Mr. M&P found ourselves in Chinatown one day doing errands. However, we wanted to try a new place. We love Big Wing and Shanghai Cafe but sometimes you just want something else. So we found ourselves at Royal Seafood for some dim sum.
The first good sign is that the place was packed at 10:30am. Yes, the patrons were mostly of the older generation but many younger people were rolling in around 11am. We sat at a shared table and began ordering. First up, shrimp stuffed eggplant. This was really good. The eggplant was soft but held up as I bit into it. The shrimp paste was slightly rubbery (to be expected) and paired well with the eggplant. The sauce is what really brought it together. It was a salty brown sauce.
Next, some fried taro balls. A light mixture of mashed taro is stuffed with meat then lightly fried. I always thought that the crust was panko but I'm unsure now. Nonetheless, it's pretty tasty. A good stuffing of meat surrounded by a thin layer of taro.
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