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Canton Paradise 乐天小香港

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Canton Paradise

Canton Paradise

Newly introduced in the last year, Paradise Group’s latest venture, Canton Paradise, dishes up Hong Kong delights, including dim sum.

Steamed Custard Bun 奶油流沙包

Steamed Custard Bun 奶油流沙包

Steamed Custard Bun 奶油流沙包

Steamed Custard Bun

Steamed Custard Bun  (3 for $4.50) – The Steamed Custard Bun had a rather thick, tough and stiff skin, which was quite a turn off. However, the bun was salvaged by the creamy fluid-like custard centre. The custard filling was rich, but not overpowering with saltiness and was a good balance between sweetness and saltiness.

Steamed Prawn and Chives Dumpling

Steamed Prawn and Chives Dumpling

The Steamed Prawn and Chives Dumpling had a translucent skin resembling that of crystal dumplings. The skin was very thin, soft and literally melted in our mouths. In fact, as you chewed on the crunchy succulent prawns, you would barely notice the presence of the skin.

Steamed Stuffed Seafood Tofu with Minced Garlic

Steamed Stuffed Seafood Tofu with Minced Garlic

Steamed Stuffed Seafood Tofu with Minced Garlic ($4.50) – In contrary to the name, the tofu in this dish wasn’t stuffed with seafood. Rather, the well-seasoned mixture of prawns and meat was rolled into a ball and placed atop the tofu. The tofu was rather bland, perhaps not having sufficiently soaked up the soya sauce which was flavoured with minced garlic.

Mini Egg Tart

Mini Egg Tart

The Mini Egg Tarts ($4.20) had a thin, flaky skin which crumbled easily. The crust wasn’t too buttery, however it was on the oily side. The egg fillings were overly soft. These melted readily in the mouth even before we could taste them.

Custard Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Oat

Custard Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Oat

Custard Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Oat

Custard Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Oat

The dessert which caught our eyes was the Custard Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Oat ($4.80). However, we were sadly disappointed by it. The fragrance and crunch of the oats were overpowered by the presence of grated coconut husks. Compared to the Steamed Custard Buns, the custard fillings in the rice balls did not stand out and was overshadowed by the thick outer skin.

Canton Paradise 乐天小香港
#B1-15, I12 Katong
112 East Coast Road

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Written by foodphd

April 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

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  1. Canton Paradise at Compass Point, Sengkang. Gave a ‘zero’ rating for the portion size and value for money. Won’t waste too much of my time, so will just comment on the worst dish. Marbled beef with scallions at $16.80++. Could not see any beef on the dish, so I asked the waitress (who was very embarassed) to ask the manager. Manager did not even entertain the query. Counted 6 slices of beef under the scallions. That’s $3.27 per slice of beef. Change both the photograph and name of the dish (suggest Scallions with a bit of beef) or serve proper portions. What an embarassment to Chinese (Hong Kong-Cantonese) cuisine.

    Michael Lee

    July 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm


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