Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Chinese New Year in authentic style

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The Shang Palace ready for the New Year

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s signature restaurant Shang Palace presents an authentic celebration for Chinese New Year with a gourmet set menu, a delicious weekend Yum Cha buffet and festive hampers, from 3 February onwards.

Combination Pot - prawns pork cuttlefish chicken broccoli
Combination Pot – prawns pork cuttlefish chicken broccoli

As the Year of the Dog dawns, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates with an array of specials at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace.

Yu Sheng platter
Yu Sheng platter

Guests can enjoy a gourmet set menu, an extensive Yum Cha buffet served over weekends and purchase hampers filled with a range of seasonal specials, ideal for gifting.

Wok fried scallops with asparagus
Wok fried scallops with asparagus

As a part of the celebrations, guests who are a part of any of these Chinese New Year activities stand a chance to win a return air ticket to Hong Kong courtesy Cathay Pacific and an overnight stay for two at the luxurious Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

 Wright Chef Nik Chef Paul and colleagues of Shang Palace partaking in the Yu sheng
Wright Chef Nik Chef Paul and colleagues of Shang Palace partaking in the Yu sheng

The Chinese New Year festival is centuries old and at it’s core are many rich customs and myths.Many age-old traditions centre around China’s vibrant culinary history with feasts that mark good fortune.

 Wright Chef Nik Chef Paul and colleagues of Shang Palace partaking in the Yu sheng
Wright Chef Nik Chef Paul and colleagues of Shang Palace partaking in the Yu sheng

It is this very culinary journey that the Executive Chef Zhao of Shang Palace recreates for guests this Chinese New Year.

Steamed Garoupa
Steamed Garoupa

Shang Palace presents the famed Yu Sheng or prosperity toss. The Yu Sheng is served on a large platter with a colourful array of ingredients including raw fish, shredded radish and carrots, pickled ginger and more.

Salmon Fish Salad
Salmon Fish Salad

Everyone at the table begins tossing the salad simultaneously using chopsticks whilst wishing luck and good fortune for the New Year. This ritual is one of both togetherness and fun.

Salmon Fish Salad being prepared
Salmon Fish Salad being prepared

Guests may choose from one of three varied gourmet set menus, each featuring dishes handpicked by Chef Zhao. This magnificent meal begins with delicious appetisers including salmon fish salad or Sichuan poached chicken with aromatic chilli sauce.

Rice cake and Sticky Rice Ball
Rice cake and Sticky Rice Ball

The main course includes such delights as the Typhoon shelter crispy prawn with garlic & dried chilli, kung pao chicken with Sichuan peppers and abalone and broccoli in oyster sauce, to mention a few.

Braised Sea Cucumber with flower mushroom
Braised Sea Cucumber with flower mushroom

Lemon grass jelly with strawberry and spiced syrup or rice cake make for the perfect endings. The 8 course gourmet set menus for lunch and dinner from 8 to 18 February are priced from Rs. 6888 +++ onwards, per person.

Beef Tender
Beef Tender

Over the weekends, guests indulge in an extensive Yum Cha buffet. Begin this feast with a soothing mushroom and chicken soup, and follow on to a barbeque station with succulent duck, pork and chicken marinated to perfection.

Relish the finest dumplings or enjoy deep fried prawn tail or vegetable spring roll, pan fried raddish cake and much more.

The Shang Palace ready for the New Year
The Shang Palace ready for the New Year

Delight in the chefs showmanship as they prepare Sichuan pork ribs, black fungus fish and other fresh dishes at live stations.

For dessert, enjoy chilled mango pudding, refreshing mixed fruit cocktail and almond tofu, and more.

The Weekend Yum Cha buffet will be served on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and dinner  from 3 to 25 February and is priced at Rs. 3888 +++, per person.

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo also presents beautifully packaged hampers featuring the finest of Chinese festive favourites including dry oyster, fat choi, dry abalone, lychee and more.

With Shangri-La’s promise of creating  experiences straight from the heart, these hampers are thoughfully crafted and make the ideal gift for clients or loved ones.

Chinese New Year hampers can be purchased from  8 to 18 February.

For reservations or more information, call (+94) 117 888 288 or email  restaurants.slcb@shangri-la.com.

Located at One Galle Face along the Galle Face Green promenade, the most exclusive address in Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo offers uninterrupted Indian Ocean views and stunning city panoramas from its 500 guestrooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments.  The hotel’s six innovative restaurants and bars make Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo the city’s dining destination and social hotspot. The hotel also offers unique lifestyle experiences with Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa, a 24-hour Health Club, and an elevated swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Boasting the largest events space in the region, the hotel can cater for up to 1500 guests in banquet style, and offers many other event spaces including a breezy outdoor lawn on the 4th Floor.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.