Royal China Dim Sum is definitely one of the best Dim Sum places in Singapore. The prices are rather affordable as well; around $20-25 per person depending on how much you eat. If you are a fervent fan of custard buns, you should visit this place! Other than Royal China, Victor's Kitchen also serves up good custard buns.
Personally, I feel that dim sum are best eaten in groups of 3 to 4 so that each serving is just nice. This is a random point but yes, I think it makes sense!
First up, we tried the Deep Fried Mango roll with Seaweed $5.40. This is just one of the favourites of everyone [: I like it that it is not too oily (at least you cannot see the excess oil on the plate).
Well, this is one of their recommendations: the Stir-fried carrot cake. I feel that the taste is rather ordinary but for carrot cake, I think there is a limit to how nice it can be made into. This carrot cake is crispy on the outside and the beansprouts go so well with it. So, nothing to complain about!
Of course, what's dim sum without the almighty Har Gao (Steamed Prawn dumplings) $4.80. This is just simply delicious! Fresh and huge prawns; definitely worth the price!
Steamed Minced Pork Dumplings with Wolfberry $5.60. Yes, I'm a fan of the classics. Of course, this siew mai is a must-try too. Pretty awesome! Generous fillings of prawns which made me really happy.
This was pretty good. For fans of braised chicken feet, have a try! But, be warned that its pretty ordinary!
Overall, I would recommend Royal China to our dear readers. However, we were pretty stressed by the fact that we had only 1 and a half hours to finish up our dim sum feast. Service was good and food was good. All these was at a reasonable price. Please remember to call for reservations early if you want to yum cha this weekend!
Our ratings of Royal China: 8.2/10
1 Beach Road
#03-09 Raffles Hotel
Tel: 6338 3363