Surrounding - Shang Palace located at Shangrila Hotel has always been a classy affair. The restaurant is long noted for its glitz housing traditional Chinese lanterns and antique furnitures.
Menu - Cantonese cuisine are being prepared at its finest by Executive Chef Tan Kim Weng, who has over 20 years of culinary experiences. Shang Palace is a heaven for dim sum lover as it comes in small, humble packages in the best possible bites. Since its a special occasion, we have decided to try their set lunch menu this time around (RM88++ per pax) . There is always life beyond dim sum on a Sunday morning. =)
Roasted Duck topped with Jelly Fish - The duck was a tad overcooked while the jelly fish was rubbery. =(
Platter of four dim sum - The bamboo steamer housed a piece of Shrimp Har Gow and a Siew Mai. The Fried Fish Ball was palatable but the Vegetables Ball with Sesame Seeds wasn't appetizing - It was cold and blend.. eeewww...
Dumplings are traditionally eaten for breakfast on New Year's Day in North China. However, their popularity is such that they are now eaten all year round in every part of the world. The Poached Dumplings was silky and delicious. In addition, the double boiled soup was light and tasty. They said: A cook's soup is a singer's voice.
The Stir Fried Cod Fish with Bell Peppers was mediocre
Fried thick Noodles with Shredded Duck Meat in black pepper sauce. The briny noodles lacked the "wok hei" which was vital to a good bowl of noodles
The dessert was probably one of my favourite dish. The Gui Ling Gao also known as Turtle Jelly is a herbal dessert traditionally made from powdered plastro (bottom shell) from the critically endangered turtle. Since it is so popular, the commercially available Gui Ling Gao usually does not contain turtle shell powder anymore, but it does share the same herbal additives which is good for skin complexion.
Overall, the meal was alright, there were some hits and misses. Nonetheless, we all agreed that the dim sum menu would probably be a better choice.
Verdict : SOMEWHAT SMITTEN