Royal Seafood Chinese Restaurant is a fairly new restaurant located on Aberdeen Street in Northbridge. Its location is slightly obscure so care must be taken when trying to find this restaurant especially whilst driving. This restaurant used to be Hong Kong Garden (which most people will be familiar with) located at Picadilly Square towards the end of Aberdeen Street and was quite a famous restaurant as far as I can remember. When they first moved venue, I brought my family to try the food and they really liked it, especially the seafood (they make a killer steamed scallop dish), although I found the price has gone up (maybe due to the refurbishment?). Well, Royal Seafood is now modernly furnished: decorated in a soft red theme with a running fountain trickling on the side and chinese antiques and painting adorning the walls, a far cry from what it used to be.
Recently they have started making and selling DimSum which was long overdue. I only found out about it through a friend who somehow managed to test-taste the food before they started selling them and told me it was worth a try as the food was different from what we normally get at other restaurant. So off I went to try one Saturday afternoon.
Here are a few selections we had that day:
Review: Large variety of food and some different ones (such as the Rice Flour roll with spare ribs, the Red Bean Dessert, the Salted Vegie Soup, etc) which is good for those who want to try new DimSum dishes. My favourite for the day were the Fried Squid (very crunchy!) and the Egg Tart (piping hot straight from the oven). The rice flour roll with spare ribs was quite tasty too, almost like a meal itself if it was slightly larger. The only let down for me were the limited selection of dessert (I basically ordered all of them to try) and the custard & salted egg yolk bun (the filling was hard and not runny).
Service was average although some of the wait staff were quite helpful when I asked them to explain the new dishes to me. I did not try that many new dishes as I was actually craving the old-school normal dimsum dishes. We also ordered take-away and they took ages to come so please take note, if you want to order anything to bring home, order it halfway through your meal rather than at the end!
Prices were more expensive than normal but we got a 10% discount (special for the month) so that was a bonus. I think I still prefer Dragon Palace more than this place but my mum must have loved this place as she went back again the week after!
It’s worth a try for a new dimsum taste…if not for dimsum, I would recommend this place for their lunch/dinner menu as they are delicious!
Rating by: N.L.
Royal Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Telephone: 08 9328 7738
Address: 6/91 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge