Paradise Group's chain of restaurants have become a household brand with different concepts in almost every corner of Singapore. Little did I know that they have actually become the biggest Chinese restaurant brand in Singapore. Paradise Group has recently expanded their footprint with the opening of the sixth Canton Paradise outlet at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Crispy Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk 4.5/5
We started with some light snack while waiting for the rest of our food to be served. The Crispy Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk ($9.80) is indeed very good and additive. I could not stop myself from going back for more.
Baked BBQ Pork Pastry 4.2/5
Crispy BBQ Honey Pork Bun 4.2/5
If you like BBQ pork, there is the Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($6.80 for 3pc) and Crispy BBQ Honey Pork Pork Bun ($2.40/pc minimum 2pc). One is flaky while the other is fluffy. I enjoyed the crispy BBQ honey pork pork bun more cos of its texture, as if like having bread.
Baked Cheese Tart 3/5
Made popular by the Japanese, I was rather surprise to find the Baked Cheese Tart ($6.80 for 3pc) on the menu. I have not tried the other cheese tarts so I could not make a comparison but based on my personal opinion. I thought it was more milky than cheesy. Would have prefer the the cheese flavour to be more prominent
Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun 4.2/5
Cuteness to the max is the Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun ($6.80 for 3pc). Young and old will enjoy the fluffy bun with the rich and creamy molten salted egg yolk filling, oozing out from it.
Steamed White Chocolate with Walnut Charcoal Bun 3.8/5
An unique creation at Canton Paradise is the Steamed White Chocolate with Walnut Charcoal Bun ($2.90/pc). This is a sweet take of the traditional savoury bun. I would advice to have the bun together with the walnut in it or it may come across too sweet.
Sweet Red Bean Pastry In A Bag 4/5
Have you forgotten your handbag and left it on the plate? The Sweet Red Bean Pastry In A Bag ($6.80 for 3pc) is shaped like a little bag. The combination of the sweet red bean paste and flaky pastry was well balanced, not overly sweet with the sesame seeds giving it a aromatic finishing.
Doubled Boiled Superior Chicken Soup with Penny Bun 4/5
The Double Boiled Superior Chicken Soup with Penny Bun ($14.80) is boiled for around 8 hours for a nourishing and tasty broth with tender kampong chicken thigh and crunchy penny bun mushroom.
Steamed Rice Rolls with Preserved Turnip Filling 4.5/5
Usually steamed rice rolls are stuffed with shrimps or BBQ pork but here it is stuffed with preserved turnip. The Steamed Rice Rolls with Preserved Turnip Filling ($5.20) which is inspired from the local snack chwee kueh, turns out pretty good. The sweetness of the preserved turnip wrapped with the silky smooth rice rolls, made freshly upon order is best eaten by drenching it with the special soy sauce made from the first draw soy sauce.
Handmade Meatball Congee 4/5
Not to be missed at Canton Paradise is their congee which is cooked to velvety smooth, using a mix of Japanese pearl and Thailand jasmine rice. From the array of Hong Kong style congees, we had the Handmade Meatball Congee ($9.80). The meatball consists of a mixture of pork meat, pork fats and bits of prawn meat for a nice bouncy texture.
Dried Sakura Shrimps with Scallion Oil Tofu 4.5/5
Unlike other tofu, the Dried Sakura Shrimps with Scallion Oil Tofu ($13.80) is made using mineral water which leads to an extremely smooth texture. Topped with dried sakura shrimps for a delectable contrast in texture.
BBQ Pork Belly with Honey Sauce 4/5
The BBQ Pork Belly with Honey Sauce ($22.80) is kind of unique here. It tasted like a cross between char siew and Dong Po Rou. A sweet caramelized exterior encompassed the moist and tender meat with a thin layer of gelatine for an additional bite.
Steamed Kampong Chicken in Canton Style 4/5
A simple but yet delectable dish on the menu is the Steamed Kampong Chicken in Canton Style ($13.80). It is done in Shunde style, marinated with simple condiments that accentuate the flavours of the poultry.
Dried Shrimps Noodles Dry 4.2/5
A must try at Canton Paradise is their noodle dishes. The noodle is specially imported weekly from Hong Kong. We had the Dried Shrimps Noodle Dry ($8.80) which is dusted with the the dried shrimp roe, giving it a pleasing crunch that contrast the springy and eggy flavoured noodle.
Durian Pudding 3/5
Capping of the meal is the Durian Pudding ($5.60) which has a smooth and creamy texture. I would prefer the flavour to be more piquant though.
Canton Paradise is current having a Yum Cha promotion where diners can enjoy 50% discount on dim sum, congee and noodles (exclude noodles with with roast items) when they dine in at any 6 Canton Paradise outlets on weekdays (exclude eve of/and public holiday), 3pm to 5pm. Terms and Conditions applied. Please refer to Canton Paradise for more details.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 66887052
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CC Line, DT Line)
Mon-Thu: 1030am - 1030pm
Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH: 1030am - 11pm
1) Alight at Bayfront MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk towards bay front at Level 1. Facing the bay front, turn right and walk to the end. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]