Paradise Dynasty

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The 11th of July every month, is my mother's birthday. No mom should ever cook their own birthday meal for themselves (unless they insist of it) and so, like every other year, my mama gets a day-off from cooking on her birthday and my family would either eat out or get takeaway.

I'm sorry to say that I am unable to recall where my family went for my mama's birthday celebration dinner, but I do remember that in 2011, we went to Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant @ Thomson Plaza.

A collage of some of the food that we ate that night.

I would only recommend Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant for people who are looking for a fancy and luxurious dining experience, have a tiny appetite and a wallet that is either full with cash or credit cards.

The waiters will serve you for every dish that arrives, regardless of how many people you have at the table. Your plates will be changed after every course and do be prepared to wait for quite awhile before your next dish is served. The total amount of food consumed at the end of the meal will probably(?) be sufficient for a moderate eater, but it will most definitely be insufficient for a hearty eater.

That dinner that night was really really really expensive (it was a 3-digit figure for 4 pax). My family concluded on our car ride home that it was indeed a fine dining experience, however we would not patronise the restaurant again as our satiety centres were not satisfied at all.

Anyway let's cut to the chase. This year my family went to Paradise Dynasty @ Causeway Point to celebrate my mama's birthday!


Paradise Dynasty
1 Woodlands Square,
Causeway Point, #05-16/17/18,
Singapore 738099

(We do not accept reservations) <-- so unfortunate man! :( Hopefully they'll change it someday!! Business Hours:
11.00am – 10.00pm (Mon – Fri) Last order 9.30pm
10.30am – 10.00pm (Sat, Sun & PH) Last order 9.30pm

Before a hearty meal, always warm up your stomach first with something light. This is we have a category of food known as "appetisers".

Double-boiled chicken soup

If you are looking for something to warm up your tummy before you dig into the feast that lies ahead waiting for you, this is your choice! However I must say that when compared to Ding Tai Fung's double-boiled chicken soup, this soup lacks of a certain 'something'.

La Mian with stewed beef brisket

The soup base is fantastic - a thick broth cooked out of pork bones. The soup is so good that with each spoonful of soup that was put into your mouth, you can savour the amount of effort that the chefs in the kitchen have put into the soup, just for you.

The beef brisket was stewed skilfully. It was soft and disintegrated in my mouth almost instantly, yet it could be picked up with a pair of chopsticks! I've gotta give it to the chef!

La Mian with (sliced) beef

The same awesome soup base was used here, except that this time I could almost fully taste the original flavour of the pork broth as there was no interference in taste from the stewed beef brisket.

The noodles had a springy texture to it, which made it addictive! I just couldn't stop slurping it all up! The sliced beef was well-cooked as it retained its tenderness.

Sauteed french bean with minced pork

We all need our greens in every meal!

Braised tofu & sliced pork with minced mushroom in spicy sauce

Tofu is one of my favourite food and it has excellent health benefits!

Aww.. What's with that sour face? I'm so sorry but.. I'm still going to eat you!!

Do you know..
1. Tofu can lower cholestrol?
2. Tofu can help prevent certain types of cancer such as breast and prostrate cancer!

And that's damn right true! Eat up all your tofu people!!

Pan-fried dumplings

I would say that this is wayyyyyyy better than normal gyozas! Only because, it has soup in it! Sink your teeth into these yummy dumplings with caution, because the precious soup would then start to spill out.

XIAO LONG BAO

The highlight of a chinese dimsum restaurant - this dumpling that has been steamed to perfection. The skin is so thin that if you are clumsy with your chopsticks, you will break through its delicate skin and all the goodness in it (ie. the soup) will spill out even before it reaches your mouth! (CAUTION: BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR XIAO LONG BAO)

I have ever had xiao long baos that had such thick skin, that I felt like I was eating a steamed meat pau instead. WORST XIAO LONG BAO EVER! #nevereatingthatagain

If I have to make a comparison with Ding Tai Fung's xiao long bao, I would pick Paradise Dynasty's over it.

I have had the opportunity to try Ding Tai Fung's xiao long bao in Singapore and in Taiwan, and I must say that the one we have here in Singapore, is a far cry from the one that I ate in Taiwan. I'm sorry to say this but Ding Tai Fung Singapore, you still have a loooooong way to go with regards to your xiao long bao!

Crab roe xiao long bao



I initially thought that I would prefer the original xiao long bao over this, but I was wrong. This was unexpectedly good! I loved the rich flavour that was not overpowering, but just enough to make me fall in love with it!

Original xiao long bao


You can never go wrong with original flavour if you are too scared to try out the other flavours. In my opinion, if you are looking to satisfy your craving for xiao long bao, go try out the one at Paradise Dynasty!

Now, what about some dessert?

70¢ ice-cream from MacDonalds.

After spending so much on our dinner, it makes sense to cut back a little on dessert ya? Hahahaha!