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Michelin-Accomplished Executive Chef Delivers Modern Cantonese Cuisine at Summer Palace, Legendary Crown Jewel of InterContinental Bangkok

InterContinental Bangkok, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, has announced the introduction of a fresh new menu at Summer Palace, Bangkok’s favourite destination for Cantonese specialties. The renowned restaurant presents to the public new à la carte and all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch menus that invite guests to indulge in an elevated culinary experience guided by esteemed Executive Chef Shui Wing Yau and his exquisite art of handmade dim sum. The new Summer Palace menus deliver an array of mouthwatering dishes to guests, such as delicate dim sum filled with succulent ingredients seasoned with aromatic spices as well as an impressive selection of seafood, signature lobsters and Peking duck.

Chef Yau, a native of Hong Kong and a two-time recipient of Michelin accomplishments during his tenure in Hong Kong and Shanghai, sets foot in Bangkok as the bold visionary behind the new Summer Palace menu. With more than three decades of international experience from esteemed kitchens which he infuses into the new menus of Summer Palace’s delectable Cantonese cuisine, Chef Yau is driven by a vision to set new industry standards. He is passionate about introducing guests to modern Cantonese delights through fresh ingredients combined with sophisticated cooking techniques that create innovative dishes and are a true representation of Chinese culture.

Commenting on his ambitions for Summer Palace, Chef Yau said,

“The legendary reputation of Summer Palace precedes me. I am honoured to share my craft with those who have a passion for modern Cantonese cuisine in such a well-established dining destination. My new menu is designed to demonstrate the power of food as a catalyst for connection when deep-rooted authenticity is combined with refined modern elegance. Whether guests desire world-class dim sum or à la carte dining options, we have something on offer regardless of the occasion. Summer Palace is a true gem within our culinary offerings at InterContinental Bangkok and we are excited to delight guests with a modern twist to authentic Cantonese cuisine.”

Chef Yau’s Signature Dishes

Guests can enjoy Summer Palace’s array of delightful selections, including Chef Yau’s top recommendations and signature dishes, such as:

  • Peking duck
  • Iberico char siu
  • Tea-smoked chicken with crispy rice
  • Deep-fried crispy fish maw
  • Stir-fried lobster with egg white and crab roe
  • Summer Palace fried rice
  • Braised bamboo fungus, fresh mushroom wrapped in bean curd skin with black truffle
  • Cooked rice in lobster soup with fresh baby oyster and crispy rice
  • Crispy pork belly with spicy mustard
  • Deep fried slow cook beef short-rib with garlic, chilli and black bean
  • Deep fried snow fish with balsamic vinegar sauce
  • Steamed bamboo fish with homemade yellow chilli sauce

Other highlights include an exquisite selection of award-winning and organic premium teas from Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, including Arun Tea (awarded “Gourmet Medal” in 2021) and Sayun Tea (awarded “Gourmet Medal” in 2021). The restaurant additionally offers its own unique blend of premium Chinese tea: La Vie En Rose.

An Ambience Fit for Every Occasion

Whether seeking a romantic dinner for two, a business lunch, or a large family dinner, Summer Palace offers seating for any occasion. Ten richly appointed private dining rooms offer intimate and exclusive dining experiences for groups of six to 20 people. The main dining area sets the stage for a lively and communal atmosphere, transporting guests to a world of Cantonese indulgence. A live kitchen introduces a dynamic element to the dining experience, allowing guests the opportunity to witness the skilled art of creating Cantonese delights first-hand.

Summer Palace is offering an all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch starting at THB 1,150++ per person. The menu highlights include Siu Mai with shitake mushroom, steamed black truffle dumplings with vegetables and fresh mushrooms, crispy spring rolls with king crab meat and avocado, and baked stuffed sesame puffs with onion, Iberico ham and mushrooms. For those seeking an à la carte experience, Chef Yau’s new menu features mouth-watering creations ranging from THB 420++ to THB 11,800++.

Summer Palace is open seven days a week for lunch (11.30 to 14.30 hours) and dinner (18.00 to 22.30 hours). Reservations can be made via email at DINING.BKKHB@ihg.com or by calling +66 (0) 2 656 0444.

For more information, please visit intercontinental.com/bangkok.

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