Taste Paradise Hot
Chinese cuisine with a modern interpretation.
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Favorite Dim Sum Spot!
Taste Paradise is, in my opinion, the best dim sum spot in Singapore! Probably because it's headed by one of Singapore's well-known chef for dim sum. It isn't as expensive as I thought when I first dined; pretty reasonable for quality Chinese food.
My friend and I ordered all of their popular selections which includes: Xiao Long Bao, Mini Egg Tarts, Custard Buns, Siew Mai and Hakao. They didn't disappoint us one bit! All of them exceeded our expectations and got us craving for dim sum every time we happen to be at Ion Orchard.
My love for their custard buns especially, is beyond all imaginable. I would say that it's clearly the best custard bun in the market - encased in a fluffy white bun and with its hot molten innards. The fillings are just as it should be, a little salty, a little sweet yet not too watery. It's difficult to achieve such consistency which is why I salute Taste Paradise's dim sum chef!
Definitely my pick for an afternoon treat!
Alright - Not as pricey as I thought
Had the usual dim sum fix here last Sunday - Har Gow, Liu Sha Bao (Not bad), Chee Cheong Fun (Not nice, no taste) etc etc. Spent about $30 each and the food was not very memorable. Thought that I would spend more though, as it was considered an 'atas' place.
There wasn't much ambience as much as noise, and the place was a typical chinese restaurant. The service was not bad as the waiter was friendly and made good recommendations. There was something wrong with the milk that came along with the mango pudding that we had for dessert and they quickly changed it. Which was good service recovery though mango pudding went out of stock and we had to choose another dessert.
Colour xiao long baos wins.
I love eating Dim Sums (in fact, main motive are xiao long baos) from different restaurants all over Singapore. Taste Paradise never disappoint me at all. I went there to try the colourful xiao long baos and I absolutely loved it. Different colours referred to different kinds of flavor, and the one that left me craving for more is the black one.
Yes, black xiao long bao. It's made of truffle. The moment you place it into your mouth, the "soup" just splashed out and it will make you crave for more. There are some xiao long baos that I've seen from some restaurant that's already "broke" before coming to your table. This leads to the "soup" in it to leak out and to me, it is no longer a xiao long bao. But in Taste Paradise, you will never be disappointed.
Good ambience, good services, good food!
Unique colourful xiao long baos.
The xiao long baos here are the supposed speciality of Taste Paradise. They come in all colours to represent different flavours but somehow, I was not wow-ed by the taste but more by the colors. To me, they were just ordinary xiao long baos with different names. I would have preferred more tastier ones and ones where the ingredients were more obvious to taste.
Apart from that, Taste Paradise is good for a simple meal with noodles, vegetables and some dim sum to top it all of. Most of the time, it is rather crowded. So this might be a place to avoid if you are ever in need of a quiet place to eat and chill.
Colourful xiao long baos - so so
Taste paradise is known for their colorful xiao long baos. Each color represents different flavors which include truffle, garlic, ginseng, curry, cheese, crabmeat, just to name a few. In fact, I personally felt that their normal xiao long baos taste better than the ones with flavors. Maybe I am a little traditional.
Other than that, I thought that their other food items were really quite good. The egg fried rice was fragrant and not too oily. The beef brisket noodles (soup) were really good! The beef was soft and tender and the soup was very tasty and flavorful. I am now craving for their beef brisket noodles.
The interior of the restaurant is rather classy but the price of the food is very reasonable! Probably crystal jade's pricing. However, one down side of taste paradise is that they do not take reservations, especially on weekends and during dinner time. So, go early if you want to avoid the queue.
Best Dim Sum in Singapore
I am not kidding. Taste Paradise has THE best Dim Sum in Singapore. Of course it cannot compare to the heavenly ones in Hong Kong, but combined with the settings of the place with the value-worthy food AND the service, I assure you one visit will simply not be enough.
Situated at Ion, the place gives off an aura that allows one to relax easily despite the high-end ambience. The description lists high end above, but the Weekend Dim Sum breakfast/brunch is not at all pricey. The standard dishes such as Har Gao and Siew Mai cost about $4 each and are not bad - not fantastic but still worth it for a restaurant in Ion. It is the other dishes that stand out. Firstly will be the love of every Dim Sum enthusiast - the Liu Sha Pau (Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun). I have tried Victor's Kitchen, Crystal Jade, Swee Choon, but none of them can compare. The Bun is fluffy and light, the filling is rich, fragrant, and has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. No doubt the best. The Xian Xia Fu Pi Juan (Shrimp Beancurd Roll) has a really crispy skin and fresh prawns to complement it. Last but not least is the Char Siew Shou (Char Siew Pastry) which has a crumbly outer skin and excellent char siew. Also, service was impeccable. Never was there a moment where my tea cup was empty. Plates were cleared almost instantly, and the staff were friendly and efficient.
All in all, for the value, ambience and the settings, Taste Paradise would be already worth another visit. Topped off with the extraordinary food, Taste Paradise will always be my go-to place for Dim Sum.