Dimsum Plus at the Shang Palace

In Photo: Sui Mai

THE Shang Palace of Makati Shangri-La lets its diners feast like an emperor with its all-you-can-eat dimsum, appetizers, soup, noodles, rice and one main course. It’s originally price at P1,100 net, but for July 28 to 31, an exclusive voucher sale for only P868 net will be offered at the Shang Palace. The vouchers could be redeemed until September 30. Dimsum Plus is available for lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The great thing about Dimsum Plus is that one gets to savor top-quality dimsum prepared by Chinese chefs, aside from the wide assortment of these bite-sized delicacies.

It is no wonder that Shang Palace remains the go-to place of discriminating palates when it comes to consistently good dimsum.

Have your fill of these crowd-pleasing treats:

  • Har Gow (steamed crystal skin shrimp dumpling)—The translucent skin is delicately thin yet chewy enough to complement the mild flavor of the generous portion of the fresh shrimp it holds inside. A must-try.
  • Siu Mai (steamed pork dumpling with fish roe)—Perhaps, this is the most common of the dimsum bunch. The version here is bursting with the goodness of pork. Simply put, it’s Siu Mai done right.
  • Deep-fried Taro Puff with Diced Scallops—According to the chefs at Shang Palace, they can tell just by looking at a Taro Puff if it is perfectly cooked. They shared that they don’t take their eyes off the dimsum when cooking it, as there is a critical moment that it must be pull out of the oil.
  • Barbecued Pork Pie—Don’t let its plain appearance deceive you. The flaky baked buns provides the right contrast to its sweet and smoky asado filling. Eating just one pie is not enough.
  • Pan-Fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce—The appetizing color of this dimsum comes from the XO sauce which also lends a mild spiciness to the dish.

Imagine, these are just five of the 18 dimsum varieties one enjoy.

To make the most of the house rules that one diner availing of the Dimsum Plus is entitled to one main course, come in a group of seven and have all the kinds of main course offerings serves at your table. Everybody gets to share everyone’s order.

The Hot Prawn Salad, a sweetish creamy delight is a surefire hit. It has been premarinated to stay firm. Its appeal lies in the crunchy exterior while the juices remain intact.  The XO sauce and chili garlic condiments, which are a natural match for the dimsums, pair unexpectedly well with the seasonal fruit platter. Try it.

On the other hand, Chinese favorites the likes of pecking duck, beggar’s chicken, pork pie, and even sauces and condiments are available at the Shang Palace boutique. Guests can still feast like an emperor in the comforts of their home.

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