Heading to this Michelin two-star restaurant, the luxuriously decorated interior is fully inspired by the Chinese with a feast of oriental glamour included. The antique setting, also includes an artsy combination of red and golden yellow colour. It has indeed done a wonderful job in transporting us back to Imperial China. Unlike Angelini, the Italian restaurant, Shang Palace is located in the basement of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel. While traditional Cantonese cuisine is offered here all the time, dim sum is only served in the afternoon.
A fancy dim sum platter is specially prepared in celebration of their 34th anniversary. The dish includes a scallop dumpling in a yellow wrapper, shao mai, a shrimp dumpling and a vegetarian dumpling. They are all equally delicate and delicious.
The signature abalone puff is made with a well-baked buttery crust and chicken filling. The pineapple baked buns are very lovely looking having a criss-cross crust with the actual bun being fluffy and stuffed with sweet honey glazed char siu pork.
Moving on to the a la carte items, the braised pork ribs aren't overly tender but still retain an element of succulence to them. They are complemented with a vinegar sauce that could have been made a little sweeter.
A highly recommended dish at Shang Palace is the stuffed crab shell. It is a generous portion of crab meat and onion shreds coated with crispy golden breadcrumbs. The black vinegar is also optional to make it stand out a little more.
We end our meal delightfully with chilled pumpkin cream, a scoop of coconut ice cream and a spoonful of purple glutinous rice.
After a full analysis of this restaurant, this elegant eatery does indeed deserve a special mention in Hong Kong's plethora of dining options.
34th anniversary special dim sum basket
Steamed scallop & nostoc dumpling
Steamed minced pork dumpling with matsutake mushroom
Steamed shrimp dumpling
Steamed vegetarian dumpling
Baked abalone puff with minced chicken
Baked barbecue pork buns
Braised spare ribs with Chin Kiang vinegar
Deep-fried stuffed crab shell
Chilled sweetened pumpkin cream with coconut ice cream
Shang Palace 香宮
Address: Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2733 8754
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00, 18:30-23:00 ; Sat-Sun 10:30-15:00, 18:30-23:00