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
Apparently a rather popular place for afternoon tea, Anti:dote made it to a few lists for top places to go for afternoon tea, and so this was where we decided to go! At $45++ per person, and non-refillable, it seemed a little pricey, but based on past experience, we would probably be too full from one round.
We made reservations 3 days prior, and received an email confirmation within hours 🙂 Also, I made a request to get a table at a quiet corner as it was somebody’s special celebrations!
We had redeemed a 1-for-1 voucher and were very excited to try the food here! Hubby wanted a medium rare Beef Tenderloin with Purple Potatoes, Honshimeji, Broad Beans, Cherry Tomatoes and Veal Jus ($46++), while I was very attracted by the Alaskan King Crab with Angel Hair, Black Truffle Cream and Candied Ginger ($38++).
Alaskan King Crab with Angel Hair
We totally loved the food here! The fresh crab meat was firm and juicy, and the sauce was so addictive with the pasta, that was of the right firmness… I cleaned the plate 😀 Hubby thought that the steak was done very nicely, very tender and flavourful!
While the usual prices were a little steep for ordinary dining, we gotta say that the quality of the food was really quite excellent 🙂 It would make a lovely choice for celebrations *hint hint hubby*
Well, we were happy with dinner, but we wanted to have some desserts too, so we continued with part 2 of dinner 😛
We spotted the last seats at St. Marc Cafe and quickly grabbed them! But alas, no cakes are sold here 😦 Nonetheless, we still found food to try… Haha!
Got myself a Matcha Latte ($6) and Choco Cro ($2.40), while hubby had his usual Cafe Latte ($5) and tried a Bacon Cheese Croissant ($2.80).
We had wanted to use our voucher for Eat At Taipei and so we met at Raffles City after work today. To our surprise, Eat At Taipei had been replaced by Bangkok Jam! Faintz! The voucher had indicated an outlet here… But I guessed it’s our own fault for not checking out prior to coming down 😦 Oh well, this gave us a chance to check out other places that we have yet to try though 😛
Braised Minced Pork Rice
We were at Raffles City again and the queue at Nam Nam (a Vietnamese restaurant at the basement) was still crazy as ever even at 2pm! Can you believe it? It’s not like it’s THW or something…
We were rushing for time, so decided to go to the relatively empty 吃在台北 instead =p
For ~$30, we had…