled with generous big chunks of scallops, prawns or char siew… errr… but what was the fourth treasure? Anyway, bro was quite impressed and thought this was all very good value for money ($5.00).

Scallop Seaweed Dumpling

Scallop Seaweed Dumpling

Scallop Seaweed Dumpling (Cost: $6.80; Rating: 7/10) –  Very fusion… Scallop dumpling, seaweed wrapped. Unique with a certain sweetness within… However, much pricier compared to the other dumplings… 

Steamed Mushroom Dumpling

Steamed Mushroom Dumpling

Steamed Mushroom Dumpling (Cost: $4.50; Rating: 8/10) –  Very beautifully presented, this mushroom dumpling tasted as good as it looked.  I’d say it is a must for mushroom lovers…

Mini-Egg Tarts

Mini-Egg Tarts

Mini-Egg Tarts (Cost: $4.80; Rating: 5/10) –  Disappointing egg tarts to end the meal, and it was mini all right!! I thought the pastry was just not good enough…

In the end, the bill came up to $94.90… Early bird discount of 30% factored in brought the bill down to $85.25 inclusive of service charge and GST… We’d probably be back again… but only due to the 30% discount…

 

My Final Rating: 7.5/10

Address:
22 Orange Grove Road, Lobby Level Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore

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