To help satiate your cravings for quintessential Chinese culinary must-haves in the East of Singapore, Paradise Classic has opened at Bedok Mall.

There are other Paradise Classic outlets at Jewel Changi Airport (#04-244), Marina Bay Link Mall (#B2-20), Resorts World Sentosa (#B1-201).

The restaurant is particularly known for its contemporary renditions of home-style recipes, specialising in well-loved Chinese classics such as wok-fried dishes and heart-warming soups that evokes nostalgia.

In particular, look out for the Signature Prawn Broth series mains which includes four specialty mains including the Braised Prawn Broth Hor Fun with Big Prawn, Stewed Prawn Broth Bee Hoon with Big Prawn, Big Prawn Thick Vermicelli Soup, and Prawn-infused Ebiko Prawn Fried Rice.

Moreover, the outlet’s well-lit interiors and wooden accents help create a casual and pleasing ambience with a traditional-meets-modern Chinese aura.

When dining at Paradise Classic with friends or family, expect reasonably priced menu, underlined by comfort food and good service.

Here are some of the must-haves at Paradise Classic:

Braised Prawn Broth Hor Fun with Big Prawn ($13.90 for regular, $20.90 for large)
Paradise Classic’s signature homemade prawn broth is the highlight of every meal at the restaurant.

While the chefs partly use the broth for other preparations, there are four mains where it forms the primary base of the dish.
Made using fresh prawns and a collection of spices, it takes more than six hours to prepare the broth.

Simmering for an extended period allows the ingredients to release their natural goodness, resulting in a broth with a full-bodied flavoursome character.

Served in a bowl, the final dish includes rice noodles (complete with smokiness and the wok hei), with the prawn broth poured over along with pork slices, seasonal vegetables, and big prawns.

Additionally, complementing the moreish broth delicacy of the silky egg.

Braised Prawn Broth Hor Fun with Big Prawn

Prawn-infused Ebiko Prawn Fried Rice ($13.90 for regular, $20.90 for large)
Paradise Classic has a good range of seafood and meat-based rice and noodle dishes. I particularly liked the Prawn-infused Ebiko Prawn Fried Rice for its seafood flavours.

In preparing the dish, rice is first cooked in a hearty prawn broth, imbuing the taste into each grain. The second stage includes stir-frying the rice in a wok with prawns and ebiko over high heat to retain the natural juices.

Finally, giving the dish that much-loved crunch is a sprinkle of extra ebiko on top before serving it on the table.

Prawn-infused Ebiko Prawn Fried Rice

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork ($16.30)
The Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork might be simple in its preparation but promises familiar flavours turned up a notch.

To accentuate the meatiness of the dish, chefs at Paradise Classic first batter the pork and then fry it to a golden-brown crisp.

Tossed with pieces of capsicum and onions in a sweet and tangy sauce, you would notice that instead of round balls of gu lou yuk, the pork pieces come in longer shapes for a meatier bite.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

Hot Plate Tofu with Preserved ‘Cai Xin’ and Minced Pork ($15.90)
The recommended to-order dish, especially if you like the smooth-silkiness of homemade tofu. The tofu is first deep-fried such that it is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

”Wu wei” which refers to “no added flavours” homemade tofu is used, so that diners can better appreciate the natural soy bean taste of the beancurd.

The piece is topped with wok-fried preserved ‘cai xin’ and minced pork sauce, then served on a sizzling hot plate with egg.

Loved the ‘cai xin’ component and slight gooey sauce which added that appetising slight-salty flavour.

Hot Plate Tofu with Preserved ‘Cai Xin’ and Minced Pork

Pickled Ginger Chicken ($16.30)
Pickled Ginger Chicken is a popular Chinese dish sometimes known provincially as Old Ginger Chicken.

However, it is not a recipe that uses old or leftover chicken. On the contrary, the chicken thigh meat used is fresh, but the ginger is slightly mature, having a more prominent aroma.

Besides the ginger, there’s garlic and scallions added to the chicken, cooked in a soy-based sticky brown sauce.

Although on the drier side but certainly tasty, this hot dish pairs well with steamed rice.

Pickled Ginger Chicken

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Egg Yolk ($12.90)
A staple in Cantonese and Hakka regions, Steamed Minced Pork has a comforting quality that makes it a favourite among all ages.

At Paradise Classic, the chefs steam the minced pork mixed with water chestnut till it is soft but not gooey, extracting its essence to the max.

The salted egg yolk adds a rich buttery component, giving the minced pork a hint of flavour density.

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Egg Yolk

Poached Chinese Spinach with Egg Trio in Superior Stock ($16.30)
Made by poaching Chinese spinach till it is supple and soft, the dish is a hot and soupy bowl of deliciousness.

Contrasting the slight bitterness of the spinach is the trio of eggs – century, salted, and regular eggs.

Wok-fried and served with an robust in-house stock, you may find yourself wanting to slurp up more of that soupy base.

Poached Chinese Spinach with Egg Trio in Superior Stock

Mango Sago ($5.90)
End the meal with a refreshing Yang Zhi Gan Lu of chilled mango with pomelo and sago dessert, or chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lemonade ($3.90).

Paradise Classic

Paradise Classic at Bedok Mall
311 New Upper Changi Rd, Bedok Mall #B2-10, Singapore 467360
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Paradise Classic

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Paradise Group.


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