A mad rush during lunch hour on Fathers Day this year meant a solid 20+ minute wait for a table at Serenade Palace. Quite a wait, and more so surprising, considering the restaurant has never been more than half full on other days I have been here.
It's a longstanding tradition of my family's to head out for Dim Sim for Mothers and Fathers Day; we'll be there, putting up a fight for a free table and battling all the other dads there who deserve a good siu mai on their special day without needing to struggle with the crowds.
|Fresh Prawn Rice Flour Rolls - $5.20|
|Deep fried Crab Meat Dumplings - $5.20|
|Prawn Dumplings - $5.20|
|Steamed BBQ Pork Buns - $4.80|
They usually comprise of too much bun (not a negative if the bun itself is soft and fluffy) and too little filling, be it meat or sauce, and these pork buns fit in perfectly well with this description.
|Siu Mai - $4.80|
|Beef Tendon in Szechuan Sauce|
The tendon dim sim is not featured in the menu, but can be prepared when asked for. It is a less known, uncommon dim sim but nevertheless should definitely be tried. Just don't be alarmed if you ever see it in its raw form; if curiosity plagues you, let SeriousEats relieve you.
|Steamed Tripe with Spring Onion and Ginger - $5.20|
I'm really not sure what it could possibly have been, but it was unfortunate because it really spoiled the tripe for me - it's usually one of my favourites. I ate one, but that's about all I could manage.
|Red Bean Pudding|
Your teeth immediately sink through the cake, as it is soft, airy and kind of like stiff egg whites. Simultaneously it is quite moist but bland; I wouldn't have guessed it was a mango dessert if not for the vivid yellow colour.
|Steamed Fish Balls - $5.20|
I ordered some steamed fish balls, which strangely arrived not as hot as one would expect food to be if it came fresh from the kitchen. Steamed fish balls at dim sim are not quite like the fish balls found in packages from Asian grocers and in noodle soups, these are less "bouncier" to chew and taste more genuine.
|Chicken Feet with Spicy Sauce - $4.80|
|Setting the tables for dinner service|
|Serenade Palace, Warwick|
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Open 7 days
Mon - Fri: 11am - 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 3pm
Mon - Thurs: 4.30pm - 10pm
Fri - Sat: 4.30pm - 10.30pm
Sun: 4.30pm - 9.30pm
Warwick Entertainment Centre
Shop 3B, 639 Beach Road Warwick, WA 6024