Don’t you wonder why Dim Sum buffets are mostly held only on weekends? Such awesome meals should be available EVERYDAY! Si Chuan Dou Hua @ Park Royal has certainly got it right with their Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast, which is served daily from now until 31st Dec 2015.
Unwind in the restaurant’s elegant oriental ambience and pick from 50 items listed on dim sum menu. We ate so much that I nearly rolled home, but there were still so many dishes I wanted to try! Si Chuan Dou Hua’s experienced culinary team consists of Cantonese and Si Chuan Chefs, so you can expect diverse offerings from both cuisines.
Upon seated, the Tea Master promptly filled our cups with finesse.
Chilled appetizers are always welcomed in Singapore’s hot weather. We sampled Sliced Pork in Garlic & Chilli Sauce and Seaweed with Shredded Carrot & Radish in Chilli Oil. The pork slices in the former were well marinated and tender, while the latter tasted surprisingly similar to jelly fish.
Limited to a single serve, the Barbecue Platter consists of BBQ Pork Ribs, Teo Chew Stewed Duck and Soya Chicken.
Also limited to one portion, the Double-boiled Cartilage Soup warms the soul and fortifies the body with its rich, savoury broth. Other choices include Sichuan Hot & Spicy Soup, Soup of the Day and Thick Soup with Shredded Abalone, Mushroom, Chicken and Conpoy.
I’ll start with the innovative dim sum creations first, before moving on to well-loved classics.
Much thought as been put into the Signature Pork Belly Roll with Yam. The Chef employs a special technique to retain the juices within the pork. Moist, tender meat, yam and pillowy steam bun-what a superb combination!
Another intriguing item is the Fragrant Yam Cake with Waxed Meat. Flavours and textures are beautiful here. You get a crisp exterior juxtapose with soft yam, enliven with the saltiness from the waxed meat.
A twist to the usual Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun, the Steamed Yam Bun with Salted Egg Yolk is a unique creation that I have never tried before. Hidden within the soft steamed bun is a core of sweet refined yam paste contrasted with golden salted egg yolk. Absolutely delish!
The Pan-fried Duck Meat Bun with Goose Liver Sauce packs a punch with its intense sauce. I was not a fan of the Glutinous Rice Roll with Chinese Sausage though, as I find its skin too thick and starchy.
Siew Mai alone is aaahhh! With abalone I’d be all ooooh! The Siew Mai with Diced Abalone is something you should not miss.
Traditional favorites, the Hakka Dumpling with Turnip, Pan-fried Carrot Cake, Pan-fried Chive Dumplings, Pan-fried Bean Curd Skin Roll and Prawn Dumplings were skilfully executed. I particularly adored the Prawn Dumplings. Their thin translucent skin had just enough tensile strength to hold its generous filling of fresh crunchy prawns accentuated with coriander.
Apart from steamed and fried Dim Sum, the Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast also includes 9 Chef Selections. We tried Braised Pig Shank in Vinegar and Ginger, Bean Curd in Spicy Minced Meat Sauce, Stir-fried Beef with Bitter gourd in Black Bean Sauce, Stir-fried French Beans with Minced Meat and Stir-fried Fish with Celery in Sichuan Spicy Sauce. The lattermost’s unfamiliar flavour didn’t sit too well with a couple of my dining companions, but my taste buds relished in its robust sauce.
For those who can’t do without carbs, go for the silky smooth Minced Meat Porridge with Cuttlefish, or the comforting Casserole Rice with Chinese Sausage.
Dessert options are mild and light, perfect to wrap up a heavy meal. The highlight would be the lusciously smooth Home Made Bean Curd, glittered with healthy sweet wolfberries. Fans of chilled desserts will find bliss in the elegant Chilled Osmanthus cake sweetened with honey, and Almond Cake brightened up with tangy mango sauce.
Now you know why I over ate- too many scrumptious temptations in one place!
The Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast is available daily from 11.30-2pm Mondays to Thursdays ($32++ per adult and $20.80++ per child), 11.30am-1pm and 1.30-3pm on Fri, Saturdays Sundays and Public Holidays ($38++ per adult, $22.80++ per child). UOB and HSBC Credit and Debit Cardholders dines free with every 3 accompanying diners from 1st Oct -31st Dec 2015.
Stand a chance to win a Dim Sum Buffet for 2 at Si Chuan Dou Hua. 3 winners will be selected at the end of contest which is held from 4-25 Oct 2015.
To take part, simply
1) Follow me (@madamechewy) and @ParkroyalKitchener on Instagram
2) Repost my Si Chuan Dou Hua dim sum photo and tell me, “I want to have a #DimSumFeast at#SiChuanDouHua on#ParkroyalKitchener because ____. (pls tag @madamechewy and@ParkroyalKitchener on the photo)
Terms and Conditions:
-Contest open to Singapore Residents only.
-Winners will be announced here and on@ParkroyalKitchener IG account on 27 Oct 2015
-Winners will be chosen based on their creativity by an internal panel of judges
-Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for money
-The Judge’s decision is final
Many thanks to The Influencer Network and Si Chuan Dou Hua for the invite