April 10, 2018

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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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 premium ingredients and are prepared using traditional Chinese cooking techniques.

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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.

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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.

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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.

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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






From the Dim Sum Menu
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (虾饺), or har gow in Cantonese, had a thin and translucent skin but firm enough so that the chopsticks couldn't piece the skin. The dumplings were generously filled with plump and juicy shrimps.

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Another favorite of mine were the Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (烧卖). More commonly known by its Cantonese name shumai, these dumplings were generously stuffed with minced pork. They weren't fatty nor starchy. Each shumai was topped with sliced mushroom and fish roe.

Pork Ribs Steamed in Black Bean Sauce at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Pork Ribs Steamed in Black Bean Sauce (豉汁蒸排骨) tasted authentic Cantonese. The meat was tender and easily separates from the bone. The sauce was very rich and had a slightly spicy taste. There was no gamey taste at all.





From the Huaiyang Menu
Boiled Salted Goose at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Boiled Salted Goose (扬州地道盐水老鹅) 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 at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Marinated Pork Kidney 生炝腰润) 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.

Boiled Tofu Silk with Shredded Ham in Chicken Soup at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Boiled Tofu Silk with Shredded Ham in Chicken Soup (鸡火大煮千丝 ) 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.

Guangling-Style Spring Roll at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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





Desserts from the a la Carte Menu
Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo (杨枝甘露) 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.

Durian Crepe at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

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.





The Table from Golden Circle
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Golden Circle (GC) members can earn GC Award Points by staying and dining at participating Shangri-La Group properties and restaurant worldwide. Golden Circle members can then redeem GC Award Points on dining. This makes Golden Circle a very rewarding loyalty program.

Dining Benefit Gold
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Earn: GC Award Point(s) per eligible
USD1.00 spent on dining or hotel stay
1 point 1.25 points 1.50 points
Redeem: 10 GC Award Points on dining at US Dollar value equivalent USD1.00 USD1.25 USD1.25

Note: GC Award Points will be credited to your account one to two weeks after the date of the transaction.




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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