Sunday, 30 May 2010

Dinner @ Taste Paradise

Its a long over due post! But the food is simply too good to miss. Taste Paradise is located at Orchard Ion. We decided to check out this place because one of the waitress called my dad. Yes, waitress these days, especially those working in established chinese restaurants have the power to bring their customers to whichever restaurant they are working at. Well plus her service was really good. She ( I think her name is jojo or yoyo.) was even able to remember that ah huat does not like mushrooms!

It would be a great place if you are prepared to splurge.

Website: Taste Paradise

The setting: Modern. The deco was simple but elegant, with portraits of chinese emperors welcoming you into the restaurant. Making you feel like royalty. Especially the use of gold as the main table settings.


Appetizer was immediately served as we decide on what to order. I think its some octopus salad.  


The food: Simple great canto food!

The first dish was a stone pot shark's fin soup served with crispy spring onion roll. The hot pot kept the soup hot as we savour the soup. 


The stone pot was pretty big, so we shared and look at the way my parents are getting excited over the soup. 
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Alright I can't really remember what this dish is. I think its bacon wrapping something. All I am able to remember is that this is too salty for my liking, and was a pretty ordinary dish.


But this cube beef, is ohh la la! The taste was just beyond description. It was so soft and tasty. Looking at the picture now, makes me hungry again.


Just look at him eat. :) 

Of course no meal is complete without some cognac or whisky or both! 


Thats the life man! 

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I absolutely love this picture! 

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Like parents like daughter


I think there were a few dishes in between that I did not take any pictures. Because it was either (a) I was too lazy to take any pictures or (b) the food was gone simply too fast. 

Than came dessert. There was an avocado or was it pumpkin cream with ice-cream dessert and another jelly dessert. I thought the creamy dessert was too much to end the meal but the jelly dessert was pretty light and refreshing and would have been my choice! 

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Than there is the fascination with the dry ice.

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Oh and I forgot about this gluttonous rice dumpling with salted egg yolk filling, if I remember correctly. Well even if I can't remember what was inside, I could still remember that it tasted pretty good. 


We ordered a second portion because we wanted my mum to try it because it was so good! 

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heh..the dude at the background spoil the picture lah! -_- 

Dinner @ Ju Bao HK Cuisine

I have decided to take my camera out for a breather today and this is another entry about dinner. Today we went Ju Bao Hong Kong Cuisine.


Which is along,


The setting: An old school type of Zi Char/ Restaurant ( Restaurant because of the air conditioning). Its one of those places where big families go there on special occasions for dinner. The furniture are a mixture of the old kopitiam sort of seats and modern chairs.



The people: Mother, Father, Me!

Well I'm not in any picture :) 

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On the handwritten menu, the heading says Mother's Day meal. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

The Food: Hong Kong Style food. 
Coming from Singapore where its a food paradise, its really difficult to decide whats really good. With four different races, four different types of cuisine, Chinese cuisine alone has ten thousand and one style of cooking, we are simply spoilt for choice here! 

But there is something about Hong Kong style cooking that really fits our taste buds. Or perhaps its just the Tan family, we like canto style of cooking. The garlic fried vege, steam fish ( typical of canto food is the awesome way that fish is prepared! Light soy sauce with spring onions.) and some other sides. 

Kai Lan fried with garlic, 

Ju Bao special tofu with some sort of Thai sweet spicy sauce,


Melt in your mouth, thinly sliced red wine beef fried with onion,



Fresh abalone, not something we eat everyday because its suppose to be a delicacy.  


Cooked abalone, 


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Its actually pretty small and honestly abalone might be really expansive but they are pretty tasteless and chewy. Don't really know whats the big deal about it,


Ah..the steam fish, 


Unfortunately I would only rate the fish 75% because its a little over cooked. The fish was slightly harder than its suppose to be. 

On the whole, it was a satisfying meal! Look at Father Tan's face :) Apart from the fish, everything was pretty good! We will definitely go there again and have a good meal.


After dinner, its dessert time. Since healthy lifestyle is important. We had fruits! 

The queen of fruits. Mangosteen! 

That is clearly not what we had. Come to think of it I don't exactly remember how it taste like, because the last time I had it, it was many years ago. 

Well who really cares about the queen when the KING of all fruits is there! 


The fruit that has a STRONG smell, creamy and rich texture. ( I would not call it smelly okay! )

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The fruit is so special they even have their own bins! 

Buying it is also a form of art. Bargaining!

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