Fine Dining in Chinese restaurants is what I always anticipated with glee. I often look forward to exciting things each had in store for diners.
Now Paradise Dynasty has been in the forefront of fine dining restaurant for offering traditional Singaporean-Chinese cuisine that blends northern and southern influences into modern-day culinary wonders. There lots of rave reviews from Chinese food lovers since the restaurant opened its S Maison Mall flagship store and all for a good reason----it serves food that really satisfies. Paradise Dynasty takes pride in offering delish, traditional Shanghainese with the finest, premium ingredients.
Philippine Tatler even lists Paradise Dynasty as one of the Best Restaurants to dine in for 2019. The renowned Singaporean restaurant now operates at SM Aura Premier and at The Podium, a 164-sqm dining place that caters to Ortigas patrons. The restaurant exudes a minimalist ambience. There are two function rooms with lazy susan tables and cushioned seats for private functions. These rooms can be combined to accommodate 28-30 people.
Its best seller is the 8-flavor Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (₱ 388). Paradise Dynasty serves the famous, delicately hand-crafted, Chinese steamed soup dumplings in increasing flavor intensity from Original (white), Ginseng (green), Garlic (brown), Black Truffle (black), Cheese (yellow), Crab Roe (orange), Foie Gras (Gray), and Szechuan (red).
Here are equally satisfying appetizers to start you off on a culinary adventure:
Radish Puff Pastry (₱ 138/3-pc serving) is shredded radish filling in a flaky, puff pastry.
Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce (₱180) is a whole, new way to enjoy salad greens. Crisp lettuce layers are tightly- rolled and dipped in a yummy sesame-infused mayo dip!
Chilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli (₱288) is similar to a deconstructed Vietnamese Roll that is served cold.
Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken (₱ 298) is stir-fried diced chicken mixed in nuts and dried chillies, which gives it a savory boost.
|Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits (₱ 1288)|
And when you are there, go for Chef's Recommendation dishes:
Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits (₱ 1288), Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Style (₱ 1288) and Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun (₱1288). These perfectly-prepared dishes are only available at The Podium branch.
|Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style|
|Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun|
The duck's crispy skin and aromatic meat was done really well. It is best shredded or sliced thinly and eaten wrapped in bread with Hoisin Sauce on the side.
|Shanghai-style Braised Pork Belly (₱ 588)|
For desserts the gummy Pan-Fried Pumpkin Pastry (₱ 138) and Charcoal Lava Buns (₱ 188) are a must-try! The steamed black buns come with a surprise---a creamy custard with a hint salted egg flavor oozes from inside.
So bring the whole family to Paradise Dynasty for a sumptuous feast that will surely win them over.
2/F The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas,
Phone (02) 682-33-33
Open 11AM-3PM and 6PM-10PM