Dimsum at Silver Seas Chinese Garden is a new discovery stemmed from a friend’s recommendation. I had my doubts about dimsum in the ‘burbs after a few visits around the suburban eateries in Perth serving dimsum but this proved to be something different!
Silver Seas Chinese Garden is newly opened, spacious, clean and modern looking. I especially like the unique lighting on the ceiling!
There was a queue when we arrive and a long wait in front of us as the place was packed. We had to convince the staff to give us a round table which he thought was too small for our group. He obligingly agreed after making sure we were definitely ok with the tightness in space. Good touch to the service.
We wasted no time in ordering! There were Seafood Beancurd Triangle / Prawn & Chives Dumplings / Seaweed Roll / Beancurd Roll / Radish Cake / Pork Dumplings / Glutinous Rice / Almond Prawn / BBQ Pork Buns / Deep Fried Prawn Dumplings / Steamed Salted Egg Yolk & Custard Buns
The food was delicious! I like them all, except maybe for the Salted Egg Yolk & Custard Buns. The filling was not runny as expected, which defeats the purpose of it being called “Lau Sar Bao” which translates to “flowing sand bun”. Nothing was flowing, the saving grace was in the softness of the bun and tastiness of the filling. We had also ordered some Pineapple Buns but was given the Salted Egg Yolk & Custard Buns again. I had commented that they looked the same (same yellow marking on the bun) but the staff insisted they were different. We were too lazy to argue after the first bite and found that it was indeed the Salted Egg Yolk & Custard Buns so we had another basket of it.
Actually there was one complaint I have which was the porridge dish. There were a variety of porridge on offer – the Century Egg & Pork, Fish, Beef and Chicken. We had the Century Egg & Pork and Fish Porridge but they were so so bland! What I suspect is that the ingredients are added to the base porridge to make up the different varieties. The disadvantage of this method is that the porridge will turn out bland as the flavor from the ingredients is not incorporated within the porridge, as in the case here. Needless to say, lots of soya sauce and pepper were added to enhance the flavor.
By the time I realised I haven’t seen any Egg Tarts and enquired of the waiter, I found out that they were all sold out! Booo! They must taste great to be sold out so soon! An enticement to visit the restaurant again just to try the Egg Tarts!
All in all I thought this place was great except for a couple hiccups! Service was good, staff were friendly. The best of all was that it only cost us $15 each for all the food. There were 8 of us and we were all full by the end of it. Will definitely be back if I’m in the area!