Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shangri-La @ Sunnybank, Brisbane

I have come to comfort myself that as far as dim sum is concerned, Brisbane doesn't cut it unless there is an unknown gem out there i have yet to stumble upon. While there are still a few restaurants to try before calling it a day, Restaurant Shangri-La didn't tickle my fancy.

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.


Crab Dumpling?


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.

Address and contact details:

Shangri-La on Urbanspoon

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. 


Baby Sumo said...

You have to try the Crispy Vegetarian Roll at Elegant Inn when u come back next.

thule a.k.a leo said...

the dim sum standard is nowhere near Malaysia's huh??? come back soon ok? LOL

Life for Beginners said...

I guess it's true - sometimes we dunno how good we have it till it's gone. No fret though, bro - you're coming back soon and can enjoy great dim sum again! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: yea i know! cant wait to b back!

leo: not in and melbourne have much better quality dim sum

babysumo: will make mental note!

msihua said...

OooO.. I still love Melb... ahahha... but I agree... Love how they do eggplants here in AU compared to Msia :)

minchow said...

Ouch, feel your pain! But AUD16 is such a bargain, gotta cut them some slack I suppose!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

minchow: i know cant expect too much for AUD16!

msihua: yeah i love melb too

Michelle Chin said...

The chee cheong fun looks really thick from here! My mom would approve none of this!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: well your mom has the luxury of choosing haha, i cant! and yes it is quite thick here, i find the dim sum in brisbane all very heavy handed, not as fine and dainty.