Good 4pax Lunch @ Paradise Dynasty on 31Oct2017

our lunch at paradise dynasty

my OPS bro HC organised 4pax lunch at paradise dynasty on 31.10.2017. ^^

his S$50 voucher expires on 31.102017 so today is the last day.

i just returned on a red eye flight this morning from shanghai arriving at 6am. & WM still not back from KL. PK joined us today so made up 4pax. 🙂

xiaolongbao 小笼包

xiaolongbao 小笼包 was competent, skin, soup all ok.

radish pastry

radish pastry ok, not the most crispy or sweet radish i had.

spicy dumplings 红油抄手

spicy dumplings 红油抄手 was the usual good standard.


水煮鱼 is my favourite dish. i don’t get to eat it much as not many like the dish.

the fish was i think the snakehead – loy her…like what they use for sliced fish beehoon or san lou horfun 三捞河粉.

some use pangasius which is the cheap vietnamese catfish (like the very cheap stall at foodgle hub NUS which also nice),

and some use 鲶鱼, also catfish. i don’t really know what is best.


this one not bad. but kind of not much fish for 4pax. i ate maybe like 3 big slices.


it was pretty good la…


夫妻肺片i don’t eat often either.

anyhow it was nothing special, ok competent…


WT ordered the 赛螃蟹.

it’s quite an expensive dish at S$12 or thereabout for just egg.

but it was pretty tasty, very smooth & especially with the vinegar maybe ok worth it…

土豆丝 potato strips

HC ordered the 土豆丝 potato strips. this one not as good as 东北胖妈 at smith street…no comparison actually..

string beans 四季豆

string beans 四季豆 was nice, also another expensive dish for simple vegetables.

wine dumplings 酒酿汤圆

we also had wine dumplings 酒酿汤圆. this a far cry from the really nice one we had at shenzhen subway station lunch place.

pumpkin cakes

pumpkin cakes were good.

red bean pancakes

red bean pancakes good too but this not my favourite dessert. it was crispy & the red bean paste good.

lunch was S$67 after S$50 voucher, so would have been S$127 for 4pax. needless to say with the $50 discount, S$67 for 4pax pretty good, not quite otherwise la..

c.h.e.f andy


Paradise Dynasty @ Ion Orchard level 4

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Great 5pax Family Suckling Pig Dinner @ Man Fu Yuan on 26Oct2017

roast suckling pig 

wife bought 5pax family dinner at man fu yuan on 26.10.2017. ^^

man fu yuan 

place was crowded.

amex love dining 50% discount voucher 

we had a amex love dining 50% discount voucher  expiring end oct2017, just right tiem to use it.

eldest daughter & JH were away in boston, so we had 5pax dinner.

roast suckling pig 

suckling pig is very good here.

we actually preferred the 南乳style where the meat is served together.

this one was served 片皮style with thinly sliced skin served with chinese pancake, similar to peking duck style.

roast suckling pig

anyhow we asked for the pig to be chopped up & served.

all of us had too much suckling pig. lol!

lychee salted egg oysters fritters

wife ordered a lychee salted egg oysters fritters.

the slated egg flavour & fritter was well done.

son did not like the lychee flavours.

also could not taste the oysters.

lychee salted egg oysters fritters 

overall not a favouirte dish for me. i could do w/o.

pepper beef

pepper beef was very tender.

wife & i actually not particularly favour these tenderised beef chinese style.

anyhow the dish was pretty well done & tasty as well.

pepper beef 

so it was an ok dish for me.

tofu dish

the tofu dish with enoki mushrooms was tasty, very good broth.

tofu dish 

the tofu itself was not the best, nice crispy skin but inside not the sweet & very smooth teture.

xo fried rice 

we were advised to order the chef special xo fried rice S$32. not sure what different it was c/w the fried rice in the main menu, also a signature dish here.

didn’t taste any spicy xo flavours…the server said they charged S$8 for xo sauce, so that was why we ordered this.

nice flavourful fried rice, not particularly like the best i had…

birthday peaches 寿桃

the restaurant provided lotus paste birthday peaches 莲蓉寿桃.

dinner for 5pax including the whole suckling pig was S$240nett after 0% discounts. pretty good considering that the whole suckling pig alone was S$268 w/o discounts.

the other food were ok, but nothing special..

anyway avery nice enjoyable dinner with family….

birthday cake

we decided to come home for the birthday cake cutting celebration.

c.h.e.f andy


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Delicious 12pax Homecooked Dinner for my RI & OPS bros on 25Oct2017

12pax RI & OPS bro dinner dishes

special day this 25.10.2017. my 2 groups of bros from RI & OPS coming together. wife also joined me for 12pax dinner. ^^

12pax RI & OPS bro dinner dishes

i did 10 dishes 🙂 –

  1. chinese herbal mutton rib soup
  2. char siew
  3. siew yoke
  4. 元蹄braised trotters (big intestines as side)
  5. saliva chicken 口水鸡
  6. wine chicken 黄焖鸡
  7. song fish head 松鱼头
  8. double-cooked pork 回锅肉
  9. HK claypot rice
  10. fried spinach

my RI bros came armed with “happy birthday” banner as it would soon be my birthday. they were busier putting up the deco than me cooking. lol!^^

my first dish was chinese herbal mutton rib soup. just a small portion, 500g mutton ribs, and using toa seng kong herbal bakuteh sachet.

ribs were super tender after 6hrs in a 90degC oven. & the toa seng kong flavouring of the soup was perfect. perfectly no strong overpowering mutton flavour.

very delicious & i think better than most mutton soup outside. 🙂

it was voted one he 2 best dishes for the evening. the other being the claypot rice. ^^

#1 chinese herbal mutton rib soup

it was just a small portion…CH our imperial taster helped dished out 11 bowls (my wife skipped mutton dish)…our other friends CH & KH also helped..

#2 & #3 char siew & siew yoke

did my char siew & siew yoke.

char siew was pretty good, both the texture & flavours…

siew yoke using KK/I airfryer recipe was great texture & taste-wise for the meat.

for the skin, texture was uneven so some parts were tough, my first piece skin was chewy. my second piece during the ocurse of dinner the skin was 脆, ok. 🙂

wife, WM, several friends found the 元蹄braised trotters very good this evening. 🙂

great gelatinous texture & meat was moist not old..

braising sauce flavouring was good. 🙂

#4 braised big intestines

i cleaned the big intestines many times with salt & cornflour but some parts still strong smell. by the way dish, not worth the effort.

#5 saliva chicken 口水鸡

i totally forgotten to serve the saliva chicken 口水鸡, which was chilled in the fridge.

#5 poached chicken for saliva chicken 口水鸡

the usual poached chicken recipe…chicken very smooth & tender.

#5 saliva chicken 口水鸡

& the mala 麻辣 seasoning was very good….

CM & CL brought 1/2 portion each home. CL said he ate over 3 meals, together with vegetables.

many friends found the wine chicken 黄焖鸡  very tasty also.

what’s special actually was the texture of the chicken.

most  wine chicken 黄焖鸡 dishes outside eg JB shoon huat & 重庆烤鱼 the sauce was tasty but the chicken always overcooked & old. whereas here we had very tender, perfectly textured chicken. 🙂

song fish head 松鱼头 was the usual.

my favourite style of sauce, just like the at commonwealth crescent food centre. 🙂

i like this starchy sauce more than the more wet sauce in many other preparations eg

#8 double-cooked pork 回锅肉

today’s double-cooked pork 回锅肉 i thought was so so, just passable & nothing special.

the HK claypot rice was the other best dishes this evening, together with the chinese herbal mutton rib soup.

everyone liked it. wife said this evening’s better than my claypot chicken rice which was wetter. yup… i think it was pretty good this evening…

rice texture “tio tio” ie more on dry side & very fragrant “pang”…i added the steamed pork rib sauce as this clayport rice did not have chicken to flavour the rice.

#10 fried spinach

fried spinach was the usual. good standard. 🙂


CH brought the fruits…

magnum ice cream

CJ brought his usual magnum ice cream…

pineapple tarts

almond cookies

& WT brought his excellent almond cookies & pineapple tarts for early CNY celebrations lol!^^

birthday cake

birthday cake

the bros organised a birthday cake, a very nice cake from cedele.

& CL did the usual nice photos, our memories time capsule….& brought his usual sparkling wine which i successfully popped. KH brought some wasabi nuts…

we all had a wonderful evening. great time with good friends & bros, jokes & sharing & photos & nice food to go with the occasion.

c.h.e.f andy