22 August 2012

Behind the Palace doors

If there was a weekend that was worthy of a countdown, the two-day holiday that just passed was well worth it.  To me and Mickey, it was a holiday we would like to spend with no specific schedule in mind.

Finally, we had the time to go to Shang Palace and sample their Dim Sum Plus lunch menu.  Shang Palace's Dim Sum Plus is from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Mondays to Saturdays (except holidays) at PHP 888++/person .  The menu consists of unlimited dim sum, endless servings of soup, appetizer, rice, noodles, congee, vegetarian dishes, dessert plus a choice of one main course per person.  Strictly no leftovers.  Leftover food will be charged regular a la carte prices, so be sure to just order what you can consume.  There's also a dress code for dining guests - smart casual.

The first thing that strikes you as you enter Shang Palace would be the glittering crystal chandeliers that light up the hallway as you make your way inside the restaurant.  They look like suspended ice crystals or even glittering rain.  It sets the mood for a delightful meal.







There are eleven private dining rooms for families or bigger groups like this






Steamed giant shrimp crystal skin dumplings



Steamed pork dumplings filled with shrimp


Steamed garoupa dumplings



Deep fried taro puffs with diced scallop



Pan fried chives with steamed pork dumplings


Deep fried ham shui kok stuffed with minced pork and chicken


Steamed pork spareribs with black bean sauce


Szechuan-style hot and sour soup


Sauteed scallops with brocolli in X.O. sauce


Steamed lapu-lapu fillet with garlic sauce


Fragrant fried and diced honey pork and shrimps "yang chow" style


Chilled almond jelly with mixed fruits



We had a great time in Shang Palace and truly enjoyed their authentic Cantonese cuisine.  
Great company + good conversation + good food = Superb long holiday weekend!

Shang Palace is located at the 2nd Floor of the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, 
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, 
Makati CityFor inquiries and reservations call (+63-2) 813-8888


I hope your long holiday weekend was equally good.  


2 comments:

Sasa Valencia said...

So yummy, i love to eat this kind of food but i just ate it, at binondo hehe not in shang like you sosyal! hehe love your blog i hope we can follow each other... btw nice blog i really love it.

Tina Villa said...

Hi Sasa! Binondo Chinese food is also yummy because it's authentic, but the difference here is that the Dimsum Plus Buffet is unlimited, you get to taste a little bit of everything. Thank you for appreciating my blog :) I'll check yours also.