Friday, 22 August 2014

Royal China, Raffles Hotel

I celebrated my birthday at Royal China last year with Stef and that was the very first time I set foot into this posh restaurant with blue walls the shade of Tiffany & Co boxes. I thought I wrote a review for that dimsum lunch celebration but search results showed that I did not. Ah my bad! 

One year later, I returned to Royal China for lunch with Van before her next posting! Thank you Van for the treat! We made some effort to order conservatively so that we would not indulge in excessive eating that would eventually accumulate in our hips. Despite our best efforts, there was still considerable food left after the meal oops. We should definitely exercise more caution in future!

Lynda is the guest writer for this blog post! Let me share a picture of her having an awesome time with her Liu Sha Bao and Taylor Swift red lips before we start. 

Stewed Pork Ribs. Save the calories. This was very pedestrian.

The Fried Carrot Cake. Soft chunks of carrot cake with a crispy crust. The egg was fluffy with a touch of chilli.

The yam filling overwhelmed the delicate scallop in the yam puff. This left a very greasy aftertaste. I should also add that the minced meat had an overpowering curry taste which was very heavy.

The char siew sou. Flaky and tender pastry with just the right amount of pork filling.

Liu Sha Bao. Smooth and thin skin, as if it was touched by SKII. The lava-like texture was just right. But strangely, the overall taste was unremarkable.

The Peking Duck. The duck skin was too fatty to be crispy and like the yam puff, it was very greasy. The caviar which was served on a separate saucer failed to make up for the mediocre duck.

The har kow (shrimp dumpling) was divine. It was like a xiao long bao with prawn filling - firm with a skin which melts in your mouth, succulent prawns, and a bit of broth.

Prawn in Bean curd skin - like the stewed pork, save it. It was fried to apathy. The prawn filling was almost floss-like.

To reach Royal China, just head to the third level of Raffles Hotel.

#03-09 Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road
Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 15:00
Sun & PH: 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30

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