Dim sum or yum cha in Perth tends to be utterly crazy on a Sunday. So it was ideal timing that Vee and I decided to go for it on a Saturday instead. And Dragon Palace is the natural place to pick.
It’s an institution that has revolutionised dim sum in our state. It’s made it into an entire production; seamless and smooth. It’s a two-storey place that has karaoke upstairs at nighttime, but during the day is two levels of diners.
One of my favourite dishes here is the century egg and shredded pork congee. It’s warm and comforting and plentiful with an abundance of spring onions and crispy wonton skins. It’s like a blanket around my soul. Salty and creamy and just bursting with flavour.
The steamed prawn dumplings are delicious. The skin soft and gooey without falling apart and the filling one that you can actually see the prawns inside. They’re at home with the complimentary chilli oil they place automatically on your table (and actually has some heat to it). Another prawn dish which we didn’t order on this occasion is the prawn rice rolls which are really delicious and covered in a nice light soy.
As far as dim sum in Perth goes, this place is the one to go to. It’s hard to find ones that live up to what I’ve eaten only months earlier in Hong Kong, but this one isn’t bad at all. Some other dishes that I’ve enjoyed over time have been the radish cake (just like mum makes) and the char sui steamed buns. They’re saucy and meaty and as my other best friend Carly says, like little clouds in your mouth.
Yes its safe to say, this was definitely not a bad start to a Saturday of shopping with Vee.