You see, Paul and I have been wanting to try that much-talked-about hairy crab after seeing multiple posts from our friend Jin on a yearly basis. Year on year, we would promise ourselves that we will go try it out but as always, our schedules would always get so hectic that before we know it, the hairy crab has bade us goodbye. "Let's try again next year," we would say as we console each other for yet another failed attempt. Finally, 2015 was the year when I had my first taste of the hairy crab. Will I like it? Let's see about that.
The Baked Crispy Barbecued Pork Bun had a nice light and fluffy texture while the Deep-Fried Shredded Turnip with Foie Gras was admittedly a bit of a let-down. When I found out that it had foie gras inside, I excited bit into it but after consuming the entire piece, I couldn't detect or spot any. Perhaps the foie gras melted away? Not quite sure. :-/
Moving on to the star of our meal -- the glorious Hairy Crab! Weeeeee!!
The dimsum offerings will permanently be part of Shang Palace's menu line-up but if you want to try the special Hairy Crab dishes, then you have till end of this month to do so before it bids us goodbye again.
Visit Shang Palace at the Lobby Level of the Tower Wing in Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore. For reservations, call them at +65-62134473.