Paradise Dynasty is partnering with OCBC Bank Singapore to introduce four new Shanghai dish creations and an exclusive Xiao Long Bao flavour which was first launched overseas in Hong Kong last year. This is probably the world’s first Mao Shan Wang Durian Xiao Long Bao and it is available at all Paradise Dynasty outlets for a limited period only.
Marching in with new dish creations, Paradise Dynasty has introduced four popular dishes from Shanghai, with special prices for OCBC Credit/Debit Cardmembers and PGR members. The Braised Duck’s Tongue with Oyster Sauce is an appetiser, supple and flavourful after 2 hours of simmering, priced at $7.80 (U.P. $9.80). A perfect match with rice, a briny plate of spicy and sour Steamed Bullfrog with Diced Chilli seeks to surprise all with a taste that exceeds expectations, accompanied with exceptionally smooth meat, available at $13.80 (U.P. $15.80).
The crunchy and mildly spicy Stir-fried Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots and Bacon is a simple dish that requires excellent wok skills, which diners can enjoy at $10.80 (U.P. $13.80). Light, refreshing and good for lungs, Chilled Malva Nut Tree with Pear Bits is another popular Shanghai dessert available at $3.80 (U.P. $4.80).
This is my first experience appreciating duck tongue, even though I am quite adventurous in experimenting tasting with food. Fortunately, it was a good experience thanks to the successful R&D from the stellar chefs at Paradise Group.
The high in protein, low fat bullfrog dish with several nourishing benefits is much loved by the Chinese, including myself unknowingly have fallen in love with it since childhood days.
The plump, juicy, super-fresh bullfrogs were neatly sliced, steamed and covered with the special sauce that added to hint of spiciness from the chilli. I actually found this dish a little too spicy for me, but it was still enjoyable.
Malva Nut, a commonly used Chinese herb with healing and preventive properties is used as the key ingredients for this chilled dessert. It is light and refreshing, and bears a similar sensory of eating a Cheng Tng dessert.
The star highlight of the launch and also the sweet finale, is the steamed xiao long bao generously filled with the most prized type of durians – Mao Shan Wang. Best eaten when its served piping-hot, durian lovers will be deeply allured by the sweet scent and distinctive taste of the fruit. I would recommend to have the Mao Shan Wang Xiao Long Bao order served at the last, simply to mark a perfect finish to a satisfying and fulfilling meal.