Royal China Fulham – For Traditional Dim Sum & Duck Pancakes
August 15, 2018
The Royal China Group is well known and highly regarded in London for its authentic Chinese food and delicious dim sum. With restaurants all over the capital, you’re never too far away from their brilliant cuisine and outstanding service.
We visited Royal China Fulham which is located in the heart of Parson’s Green on the Fulham Road – just a short walk from Parson’s Green tube station. Although it’s the smallest of the Royal China’s, this humble abode is cosy and welcoming – a true neighbourhood restaurant where the staff will remember you if you’re a local.
With oriental decor and the obligatory Maneki Neko on the counter (the lucky gold fortune cat), we were taken to our table and given some over-sized menus to leaf through. We soon realised why the menus were so big – because the choice of food is overwhelming (in a good way!)
Because the dim sum is so infamous at Royal China, there’s an entire separate menu just for this with dishes ranging from around the £3 mark – from delicious steamed crab meat dumplings in soup, to those stuffed with prawns and coriander and even Shanghai pork. There’s also plenty of Cheung Fun dishes too which are Southern Chinese rice noodle rolls filled with a selection of meats.
With a great selection of Set Meals available which of course completely take the stress out of ordering when you basically just want to eat everything, we decided to go for the £35 House Dinner (minimum of two people) which was really great value including a selection of delicious Hors D’oeuvres to get the tastebuds going. Sesame Prawn toast is one of my favourites and this was just perfect, along with Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Crispy Seaweed among other delights.
Our favourite course of the evening came next – the legendary Crispy Aromatic Duck – which was bought to our table in the traditional way and shredded. The absolute delight of a pancake stuffed with spring onion, rich dark hot sin sauce and beautifully cooked duck was just amazing.
Main dishes followed – the Chicken with Pepper and Black Bean and Stir Fried Mixed Veg were our favourites, complimented by fresh Yeung Chow fried rice.. and what better way to end than with a plate of refreshing, juicy fruits.
Royal China’s most luxurious restaurant in the portfolio – Royal China Club on Baker Street has just re-opened following a four month renovation and redesign by Stiff and Trevillion. Having doubled in size, the impress former building society now boasts five private rooms for group dining, while Head Chef Billy Wong who has been with the restaurant since the start has created a new menu featuring authentic Chinese dishes with European ingredients. New main dishes will include Roast Whole Suckling Pig, Wild Scottish Lobster and “Wagyu” Sirloin Steak Pan Grilled, along, of course with freshly made Dim Sum from specialist Dim Sum Chef Henry Chowwill.
Click here for the Royal China website.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield