Paradise Dynasty Opens at Conrad Manila

Paradise Dynasty Opens at Conrad Manila

Paradise Dynasty Signature Original Xiao Long Bao

Paradise Dynasty Signature Original Xiao Long Bao – PHP 188 (6pcs)/ 288 (10pcs)

Paradise Dynasty joins the Xiao Long Bao market by bringing in their eight flavors of Xiao Long Bao and many Chinese dishes featuring Szechuan Cuisine.

We were invited to try their dishes especially the eight flavors of Xiao Long Bao. Xiao Long Bao is what you call the “soup dumpling” and usually dipped in black vinegar and garlic. Inside the dumpling you would taste the pork filling and the clear broth. I usually eat this by nibbling on the dumpling to drink the broth and eat the dumpling in one bite.

So how’s my short xiao long bao lesson? Anyway…

Paradise Dynasty Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao

Paradise Dynasty Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao – PHP 388

Paradise Dynasty has eight flavors for the Xiao Long Bao. It was inspired by the different flavors that are available to French Macarons. The available flavors and colors are the following: This is also the order that they are recommended to be eaten (if you would eat all eight flavors).

  1. White Original
  2. Green Ginseng
  3. Brown Foie Gras
  4. Black Truffle
  5. Yellow Cheese
  6. Orange Crab Roe
  7. Grey Garlic
  8. Red Szchuan

Their Xiao Long Bao was great! It had a nice balance of broth and pork fillings. Be careful with it though because it tears easily; losing the broth in the process. In terms of the flavors, I got to try the cheese only (yes I need to go back!). The cheese had real cheese mixed with the pork; giving it a mild salty / cheesy taste. It was a very safe choice if you don’t want to explore.

Dimsum

Paradise Dynasty Pork Dumpling with Hot Chilli Vinaigrette

Paradise Dynasty Pork Dumpling with Hot Chilli Vinaigrette – PHP 168

I liked this yummy dumpling with a light spicy kick. It serves as a perfect appetizer.

Paradise Dynasty Radish Pastry

Paradise Dynasty Radish Pastry – PHP 138

This was like eating radish cake but with a crunchy exterior.

But wait because here were our…

Appetizers

Among the three appetizers, I was only familiar with chilled tofu. It was my first time to eat the glutinous rice wrapped in red dates and it was ok. It was sweet and chewy. The red dates (served as the wrap or skin) takes a while to get used too though. The assorted eggs were a mix of century eggs and normal eggs. Protein rich but I just ate a few because I’m not fond of century eggs.

Paradise Dynasty Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates

Paradise Dynasty Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates – PHP 230

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Assorted Eggs Loaf in Yang Zhou Style

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Assorted Eggs Loaf in Yang Zhou Style – PHP 180

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Tofu with Century Egg

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Tofu with Century Egg – PHP 180

Hot Dishes

On to the main course and we were surprised at the amount of dishes they were bringing out!

Paradise Dynasty Stir fried Shrimps with Garden Greens

Paradise Dynasty Stir fried Shrimps with Garden Greens – PHP 488

A simple dish that requires you to go for their dip else, it would be bland.

Paradise Dynasty Deep Fried Garlic Pork Ribs

Paradise Dynasty Deep Fried Garlic Pork Ribs – PHP 338

This was one of my favorites. It was crunchy (the breading wasn’t too thick), had a good amount of pork and that aroma of garlic… yes. Favorite!

Paradise Dynasty Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy

Paradise Dynasty Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy – PHP 328

This looked good! I initially thought this was congee. It was like a chunky soup with loads of fish and conpoy (scallops). Delicious!

Paradise Dynasty Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes

Paradise Dynasty Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes – PHP 288

Think of this as Chinese Shawarma where you would wrap the shredded pork into the crepe. The pork can easily tear the crepe so don’t add too much. Messy to eat!

Paradise Dynasty Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken

Paradise Dynasty Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken – PHP 298

Look at those spices! This was mildly spicy but the chicken was crunchy. A bit addicting so one piece isn’t enough.

whew… now we move on to the….

Rice and Noodles

Paradise Dynasty Shanghai Fried Rice

Paradise Dynasty Shanghai Fried Rice – PHP 238

Fried rice that was darkened by Soy Sauce. Good for two or barely three. I would suggest to go with the noodles instead.

Paradise Dynasty La Mian with Scallion

Paradise Dynasty La Mian with Scallion – PHP 200

Paradise Dynasty offers a lot of noodle (La Mian – hand pulled) dishes. It uses pork bone soup and we had the plainest one of all to savor the broth more. It comes with different toppings for variety.

Finally we have…

Dessert

Dessert was very fun at Paradise Dynasty. We enjoyed each dish and they just come in bite-size (a few or two bites in reality) that’s easy to share and wouldn’t overwhelm you.

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Rice Roll

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Rice Roll – PHP 138

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Aloe Vera in Osmanthus Honey Juice

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Aloe Vera in Osmanthus Honey Juice – PHP 100

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Mango Pudding

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Mango Pudding – PHP 100

Paradise Dynasty Pan Fried Pumpkin Pastry

Paradise Dynasty Pan Fried Pumpkin Pastry – PHP 128

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll

Paradise Dynasty Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll – PHP 128

Despite overwhelming odds, we still emerged victorious in our quest to explore what Paradise Dynasty has to offer. I would categorize Paradise dynasty as a casual fine-dining Chinese restaurants. The prices won’t be as cheap as those you can find in binondo but it won’t be as expensive as those upscale super fine dining Chinese Restaurants.

They serve good food; scrap that.. delicious food! It is also a learning experience for me as a lot of items in their menu were dishes that I haven’t tried yet or seen based on my personal experience. I usually have a staple or safe set of dishes when I go to a chinese restaurant (e.g beef with brocolli) and at Paradise Dynasty, I would have no choice but to explore.

Disclosure: Paradise Dynasty paid for our meal. 

Till next time,

Allen

Location:

Paradise Dynasty

Second Level, S Maison,
Conrad Manila
Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way,
Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City

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