6pax family dinner at canton paradise @ j-cube on 28.11.2014. 🙂
not that we had a choice. did not read the small prints, & bought 2 groupons which (1) could not be redeemed at canton paradise star vista but at other outlets, nearest being j-cube, & (2) could only redeem 1 voucher per visit. & today the last day for redemption, so we had to come back again before voucher expired.
this time it was 7.30pm on a friday night & parking was near impossible. we came in 2 cars. 4 of us got into the carpark at 7.10pm. the second car was in the queue but decided to try for another carpark, unsuccessfully & returned to queue again after 20 cars lining the way down the car park ramp & outside. so never get out of the queue! they came to the restaurant like 40mins later.
we tried a few new dishes.
the crispy deep-fried tofu (S$5.80) was very good, crisp outside, smooth consistent inside.
my daughters liked the crispy cod fritters (S$9.80). my wife & I taught sauce was a bit sweet.
i am a bit tired of this crispy char siew pao, others still liked it.
prawn fun cheong was ok.
so was xiaolongbao (小笼包), though all of us preferred crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao.
liked the spicy dumplings (抄手). 🙂
har gao (虾饺) was the best, 2 large prawns, excellent skin & flavours, the best! 🙂
i am getting tired of salted egg custard buns (流沙包) also.
this time the mixd innards congee (状元及第粥) below par. they ran out of congee at 8pm after we placed our orders & this was apparently the last bowl. ingredients a bit overcooked.
roast pork was good.
roast duck, as always, perfect! 🙂
char siew can skip.
beef hor fun was oily, has wok hae, tasted more like sicc char kuay teow, not in my book for dishes here.