Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#716 - Food As Motivation #41 - Royal China

Wanted to treat Raine after all the help she did when I was in Korea so we headed to Royal China at Raffles Hotel when I got back! :)

Really love the clean feel of this restaurant, and the blue and white colours overall give one a relaxed feeling. (Y) Prices are a little steep here compared to the other dimsum places, I guess you're 'paying' for the ambience too.

We ordered too much, as usual.

 Baked Barbequed Pork Puff (SGD4.80)
Please order this if you go there! The puff was melt in your mouth kind and went well with the barbequed pork. So goooood. :D

 Century Egg and Lean Pork Congee (SGD7)
This was a rather huge bowl and it has the right amount of saltiness.

 Steamed Bun With Salted Egg Yolk And Fresh Mango Juice (SGD4.80)
Oops, off focus photo, but the salted egg yolk buns were pretty okay. I couldn't taste the mango juice inside though.

Steamed Prawn Dumpling (SGD5.80)
 Love the skin, very chewy and the prawns were fat and juicy too!

 Scallops Cheung Fun (SGD5.80)
This is so so, the sauce didn't really taste nice somehow.

Wok-fried Carrot Cake With Homemade XO Chilli Sauce (SGD8.80)
 Very expensive and not very nice? At the start, when it was hot, it was okay, but thereafter...
I think hawker centres ones are better, hahaha.

 Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun (SGD4.80)
This was good too, a pity we were too full to finish the last bun then. :X

Steamed Spare Ribs In Black Bean Sauce (SGD4.80)
 Raine ordered this, and she didn't give any bad comments so I guess it was fine? The sauce is nice.

Baked Egg Custard Tartlet (SGD4.80)
Very small egg tart but it was one of the nicest dimsum we had that day.

We had free flow Chrysanthemum tea as well at SGD2 each if I recalled correctly. It was light and pretty good for washing the oiliness feeling in our mouths when we were full.
We went at the first seating 12pm to 3pm and I think the last order was at 230pm?

Overall, I think the service was okay and the food wasn't that bad! Love the ambience although they kept playing those Chinese oldies hahaha.

Details if you're interested (click the name for link):
1 Beach Road
Raffles Hotel Arcade, Raffles Hotel #03-09
Singapore 189673
Tel 63383363

We may have our small disagreements now and then, but I am thankful you are always there!
Gomawo, X

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