Jun 7, 2012

Royal China – Shatti Al Qurum

Royal China (Telephone 24571339 – Map) is a new Chinese restaurant located in Shatti Al Qurum. It is located right next to the Qurum Park roundabout in Qurum Gardens building next to where My Cupcake and Fuala is located.

Royal China looks pretty nice from the inside and is quite spacious. We went on a weekend’s evening and the restaurant was pretty busy with a crowd that constituted of what mainly seemed like families and couples.

As soon as we gave our ordered we were treated with a complimentary bowl of kimchi and a pot of jasmine tea. The kimchi was spicy to the right amount and I enjoyed it a lot. The jasmine tea was a nice addition and we sipped it throughout the whole meal.

For the starters we ordered a portion of prawn Siu Mai dimsums (RO 2.900) and a portion of Drums of Heavens – Shandong style (RO 2.900). I enjoyed both of them a lot, and I thought the shandong style drums of heaven were really nice even though it was not as crunchy as the usual drums of heaven we get here in Oman.

It was a bit difficult to pick our mains because the menu is pretty big and there is no description of the ingredients of the items on the menu. However, we ended having a portion of  General Tao’s Chicken (RO 3.900), Chili Prawns (RO 5.800), and some Fragrant Pot Rice with vegetables (RO 2.800). The portions of the food were perfect and I liked everything we ordered, especially the chili prawns and the fragrant pot rice.

For the dessert we tried the Steamed Coconut Dumplings (RO 1.800), which was a bit too rich and sweet for liking, but I am still glad that I got to try something new.

In total we ordered 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 rice, 1 dessert, and 1 large bottle of water. Total came to RO 20.600.

I thought that the service at Royal China was good, our food came as ordered and in time. The staff were friendly and polite, but they were not able to give us proper advice on what to have or explain the ingredients of the dishes on the menu. I still had a great time at Royal China and would be surely going there again.

Have you guys been to Royal China, what do you think of it?