Royal China: Dim Summing in London
Written by Salvatore DiBenedetto [The Grubfather]
It was 9:00am when I touched down upon London ground; Pete and I’s eyes were heavy, cast under the spell of a sleepless Dublin night and Irish whiskey. As the sun began its ascent into the high sky we jetted off to quell our hunger. The choice was made to indulge in a dim sum feast at the prestigious Royal China, whose Fulham location was freshly opened and buzzing with great reviews.
Upon entering the eatery, I felt a sense of ease. This would be my first London dining experience and I was thrilled with Royal China’s laid back, authentic vibe. Finally, after hours of traveling I could breathe. After sinking into my chair, I devoured glass after glass of Chinese tea; holding tight to whatever caffeine its aromatic essence would offer up.
Service was notably fast, efficient and ready to offer up advice on their most celebrated dim sum offerings. In fact, we were so impressed with their knowledge of the menu (and a bit too tired to conjure up our own choices) that we left our choices in our waitstaff’s hands.
Our Chinese-Omakase choice proved to be a valuable one as a variety of dishes arrived at our table. Each proved to be dynamic in flavor, holding tight to tradition and doing so in a high quality manner. Perhaps the most notable of our dim-sum samplings was Royal China’s renditions of both meat and seafood dumplings - not to be missed.
With six locations sprinkled throughout The Big Smoke (London), you won’t be hard pressed to find a Royal China location. Each offers a bit of a different twist and I plan to hit each one whenever I find myself drifting through London.