Sunday, 17 November 2013

Food review : Paradise Dynasty @ Ion Orchard

Photo Credit: ION Orchard
Located at ION Orchard level four, Paradise Dynasty is very highly accessible with the MRT exit at level one and several bus stops in the nearby vicinity. On top of that, there are about 650 parking lots (Source from Wikipedia ) available in the mall for the shoppers who drive.
Photo Credit: Paradise Group
Upon stepping into the restaurant, you will feel as if you are teleported back to the era of Imperial China with one of the highlight of the renovation om the magnificent dragon centerpiece on the ceiling. Although the restaurant's renovation highly emphasized on creating imperial china feel, they are using cushioned dinning chairs. Thus you can assured to be enjoying the food and renovation here without compromising with awful seatings.
Japanese Cucumber in Garlic ($4.80) is crunchy and very garlicky. On top of that, it's also very refreshing and appetizing. IMO it's a very good starter to order.
 Drunken Chicken ($8.80) is another very good appetiser to have. However do note that this dish is served cold. Personally I like this a lot as the chicken is well marinated with shaoxing wine. On top of that, it is not too salty. 
Sauteed Shredded Pork ($12) is served with some crepes and leeks for us to wrap and eat with them. Personally I feel that it's best eaten that way too as eating it as an individual dish might be too salty. However when eaten with the crepes and leeks, the sauteed pork compliments with the condiments and made it a very tasty dish to have. On top of that, there are no porky pig smell which is a big big bonus for selective pork eater like me.  
A meal at Dynasty Paradise would never be completed without these colourful xiao long baos. At $13.80 for 8 assorted flavours (black truffle, foie gras, garlic, ginseng, cheese, Szechuan, crab roe & original ), I highly recommend this to anybody who has yet to try the xiao long baos. After that, you can order the flavours that you like with a choice of 6 or 10 of them at a price starting from $6.80. On top of that, the xlb skin here is thin and yet does not break easily. IMO xlbs here are very flavourful and unique. Personally I like the szechuan a lot as it's pink and has this peppercorn aroma yet it's only mildly spicy. 

Services here are really good. We ordered Szechuan La Mian ($8.50) to share. Not only did the service crew helped us to portion out the la mian nicely, they have also offered to help us cut the la mian for easier consumption. The la mian is handmade thus it's springy ( QQ) and with the shredded cucumber, which added some crunchiness, I feel that it's good as a meal on its own if you are not sharing.
Pan fried pumpkin cake ($3.60) is chewy and the sweetness is just right. A recommended dessert to finish up the meal if your stomach still have some space. =)
Overall I think Paradise Dynasty is worth to go back as the service here has improved since the last time i went. On top of that, the quality of the food here is also very consistent. So do give it a try if you have not done so.
Paradise Dynasty at ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
#04-12A ION Orchard
Singapore 238801
Business Hours:
11.00am – 10.00pm (Mon – Fri) Last order 9.30pm
10.30am – 10.00pm (Sat, Sun & PH) Last order 9.30pm

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