|I was shocked to find a long length of human hair as I wen deeper into my Tau FuFa (soy bean curd) dessert.|
The King Dynasty says they are meat and steak specialists. Located at the former site of Kam Fook, it may be a good stop by before or after a Hoyts cinema show and in between shopping. The morning we were at this restaurant, all fourteen of us, we had a corner table, as big as Chinese as they come, with a strategic view of the early yum cha crowd.
Taro deep fried as in Woo Kok ( or yam puffs) 芋角 stood out crunchy and not over salty. The barbecue pork buns were my next favourite, with fluffy dough and appetising char siew inside. I enjoyed the smooth and yummy veg lightly sauteed in oyster sauce. The mango pudding in a plastic cup was a tad dry, much a disappointment to my preferred bouncy texture as you scoop in.
The baked Char Siew So was a winner, a fav amongst my non-Chinese mates. Chinese favoured congee was there, the ubiquitous version with century old egg and minute bits of chicken - and it was served rather delightfully warm despite a cold morning outside.
Our table had the compulsory steamed bamboo offerings of Siew Mai and Har Gou, both in bite sized cups packed tightly with stuff like pork and prawns. They were above average on my palate.
I would not recommend the so called Singapore noodles, looking limpid and lacking taste.
The dining hall is huge for Sydney, maybe this was amplified by the height of the ceiling. There seems to be a higher level of private dining upstairs, on one side. The traditional wedding mural is placed permanently on another side for dinners. The hall can seat 500 people. When we were there, by 1pm and when we were leaving, the whole place looked packed in and it could have been challenging even to try to find our way out.
Next, may be to try their dinner?
The King Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is located at Shop 600 on Level 6 of the old wing at Westfield Chatswood, best accessible from Anderson Street in Chatswood NSW.
Opening hours are from 11am to 3pm every week day for lunch; from 10am to 3pm on weekends; and from 530pm to 1030pm every night.
Contact + 61 2 9412 9388
Fully licensed, yum cha for lunch times.
My impressions of the King Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Chatswood NSW:
Ambiance: 2.5 out of 5