Monday, January 30, 2012

Royal China Revisited @ Raffles Hotel

favourite

Royal China always brings a smile everytime a meal is arranged there. Was expecting a CNY Dim Sum lunch over CNY Set Menu though but anyway here's what we had this year!

cny

Same decor.

tables

Mighty love of their robin blue walls and pillars.

table

Menu!

sugary treats

Yearly favourite of these sugary treats, personal favourite goes to sugared lotus seeds.

yusheng

Bountiful Harvest Salmon Yusheng

A must have every single year, none too spectacular. Portions were somehow too much for the table of us.

crab roe sharks fin

Braised Shark's Fin with Fresh Crab Meat in "Tan Jia" Broth

With many hotels taking their stand on removing Shark's Fin from the menu, Royal China has continued to serve this delish delicacy. Adored the rich broth, two thumbs up.

soon hock

Steamed Live "Soon Hock" With Minced Garlic and Diced Chilli

Flesh was too soft and somehow a mismatch with the minced garlic and diced chilli pairing.


prawn


Wok-Fried King Prawns in Home-made Western Sauce

Fresh prawn with a delectable sauce.

chicken

Chef's Signature Barbecued Crispy Chicken In Sesame Sauce

One letdown of a dish, barely crispy skin with tender chicken. Would have preferred the original crispy skin chicken with seasalt.

hoe see fatt choy

Braised Golden Oyster with Sliced Abalone, Black Moss and Garden Green

Great effort was placed into this dish - bean curd jacket stuffed with oyster, mushroom and black moss. Looked like an ingot! Pity the abalone was sliced too thin but otherwise a pretty well executed dish.

glutinous rice

Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice with Diced Preserved Meat

Soft chewy grains heavily flavoured with preserved meat, I liked it but response for this was split.

desserts

Chilled Fresh Mango Juice with Sago and Pomelo

Thick mango juice with sour mango cubes and sago, a great refreshing dessert. I like how there are two variations of dessert - hot and cold to please the tastebuds!

nian gao

Pan-fried Royal China Chinese New Year Cake

Still as coconutty as I remember it to be. Tasted quite like nonya kueh here.

lion dance

After two consecutive years of the same set menu, I came to realize set menus are not a good gauge of Royal China's prowess. They are capable of so much more...ala carte dimsum soon!

$728++ for 10 persons


Royal China
Raffles Hotel

2 comments:

  1. Omg déjà vu! Right down to the decor. RC ought to be more creative!

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  2. YAH totally! at least they didn't up prices! HAHA.

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