Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Shang Palace

The good thing about hotel privilege cards is, sometimes, it becomes cheaper to dine there (esp for 2) than eat in a normal restaurant. Like when wife and I go to Zipangu, or Shang Palace, the bill comes up to about RM100, which is VERY reasonable, considering the quality and ambience. The bad thing about having the card is, then you feel its such a waste NOT to use it, and therefore mentally limit your variety of eating places.

Yesterday, we celebrated my father's birthday, and we went to Shang Palace. Got a nice room, which is handy, when there are 6 rambunctious kids running around creating havoc.

Being a scuba diver, I have a vague conviction against eating sharks fins, so this soup is the next best thing. It has a lovely broth, much like sharks fins, but contains enoki mushroom and dried scallops only. It's always piping hot, and very substantial. One of my favourites here at the palace.


Soon Hock fish. Well, my late maternal grandmother loved this particular fish, (although my father swears its getting extinct), and somehow passed the legacy down to my mother. I am okay with it, but won't go out of my way to eat it. I find only the big ones good to eat, the flesh is firmer. But this was done quite well, the usual steamed with soya sauce way.


I'm not sure what this one was called. Spinach with crab and scallops? Something like that. It was the requisite green dish la, I guess.


The long life noodles, which come in a large claypot, full with goodies from la mer. Big prawns, scallop, sea cucumber, (though of late, their sea cucumber supply seems to be contracted from Dunlop Tayar)...I love this dish, coz I love noodles, but yesterday's was a tad salty.



The complimentary mango mousse cake. The mango mousse, though chiffony and light, reeked of fake essence. Shudder. Son no 1 took one bite and spat it out, and proclaimed, "eugh, disgusting". But it's more his aversion to mango, rather than a discerning palate.

Sigh, how to diet like this!

9 comments:

KampungboyCitygal said...

my grandma loves soon hock so much..it's hard to find it around banquet places in ipoh anymore.

Rasa Malaysia said...

OMG, Soon Hock. I haven't had that fish for over 10 years! I loved it...and now I don't even remenber how it tastes, just remember the texture was good.

Tummythoz said...

So good-lar your privilege card. Mind sharing how to get one? My my, that claypot noodles do look delicious.

fatboybakes said...

you seriously want? i can refer u. i think the shang one costs 488 or 498 or something like that. it usually comes with 1 bottle free wine, 2 vouchers for cake + 2 glasses free wine, and numerous other accommodation benefits.


you might want to consider this new one that just approached me. 548, for le meridien, westin AND sheraton. one night free stay at westin, and numerous dining vouchers. sounds like a fantastic deal actually. the sales chap, poor guy, has been very persistent, and i would like to help him out by referring someone. you know how these cards work right. 2 ppl eat, 50% off, 3 ppl, 33%, 4 = 25% ..basically one person eats free, so its best to go in twos.

smallertoe said...

fbb, if u go on a diet, then you will run out of things to post on NOT 1, but TWO BLOGS! shudder! surely u won't do want 2 disappoint your loyal food n exercise blog-dicts?

Tummythoz said...

I don't really know how these cards work. Somehow I get very suspicious & do my best to avoid such soliciting calls.
RM488/498 per annum or lifetime? Applicable for hi-teas? What abt the one for KL Hilton? Not really interested in the Le Meridien group's tho.

Hey, thx for taking time out to 'educate' me.

fatboybakes said...

tummy, of course per annum lah, lifetime ah, lei chou seong lor....

yes, its applicable for high teas as well. basically, discount all food, but not on beverage. so, dont order chinese tea, or any soft drink to make it REALLY worth it. i usually dont bother entertaining the calls if its for hotels that i know I never ever go to, like Palace of Golden Arses, or Crowne Plaza, or Legend...

The Le Meridien group one is really worth considering coz it covers Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien, which spans KL, Sentral, Subang...in fact, if i hadnt bought my Hilton one, I'd have bought this. Villa Danielli in Sheraton Imperial's good, Preggo, EEST in Westin are all reputedly good, the buffet in sheraton subang's not bad, ....

team BSG said...

another one more greedy post like this V shall be most honoured to induct u officially into the Hall of BigEats soon...hehehe ( that is an honorable well-deserved second after yr incumbent high standing in the great Hall of Drinks)

Melting Wok said...

wow, the mango mousse cake looks really good, its a hit here at the taiwenese bakery ! man, me want a bowl of tt soup too :( btw, added u to my link, could u kindly remove the blogspot.com, just www.meltingwok.com will b fine, thx :)