I have heard so much about Yan Palace Restaurant. Every time there is talk about having dim sum, everyone will unanimously suggest Yan Palace Restaurant.
If you are coming on Sunday morning, it’s a good idea to make a booking at 10am because the place becomes really busy by 11am.
The whole restaurant is carpeted with red and black with gold carpet
, giving the restaurant a grandiose feel. The purple table cloth with white chair covers gives the ambience a touch of luxury.
The grand Yan Palace Restaurant will make a good place to hold wedding dinners or dinner functions.
Here is Yan Palace Restaurant’s menu for your reference.
What I Ate
The chicken feet in 桂林蒸风爪 Steamed Chicken Claws in Spicy Sauce are steamed so well that the skin falls off the bones with just a suck. The sauce is only slightly spicy but nothing that a non-spicy eater cannot handle.
I love a good custard bun anytime and I really enjoyed the Steamed Custard and Egg Yolk Buns 咸蛋奶黄包 here. The custard is runny with just the right balance between sweetness and saltiness.
The Mini Egg Tarts 迷你蛋挞仔 look so cute. Each of these mini egg tarts are half the size of regular egg tarts. Taste is average, nothing to rave about.
Even though the Shanghai Steamed Pork Dumplings 上海小笼包 here are not as delicate as Ding Tai Fun, they are still pretty tasty. They are very hot though, so be careful when eating.
Pork Porridge with Century Egg 皮蛋廋肉粥 is the most classic of Cantonese porridge. The porridge is silky-smooth with lots of century egg but the meat is almost non-existent.
The Pan Fried Carrot Cakes 香煎萝卜糕 is very different from the ones I normally have in coffeeshops. It has a very fine and smooth texture , I almost can’t taste the radish inside.
Steamed Prawn Dumplings “Har Kow” 水晶鲜虾饺 is the most classic of Cantonese dim sum. The huge prawn inside is crunchy and sweet.
People of older generations will definitely enjoy Red Bean Paste with Lotus Nuts 莲子红豆沙 [S$3.80]. The red bean paste is thick with real red beans and even the lotus nuts are cooked till soft. It’s not overly sweet which is perfect for the health-conscious.
I have been searching for Deep Fried Ice Cream 酥炸雪糕 [S$3.80] all over Singapore, I even went to The Ship Restaurant to try their Bombe Alaska but it’s not quite the same. This is single and delicious, just a scoop of creamy vanilla ice-cream in a crispy shell that is deep-fried. Children and adults alike will love this.
I was curious if the Sesame Balls 芝麻球 [S$4.50 for 3 pieces] are the same as the ones found elsewhere. It turns out that the ones from Yan Palace Restaurant are fully stuffed with fillings, while the ones outside usually only have a small ball of filling inside.
Yan Palace Restaurant
Address: Block 531 Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Complex #01-49, Singapore 050531
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 2.15pm, 6.30pm – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 2.15pm, 6.30pm – 10pm