My Dim Sum favourite at the moment is Dragon Palace. The quality of the food is good, the menu is good, and it was the first time ever I saw a smile from a waitress working at a Dim Sum restaurant! Quite rare since they are always frantically running around.
If you come before 11.30am you should get a table fairly quickly.
Depending on my mood I sometimes stick to the usual pot of chinese jasmine tea or sometimes I order chrysanthemum tea.
Sui Mai of Prawn and Fish Roe $4.90
One of the most common dishes for dim sum. Bursty prawn and pork dumplings wrapped in wonton skin and then steamed.
Har Gow Steamed Prawn Dumplings $4.90
Prawn pieces in a translucent starch wrapper folded in pretty pleats.
Steamed Crystal Dumplings with Scallops and Corn $5.90
I love steamed scallops and the sweetness of the corn gives this more on a kick.
Pan-Fried Turnip Cake with Bacon in XO Sauce $5.60
This has got to be one of their signature dishes. Cubes of raddish cake tossed with crunchy bacon bits in a dark chilli XO sauce. Crispy outside coating with a soft centre. Not greasy like at some other places.
Cooking Mama China cooks this at home and this is almost as good as hers.
Cha Siu Bau Steamed BBQ Bun $4.90
Steam chinese bun with a BBQ pork filling.
Lo Mai Gai Lotus-Leaf Glutinous Rice $5.90
Sticky rice parcel with gravy meat filling some sausage, mushroom and egg.
The glutinous rice is coloured from lotus leaf and the aroma rushed up your nose when you open it.
Cheong Fun Prawn Rice Noodle Rolls $5.60
The rice flour noodle rolls was thin and not a bit mushy. At some other restaurants I’ve had mushy, gooegy batter which is really offputting.
And now for the deep-fried items…
Chilli Pepper Whitebait $5.90
Traditionally I’m use to having squid tentacles but this was a wonderful change. Deep extra fried whitebait with chilli, salt and pepper with peanuts.
Deep Fried Prawn Wantons with Mayonnaise $5.90
If anyone knows what kind of mayonnaise they use with this dish please tell me so I can get a kilo of it.
Deep Fried Meat Dumpling $4.90
Crispy outside and hollow on the inside, these savoury oval balls are a savoury version of mochi balls filled with minced meat.
Our Busy Table
Beef Belly and Spicy Chicken Feet was also consumed both had delicious sauces.
Dan Tat Flakey Egg Tart $4.90
Three per serve! I’m use to only received two per serving.
Sago in Coconut Milk $4.90
Up to par.
Grass Jelly $4.90
Not so much. Tasted like it came straight out of a can.
Coconut Jelly Pudding $4.90
Blocks of coconut jelly.
Fresh Watermelon Juice approx $5.00
Mmm fresh fruity.