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Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant: Nostalgic Dim Sum Feast

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

I had the most satisfying Dim Sum lunch at Si Chuan Dou Hua, a well-known Chinese restaurant housed within PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. Their Chinese delicacies are undeniably super good and it’s my all-time favourite go-to Chinese restaurant for family meals.

New Dining Space

Currently, the hotel is undergoing a revamp so Si Chuan Dou Hua is temporarily sharing the same dining space as Spice Brasserie, at the hotel’s lobby level. I could not wait for the restaurant to reopen officially because their current new dining space at Spice Brasserie is already looking really swanky. I am pretty sure the new Si Chuan Dou Hua dining space will look stunning too.

Tea, first

I learnt that tea should be drank before any food consumption. If you consume during your meal, it will be harder for your body to digest the food. I would recommend taking small sips in between if you’re really thirsty or get a glass of warm water instead.

The tea here is served directly in tea cups due to the current COVID-19 regulations. We had Pu-erh tea that day.

Dim Sum Pu erh Chinese tea

The expert tea master from Si Chuan Dou Hua will go around filling up with your tea cups with hot water, flaunting his tea-pouring skills.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Nostalgic Dim Sum A La Carte Buffet Feast

We were here for their Dim Sum A La Carte buffet. It was a Saturday and by 1pm, the whole restaurant was filled with diners. It seems like a pretty popular Dim Sum among Singaporeans.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

This time, Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Executive Chef Wing Chung, together with his team, crafted 40 Dim Sum items which includes some new dishes. Some of the new additions are Minced Fish Dumpling in Superior stock and Double-boiled Gingko Nuts, Beancurd skin and Millet. Other classic favourites like Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling with Black Truffle and Siew Mai with Diced Abalone are still featured in their latest Dim Sum menu.

Check out some of the Dim Sum dishes we’ve tried from the menu and scroll below for more details of their Dim Sum Buffet.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum spread

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Their menu feature some premium Dim sum dishes which can only be served once. As for the rest of the Dum sum dishes, you can order as many servings as you want. If you are game for it, you can order every single item in the menu to try. We’ve tried 15 dishes and we were super full after that!

Start of your Dim Sum feast with a warm hearty bowl of soup. This bowl of soup has probably been simmered for hours because the soup is so thick and flavourful.

Recommended Dim Sum dishes to order

The Dim Sum dishes that stood out the most for me is their Stir-fried Carrot cake because it has that Wok-key charred flavour. Their deep-fried Halibut fillet is my second favourite Dim sum dish in their menu. It would go well with some rice.

We also really like their Chong Qing Diced Chicken with spicy dried chilli because it tasty just like crispy popcorn chicken. If they weren’t too spicy, we might have wiped out the whole dish.

My other favourite is their Braised Pig Shank and Quail Egg in Vinegar and ginger because I like drinking the black vinegar broth. Their version is quite tasty.

Lastly, don’t forget to order their signature Homemade Bean curd. They served theirs with Wolfberry and it was so delicious! The texture of the bean curd is so smooth and silky. This is probably that one dish I would come back for again and again.

Braised Abalone and Spicy Sea Cucumber Soup

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Stir-fried Carrot Cake

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Deep-fried Halibut Fillet with Homemade Special Sauce

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Siew Mai with Diced Abalone

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling with Black Truffle

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Prawn Dumpling with Coriander

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Minced Fish Dumpling in Superior Stock

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Braised Pig Shank and Quail Egg in Vinegar and Ginger

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Chilli Prawns served with Deep-fried Mantou

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Chong Qing Diced Chicken with Spicy Dried Chilli

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Chong Qing Chilled Chicken with Spicy Bean Sauce, Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork, Assorted Shredded Carrots with Marinated Jellyfish

Chong Qing Chilled Chicken with Spicy Bean Sauce, Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork, Assorted Shredded Carrots with Marinated Jellyfish

Stir-fried You Mai Vegetable with Silver Fish and Garlic

Dim Sum Stir-fried You Mai Vegetable with Silver Fish and Garlic

Homemade Bean Curd with Wolfberry

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum

Double-boiled Gingko Nuts, Beancurd Skin with Millet

Double-boiled Gingko Nuts, Beancurd Skin with Millet

When?

Nostalgic Dim Sum Feast is available for lunch from:

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays at SGD 46++ per adult (11.30 am to 2.30 pm)
  • Fridays to Sundays and Public Holidays at SGD 52++ per adult, special bundle (4 adults for SGD 188) (11.30 am to 1.00pm, 1.30pm to 3.00pm)

It is available from now until 31 December 2020 and prior reservations are recommended. A minimum of two adults is required to enjoy this buffet.

*Takeway and Island-wide delivery options remain available.

Where?

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant (@ PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road)

Address: 181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533

Tel: (65) 6428 3170

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