Our business unit / department is teeming with celebrities, the latest addition I fondly call A. While I have had my fair share of TV guesting from talk shows and news programs, they have been mainstay casts of a TV program, so inserting myself into their fixation is probably a century's sneering contempt.
I particularly like two of them, one I call J, a male celebrity who was once taunted as a leading man of Jewel Mische, and the other A, a top 5 victor of a reality television show and has been a product endorser of known slimming brands. With the two of them in tow, I felt like being squashed at the centripetal point, J being a gadget lover and A having a knack for fine cuisines.
Lately, A messaged me about EDSA Shangrila's Summer Palace Dimsum promo. And being a cosmopolitan hyena that I am, I am so bent in dining out for a lunch of an epicurean Chinese cuisine, so I dragged along a colleague of mine, LT, with me. She's a dimsum connoisseur, I am a buffet piranha so I was thinking our gustatory combination is perfect for this moment.
You will be ushered by the two ladies dressed in long Chinese royal cheongsam. The inside of a restaurant evokes a grandeur of Chinese heritage, from the round tables to centerpiece decors, to wall paintings, reminiscent of those Chinese shows aired on RPN9 every Sunday morning when I was 9.
Our table, it can probably accommodate 4 largely depending on how many plates are you going to consume.
Here goes our the first dimsum to "grace" our table.
Meatballs. I think I would have loved this had this been deep fried.
I love their Siomai. I have eaten three trays of these. Too bad they don't have a Xiao Long Bao, it would have been my first.
Spinach. My second love.
Steamed scallops. My third love.
Chicken feet. I usually don't eat this but for the sake of trying it out, I took the challenge where LT didn't.
And the fried variants, two for each kind, Spring Rolls, Radish Cake, Taro Puff, Fried Dumplings and a lot more.
We can't help but to grab a soda just to make a grandeur burp.
And concluding it with a tea in a ceremonial drinking.
We have to head back to the office. LT was full. I have eaten decently and sufficiently, but not really full. Yes, I told you I have a long stomach that when unbridled can probably reach up to the moon.
The time we were here is that they didn't offer yet the soup, noodles and desserts, but I have heard that the promo set right now is inclusive of those. Oh well.