Tried out Regal Palace's newly opened branch at 9712 Yonge today. Apart from the missing 'best bun under the sky', the dim sum menu is identical to their Hwy#7 flag ship location. The lady owner told me the bun will be introduced at a later date when operation is on track. As well, all dim sum items are made inhouse in the Yonge location under the direction of a different dim sum chef.
Now comes the food. We ordered the usual array of traditional goodies such as Har Gow, steamed pork spare ribs, chicken feet, satay beef tripe, yellowing chives and shrimp cheung-fun, fried squid tentacles, B-B-Q pork buns, fried taro croquette, sticky rice with preserved meats, egg tarts with birds nest and a couple of stirred fry veggie dishes...etc. Overall quality was consistent and pretty high. Har gow was well made with thin and 'hold together' skin wrappings. High light was the croquettes which was non greasy, crispy on the outside and ultra creamy inside with a nice filling. Only let down was the slightly overcooked rice roll cheung fun which was a bit cold when arrived. Totally understandable since the place was packed and they were a bit understaffed. However, service was still friendly and attentive.
Guess for dim sum in the Richmond Hill area, one can now rely on the 'Yang's, Emperor and Regal Palace' trinity!
Happy Holidays fellow CHers!