What’s Buzzing? The One-Michelin Star restaurant Shang Palace in Shangri-La Singapore welcomes its new Executive Chinese Chef Daniel Cheung who has 37 years of culinary experience under his belt, with the most recent being one-Michelin starred Shang Palace Kowloon. New dishes are introduced to the menu at Shang Palace Singapore with Chef Daniel on board.
What To Expect? Many of Chef Daniel star dishes in Hong Kong are featured in the new menu. Expect dishes like the Applewood Smoked Bean Curd Rolls with Shiitake Mushroom, Carrot and Green Mustard (S$18) where the Bean Curd Rolls rolls are finished by smoking over the steamer with Pu-er tea, sugar and uncooked rice, which impacts a nice smoky flavour to the bean curd.
The Fried Rice with Kagoshima Wagyu Beef served in Whole Tomato (S$28) is quite a unique dish which I have never come across before. You get that natural sweetenes of the tomato in the rice with bits of the beef.
There are also classic Hong Kong dishes such as chef’s ‘personal’ versions of the Cantonese Style Crispy Chicken (S$38), where the chicken skin is crispy, and the meat is very tender for all parts.
A specially crafted dish for the Singapore palate is the Baked Live Prawns with Garlic and Sarawak White Pepper (S$58), presented in a sizzling casserole pot. This dish uses local prawns, and you get that strong hint of spices in flavour.
One noteworthy heritage dish to look out for on the new menu is the Stewed Shrimp Pomelo Peel (S$28), a nostalgic dish over 50 years old which is uncommon in Singapore. I have never had pomelo this way before, and it is really delicious along with the flavourful soup stock from fish, seafood and chicken feet.
Other new dishes include the likes of the Boneless quail filled with bird’s nest in supreme broth (S$98); Steamed Spotted Garoupa Fillet in Egg White Sauce topped with Crispy Parma Ham (S$48).
Overall Experience A solid display of heritage and new dishes I had by Chef Daniel, which should bring Shang Palace Singapore to greater heights.
Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Tel: +65 6213 4473 / 4398
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 11am to 3pm
Monday to Sunday: 6pm to 10:00pm
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