Brunch on Saturdays has never been better, not since I found out that now you can indulge in quality dim sum in a posh restaurant in an even posher hotel. Oh, it’s also available for Friday lunch and the place is … the Shang Palace at the Shangri-la Hotel in Kuala Lumpur!
From now until 26 August 2017, you can indulge in an Eat-All-You-Can dim sum experience with over 40 choices of dainty dishes at the Dim Sum Delights promotion happening at the Shang Palace. This amazing feast of steamed, deep-fried and baked dim sum along with rice flour rolls, noodles, rice, vegetables and desserts is served every Friday (between 12 noon to 2.30pm) and Saturday (from 10.30am to 2.30pm).
And the best thing is…it’s RM88 nett per person! Given the quality of the food, the classy ambience and the faultless service, I’d say this is quite a steal! Go on a Saturday – you have 4 solid hours to indulge and that can come to some really good dim sum damage!
First and foremost, Appetisers to rouse your palate!
From the extensive Dim Sum Delights menu, there are 13 varieties of steamed dim sum such as fresh shrimp dumplings, chicken dumplings with fresh scallops, fish balls with garden greens, fresh scallops and mushroom dumplings, glutinous rice with chicken and mushroom (“loh mai kai”), beef balls, chicken claws with spicy Szechuan chilli sauce, steamed chicken wings with black bean sauce, steamed barbecue chicken buns, salted egg custard cream buns, vegetarian yam cake, bean curd rolls with assorted vegetables and chicken porridge. And that’s only the steamed dim sum list!
Fresh Shrimps Dumplings (“Har Kow”)
Chicken Dumplings with Fresh Scallops
Steamed Chicken Wings with Black Beans Sauce
Steamed Chicken Claws with Spicy Szechuan Sauce
Coming to the deep-fried and baked dim sum selections, check out the spring rolls with vegetables, fish balls, mashed yam dumplings with minced chicken meat (“wu kok”), baked barbecue chicken pastries, pan-fried Cantonese radish cakes, “Hakka’ stuffed bean curd with chicken and prawn filling, fish cakes with prawn paste, prawn dumplings served with mayonnaise, prawn balls coated with cornflakes, wok-fried radish cakes, sesame prawn rolls, baked mini egg tarts and sesame balls.
Hakka Stuffed Bean Curd Puffs
BBQ Chicken Baked Pastries
Mashed Yam Dumplings (“Wu Kok”)
Fish Cakes with Prawn Paste
Sesame Prawn Rolls
Fried Bean Curd Rolls
I never miss my “chee cheong fun” in a dim sum meal and at the Shang Palace, the steamed riceflour rolls are prepared in four styles: steamed with shrimp, with vegetarian filling, with minced barbecue chicken and Chinese parsley and pan-fried with dried shrimps and supreme spicy sauce.
Steamed Rice Rolls with Fresh Shrimps
Besides dim sum and if you can still spare tummy space, there are also noodles, rice and vegetables on the Dim Sum Delights menu. The Stewed Hong Kong Noodles we tried were deliciously comforting – smooth slippery noodles cooked with mushrooms and chicken slices, simple and satisfying. We also had a huge plate of greens (HK kai lan) for good measure!
Stewed Hong Kong Noodles
HK Kai Lan
Desserts should never be skipped and we had a hard time choosing from the 8 varieties of desserts on the menu. My favourites were the house-made sweet bean curd and chilled lemongrass jelly with lime sorbet. Other choices are chilled mango pudding, red bean cream with lotus seeds, chilled Chinese herbal jelly, black sesame seed dumplings in ginger soup, chilled mango puree with sago and pomelo and chilled water chestnut cakes with osmanthus – pick your favourites!
Chilled Mango Pudding
Crunchy and chewy Sesame Balls
The man behind the deliciousness: Dim Sum Chef Chai Chee Yuan
The Eat-All-You-Can Dim Sum Delights promotion at the Shang Palace is priced at RM88nett per person. This promotion is valid for dine-in only and all guests seated at the same table must order from the Dim Sum Delights menu. Hurry – the promotion is until 26 August 2017 only!
For more information and reservations, please call 03-2074-3900, email email@example.com or visit www.shangri-la-specials.com.
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Tel: (60 3) 2032 2388
Fax: (60 3) 2031 4927