The All New Shanghai Brunch @ Shook! Starhill Gallery

Shook! in Starhill Gallery came up with their Sunday brunch buffet in Nov 2011, with Masquerades as the main theme. It was a great success and to keep things fresh, this year, starting April 1st, the team behind Shook! brings back the old taste of Shanghai with a unique blend of Western and Chinese fusion cuisine to please their diners further.

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A refreshing East meets West buffet concept suitable for the whole family, young or old, the moment you step into Shook!, you will be surrounded by a wide array of world-famous cuisines such as 8 Treasures Braised Duck, Crepe Suzette (French pancake of caramelised butter and sugar, filled with fruits and served with whipped cream, almond flakes and Curacao liqueurs in a flaming flambe!), sushi platter, antipasti and famous cheese such as Brie de Meaux, as well as men and women dressed up in their cheongsams and samfus, ready to serve you.

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Apart from the buffet spread, diners are also given an a la carte menu, where they can choose one signature dish, either from the Grill, Japanese, Chinese or Italian.

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My grilled Salmon fillet from the Japanese a la carte menu was fantastic; fresh and well-seasoned with a dash of black pepper.

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WMW‘s King Prawn Noodle from the Chinese menu came in a humongous portion, certainly worth every cent you pay for this! The big prawns were fresh and succulent, while the gravy was whipped to the right consistency, but I found the ginger taste a little bit overpowering the dish.

The chicken roll with glutinuous rice was an interesting combination, while the fresh spring roll was good albeit the slightly thick spring roll skin.

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I also love the onion pancakes, a traditional Chinese snack that is difficult to find nowadays, and the “mua chee”, glutinuous rice ball stuffed with dry black sesame paste and coated generously with crushed peanuts. As for dessert, the longan fruit tart with baked meringue topping was refreshing.

As for drinks, there is a wide selection of cocktails, mocktails, in-house pouring wine (Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir), champagne (Laurent Perrier Brut), juices and soft drinks to choose from. For your information, there are two pricing for the buffet brunch; should you choose to include free-flow champagne in your meal, it’s priced at RM268++. If food only, it’s priced at RM168++ (not including drinks).

We did tried their mocktail and cocktail; the Dragon Sunrise (RM21++) mocktail is made of dragon fruit, pineapple, orange and grenadine syrup, while the cocktail Fire Ong (RM40++) consists of Bailey’s, Kahlua and Sambuca – set aflame on a wine glass! That was certainly a sight to behold.

While you tuck in, your hearing senses will be pampered with songs you’ve grown up listening to, brought to you by the live band. Also, watch out for Chase, the magician and his sidekick Mime who is quirky, yet at the same time amused us with his balloon art.

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Shanghai Brunch is available every Sunday at 12pm onwards until 3.30pm, starting April 1st, 2012.
Shook! @ Starhill Gallery

RM268++ per person with free-flow champagne
RM168++ per person, food only

For reservations and enquiries, please contact 03-2719 8330.

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