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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Yan Palace

The hungry mates were searching for some decent dim sum and we decided to visit Yan Palace in Warren Golf & Country Club.

Entrance to Yan Palace

The entire place was like a wedding ballroom, filled with traditional Chinese big round tables that can accommodate at least 10 pax per table.

Dining Floor

The place was absolutely crowded and we can see that it's a good place for family and group meals. Though it was a Chinese restaurant, the dim sum was served individually by the servers. If you do prefer those push cart dim sum, you won't get to see any here.

Dining Floor

We started off with Prawn Balls with Mango whereby the almond flakes were of the outer crust. I thought this was quite special, soft on the inner side and crunchy on the outer.

Prawn Balls with Mango (Almond Flakes) 杏片百花球 - $6.60

The core of the ball contains a piece of mango surrounded by prawn meats. It would taste better if there were more flavours from the mango as well as the prawns.

Take a look at the Prawn Ball with Mango Fillings

The portion is small and if you intend to share, you may want to order another bowl. Pork porridge with century egg was smooth and topped with some fried crackers.

Pork Porridge with Century Egg 皮蛋瘦肉粥 - $5.50

Cheong Fun or the thickness of rice roll were on the thicker side with prawns encased. The taste was common. Perhaps the recent chains of CCF Stall popping out in coffeeshop did have a better standard than this.

Steamed “Cheong Fun” (Prawns)  鲜虾滑肠粉 -$6.00

The braised Ee Fu Noodles were disappointing, there were only slices of mushrooms as ingredients and the noodles were a tad on the dry side, not worth the price we were paying for.

Braised Ee-Fu Noodles 干烧伊府面 - $16

While this dish was quite popular and sold out fast, it was also only limited to Sunday and Public Holidays only. The taste was definitely up to the mark, and every piece of pork trotters was soaked up to the expected flavour. The claypot dish comes with a braised hard-boiled egg. All was good but a downside was that everything in the pot was dark and the gingers too, thus many times I had mistaken the gingers as pork too.

Pork Trotters in Vinegar Sauce 猪脚醋- $10

The crusty external layer and a smooth mashy yam with some mango and lychee within. It was not too sweet but the combination of 3 items has nothing stand up in the taste.

Deep Fried Yam Ball with Lychee 峰巢炸双荔 - $5.50

The Steamed Chicken Claws were not so spicy. However, we can taste the paper and chilli within.

Steamed Chicken Claws in Spicy Sauce 桂林蒸凤爪 - $4.80

The prawns were big and plump, however, the taste was lacking here.

Steamed Prawn Dumplings 'Ha Kow' 水晶鲜虾饺 - $6

The glutinous rice comes in a basket of 3 wrapped in lotus leaf. It is easily unwrapped with the use of the hand.

Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf 珍珠糯米鸡 - $5.50

The glutinous rice was hot, occupying the bottom and top layer of the food with chicken meat and salted egg yolk pieces sandwiched in between. It tasted good initially but the strong frozen chicken taste had ruined it all.

Unwrapped from Lotus Leaf

The Steamed Pork Dumplings came in a basket of 5. They were topped with egg roe and tasted rather ordinary. 

Steamed Pork Dumplings 'Siew Mai' 蟹黄蒸烧卖 - $5.50

The pork belly was well braised and was on the dry side. This is a lean version of Pork Belly. No doubt it was well braised but I do prefer the traditional pork belly with a good ratio of meat to fats. 

Pork Belly with Steamed Buns 五香扣肉包 - $16

The standard of Dim Sum was average for us with most of the items tasted on the bland side. Service-wise, it was pretty ordinary and nothing to shout about altogether.

Rating: 3 / 5

Yan Palace
Warren Golf & Country Club, 81 Choa Chu Kang Walk, Singapore 688263

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