Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dinner at Shang Palace

This is my very first time going to Shangri La ‘s Shang Palace for dinner. It is a Chinese style restaurant and I was really looking forward to this meal! However I was quite disappointed because their dishes were average, nothing special. To be honest the ingredients were all very fresh, but I felt that the chef did not put his heart and soul into putting the ingredients together to elevate the food. Especially the ‘Crispy Fried Fish’, topped with spring onion and leek gravy- the fish was definitely fresh but it was a waste in a way that the cooking method did not do justice to it. It was deep fried, so I could not taste the freshness of the fish, which is supposed to be the hero of the dish. The vegetables dish introduced to me was quite oily as well- all the vegetable dishes are fried thus it could be better if they used stock or soup base to cook the vegetables to bring the flavors out more.  

I love soup, so I ordered the Carrot and Pork Rib soup. The soup was so fragrant and full of ingredients; it was a pleasure to my palette. I am sure they must have brewed the soup for quite some time as they managed to achieve this taste without adding MSG.

The next dish is Barbecue Honey Kurobuta Pork, the cooking method is similar to that of pork ribs, and is definitely worth a try! I was also introduced to a Shang Palace Crispy Chicken dish. It is very difficult in Singapore to taste a dish, which actually has a genuine chicken flavor. The chef has to be really skilled to make the chicken skin crisp and the meat tender. A really good chicken dish I had was in Ting Heng Restaurant, and this dish at Shang Palace cannot really compare to that of Ting Heng restaurant.

Lastly, the desserts I tried were Mango Sago Pomelo and Avocado, sago with Ice-Cream. There wasn’t anything special about the desserts, however they added strawberry to the mango. This overshadowed the taste of the mango and made the dessert quite sour. The other dessert was avocado sago with ice cream, which I felt was so-so only.

Overall, I feel that the chef should put more heart into cooking the dishes. Giving that the restaurant is quite pricey, and the standard of food is not up to par, I feel like this is not a place worth going to as the food is quite average.


Green carrot, red carrot and pork ribs broth 


Crispy fried sea perch top with spring onion and leek gravy 


Shang Palace crispy chicken 


Barbecue honey Kurobuta pork 


Mango Sago Pomelo 


Cream avocado, sago with Ice-Cream 

62 comments:

  1. quite disappointing honestly, i thought they were going to be special!

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  2. im curious about their cream avocado though

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  40. Cream avocado sounds interesting!

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  42. Tried this place before and I must say, it was really average.

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  46. The crispy chicken looks delicious! Will definitely love to dine in this restaurant.

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