Two new Chinese eateries to check out this weekend

From town to the heartlands, there’s just so much happening in the food scene. Make your way to Diamond Kitchen in the east for some mouth-watering seafood and drop by new Cantonese restaurant Royal Pavilion in Park Regis Singapore for their dim sum offerings and more.

Started by young entrepreneurs Lambert Chen and Josh Chou, Diamond Kitchen’s one hidden gem that’s located in a very unassuming place—a condominium in Marine Parade. Chef de cuisine Kevin Lau whips up seafood and zi char signatures like Champagne pork ribs (from $12), prawn paste chicken (from $12), superior stock clam bee hoon (from $12) and gan xiang crab (market price). A small selection of desserts is also on offer, including items like yam paste (from $12) and bird’s nest ($20).

At Royal Pavilion, this grand eating spot features mains like lychee smoked duck ($35 for half) and wok fried mashed fish noodles with lobster in lao gan die sauce ($28), alongside dim sum creations like baked Swiss BBQ snow bun ($5.50), mini egg tarts ($4.20) and our ultimate favorite, a crispy shredded radish pastry roll ($4.50). If you prefer, go for their set menus (from $38) to sample a little bit of everything.