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Paradise Inn

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#07-00 91 Defu Lane 10 Singapore 539221
 
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Simple and charming with authentic yet affordable food, its concept is of a restaurant, teahouse and dessert house all rolled into one. Double-boiled soups and fusion dishes, making their restaurant an ideal choice popular Chinese cuisine.

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Avg Price:
  • $20-30
  • $30-$50
  • $50-100
  • > $100
List of Outlets:

• Paradise Inn at Funan DigitaLife Mall
• Paradise Inn at West Coast Plaza
• Paradise Inn at City Square Mall
• Paradise Inn at [email protected]
• Paradise Inn at East Point Mall
• Paradise Inn at Thomson Plaza
• Paradise Inn at Changi Airport T1
• Paradise Inn at nex @ Serangoon Central
• Paradise Inn at Marina Bay Link Mall
• Paradise Inn at Bedok Point
• Paradise Inn at Greenwich V
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Pretty good chinese food

Paradise Inn is a typical chinese restaurant and some items on their menu include roast pork, Cha Siew, Braised tofu etc. It is situated in many shopping malls and their outlets often have long queues. Hence, it is highly recommended to make a reservation to avoid the long wait.

I first went there with my family to celebrate my grandparents wedding anniversary. The food was surprisingly delectable. You would expect a rather commercialised Chinese restaurant to have average tasting food but their dishes were very flavourful and tasted like famous tze char stalls. The Char Siew we ordered was extremely succulent and tender. It was so good that we ordered a second serving!

However, the food was rather pricey. I would say that customers are forking out quite a huge sum for the environment - air conditioned, good service and free water/ tea. For food of the same quality, famous tze char restaurants will do!

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(Updated: August 19, 2014)

Mediocre Food

I have been to the outlet twice this year, once a few months ago and recently again just last weekend. Heard from friends how delicious and affordable the food is compared to other Chinese restaurants. After these 2 experiences, I beg to differ.

The first time, 3 of us had the 3 dish promotion meal. The outlet was quite empty as it was still early for dinner. We ordered 2 meat dishes and 1 vegetable dish. Service was prompt and polite, food was served quite fast. After the meal, all 3 of us agreed that the food standard was average, and very oily and salty. The bill for that meal was $30 plus and we decided not to patronise this place again.

Last week, one of us craved for pork belly buns and we went to the same outlet for dinner. This time, we ordered 2 pork belly buns, asparagus with scallops, sliced fish with ginger and 1 barley drink.

Pork belly buns lived up to its reputation, the buns were soft and filling tasted great. As for the main dishes, all taste quite good especially scallop which is of certain quality. However, main dishes were still too oily and salty. The barley drink tasted bad, worse than those sold at herbal shops. Should have ordered their herbal tea instead.

Overall, the meal was OK. If anyone thinks of coming here, just go for their specials.

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
Best Part:
Scallops, pork belly bun
Branch Location:
Bedok Point
Recommend to Friend:
No
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Just a chinese restaurant but still enjoyable

Paradise Inn always seemed like the stereotypical Chinese restaurant – the menu, setting and staff.

It’s just something you have to experience for yourself to see the difference, however subtle.

Paradise Inn specializes in Cantonese food and each dish is worthy of every bite. The food is served promptly and is always piping hot, bringing out the essence of every dish. Their soup had an earthy and herbal taste to activate our taste buds for the following dishes. I especially liked the wasabi prawns and hotplate tofu – the tofu was delicately silky and the savoury sauce was a nice supplement to the tofu texture. While the wasabi taste failed to make a strong impression (the wasabi was too mild and could be improved), the juicy and tangy crunch of the prawns made up for it. To wash down the food, the chestnut drink is a recommended option with its chilled sweetness.

I guess maybe after eating Chinese food most of the time, I tend to prefer other cuisines like Japanese food. However, Paradise Inn’s dishes wasn’t that bad and I’m glad I could taste it for myself! It’s still a ‘stereotypical’ Chinese restaurant to me but great for enjoying authentic Chinese food while having a long chat with family.

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Best Part:
Hotplate tofu
Branch Location:
Marina Square
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Unexpected Find

I had just picked my Mother up from the airport and instead of rushing to Orchard to queue with the dinner crowd, we decided to fend off the airport crowd instead. Surprisingly, there wasn't much of a queue when we were seated. We were immediately served by a Indonesian lady that spoke fluent Chinese. Throughout our visit, the staff, were sure to attend to us without fail.

We ordered fried eggplant with pork floss. I usually do not eat eggplant for I do not appreciate it's texture but I make an exception for this dish. The pork floss is a tad spicy and gives the fried eggplant a nice kick.

We also had the salted egg french beans with shrimps. They were cleared off the table in the first five minutes of the meal beginning. The crisp french beans were lightly tossed in a shrimp and salted egg marinate style sauce. Will definitely be ordering it the next time I come!

We also a large steamed with that was served with cubes of bean curd. The fish was a bit dry but the sauce that comes with the fish is the perfect accompaniment to the white rice.

Last but not least, the large pot of soup one always orders at Paradise Inn. We had the black herbal chicken. While it was quite oily, it was definitely not a quick whip up in the kitchen and had been broiled for hours before. To make it more pleasant, it is served with a heat so the soup stays warm throughout the meal! Lovely.

Do look out for this store.

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Best Part:
Service and Food
Branch Location:
Changi Airport Terminal One
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: October 27, 2013)

Not exactly paradise...but close enough :)

Chanced upon this lovely eatery when exploring the camera shops at Funan IT Mall recently...the chic ambience draws you in...the colour soothes you....the menu entices you....the service staff were examplary....everything just falls smoothly into place...Hmmmm...yes...no wonder they named it Paradise Inn.

As you can see...it's was nice experience (made even better as it was a treat by friend). The aromatic herb tea came in a transparent pot, kept hot by a stove with light fire. Certainly a hint of the elegant dining that's about follow..and the dishes..veg with salted egg yoke, glazed pork, double boiled soup,etc...gosh....tastefully done (albeit small portion) were balanced and a delight to the senses. So much that I can't remember the name of the dish (my friend ordered the dishes, no wonder I can't recall) but just the texture, colour and taste. And the staff skilfully checks your soup and regularly replenish for you...

From a photographer's view point..,certainly a photogenic restaurant...we ate with our eyes...and senses with the camera's pixels... two thumbs up!

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Average Spent Per Person:
30
Best Part:
The service, tea and ambience
Branch Location:
Funan IT Mall
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Awesome Chinese Food & Soup!

Paradise Inn is a favourite haunt for me and my Cantonese friends. We love the variety of Chinese food, soup and floral tea. They are all delicious! The way their menus guide us into choosing a suitable soup and floral tea based on our moods and how our bodies are feeling make me feel like a TCM physician is prescribing some health tonic for us. My favourite indulgence is the very sinful Stewed Pork Belly Bun (扣肉包), but they have a wide variety of healthy food as well. I love Chinese soup, and all their soup are simply unforgettable.

The ambience is suitable for chit-chat. My friends and I feel so happy every time we leave the restaurant because the food make us feel so great! The only downside is I find the food rather expensive, including the vegetable dishes. All in all, this is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
All the Soup!
Branch Location:
West Coast Plaza
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Family Restaurant

Paradise Inn is the place to go to sit down and enjoy dinner with the whole family. Since it's a restaurant, a meal there naturally does not come cheaply, but it isn't that expensive either as compared to other restaurants, and the food is well-worth the price.

Some of the dishes which are under my family's favourites category are 'Hot Plate Tofu with Preserved Cai Xin and Minced Pork' (the tofu is soft and silky smooth), 'Crisp-fried Shrimp Paste Chicken', 'Sambal Vegetables' (spicy yet sweet), 'Har Kaw Siew Mai' (tastes fantastic when accompanied with the sweet sauce), and 'Shrimp with Fried Oatmeal' (the shrimp has white, soft, sweet flesh and matches perfectly with the crunchy and slightly spicy oatmeal).

Steamed peanuts are served as appetizers, and the waiting time for the food to be served up is only about 10 to 15 minutes even during dinnertime. However, remember to call at least 2 hours ahead to book a table if you're going there for dinner as the queue can get quite long during that period.

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Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Chinese food paradise

Paradise Inn is my favourite restaurant when my mum and I have our own mother-daughter bonding session and dine out. My mum loves the food at paradie Inn.

It sells a variety of Chinese food and some of my recommendations include the hotplate toufu which is sooo good to go with rice, I also like the pork trotters vermicilli which is soo sinfully deliciously. Their soups are also commendable as they are served in a medium size pot piping hot. I particularly enjoyed the black chicken soup a lot! Full of punch and herbs for nutrition. It is better to order the soup when there are at least 3 people in the group though as the serving size is relatively huge, even for a small pot.

Paradise Inn recently has some promotions going on like set meals for 9.90 nett which are worth it for probably 2 diners like me and my mum, because we get to enjoy a variety of food (rice w a main dish, side dish and a soup of the day), without needing to order the individual dishes which we probably cannot finish.

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(Updated: December 09, 2012)

Nice tea, soup and dessert

I went with my family to the Paradise Inn at West Coast to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday. It was a weekday evening and the restaurant was not very crowded. This was one of the Chinese restaurants that we had re-visited with my in-laws.

My mother-in-law was quite a good cook herself so she was choosy on the Chinese restaurant she went to. She would always comment she could cook better tasting food than this and at a cheaper price. But for Paradise Inn, I had not heard such comments made before.
As usual, the must order was their variety of fruit tea. Normally, we would each order different teas so that we could taste more varieties. Then came their selections of boiled soups. For a table of ten, we usually ordered two different selections of soup.

The other dishes did not appeal that much to me. I always saved my stomach for the desserts. I liked the mango pudding the most. My daughter would always ask for more condensed milk to go with the mango pudding.

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Quality Chinese cuisine at affordable restaurant prices

Chinese cuisine ranks second in terms of my liking, coming right after Japanese and the Paradise group of restaurants has yet to fail my expectations thus far.

Their affordable yet quality Chinese cuisine has often made it one of our fixed dinner choices within the family. Just to name a few of my favorite dishes there would be the steamed tofu with cai xin (literally steamed soft silky tofu with minced meat and cai xin gravy on top) and the seafood fried rice (the thing that attracted me would be the roe in the fried rice). I particularly liked the steamed tofu for the cai xin offers a different crunchy feel, something unexpected from the silky tofu. The roe in the seafood fried rice also provided an additional biting feel when you eat spoon after spoon of it.

To name one good service experience during one of our visits to the branch at Bedok Point, the male waiter was extremely courteous and attentive. Never did we have to refill our tea ourselves once during the dinner. He was so polite that my grandmother jokingly wanted to take him as a god-son.

I would definitely recommend Paradise Inn for a casual dinner with friends or families, any day of the week.

Optional Information:

Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
The roe in the seafood fried rice
Branch Location:
Eastpoint mall / Bedok Point
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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