Fans of Paradise Group dining concepts will be excited to know that it has launched limited-edition alcohol-infused Xiao Long Bao, at Paradise Dynasty, Funan Mall. The Singapore first-ever alcohol-infused xiao long bao will only be available from 10 December 2019 to 19 January 2020 together with 4 other exclusive dishes - Shanghai Sesame Char Siew Pastry, Pan-fried Chilli Crab Bun, Deep-fried Crispy Duck served with Lotus Bun and Dong Po Pork.
Tipsy Surprise Xiao Long Bao 4.5/5
I find the Tipsy Surprise Xiao Long Bao ($18.80) an ingenious creation by the culinary team. During the promotional period from 10 December 2019 to 19 January 2020, guest can enjoy a basket of the alcohol xiao long bao at only $2.80 with every order of the other exclusive dishes at the Funan outlet.
The filling of each parcel is treated with a different distilled spirit. The alcohol helps to bring out the flavours of the tender meat filling housed in the dumpling skin, The different colours have a different flavour profile. White for Beer, Yellow for Red Wine with Cheese, Green for Chinese Rice Wine, Red for Whiskey and Orange for Cognac. The bold creation is legit delicious with the distinct distilled spirit profile which will excite your taste buds.
Shanghai Sesame Char Siew Pastry 4.2/5
Another exclusive dishes at Funan Mall is the Shanghai Sesame Char Siew Pastry ($5.80/3pcs) comes with a sweet tender meat filling encased in a flaky shell with a beautiful coat of aroma from the white sesame.
Pan-fried Chilli Crab Bun 3.8/5
Making another exclusive return for a limited time is the Pan-fried Chilli Crab Bun ($10.80/3pcs). It soft and fluffy bun comes with succulent crab meat inside while the bottom is pan-fried to a slight crisp. While I enjoyed the soft and fluffy dough, I find the sauce on the garlicky side, which is not my preferred interpretation of the chilli crab sauce.
Deep-fried Crispy Duck served with Lotus Bun 3.8/5
Similar to how we enjoy Peking Duck, the Deep-fried Crispy Duck served with Lotus Bun ($30/half) is best enjoyed by sandwiching a piece of the crispy duck in the soft lotus bun and paired with the sweet hoisin sauce, and cucumber and radish condiments.
Dong Po Pork 4/5
Another favourite item from exclusive dishes is the classic Dong Po Pork ($19.80). The braised pork belly glazed with dark soy sauce is slow-cooked to fork-tender. This hearty dish is best to go with a bowl of steamed white rice.
All these items are only exclusive at the Funan outlet fro a limited period from 10 December 2019 to 19 January 2010. Simply ordered one of the exclusive dishes Shanghai Sesame Char Siew Pastry, Pan-fried Chilli Crab Bun, Deep-fried Crispy Duck served with Lotus Bun or Dong Po Pork to enjoy a basket of the Tipsy Suprise Xiao Long Bao at only $2.80 during the promotional period.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
107 North Bridge Road
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Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)
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1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn left onto North Bridge Road. Walk down North Bridge Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 mins. [Map]