Inside Royal China | New Menu

By Krishna Bahirwani November 9, 2017

Royal China has been around for fourteen years and has played an integral role in popularising the cuisine with a modern Mumbai audience. The establishment has built up a name for itself keeping in mind the need of the hour by combining traditional and contemporary elements of Cantonese cuisine. On the launch of their new menu and restaurant redesign, we decided to try their new dishes.

Royal China

Royal China

Immediately after stepping in, we were able to see that the new décor has been designed with careful attention to detail and providing those dining with a very comfortable experience. You can still find elements of the original oriental aesthetic present, but this time around they are more subtle and infused with modern design.

Dim Sums

Dim Sums

Once comfortably seated, we decided to begin our feast with a bunch of their Dim Sums. Royal China is famous for their Dim Sum lunches, so we couldn’t wait to try the new additions. We sampled the crabmeat, prawn and mushroom, chicken and chive, black mushroom and vegetable and chive dumplings. To be honest, it would be hard for us to pick a favourite because they were all equally good.

Post dumplings, we decided to order the Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Dry Red Chilly, Stuffed Crab Claws and Crispy Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab and the Salt and Pepper Calamari. Depending on if you like spicy food or not, you can choose between the Soft Shell Crab with Dry Red Chilly and Crispy Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab. For us, they are both equally good. With all the food so far being so good, it was almost impossible to pick a dish that would stand out, however, after eating the Stuffed Crab Claws we knew that if we had to name a dish, this would be it.

Stuffed Crab Claws

Stuffed Crab Claws

For the main course, we ordered the Lotus Root with Chilly Honey, Roast Chicken in Burnt Garlic and Veg Hakka Noodles. We were quickly surprised by the size of the portions. They were huge. You could easily split these two dishes between two or even three people with everyone leaving the table satisfied. After our experience, it was easy to see why Royal China has built up the reputation it has, and we would be happy to wholeheartedly recommend it to all our readers.
All images are by Vinayak Grover.