Just like the rest of the hotel, it’s interior was beautiful.
The restaurant is right by the casino, which I managed to get a sneaky shot of before the guard came marching over and I ran away to our table.
Tea was just what I needed first thing in the morning/afternoon/after my awakening.
I also needed dim sum. And lots of it.
Calvin and Kara knew what was good so took care of the ordering, which was a great change for me, as usually I wind up being food dictator at restaurants. The restaurant comes in both Chinese and English which is useful, and has a tick box next to each item so you can just tick away at everything you want. The first thing that arrived was the Baked Barbecued Pork Buns, which Calvin called Snow Buns.
They were absolutely incredible. Instead of the steamed char siew bao I was used to, being baked made it harder on the outside but deliciously delicate inside. I ate more than my fair share.
Next arrived the Steamed Shrimp Dumplings, which is a classic dim sum. It came alongside the Steamed Chiu Chow Dumplings and the Steamed Wild Mushroom & Vegetable Dumpling. Everything was delicious. Very good quality dim sum.
As well as the Baked Barbecued Pork Buns, this was my favourite. Fried Vermicelli with Shredded Pork, Shrimps, Dried Turnips & Kale. My body always cries for carbs the morning after, so that in addition to being crazy delicious in itself was a winner.
The Congee with Baby Oysters & Minced Pork was also good, but I was too busy with the Vermicelli to pay too much attention to it.
My attention to other food was stolen back slightly when the Shrimp & Scallop arrived. For Westerners that have never had this dish, you need to pour the sauce that they give you over it before you tuck in.
The food kept coming. Chinese meals are the best.
As full as I was starting to get, my absolute favourite dim sum arrived – Pork and Prawn Siumai.
I wolfed them down as everyone else was starting to get full too, and I just couldn’t let the poor fella’s go to waste. I was definitely getting full now – But oh God these babies arrived and they were far too cute to not at least try!
They were Deep-fried Minced Pork & Preserved Turnip in Taro Dumplings. Shaped as Swans. Swans. How is this not so adorable?!
The unlucky one was chosen and devoured head-first by me. It was good but I’m not a massive fan of deep-fried things anymore so I could have gone without it. Everyone else had thrown in the towel by now so all his friends got away to live a little longer. Lucky bastards.