Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dim Sum at Edsa Shangri-La's Summer Palace

Since I arrive here in Manila last year, I've been in search of a Hong Kong quality dim sum restaurant. My next restaurant in the search: Summer Palace at Edsa Shangri-La.

Overall, it was just ookay. I don't think I would go back, though. I'd rather go back to Shang Palace at Makati Shangri-La where the atmosphere was more pleasant.

The atmosphere here was..for lack of a better description.. very gold and traditional dim sum setting Chinese. I know, I know, we're in a Chinese restaurant. But when you pay a high price for Chinese cuisine, the atmosphere is usually more modernized. I hope for a certain level of classiness with it comes to the decor. Here, it was a bit over done and kinda tacky. It just didn't satisfy my personal preferences.

The food was actually not bad at all.. it was about average. For my expectations though, it just wasn't outstanding. Plus, I totally got that heavy, oily, starchy feeling that you typically get after an average Chinese meal. At high quality places, you typically don't get that because of better ingredients and better chefs.

So after trying a handful or so of the highest rated ones here, I find myself resigned that there might not be a quality dim sum place here. Whenever I'll crave really good dim sum, I'll just have to wait for my next trip to Hong Kong.

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erin said...

Jasmine at the New World Hotel has good HK quality dim sum (this coming from someone who's currently living in HK).

Angela said...

Thanks, Erin! I'll have to check this out when I crave for some dim sum here :)