Showing posts with label Vinegar Pork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vinegar Pork. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Taste Paradise & Paradise Teochew Seasonal Menu Launch Featuring Nostalgic Dishes


Taste Paradise and Paradise Teochew have recently introduced a new seasonal menu from 4 March to 26 April 2024, showcasing classic Cantonese and Teochew dishes, respectively. Executive Chef Cheng Fa Kwan has curated six classic dishes for each restaurant, bringing his own heirloom recipes to the table that evoke a sense of nostalgia in every bite.

Braised Vinegar Pork Trotter with Preserved Plum 4/5

At Taste Paradise, expect a blend of sweet and savoury flavours in their new seasonal menu. One of the key dishes is the Braised Vinegar Pork Trotter with Preserved Plum ($28, U.P. $46.80). This dish features a whole pork trotter slow-cooked for four hours at low heat in a vinegar sauce infused with spices, superior broth, and an addition of a Hong Kong plum. The pork trotter impressed me with its tender texture and the rich depth of flavours in the sauce. However, I prefer the sauce to have more acidity to counteract the heaviness of the trotter.

Crisp-fried Sweet and Sour Dough Fritter stuffed with Prawn Paste 3.8/5

Next, we had another classic taste of Hong Kong - Crisp-fried Sweet and Sour Dough Fritter stuffed with Prawn Paste ($25.80, U.P. $28.80). Prawns are coated in a spiced dough and fried into golden fritters before being tossed with chunks of pineapple, capsicum and onions in a sweet-and-sour sauce. I appreciate that the fritters were pretty evenly coated with the sauce. This allowed them to maintain the crisp texture and prevent the sauce from overpowering the delicate prawn paste.

Chinese Sausage and Preserved Olive Fried Rice 4.5/5

One of my favourites was the moreish Chinese Sausage and Preserved Olive Fried Rice served in a Casserole ($42.80, U.P. $48.80). The fried rice exhibited a satisfyingly firm texture, and the generous slices of Chinese cured sausage and liver sausage imparted an abundance of umami flavours, contributing to an enjoyable and textured experience.

Teochew Style Crab and Prawn Congee 4.8/5

At Paradise Teochew, the focus is on lighter flavours as well as fresh and natural ingredients, particularly seafood. Highlights include Teochew Style Crab and Prawn Congee ($28, U.P. $68). This indulgent rice congee is prepared by slowly simmering whole shelled prawns and an entire crab, resulting in a relatively full-bodied broth. The seasoning was adeptly done, bringing out the natural sweetness of the seafood.

Teochew Style Braised Pig’s Stomach with Duck Tongue 5/5

The menu also boasts a rare delight — Teochew Style Braised Pig's Stomach with Duck Tongue ($16.80, U.P. $18.80). This distinctive dish showcases tender slices of pig's stomach and duck's tongue stewed in a house-made superior sauce, elegantly served alongside soft braised tofu for added texture. The dish's execution was impeccable, presenting a clean and light taste that added to its overall appeal.

Crisp-fried Duck with Mashed Yam 4.8/5

A definite crowd-pleaser on the menu is the Crisp-fried Duck with Mashed Yam ($39.80, U.P. $42). This dish features slices of duck meat enveloped in a layer of yam, deep-fried to achieve a crispy exterior while retaining tender meat. Each bite provided a satisfying mouthfeel, with succulent thick-cut duck meat complemented by fragrant mashed yam.

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Photograph and written by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.

Taste Paradise at ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 9660

Paradise Teochew at Takashimaya
391A Orchard Rd
Singapore 238873
Telephone: +65 6805 8994

Paradise Teochew at Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road
Singapore 228209
Telephone: +65 6538 0644

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Lao Jiang Superior Soup (老江一品汤) @ Jcube - Known For their Superior Soup And Dry Mee Sua, Opens 5th Outlet


Founded in 2011, Lao Jiang Superior Soup (老江一品汤) has recently opened its 5th Outlet at JCube. Their traditional soup broth is boiled for more than 4 hours using locally sourced ingredients.

Doubled Boiled Chicken Essence Soup 4.2/5

One of the must-have here is the Doubled Boiled Chicken Essence Soup ($14). I was surprised to be given an additional sachet of essence to be poured into my soup upon served. The soup was flavourful with a slightly gelatinous texture, and the chicken thigh was pleasingly tender.

Superior Soup Noodle 3.8/5

Their regulars over the years head down for their Superior Soup Noodle ($9.50). Akin to a seafood soup, it comes with sliced fish, prawns, fish maw, fish ball and more. There's a variety of noodles to choose from, or you can also choose to simply have it with rice. With all other flavours imparted from the various ingredients, the soup was savoury sweet. And not known to many, you can actually request for a refill of the soup broth for your noodles! However, for the ingredients per se, I feel the quality of them can be improved.

Homemade Vinegar Pork 3.8/5

The same goes for Homemade Vinegar Pork with Rice ($9.50). Served with both trotter and slices of pork belly, the gravy itself hit the right spot- sweet and piquant. But for the meat portion, there were some really tender parts and some really tough parts, which to me is a real pity.

Dry Mee Sua 3.5/5

Another of their signature noodle dish is the Dry Mee Sua ($12). Red yeast noodle is used in place of the regular mee sua. The toppings for the mee sua include minced meat with black fungus and thin slices of crispy pork belly. The latter was quite moreish, and it didn't leave a greasy feel even though it was deep-fried. As for the minced meat topping, I can imagine it flavouring more hardy noodles like a typical Bak Chor Mee, but the delicate mee sua fell flat under it.


In conjunction with their opening, some promotions are going on, including between 1st – 31st Oct, purchase 1 Fried Spice Pork Belly or 1 Prawn Paste Chicken Wing at $5 with every order of soup. $5 local delights are limited to the first 20 orders of soup per day for Oct 2020. Other terms and conditions apply, please check with the restaurant.

Words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Lao Jiang Superior Soup
2 Jurong East Central 1
Singapore 609731
Tel: +65 69706977
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 930am - 10pm

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk towards Jurong Gateway Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]