Home-grown Paradise Group should be a familiar name to many Singaporean foodies, known for its 12 restaurant concepts of more than 50 restaurants.
The multi-coloured Xiao Long Bao from Paradise Dynasty, Dim Sum and roast meats from Canton Paradise, and nourishing Soups from Paradise Classic (just to name a few), have been classic and popular choices.
Here is a food guide introducing 9 Paradise Group restaurant concepts in Singapore, including their signature dishes.
Also look out for the Paradise Gourmet Rewards (PGR) membership programme at the end of the post.
This is its 6th anniversary, and as part of the promotion, all members (including new sign-ups till 31 Oct) will be given 2 e-vouchers of $20 off with minimum spend of $40 and $50 with mininum spend of $100.
ION Orchard #04-07
Taste Paradise is one of the Paradise Group’s premier brands in Singapore, located at ION Orchard and features an extensive menu of elaborately prepared dishes.
Expect Cantonese dishes prepared and presented with a modern touch, such as Poached Rice with Assorted Seafood in Lobster Broth, Stir-fried Ramen with Lobster in XO Sauce, Combination of Pan-seared Foie Gras, Wasabi Mayonnaise Prawn and Sliced Peking Duck.
Other must-try appetizers are the Taste Paradise XO Carrot cake and Crackling Pork Belly.
Amber Road Chinese Swimming Club (Arrival Pavilion) #03-01
Scotts Square #03-04
Time to jiak-bah-bah and relish quintessential Teochew dishes like the Teochew Style Steamed Pomfret, Prawn Rolls and Orh Nee.
The chioh her here is steamed with the salted vegetables and tomatoes, purposefully kept simple to bring out the natural sweetness of the fish.
Other dishes you can look forward to include Sautéed Sliced Beef in Satay Sauce, Braised Trio Combination in Teochew Style, Pan-fried Oyster Omelette in Teochew Style, and Crispy Sweet and Sour Noodle in Teochew Style.
Marina Bay Sands Level 2 Dining, L2-03
Seafood Paradise originally at Defu Lane, and now at MBS Level 2 Dining area, is actually the very first restaurant launched by Paradise Group.
If you need a crab recommendation, their rendition of Singapore Style Chilli Sri Lankan Crab ($8 per 100g) is distinctly different from all others I have tried in Singapore – slight tinge to the spicier side.
The sauce had a fine balance of spiciness, sweetness and savouriness, all with a pleasurable, thick consistency.
If not, try the Wok-Fried Bee Hoon with Sri Lankan Crab, all looking sumptuously hot with wok-hei, and crab juices absorbed into the bee hoon.
Alexander Retail Centre #02-30, Bedok Mall #B2-10, CompassOne Mall #03-14, I12 Katong #B1-15, Marina Bay Sands L1-02 Bay Level, The Star Vista Mall #B1-45, Northpoint #02-06
The go to place for ALL-DAY dim sum, roast specialties, Hong Kong style congee and noodles, and Cantonese wok-fried dishes.
The instagrammable Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun (S$6.80/3 pieces) is almost too cute to eat, containing molten salted egg yolk lava, added with a touch of vanilla essence to enhance the taste of the filling.
Other than the dim sum, you can also go for the Handmade Meatball Congee (S$9.80). Using a combination of Japanese pearl and Thailand fragrant jasmine rice, the velvety smooth and silky texture is a result of dedicated effort by the chefs who constantly stir the pot to ensure its uniformity.
Beauty in the Pot
OneKM Shopping Mall #02-21, The Centrepoint #05-15
BITP is where you can savour the essence of health and beauty in a hotpot, till very late at night.
My personal favourite is still the Beauty Collagen Broth cooked with shark’s cartilage which was smooth, milky and tasty, yet not overly salty.
Looking out for the 4 new soup bases at The Centrepoint branch – Longevity Wild Pine Mushroom Broth (Vegetarian), Cooling Coconut Broth, Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth and Vitamin C Tomato Sweet Corn Broth.
Ingredients wise, other than the premium meats and meatballs, get the homemade Fish Tofu which is freshly prepared daily.
Causeway Point #05-16, Changi Airport Terminal 3 #03-32, ION Orchard #04-12A, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall #03-02B, OneKM Shopping Mall #02-33, Vivo City #03-08A, Westgate #02-13
Paradise Dynasty is best known to be the first to present these rainbow-hued xiao long bao, in flavours of original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffles, crab roe, cheese, garlic and Szechuan.
Their skin is decorated not by artificial colourings, but by natural ingredients such as carrot, spinach and red sorghum. The pork is distinctly tender due to the use of quality five-layer pork and pork neck.
In terms of noodles, the La Mian in Signature Pork Bone Soup served with Pan-fried Chicken Chop should not disappoint.
Bedok Point #02-01, City Square Mall #B1-01, Eastpoint Mall #02-06, Marina Bay Link Mall #B2-20, Suntec City Mall #B1-110, The Seletar Mall #03-10, Thomson Plaza #01-110, West Coast Plaza #B1-48
Paradise Classic was rebranded from Paradise Inn, offering classic Chinese cuisine and nourishing traditional double-boiled soups.
Choose from some family favourites such as the Stewed Silver Needle Noodle with Salted Fish in Claypot, Braised Tofu with Crystal Prawn in Claypot, Steamed Fish Head with Spicy Bean Sauce, and you can end the meal with herb, floral, fruit-infused tea (to feel more cleansed).
For a signature dish recommendation, go for the Paradise Classic’s Espresso Chicken ($13.80). The dish contained deep fried chicken, still moist on the inside, coated with this sauce of unique flavour with light spiciness and conspicuous coffee aroma.
CompassOne Mall #03-05
Fan of Beauty in the Pot? You should like Paradise Hotpot as well, which is a Hong Kong style steamboat concept that offers each diner an individual hotpot with choice of a desire broth.
There are 14 different soup bases to choose from, such as Authentic Pork Bone, Century Egg with Coriander, Tomato with Sweet Corn, Teochew Style, Spicy Szechuan, Chicken with Wild Mushrooms, Thick Beef Bone, Tom Yum, Kelp and Bonito to Korean Kimchi Soup.
That’s plenty of choices.
The must-get ingredients for me are the Fried Beancurd Skin, Teochew Style Fish Paste, Assorted Balls Platter and US Angus Prime Short Ribs.
LeNu – Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar
Bedok Mall #B2-10, Bugis Junction #B1-22, Changi Airport Terminal 3 Transit Area #02-28, CompassOne Mall #03-05, VivoCity #02-91, Northpoint #B1-101
LeNu serves up Lamian noodles in secret recipes broth that involves many hours of preparation from boiling to being served on the table.
The Premium Braised Beef Noodles ($15.90) was a warm and hearty bowl, made with rich beef stock that took 18 hours of preparation, added with blend of Chinese spices and beef slices, shank and tendon that were meltingly-tender.
Another popular choice is the Spicy Japanese Scallop Dry Noodle, tossed in a specially created sauce. I would recommend topping up for a bowl of pork bone soup rich in collagen.
Paradise Gourmet Rewards (PGR) Membership
Be a Paradise Gourmet Rewards (PGR) member to enjoy the delicacies, while being rewarded with rebates, exclusive benefits and privileges.
Members can enjoy member-exclusive promotions and events.
Exclusive Member Privileges
– 10% rebate (in the form of P$) from your food bill (excludes promotional items, beverages, service & government taxes, etc) at any Paradise Group restaurants in Singapore (except LeNu and One Paradise).
– Earn additional 2.5% rebate (in the form of P$) when you pay with Maybank Credit or Debit Card
– P$ can be redeemed on the next visit to any Paradise Group restaurant and for catering orders with One Paradise.
– Earn double P$ for every visit during birthday month.
– Invitations to free tastings, culinary classes and more.
You can sign up as the PGR Member at participating outlets (all outlets except LeNu). Membership fee is $30 and you will receive P$30 preloaded in the membership account.
If you register online (https://web3.ascentis.com.sg/ParadiseGroup), you will receive P$32 preloaded in the membership account.
In conjunction with the 6th anniversary of the membership programme, members who sign up/renew their account before 31 Oct will receive 2 e-vouchers.
It’s a good deal ($20 off with $40 min spend, $50 off with $100 min spend). More details can be found in this link: https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/promo-news-page/?id=347
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Paradise Group.