Paradise Dynasty: A Heavenly dining experience on Earth
Paradise Dynasty as taken from its name is literally a "Paradise" of exquisite flavors from northern and southern China.
A concept that originated from Singapore, this lavish restaurant captures the finer points of the bygone eras in contemporary style.
On this food trip, we went to their flagship store located in Level 2 of S Maison at Conrad Manila, Pasay City.
The restaurant is famous for its legendary Chinese steamed broth-filled pork dumplings or more popularly known as Xiao Long Bao.
One thing that makes Paradise Dynasty's Xiao Long Bao unique is that they serve it in 8 different flavors - Original, Cheese, Black Truffle, Crab Roe, Caviar, Ginseng, Schezuan, and Foie Gras.
Technically, one basket is good for sharing but if you want to taste all the flavors, best to have it solo (LOL!)
Aside from the Xiao Long Bao, they also serve other spectacular dishes. A few that really struck my taste bud are the following:
1. Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken
Crispy, Flavorful, and a whole lot of spice on your first bite! This dish is a combination of Szechuan spice, chilis, and peanuts!
2. Poached Beef in Szechuan Chilli
This is not for the weak of heart and tongue! If you ever did a spicy noodle challenge, we guarantee that sipping on this bad boy will be make your instant spicy noodles weak! (Tip: Ask your server to lessen spiciness)
3. Charcoal Custard Lava Bun
Don't let this dish fool you because inside is a rich salted egg yolk custard that will ooze out generously! Caution, very addictive!
4. Radish Pastry
Crunchy and savory. This is truly a must try when you dine in at Paradise Dynasty
There's a whole lot more that you can try when you dine in. We highly recommend you order the 8 flavors of Xiao Long Bao and the Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce.
One advice that we can give upon ordering is to talk to your server! Don't be shy and ask whether the dish is sweet or spicy. You'll thank us eventually!
Budget wise, they are more affordable than you think. Php500 to Php800 per person can have you eating a feast.
Paradise Dynasty has 3 branches in Metro Manila:
- S Maison at Conrad, Pasay City
- SM Aura Premier, Taguig City
- The Podium, Pasig City
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