Get a glimpse of the largely diverse world of Chinese cuisine with the new menu at Shang Palace, which takes inspiration from Beijing Opera masks.
Shang Palace, the signature restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has revamped its menu with a new focus on the diversity in Chinese cuisine and cooking styles.
Previously known for serving authentic Cantonese dishes, the award-winning Chinese restaurant now offers an exciting culinary experience by taking its guests through four major regions of China. Inspired by the Huaiyang, Cantonese, Sichuan and Lu cuisines, the new menu at Shang Palace takes its guests on gastronomic journey through the mainland of China.
The dishes are not restricted to regions alone; they also follow themes represented by Beijing Opera masks. This brings elements of human emotions and ancient traditions to the plate and the palate.
From delicate Cantonese cooking to fiery Sichuan delights and sharing-style dishes, Shang Palace guarantees the most authentic dining experience. First on its new menu is “Abundance”, a red mask indicating devotion, courage and bravery, which are all reflected in a selection of signature dishes and appetisers. This includes the popular roasted Beijing duck with pancakes and condiments as well as the wok-fried foie gras and deep-fried soft shell crab.
“Generosity”, a purple mask, follows, resembling the sophistication of Chinese recipes as seen in soups and Dimsum varieties. This section also features a wide variety of claypot dishes, a Chinese specialty.
“Inspiration”, which appears in yellow, represents fierceness and cool-headedness. This balance is evident in the choice of mains which included meat, poultry, seafood, vegetable and tofu options with noodles and rice dishes for sides. Finally, there is “Happiness” in black and gold which aptly stands for the dessert section.
Shang Palace is open daily for lunch from noon until 3pm and for dinner from 7pm until 11pm. Do not miss the exquisite live performance by the Kung Fu Tea Master – a Shang Palace Abu Dhabi exclusive – held every Thursday.