Paradise Dynasty first opened back in 2010 in Singapore. Six years later they’ve managed to expand to six other countries–Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan–and before 2016 ends, they’ve added another restaurant and this time around it’s here in Manila.
The restaurant has a seating capacity of 130. They also have a small enclosed room that you can reserve with a minimum number of people.
Check the menu, choose your dish and tick it off the order slip.
I dined at Paradise Dynasty prior to receiving an invite from them to try their dishes. But still I was looking forward to the taste test because I get to be with my fellow bloggers and sample some of the other dishes on their extensive menu.
Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce, Php 180
Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy, Php 328
Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun, Php 138
Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette, Php 250
Stir-fried Spinach with Minced Garlic, Php 238
Chilled Slice Pork wit Minced Garlic and Soya Sauce, Php 230
Chilled Black Fungus in Peppercorn Vinaigrette, Php 230
Lotus Paste Bun with Salted Egg Yolk, Php 138
Drunken Chicken, Php 230
La Mian with Minced Meat and Mushroom Sauce (dry), Php 230
Another highlight of Paradise Dynasty is the wide selection of la mian (hand-pulled noodles) that are freshly made expertly in full view of diners in the open kitchen. A truly comforting staple in Chinese cuisine, these fine and silky threads are then served with an assortment of soups, sauces and ingredients. Highly recommended are the la mian with sliced pork in signature pork bone soup, la mian with braised pork belly in signature pork bone soup, and the piquant la mian with poached marbled beef in Spicy Szechuan soup. A lot of attention is lavished on the signature stock which uses ingredients like pork bone, pork ribs and whole chicken, and simmered over slow fire for 12 hours before being served.
Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates, Php 230
Shanghai Fried Rice, Php 238
Stir-fried Beef with Scallion, Php 388
Sweet and Sour Fish, Php 328
Steamed Sliced Fish in Chinese Wine Sauce, Php 328
Yang Zhou Double-boiled Meat Ball with Crab Roe Soup, Php 238
Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, Php 388 (8 pieces)
Pushing the envelope on culinary creativity and innovation in Chinese cuisine, Paradise Dynasty is proud to present eight first-of-its-kind types of xiao long bao (小笼包) such as black truffle, foie
gras, garlic, ginseng, cheese, Szechuan and crab roe. Not your typical run-of-the-mill varieties, these inventive flavours are created by Eldwin and the team of chefs after many rounds of tasting and testing. Customers can enjoy these eight tantalising flavours in a specialty sampling basket (8 pieces).
Enjoy these traditional xiao long bao featuring fresh pork filling in a sweet soup broth *original
Relish the soothing herbal goodness of this ginseng and pork soup dumpling *green
A touch of French luxury is married perfectly with this traditional Chinese delicacy *brown
Feast on the unmistakable plush aroma and taste of black truffle in this luxurious treat *black
A novel combination that features the silkiness of cheese – a sure hit with all ages *yellow
These morsels are infused with pork and delicate crab roe *orange
A simple twist on the traditional xiao long bao by just adding fragrant garlic *grey
Spice up your palate with the subtle heat from a touch of chilli oil and peppercorns *red
I personally love the Cheese Xiao Long Bao as well as the Foie Gras and Black Truffle.
Paradise Dynasty Signature Original Xiao Long Bao, Php 298 (10 pieces)
Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao, Php 330 (6 pieces) and Php 540 (10 pieces)
Black Truffle Xiao Long Bao, Php 330 (6 pieces) and Php 540 (10 pieces)
Pan-fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste, Php 168
Chilled Aloe Vera in Osmanthus Honey Juice, Php 100
Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll with Red Bean Paste topped with Grated Nuts, Php 128
Chilled Mango Pudding, Php 100
Glutinous Rice Ball topped with Grated Nuts, Php 138
You can check out Paradise Dynasty Manila’s full menu below (please click to enlarge).
With all the dishes we tried that day there were some who really stood out. For appetizer I really love the Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates and Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette. The Seafod Hot Sour soup is also one of my favourites (no photo because I consumed it immediately! heehee). For dimsum, I enjoyed the Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Vinaigrette (Not in photo because we didn’t have that during the taste test). The La Mien with Minced Meat and Mushroom Sauce is always a good dish–it made me curious to try the other La Mian dishes. And of course the star of Paradise Dynasty–Xiao Long Bao. Though I honestly don’t think there’s much of a difference then it comes to their classic XLB compared to other restaurants, their 8-flavor Dynasty XLB is something that I would come back for. Try it for yourself and if you don’t like all the flavors, you can just order one particular flavor like what we did (we got Black Truffle and Foie Gras which we think are two of the best XLB flavors). Out of all the desserts I’ve tried, I truly enjoyed the Chilled Mango pudding because it’s refreshing and counters the savoury flavor of all the dishes I’ve tried that day.
Paradise Dynasty is something worth trying whether with your family or friends. My kids enjoyed the La Mien–tender noodles & flavourful soup FTW! Safe to say we’ll be back to get our XLB & La Mien fix. 🙂
2nd level S Maison at the Conrad, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Contact number 828-8333
Opens Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm