Above: Our selections of dim sum from their daily buffet menu. From the fryer and the steamers.
From top, clockwise: Deep-fried Alaska crabmeat in bean curd, steamed snow fish with black bean sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Beijing sauce, steamed zucchini with prawn, deep-fried shrimp with lemon sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Japanese pumpkin, deep-fried fish spring roll, deep fried duck spring roll, and the dessert of sago and cantaloupe. All included in their lunch buffet, from over 60 selections.
Above: Our too-small table covered with deliciousness. I am not such a big fan of fried dim sum, but here, they are quite delicious. Their steamed selections were excellent. Steamed fish in black bean sauce very very delicious. I also liked their zucchini and Japanese pumpkin dim sum. Cute and delicious in equal measures.
Dynasty is a huge place with a view. The 800-square-metre Cantonese restaurant perches on the 24th floor of the Centara Grand at the Central World and they serves all-day dim sum and selections of Cantonese a la carte. Workday lunch comes with a choice to opt for all-you-can-eat packages from Bt850++ and Bt1,250++ (with additional 4 pieces of Peking duck).
Above: Hand-pulled lamian noodle with river prawn and Sichuan sauce, Bt399++. This looks unlike any other Sichuan sauce I know, not spicy at all and no trace of chilli whatsoever. However, the taste was bright and a bit gingery. Not bad, but I expected something totally different. The hand-pulled noodle saved the day, though. So tender and delicious. 😀
Dynasty is in fact the name of a long-standing Cantonese restaurant at the Centara Grand Ladprao that has been around since 1983. But here, at Centara Grand, the urbanised ambiance of the place means even more food selections. Open cooking stations that spread across the dining room offer more than 100 items of different foods daily. Also a highlight of this place is their hand-pulled lamian noodle that starts from Bt265++ per bowl (above + below).
Above: Steamed lobster with butter and crispy egg sauce, Bt2,555++. The taste of the sauce was delish, but the lobster could have been fresher. The crispy egg yolks on top offered delightful munches.
Above: Mexican abalone and shitake in red sauce, Bt790++. All well-done. Perfect. Not too oily either. The abalone tender and crunchy. Delicious.
Above: Roasted duck with tangerine sauce, Bt390++. Perfect as a shared starter. Loved the bright tastes of the combination: orange sauce, fresh ripened mango and roasted duck.
Above: Chilean Sea Bass grilled with honey glazing, Bt1,255++. Don’t let the name of fool you. I thought this dish would be way too rich. Turned out that the honey glazing had a bitter and fragrant bites that served well to the rich flakiness of the fish.
Dynasty is a great choice if you are looking for a decent, posh, business-buffet style dim sum with a great view. Enormous selections, but I would just go for the Bt850++ package because there are already the roasted meats as the appetiser. Also, the meal include noodle and dessert at the end of the meal. Great value and delicious, too. Another option is to go there for their lamian noodle as a quick, filling lunch. Delicious.