Shang Palace needs little introduction as one of the top spots in the city for elegant Cantonese cuisine in a suitably plush setting.
The restaurant recently turned pork-free—which means no more suckling pig, much the disappointment of loyal fans. But rest assured that you will hardly notice, what with the chef’s deft, delicious new creations.
• Char siew bao, aka steamed pork buns, may be off the menu but the chicken “char siew” version is equally moreish. Ditto the baked chicken char siew pastry.
• The signature braised beef short rib is fork-tender, full of flavour and lightly scented with garlic—in short, excellent.
• Shang Palace’s durian pancake is legendary. Light dainty pancake cradling rich fresh durian, rolled and chilled. Ignore at your own loss.