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Dim sum: Royal China or Dragon Castle?

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pj26 Apr 29, 2009 04:07 AM

Planning on dim sum for lunch this Sunday and was wondering which was better - Royal China (in Canary Wharf NOT the other one!) or Dragon Castle?

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    batfink23 Apr 29, 2009 04:34 AM

    of those 2 choices, dragon castle.

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      pj26 Apr 29, 2009 08:52 AM

      Is it necessary to ask for the 'other' menu at Dragon Castle or is there plenty on the main menu? Is there anything in particular we should be trying? (sorry for all the questions)

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        Ibrahim.Salha Apr 29, 2009 09:14 AM

        What about of all the choices in London, out of interest?

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          pj26 Apr 29, 2009 09:17 AM

          They are pretty convenient to where I live and have been meaning to try both for a while. Where else would you recommend above these?

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            Ibrahim.Salha Apr 29, 2009 12:59 PM

            Sorry about that, I was asking batfink the same question!

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        skut Apr 29, 2009 05:46 PM

        no longer rate dragon castle. It's more expensive than it used to be, and while that alone is forgivable, the apparently according drop in quality is not. If two such distant locations are on option (docklands/elephant) then is anywhere fair game? Given free choice I'd return to Ba Shan, or give the rated Pearl Liang a shot. Seriously, going on my last yum cha session at Dragon Castle, there wouldn't be much difference in cost.

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          pj26 Apr 30, 2009 02:03 AM

          That's disappointing to hear Dragon Castle has dropped in quality - in that case might head to Pearl Liang. I was just being lazy when saying I didnt want to travel too far - and bank holiday London Underground will probably make the journey a nightmare. Thanks for the recommendation

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            skut Apr 30, 2009 05:00 AM

            No probs, hope it hits the spot. As an elephant & castle native I'm loathe to say this, but probably will have to head up the Bakerloo line myself next time I get an itching for dumpling.

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          foreignmuck May 1, 2009 12:11 PM

          had really good dimsum at Phoenix Palace near baker street the other day... really recommended.

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            oonth May 4, 2009 11:33 AM

            FM, do you have any specific recs for Phoenix Palace?

            2 places I've enjoyed recently and haven't seen featured on this board thus far are Yum Cha in Chalk Farm (http://www.silks-nspiceyumcha.co.uk/) and Princess Garden of Mayfair (http://www.princessgardenofmayfair.co...). At the former, I recommend the moreish mandarin spare ribs and the mixed vegetable cheung fun. 25% off at lunchtimes and 50% off Monday and Tuesday evenings, I eat there for under £10 per head. At the latter, the Peking ravioli with chilli sauce was outstanding, the ho fun with beef in XO sauce pretty good and the pan fried turnip cakes disappointing, I need to try more items to get a better sense.

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