All reader reviews by Sharlene

Royal China (Queensway)

I fail to understand the hype surounding the dim sum in Royal China. Very average (and I think that's probably an understatement) food - the thickness of the skins of all the dumplings is not a good sign to start with, the pastry skins were hard and burnt. Appalling service when you could get anyone's attention (we were seated in the back room where no one works). You can definitely find better dim sum elsewhere, minus the arrogant front of house.

Saturday, December 24, 2005
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 5

Busaba Eathai (Store St)

Busaba Eathai (at least this branch) has definitely gone downhill, and I mean at the foot of the hill. I have no problems with abrupt service given the concept of the restaurant. Eventhough I believe that to err is human, to forgive divine, this time, I am prepared to give up on divinity when it comes to the quality of the food which was appalling altogether - ninety percent of the dishes were luke-warm and so bland that the best thing I had that evening was probably my spiced drink! Most significantly, the seafood talay arrived in a tasteless, watered-down gravy (which could have passed for soup) and the pad thai was way too dry and undercooked (and tasetless of course). Although I used to frequent Busaba (and I am a big fan of Alan Yau)it is now definitely on my never-going-there-again list. What a shame.

Saturday, December 24, 2005
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 5 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 4

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