A quick walk up the colonial stairs of Raffles Hotel and you will find the unmistakeable sky-blue signboard of Royal China from across. Honestly speaking, this ain’t my first time visiting such a posh place for weekend dim sum considering that it used to be my family past time when I was young.
But I have to say out of so many places I’ve been so far, I daresay Royal China is one of those better dim sum restaurants in Singapore.
If you’re thinking that dining at hotels equates to paying exorbitant prices, well I’m telling you, it’s much lesser than what you think. That is you don’t order as if you’re in a buffet of course…
On the contrary, their basket of siew mai or Pork Dumplings ($5.60) as it was called left me wishing I ordered more baskets and come alone instead of sharing with my partner.
A little tear into the bun to keep the liquid oozing and dip the contents with the pillow-like buns. That’s how you eat custard buns safely.
Our bill worked out to $66.50 (Including GST & Service Charge). I thought it was a steal considering we ordered almost 10 baskets worth of food which is more than enough for four person but in actual fact is just two person eating everything. I’m guessing you must be shocked to imagine a table full of food with only two person wolfing everything right?
Royal China is one of those posh restaurants that I personally recommend to my friends when they’re seeking somewhere nice for dim sum. Come on a weekday if you want to avoid the weekends family crowd. It does get a bit irritating when the babies start crying.