Despite the Sunnybank location which is the Melbourne equivalent of Box Hill, which a lot of people will tell you that is where the best yum cha places are, Shangri-La is there simply because of the huge Chinese population.
Although that being said, the food was no where near bordering the levels of being inedible (unlike a place in the City according to the Wife), in actual fact most were actually alright and reminded me of home. I suppose being 2 months away from going home, writing this makes me crave for some good dim sum and when i think about this meal; nothing stood out among the morsels that are meant to be delightful and dancing in your mouth.
The Beef Balls and Pork Ribs
The Char Leung was fried to a crisp and was crunchy; not good.
Can't say i like the cheong fun either, the soya sauce looks thick and nothing like the light silky ones we see in KL.
The Har Gau was pretty good though. Phew.
I like how the Hong Kong people prepare their brinjal, its different from Malaysia.
Fortunately, the xiao long bao had bursts of soup when you bite into it.
Despite the amount we ate, the meal came up to AUD 16 per pax, an amount no where achievable in Melbourne, i suppose that is plus point of having dim sum here.
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Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Don't be picky and you will get a decent meal of dim sum with spare change in your pocket.