If you read my articles or blog you already know Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is probably my favorite luxury hotel brand and I’m proud to have stayed at many of their properties around the world. I just returned from Singapore and had the opportunity to stay at the Shangri-La Singapore, the company’s very first hotel property. While there, I had a lunch at Shang Palace, the Imperial Chinese restaurant that’s a feature of every Shangri-La hotel.

BBQ pork pun at Shang Palace
BBQ pork bun, so perfect with a sweet, baked outside and tangy BBQ pork inside



Steamed siew mai with fish roe, prawn and mushroom (Pork dumpling)
Steamed siew mai (pork dumplings) with fish roe, prawn and mushroom

The restaurant showcases Cantonese cuisine, provincial specialties and Chinese tea culture in an ambience of rich Chinese heritage. The main theme for Shang Palace’s interior décor is “Dining in a Chinese Garden”. Floral motifs take centre stage on the red glass ceiling and exquisite hand-painted walls. Shang Palace has an illustrious 42-year history serving fine Cantonese, Shanghainese (including Huaiyang) and Szechuan cuisine in Singapore since 1971.

Ha kao shrimp dumplings
Ha Kao, steamed bamboo shoot, shrimp dumplings
Shang Palace Signature Rice Dumpling (Filled with dried scallop, tender pork belly, macadamia nuts and Yunnam Ham)
Shang Palace Signature Rice Dumpling (filled with dried scallop, tender pork belly, macadamia nuts and Yunnam Ham), shown wrapped in a palm leaf
Shang Palace Signature rice dumpling
Shang Palace Signature Rice Dumpling (filled with dried scallop, tender pork belly, macadamia nuts and Yunnam Ham)
Three egg spinach at Shang Palace
Three egg spinach with salted egg, century egg and egg
Chocolate ice cream in avocado cream
A delicious dessert, chocolate ice cream in an avocado cream



Shangri-La Singapore
The amazing Valley Wing staff of the Shangri-La Singapore saying goodbye as I depart

Any hotel can spend millions of dollars to create luxurious accommodations and public spaces but it’s the people of the hotel that really make a difference. I am constantly and pleasantly surprised as I find the same, warm, deeply personal service at every Shangri-La hotel I visit.