Hubby and I had lunch with friends about a week or so ago at the Chinese restaurant Shang Palace in Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
We availed of their Dimsum Plus promo. For a net price of P999 per person, you can eat all the dimsum you want from 11:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Saturday. You also get one free main course plus an endless supply of appetizers, soup, rice, vegetarian dishes, and dessert. They will give you a menu where you can order what you want so everything is freshly cooked.
I had Deep fried ham shui kok with minced pork and chicken first. I loved the combination of chewy, glutinous, and slightly sweet outer covering with the savory fillings.
I couldn’t resist trying their Deep fried taro puff with dried scallop. It had a very light and flaky crust filled with a dollop of soft and tasty mashed taro inside plus a scallop. Yum!
Steamed Lapu Lapu fillet with garlic sauce was my main course. The fish was tender and I liked the light soy and garlic based sauce. With the size of the main course, I’d say two people could share it, which is good so that you and your dining companion can have a total of two main courses.
For dessert I tried the Sweetened almond cream with glutinous dumpling. It was served hot. The thick and soup-like almond cream was very comforting to sip after such a hearty meal, and the single dumpling in the middle reminded me of galapong (balls of sticky rice flour) in ginataan except that it was filled with sweet peanut paste.
We also tried the Chilled sweetened fruit pudding with syrup. The yellow one is good, as it tastes like creamy ripe mangoes. The pink and green ones were just weird. It did not come in syrup as described, but a pool of light evaporated milk.
With about 20 types of dimsum and an excellent selection of appetizers, soups, main courses, and desserts, the P999 you’ll be shelling out is worth every cent. They have a no leftovers policy wherein you’ll be charged regular prices for uneaten portions so make sure you order only what you can finish. The servers will always ask you how many pieces of dimsum you want per order.
2/F Makati Shangri-la Hotel
Ayala Ave. for Makati Ave., Makati City
Like this post? Subscribe to this blog by clicking HERE.
Let’s stay connected: