We succumbed to the lure of bookable dim sum. The leisurely pace at which we'd be able to rock up on a Sunday, and not have to wait an hour for a table seemed worth branching out for. Just this once.
In fairness, Princess Garden was ok. But the steamed dumpling wrappers were just a little too sticky for a very picky dim sum enthusiast. Still, the fillings were plentiful.
And the fried dough cheung fun was excellent - crisp and light within the silky, smooth rice noodle.
But I have to be honest. Despite the far inferior service, Royal China still has my little, steamed heart.