Shortly after the opening of Golden Lane, another Chinese Yum Cha restaurant known as 7 Palace opens in Inala. My MIL who reads Chinese newspaper noted that there will be 10% discount during the first month of their opening (this was last year) and we visited them that time. The restaurant is situated in Inala Plaza and parking can actually be quite difficult to find despite the huge parking lot.
The restaurant is really spacious and open. As it is a Vietnamese Chinese restaurant, the workers don't really converse in Mandarin or Cantonese, except for the manager and a few of the waitstaff. Since we were there for the dim sums, we were quite keen to try what they have on offer. Oh my, we certainly had a lot and even order one fried rice from the menu.
We had the usual suspects like 'har gow', 'chee cheong fun', 'BBQ pork bun', 'egg tarts' and other dumplings on offer. It is really a hit and miss for us. Some were tasty and some were just average. I found the skin of the dumplings too soft making them tear quite easily. While the egg tart was burnt, I thought it was quite delicious.
What is so special about this fried rice? Since knowing that 7 Palace makes this fried rice, the FIL has been craving for it and looking forward to trying it in 7 Palace. What made it special was the two different sauces that comes with the fried rice. The first one was a tomato based with pork (which I prefer) and the second one, sort of a creamy based type with prawns. The majority prefer the tomato based sauce.
I think 7 Palace is a good new addition to Inala. The dim sum here may not be the best but it is probably one of the cheapest in comparison to others in Sunnybank or close by. They are certainly trying during the opening season and hopefully things will get better.