Lobster Royale

So the esteemed London restaurant chain, Royal China, is coming to Raffles Hotel. The Straits Times today mentions its dim sum, which admittedly is very good – paralleled only by its excellent service*. But any Singaporean student worth his salt will tell you that the restaurant is not as famous for its lobster noodles as its neighbour across the road, Mandarin Kitchen.
And S$70 for a plate of noodles … good golly gosh. I thought the fried rice with crab (a craze years ago, prepared by two old ladies who have since retired) was expensive enough, at about S$30 a bowl.
* update – It appears that Royal China’s standards have fallen since my last visit almost exactly three years ago. Be warned!