Rosewood Chinese Cuisine
Either way, they’ve got the deals at $17.99 for AYCE adult lunch with a two-hour time limit. There’s no cart service here, but traditionally presented house-made dim sum is brought out speedily, and you’ll be encouraged to order lots of different little things rather than multiples of old favourites.
They also have lots of space for large groups with a capacity of 200 spread across two levels, and a massive chandelier dripping from the ceiling. Classic dim sum tables with Lazy Susans in the middle seat eight on the ground floor.
AYCE dinner is $25.99 for adults on weekdays, $27.99 on weekends. Five spice squid tentacles add colour and crunch to a spread, not unlike a crispy calamari with a little more of a kick to it.
Deep-fried taro and pork dumplings are a crunchy, starchy mouthful, mostly soft taro with small chunks of pork in the middle, encased in an airy, crispy bird’s nest wrapping.
Baked BBQ pork buns are basically BBQ pork encased in a pineapple bun. The meat is saucy, rich and steamy, the outer choux pastry with crackly custard on top is crusty and sweet.
I personally prefer the straight-up BBQ pork buns, the chunks of pork in a bright red tangy sauce enveloped in a puffy, bready bun.
Steamed rice rolls are satisfyingly thick and glutinous, served sliced up with dipping sauce and available stuffed with any number of fillings: sweet and juicy shrimp, BBQ pork, snow pea leaves, cilantro and scallion, fried dough...the list goes on and on.
Creamy egg yolk buns have an extremely salty, eggy filling encased in a slightly sticky, smooth wrapper.
Siu mai are a must-order: pork and shrimp dumplings with a festive thin yellow wrapper and neon orange fish eggs on top. The textures of the mild pork and shrimp go well together, and the eggs add a little extra pop to this great bite.
Har gow are a little simpler but just as pretty, if in an understated way. A slightly sticky, chewy, beautifully crimped wrapper encases succulent shrimp, similar in flavour to the shrimp rice rolls.
Honey garlic beef short ribs are rustically chopped, nicely caramelized and peppery.
As if that weren’t enough, Rosewood now also does AYCE sushi along with their dim sum, at the same flat rate. They also have frozen dim sum to take home.
Rosewood is open from 9 a.m. until midnight every day, and takes reservations.