I was craving for some Dim Sum and thought why not try the newly opened Fine Dining Cantonese Restaurant, Silks, at Crowne Perth.
We were given an amuse bouche each (tasting spoon) after we ordered our dishes. It was a nice surprise considering most (probably all) Dim Sum restaurants in Perth are on the casual side.
We ordered Panfried Wagyu Beef Bun $12, Steamed Pork and Prawn Beancurd Rolls $12, Pan Fried Goose Liver, Prawn and Scallop Dumplings $22 and Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns $8, from the Dim Sum Menu. They were all presented beautifully and were yummy enough. But for the price paid, I would rather head to one of the many Dim Sum establishments in Northbridge. The Goose Liver Dumpling was definitely not worth the premium.
We also thought we’ll give the Silk Signature Fried Rice with Scallops, Prawns, Roast Duck and Vegetables in XO sauce, $38, a try. It was a little bland but the side of chilli on the table helped with that. It was definitely an overpriced carbohydrate dish.
The meal ended with a pair of complimentary candy and chocolate for us each, which was a nice touch.
Overall, it was a lovely lunch out with Simon and we would consider trying out other dishes sometime in the future.
P.S. The demolision of Burswood Dome has opened up many free parking spots and that made our trip to Crowne that much more pleasant!