April 10, 2018

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan



Shang Palace (香宫) is the premier Chinese restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan featuring fine Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisines expertly prepared by the restaurant's culinary team. Dishes are made with fresh and high quality ingredients and are prepared using traditional Chinese cooking techniques.



Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan has a spacious dining hall designed in traditional Chinese style with touches of the classic Shangri-La elegance. Festive colors of red and gold dominate the interior of the restaurant while the auspicious symbols of clouds and dragon makes the restaurant an ideal venue to celebrate special occasions.



The restaurant also has eight private dining rooms which can accommodate groups of various sizes. The private dining rooms are perfect for families looking for an intimate venue to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries, or for companies hosting a business lunch over fine Chinese cuisine.



The restaurant's staff are well trained to serve guests with the highest level of refinement and attention. Most of the staff speak Mandarin with a couple of them, including the supervisors, can communicate well in English. The restaurant's menu is available in bilingual Chinese and English.



During my recent trip to Wuhan, I stayed and fell in love with Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan. It is one of the Shangri-La properties that I instantly fell at home with. I also got the chance to dine at the hotel's Shang Palace. Just like in any Shang Palaces, the dim sum here were outstanding.



► DIM SUM AT SHANG PALACE, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN



The Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (虾饺 / xiā jiǎo), commonly known in its Cantonese name har gow, had a thin and translucent skin but firm enough that the skin did not break when picked by chopsticks. They were generously filled with shrimps which were very juicy and tasted fresh.



Another favorite of mine are the Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (烧卖 / shāomai). More commonly know in its Cantonese name shumai, these dumplings were very plump and not too fatty or starchy. Each shumai was topped with sliced mushroom and tobiko.



Recently, I developed the liking to the Pork Ribs Steamed in Black Bean Sauce (豉汁蒸排骨 / chǐ zhī zhēng páigǔ), and has also become a standard dish I order when dining for dim sum. The pork ribs served at Shang Palace Wuhan was meaty and less fatty. The sauce was very flavorful and had a slightly spicy taste.



► HUAIYANG CUISINE AT SHANG PALACE, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN



The Boiled Salted Goose (扬州地道盐水老鹅 / Yángzhōu dìdào yánshuǐ lǎo é) is one of the most traditional dishes in Yangzhou. The chicken has a very light and well balanced salty and sweet taste, the meat is very tender and juicy while the skin is soft and slightly fatty, but not greesy.



Marinated Pork Kidney (生炝腰润 / shēng qiàng yāo rùn) is another classic Huaiyang dish. The raw kidney was sliced and marinated, and finally dressed with a sweet and chili sauce. It looks quite exotic, but it tasted really good, especially with the sauce.



The Boiled Tofu Silk with Shredded Ham in Chicken Soup (鸡火大煮千丝 / jī huǒ dà zhǔ qiān sī), is a comforting soup dish with generous amount of tofu silk sliced into thin strips. The taste was very light and yet appetizing. The tofu silk is a healthier alternative to noddles.



The Guangling-Style Spring Roll (广陵三丝大春卷 / Guǎnglíng sān sī dà chūnjuǎn) was filled with glass noddles, sliced mushrooms and minced pork. It is similar to the Vietnamese fried spring rolls, but lighter in taste and less oily.



► DESSERTS AT SHANG PALACE, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN



The Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo (杨枝甘露 / yáng zhī gānlù) is my favorite dessert whenever I dine at the Shang Palace. It's sweet and refreshing taste is a great way to end a meal. I already tried this dessert at the Shang Palace in Hong Kong, Taipei, Guilin and this one at Shang Palace Wuhan was equally good.



I was surprised to see this South East Asian dessert found its way all the way to Central China, a pleasant surprise since I really miss the creamy taste of durian. This Durian Crepe was generously stuffed with durian and cream filling, enough to satisfy my craving.





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Shang Palace

Level 2, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan
700 Jian She Avenue, Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Operating Hours:  Lunch 11:30am to 2:00pm / Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Contact: +86 (27) 8580 6868
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