Shang Palace

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WHY GO

Decor rem­i­nis­cent of an­cient Chi­nese grandeur cou­pled with de­lec­ta­ble Can­tonese cui­sine make for an un­for­get­table din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at Shang Palace.

WHAT TO OR­DER

The ex­ten­sive dim sum col­lec­tion boasts a se­lec­tion of tra­di­tional sta­ples and also in­ter­est­ing new creations. The cha siu sou, a baked bar­be­cued chicken pas­try, comes with a wal­nut top­ping, which lends a pleas­ant nutty aroma to the very light, melt-in-your-mouth puff pas­try.

The pop­u­lar siew mai is given a twist thanks to its top­ping of lightly seared fresh scal­lops. The chef’s rec­om­men­da­tion, la gau zi — poached Shang­hai chicken dumplings with a spicy soya dip — per­fect for those who like hot and pep­pery dishes.

Pek­ing duck is pre­sented whole, and carved on a side sta­tion. The steamed pan­cakes are thin and springy, which al­low the flavour of roast duck slices and sweet bean sauce to seep through. The skin lives up to ex­pec­ta­tion and is thin and crispy — per­fec­tion!

The lemon­grass jelly topped with sor­bet, re­fresh­ingly light, is just the dessert to round off the meal. The poached pear is a sweeter op­tion but still light enough to bal­ance out the heav­i­ness of the main meal.

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