Located on the 16th floor of Eros Corporate Tower provides a serene view of the Lotus Temple, considering you are sitting on the right table. Went to this place for weekday lunch and feel in love with the luxurious ambiance. The restaurant is divided into sections and is really spacious. Circular tables with mirrors on the ceiling makes for quite a lovely sight. The service was fast and the servers were really polite.
In mocktails I tried Minty Belle which was ginger based and Clestial which was a combination of apple and cinnamon. Both the drinks were lovely. In dimsums I tried Veg Chive and Chicken n Prawn Sui Mai, filing of both the variants were delicious and had absolutely thin outer layer, in short made to perfection.
Moving on to the starters, I ate Frilly Prawn Balls, which were coated in crispy batter from outside, hence the name. The pungent smell of prawn wasn’t there which I really liked. Crispy Seawood, very deceiving in looks but taste wise it was fantastic. Crispy in texture and sweet in taste, found it to be really good. Veg Lettuce Wrap, absolutely loved the sweet and tangy veg filing of this dish. Vietnamese Spring Roll, these were kind of disappointing as I found this dish to be really bland. Turnip Carrot Paste, don’t be deceived by the name, this wasn’t actually a paste. One of the most amazing turnip dishes I have tried in recent times, highly recommended.
Coming to the main course, I ate Flaming Chicken which had a bit of a theatrical element attached to it, being actually lit on fire. Chicken morsels were juicy and succulent and overall the dish tasted really good. Black Bean Fish, I am not a big fan of black bean sauce but I ended up loving this dish. The fish really soft and the sauce was delicious. Sauteed Greens with black mushrooms, well this was kind of an average dish for me, nothing much to write home about. Mapu Tofu, it might have been a good dish but I ate it after the fish and chicken, so it didn’t have that much of an effect on me.
All this dishes were served along with Veg Fried Rice and noodles. Noodle was the clear winner and an option that you should definitely try. In desserts I ate Crispy Custard Buns, the taste of these custard filled buns reminded me of Krackjack biscuit somehow. Devoured two of these all by myself, highly recommended.
Summing up, I really enjoyed my lunch at this place. It is a rare feat to make a dish delicious while keeping the authenticity intact, well Royal China has most certainly managed to do so.
Ambiance – 5/5
Service – 4.5/5
Drinks – 4/5
Food – 4/5