Hong Kong – Roasted Duck & Hairy Crab at Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La

Restaurant: Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La
Address: Supreme Court Road, Level 5, Pacific Place, Central, Hong Kong
Phone:+852 2877 3838
Cuisine: Chinese/Dim Sum/Seafood/Wine/Fine Dining
Price Range: $50+USD on average per person for lunch/dinner

I was hosted for dim sum and lunch at 2 Michelin Star Summer Palace during Follow Me Foodie to Hong Kong 2013. Being October it was hairy crab season, also known as Chinese Mitten crab. The roasted BBQ duck, fish maw soup, beef cheeks, and hairy crab fried rice were worth coming back for.

Follow Me Foodie Legend

1Poor 2OK 3Good 4Very good 5Excellent 6FMF Must Try!

No diamond – Not recommend (Under 29%)
♦ – Okay, not necessary to try. (30-49%)
♦♦ – Good, with some hits and misses. (50-69%)
♦♦♦ – Very good, dining itinerary worthy. (70-89%)
♦♦♦♦ – Excellent, make a trip out for it. (90-100%)
♦♦♦♦♦ – Follow Me Foodie Must Try! (Bonus marks! 100%+)

**Please click the link below each image for audio!**

Hong Kong Summer Palace Dim SumSummer Palace at Island Shangri-La – Assorted Dim Sum

Hong Kong Peking Duck at Summer PalaceSummer Palace at Island Shangri-La – Peking Duck Wraps/Roasted BBQ Duck

See – Peking Duck Restaurant Hunt in Beijing

Hong Kong Summer Palace Dim sum Beef Cheek SoupIsland Shangri-La Island – Scallops, Fish Maw Soup, and Beef Cheeks

Hong Kong Summer Palace Hairy Crab Rice 2Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La – Baked Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Roe Sauce

  • Also, not all crab bisques/stock are made with the innards, some just use the shells, but using innards is not uncommon either.

Menu features/highlights: Vegetarian Dumplings with Assorted Fungus, Roasted BBQ Duck Wraps, Fish Maw & Mushroom Soup, Beef Cheeks, Baked Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Roe Sauce


  • Chef Ip Chi Cheung creates traditional dim sum dishes and some modern ones.
  • It is definitely more on the traditional side and it is popular with locals and tourists.
  • Smart casual
  • Good wine selection
  • Quality ingredients, excellent execution

Pros: Sophisticated dining, great for entertaining, excellent food, quality ingredients, English and Chinese on menus
Cons: Can be considered pricey, but reasonable for fine dining standards and a 2 Michelin Star restaurant.

Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 3pm (last order at 2.30pm) (Monday to Saturday), 10.30am – 3pm (last order at 3pm) (Sunday and Public Holidays), Dinner 6.30pm – 11pm (last order at 10.30pm)

♦♦♦ – Very good, dining itinerary worthy. (70-89%)


  • Bow says:

    Adding audio links now ? Very nice ! Food looks great. Did you know that the great chef SuSur Lee after working in a traditional fine dining environment started the personal table dim sum service(ordering by a sheet vs the traditional push-cart), adding more staff per table and immediate cleanup of leftover plates, utensils,etc.,etc., whilst being the head chef of a Singapore restaurant group, years ago.The food came faster, hotter and the personal service was unheard of…now all good Chinese restaurants copy this.

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