We finally tried Royal China Dim Sum!!
Special salad: red and orange capsicum, rock melon, pear, and spring onions, with crushed peanuts, jellyfish and crab meat, a very refreshing dish that reminded us of lo hei for Lunar New Year
海皇灌汤饺 Minced Seafood Dumpling in Superior Soup ($9.50++ per pax): The dumpling was huge and skin was thin. Soup was flavourful.
鲜虾菠菜饺 Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Prawn: We loved this! Very fragrant and simple delight.
鲜虾韭菜饺 Steamed Chives Dumpling with Prawn: The dumplings were so stuck to the paper in the steamer, we were actually quite skeptical about this item. Surprisingly, the slightly thick skin was very chewy and QQ, but it did not stick to our teeth! However, the fillings were not as aromatic as we had hoped.
香芒流沙包 Steamed Bun with Salted Egg Yolk and Fresh Mango Juice ($4.80++ for 3 pieces): This was very delicious, and the salted egg yolk flavour was really distinct. We loved that it was more savoury than sweet.
- Location: 328 North Bridge Road Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade #03-09 S(189673)
- Hrs: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
There was this promotion on Amex cards for DTF so we decided to come here for dinner after running out of options (aka too lazy to think, haha…)
- 上海醉鸡 Original Shanghainese Drunken Chicken ($8++): This was a cold dish that we always order at DTF and it didn’t fail us. Chicken was tender and juicy in the wine sauce.
- 干拌菜肉馄饨 Vegetables and Pork Wanton tossed in well-seasoned Chicken Broth ($8.5++): Hubby wanted some wanton and this was pretty good.
- 酥脆腐皮虾饼 Crispy Golden Prawn Pancake ($10.30++): A tad too oily.
- 小笼包 Steamed Pork Dumplings ($7.80++ for 6 pieces): The usual which didn’t fail too.
- 松露小笼包 Steamed Truffle & Pork Dumplings ($5++ per piece): Something different that we tried. The truffle smell permeated the dumplings but the skin was a tad too thick.
- 蒜炒菠菜 Stir-fried Spinach with Garlic ($10.80++): Another staple and refresher to the palette after all the meat.
- 辣蟹鲜肉包 Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Bun (S2++ per piece): Very spicy and hot!
- 茉莉花茶 Hot Jasmin Tea ($1++ per pax, free flow)
Food was generally ok, and DTF maintained their usual consistency in food taste and quality.
- Location: 23 Serangoon Central nex #B1-10 S(556083)
- Website: www.dintaifung.com.sg
- Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Our legs were near breaking point by the time we reached IMM Building, so we decided that it was time for an early dinner. This place looked rather lively, so we thought of trying out some of the stuff:
- 龙骨肉骨茶 Loin Ribs Soup ($9.50+ GST): This rib meat is supposed to be superior to the normal pork rib. Somehow, this one had tougher meat than usual. The soup was very very peppery, and did not have much of other flavours.
- 卤鸭 Quarter Braised Duck ($15+): Errr.. We were deciding between the pig’s trotters and braised duck, and decided on the latter, after doing an eyeball survey of what other diners were having. It seemed like no one was having the pig’s trotter. This turned out to be a huge mistake, because the duck meat was so, so dry! We were lucky enough to get the quarter with the drum stick, so that portion was not as dry as the rest of the meat… Sigh.
- 豆干 Beancurd ($2+): This was probably the best item of the meal.
- 卤大肠头 Braised Pig’s Big Intestines ($6+ for small portion): The intestines were cleaned properly, which was good, but they were not flavourful enough.
The gravy used in all the side dishes had a strange 沙茶 taste to it, and we did not really like it.
- Location: 2 Jurong East Street 21 IMM #02-38/38A S(609601)
- Hrs: 10am – 10pm
We were back again because of the Groupon offer, and so was the rest of the world 😛
Luckily we were there around 7pm, so it was a short 10 minutes wait. The queue just kept growing after that. This time, we tried the following:
We have been wanting to check out Punggol Settlement, but unfortunately, it was really out of the way for someone without a car, and our friends did not really express interest in going 😦 So when Mr L suggested a double date, we readily agreed!
It was… REALLY Far!
The views were also sadly disappointing, partly due to the haze, and partly because the sea view was really, erm, just looking at the construction. Aiyah, I had thought that the views were lovely! Luckily the couple didn’t take my suggestion to have some pre-wedding photo shoot earlier this year.. Haha…
Following our rather successful visits to Canto Paradise, we thought that Paradise Inn deserves a second chance 😛
We ordered a Coffee Pork Ribs 咖啡排骨肉 (OCBC offer 50% off $6.45++), Pork Belly with Tofu in Claypot 回锅肉豆腐 ($12.90++), Water Goby with Fresh Apple Soup 苹果炖生鱼汤 ($19.90++), Australian Lettuce with Fermented Beancurd 腐乳炒油麦菜 ($9.90++), white rice ($1.20++ per bowl), and warm water ($0.30++).
Polo Pork Chop Bun 菠萝猪扒包
We have been wanting to check out this place as it was always crowded whenever we walked past!
Today we were at nex bright and early, so it was a good opportunity to come here. True enough, the entire place was empty 🙂
We decided on a Polo Pork Chop Bun 菠萝猪扒包 ($6.90 nett, with $1 for egg) and topped up $5.60 to make it into a set, with Iced Macau Milk Tea (UP $2.80) and Chicken Wings (UP $5.90 for 6 wings).
The polo bun was not the crispy hard crust type, but its sweetness was a good complement to the rather salty but quite jucy pork slice. The wings were very juicy and salty, so it would be better to eat it with the rice option. Milk tea was pretty standard fare, but really helped to balance out the saltiness of the food…
We had wanted to go Shin Yeh 欣叶 at Square 2 for some Taiwanese food, but to our surprise, it has become Tunglok Teahouse 同乐小聚!
Never thought that I would knowingly and willingly walk into another restaurant by Paradise Group, having encountered terrible service at 3-4 of their restaurants a few years, but to prove hubby that I’m not that petty, we actually went to Canton Paradise twice in a row! :p Gotta say that the service here is way, way better!
Seafood Tom Yum Soup
Deep Fried Fish Topped with Spicy Sauce and Hong Kong Collard Greens with Oyster Sauce
Green Curry (Chicken) with Rice
Deep Fried Chicken Wings in Red Wine Sauce and Deep Fried Shrimp Cakes
Crispy Fish Maw Spicy Salad
We had a rather late lunch due to the very heavy breakfast, and finally settled for Spring by Sanyod while we were roaming about in Central World. This appeared to be a Chinese-Thai fusion restaurant. Here’s what we had, and I think the fried items were probably the better ones:
- Seafood Tom Yum Soup: Not bad at all. There was a good balance of sour and spicy, so I didn’t choke on it the way I sometimes do back in Singapore.
- Hong Kong Collard Greens with Oyster Sauce: Pretty standard Hong Kong Kailan with oyster sauce
- Green Curry (Chicken) with Rice: This was just alright… somehow it did not quite have the “kick” to it.
- Deep Fried Fish Topped with Spicy Sauce: With the Thai spicy sauce, this dish was quite appetizing.
- Deep Fried Chicken Wings in Red Wine Sauce: Definitely one of my favourites!
- Deep Fried Shrimp Cakes: Another of my favourites, simple dish with yummy dip.
- Crispy Fish Maw Spicy Salad: This was very interesting, with rather unexpected texture and taste. The fish maw was deep fried till crispy, much like crackers, while the thinly-sliced squid pieces were deep fried as well, but had a more chewy texture.
With drinks, our total bill for 5 adults came up to be THB1358, inclusive of 7% VAT.
- Location: Central World, 5th Floor, Zone B, the ZEN, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- Website: www.sanyodrestaurant.com
- Hrs: 10am – 10pm
- Nearest BTS: Between Chit Lom and Siam Stations
Categories: Bangkok, Lunch, Thailand, Travel
Tags: Bangkok, chicken wing, Chinese, fish maw, green curry, shrimp cake, Thai, tom yum soup