Thursday, July 9, 2015

Unlimited Dim Sum with Dim Sum Plus at Shang Palace

You can have dim sum just about anywhere in the metro. Or you can enjoy Unlimited dim sum at the Makati Shangri-La Manila's iconic Shang Palace for a memorable dining experience...

Makati Shangri-La Manila's elegant Shang Palace offers unlimited dim sum with its Dim Sum Plus for lunch from Monday to Saturday for an epic dim sum feast. Indulge in a wide selection of authentic dim sum, appetizers, soups, noodles, and a main course for an all-inclusive special price, only at Shang Palace as it elevates the dim sum experience up a notch.

Our unlimited dim sum experience began with the complimentary Braised Tofu from Shang Palace, a sweet, sour, and mildly sharp appetizer with shallots. The subtle nutty notes of the soft yet firm tofu draped in a rich sauce opens up your palate for the feast to come at Shang Palace...

...followed by the Appetizer Platter, a rich medley of flavors on a plate with chilled jelly fish marinated in sweet and sour sauce, marinated bean curd, sliced pork knuckles with garlic, tender marinated beef, honey-glazed barbecue pork, and century eggs.

Shang Palace offers over eighteen delectable dim sum creations to satisfy your dim sum craving, and here's a shortlist of must-try dim sum dishes, starting with the Barbecued Pork Pie, fresh baked buns topped with sesame seeds and filled with savory, sweet and smoky barbecued pork. The soft, flaky and buttery buns have a subtle sweetness to complement the barbecued pork, and each bite releases a burst of comforting flavors.

The crisp and delicate Deep-Fried Taro Puffs with Diced Scallops were served next, with the soft, mildly sweet taro and the crunchy outer layer delivering contrasting textures in every bite. The diced scallops add an indulgent note to the taro puff, and the version from Shang Palace is probably one of the best in the metro.

Classic steamed dumplings were then served in traditional bamboo steamers, starting with the Steamed Crystal Skin Shrimp Dumplings, with plump shrimps and its briny sweetness wrapped in paper thin translucent dough. The flavors are fresh, clean, mild, and subtle, with the freshness of the shrimps giving it a distinct "snap" in every bite.

The familiar Steamed Pork Dumplings with Fish Roe should be part of your dim sum feast at Shang Palace, with mild and delicate flavors from the pork accentuated by the soft briny fish roe for contrasting flavors. A dip in soy sauce with chili completes the flavors.

The distinct and vibrant green hues of the Steamed Spinach Dumplings stuffed with Shrimps is a visual cue to the unique flavors of the spinach and shrimp blend, combining the nutty notes of the spinach with the mild briny sweetness of the shrimps. The use of the freshest premium ingredients ensure the cleanest and purest flavors, bite after bite.

And there's more. A second round of dim sum gets you in the groove in no time, with more fresh flavors to your dim sum feast at Shang Palace.

The crisp Deep-Fried Spring Rolls, with its light and paper thin wrappers, allow the flavors of the savory filling to come through in every crunchy bite. The spring rolls remain crisp and crunchy, and going for seconds and thirds delivers a consistent texture just like the first bite.

The Steamed Chicken Feet with Spicy Black Bean Sauce combines the delicate yet rich flavors of the chicken with the sharp and bold notes of the black bean sauce, with just a whisper of soothing heat from the chili. 

The Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce offers sharp notes from the salty black beans with the delicate yet rich flavors of the soft, almost melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs for balanced flavors.

The variety and range of textures and flavors are highlighted in the next dim sum dishes, including the Pan-Fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce, with the subtle flavors of turnips accentuated by the flavorful XO sauce...

...and the Prawn with Cheese Balls, with its crisp and crunchy coating of fried thin noodles over creamy prawn and cheese. The contrasting textures and rich flavors make this another must-try at Shang Palace.

For the main course, the Hot Prawn Salad offers unique flavors with fresh plump prawns draped in a sweet, sour, and creamy sauce, punctuated by the distinct tartness of the mangoes and pineapples. The fresh snap of the prawn, with its lightly seared crisp outer layer, plays well with the creamy dressing draping each prawn. A personal favorite, and seriously good.

Other mains include the tender Sauteed Beef with Celery in Sichuan Sauce...

...and the Sauteed Scallops with Asparagus in XO Sauce. The fresh vegetables used in both dishes, the celery and asparagus, pair perfectly with the beef and scallops. Each dish is perfectly executed to supplement your dim sum feast at Shang Palace. Other main dishes include Deep-Fried Lapu-Lapu Fillet with Sweet Corn Sauce, Sweet and Sour Pork, "Kung Po" Style Stir-Fried Sliced Chicken, Stir-Fried Spinach in Garlic Sauce, and Stir-Fried Asparagus with Oyster Sauce.    

Excellent dim sum and main dishes are what you can expect at Shang Palace. But save room for dessert. Cap your dim sum feast at Shang Palace with their signature desserts... the Chilled Mango Puree with Sago and Diced Mango...

...or the Mini Egg Tarts, perfect with a cup of tea. Dim Sum Plus at the Shang Palace is available for lunch from Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 2:30pm for only P 888/per person, subject to tax and service charge inclusive of unlimited dim sum, appetizers, soups, noodles, and one choice of main course per person. And that's not a bad deal at all. See you at the Shang Palace?

Shang Palace is located at the Second Level of Makati Shangri-La Manila, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City or call 814-2580 or email  for reservations.

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