Dim sum @ Fortune Palace (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

December 23, 2014 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

Was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, over the weekend where my friend and I stayed at NagaWorld Hotel. We decided to check out Fortune Palace, one of the restaurants in NagaWorld for breakfast since we wanted to have dim sum. Although it was mainly because we overslept and missed our complimentary breakfast. Ha.

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Located at level 1 (which is actually level 2 in Singapore’s context), the interior of the restaurant was pretty impressive. Private rooms were also available for bigger groups. Upon seated, we were handed a piece of paper which was printed on both sides where we would tick the items we wanted to order. The dim sum was only available as buffet at USD16 per person. No a-la carte menu.

And from the dim sum menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-

1) Nori seaweed pork dumpling (above) – Save the stomach space for other dishes, especially if one can’t eat much for buffet. We did not like this as it was pretty bland.

2) Pork and shrimp siew mai (above) – I define a kick-ass siew mai where an entire (firm and crunchy) shrimp is packed into the little dumpling. However, this at Fortune Palace disappointed. Skip this and go for the other dishes. If not, one may try the siew mai in other flavours like chicken or seafood.


3) Cristal prawn dumpling (above) – This looked promising when served, but we couldn’t quite make out anything of this. Too much going on (in terms of flavours) for one small dumpling.

4) Chicken wanton in soup (above)

5) BBQ pork bun (above)

6) Pan fried turnip cake (above) – This was probably taken a little too literally where the chef placed a significant amount of shredded carrots within the turnip cake. This was average.

7) Congee with salted pork and century egg (above) – Not too bad.


8) Rice roll with BBQ pork (above) – Rice roll was on the thick side.


9) Sesame ball with lotus paste (above) – I thought this was not too bad for my first attempt at trying lotus paste fillings. Make sure this is eaten when it’s served piping hot!

10) Warm almond cream (above) – I really liked this. A must try.

11) Chilled mango pudding (above) – Another favourite! Mango flesh were also used, although the pieces of (mango) meat sunk to the bottom of the cup during setting.

12) Warm red bean with sago (above) – A little on the diluted side.

Dim sum at Fortune Palace was well worth the USD16 (per person) since it’s buffet and a good range of variety was provided. Food took a little while to be prepared and served. So if one is going for second rounds, do place the additional order before finishing food from the first round!

A quick search on the internet would show results of how Fortune Palace serves the best dim sum in Phnom Penh. Since I have not tried enough places in Phnom Penh to say this is indeed the best, but Fortune Palace does serve decent dim sum when one is craving for dim sum.

FORTUNE PALACE
Samdech Techo Hun Sen Park, NagaWorld Hotel, Level 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 228 822 ext 7902, Website
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sun : 11:00 – 15:00 (Lunch)
Ambience: 8
Mon – Sun : 17:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 7
Service: 7