Adding to the growing list of anticipated restaurants coming to Singapore once Jewel Changi Airport opens in April, Shang Social is the Shangri-La GroupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s first standalone dining concept outside a hotel. With three Chinese cuisinesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â Cantonese, Huaiyang, and SichuanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â on the menu crafted by three Shangri-La ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œmaster chefs,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â the 220-seater establishment consists of a dining area, a market corner, and a bar.
Where traditional meets contemporary, the menu offers its own interpretations of the chosen Chinese cuisines whileÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â sticking to their roots. Cantonese chef Mok Kit Keung, who arrived in Singapore with two Michelin stars to his name at Shang Palace in Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, will be bringing his two signature dishes to the table: bamboo noodles with dark soya sauce and deep-fried whole boneless chicken filled with fried glutinous rice.
Meanwhile, chef Jou Hou, mentored by Huaiyang master Zhou Xiaoyan, will offer his Huaiyang favorites like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œJiangnan WokÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â braised black marbled pork and baked Suzhou minced pork bun. Chef Rick Du rounds up the line-up with his Sichuan specialties, which include the likes of spicy Sichuan chicken and claypot mapo beancurd with minced beef.
At the classy dining space, you can take a seat at the chefÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s table alongside 11 other diners for a peek at the kitchen action and curated menus by the chefs, or book one of the private rooms for a quiet meal. Otherwise, thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the courtyard area, where youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll be immersed in the surrounding Forest Valley of Jewel.
For a casual experience, head to the Chinese-style marketplace for seasonalÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â dishes at the pop-up kitchen and bring home delicaciesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â or sauces by Shang Social. If you prefer a cozy cocktail session, the 18-seater bar blends East and West flavors on its menu of cocktails with modern Chinese tapas plates.
Shang Social is at #01-219 to 222 Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd.
6346-0260. Daily 9am-11pm.
MRT: Changi Airport
This article, Shangri-LaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s first dining concept outside a hotel will debut at Jewel Changi Airport with Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan cuisines, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!