Canton Paradise is a new restaurant by the Paradise Group. With outlets located at 112 Katong and JCube, Canton Paradise serves up Hong Kong cuisine, dim sum and specialties of the Shunde district in China.
The spacious 250-seater restaurant at 112 Katong exudes an oriental vibe with decorations and partitions that will bring to mind the era of ancient China.
Catch the chefs in action through the open kitchen, where the tempting roast meats on display will trigger cravings.
Dim sum fans can have your fill here everyday till 5pm.
The steamed scallop with scrambled egg white dumpling is a must-try! It is light on the palate yet flavourful at the same time. With a chock-full of ingredients underneath the thin dumpling skin, this dim sum will leave you wanting more.
For those who love chee cheong fun and have a fondness for chui kueh that is served with preserved radish relish atop, you will enjoy the steamed cheong fun stuffed with preserved turnip. The steamed cheong fun boasts extremely thin sheets of rice noodle that are almost translucent, yet won’t break apart when you grip it with chopsticks.
For more intense flavours, try the wok-fried cheong fun with XO chilli sauce, which is coated with a pronounced XO chilli sauce. The cheong fun, however, is slightly denser, thicker and starchier than the steamed version, and therefore the flavours of the sauce fail to penetrate through.
The steamed shanghai pork dumpling is a popular favourite, bursting with delicious stock as you bite into the neatly pleated dumpling skin.
The deep-fried taro puffs with diced chicken and prawn is a personal favourite. The golden brown exterior is light and crispy without being greasy.
Nestled within is smooth yam paste that surrounds diced chicken and fresh prawns.
The baked black truffle chicken pie encompasses a fragrant buttery pie crust baked to a golden sheen, with mouthwatering black truffle chicken within.
The smooth and comforting congee is made with two kinds of rice – jasmine and glutinous – for the perfect texture. The fish ball is the highlight; it is made up of grass carp fish blended into a paste, flecked with mushrooms and other ingredients.
S$16.80++ for 3-4 persons, S$6++ per person
The soup we had for the day was pork rib, snow pear and fig soup that is full of flavour. The soup has been simmered for hours to achieve that much tenderness in the pork ribs. It sure reminds one of home!
As for noodles, you can opt for the BBQ meat noodle which gives you the option of 2 meat varieties. We chose the steam kampong chicken and BBQ honey pork belly that both go equally well with the noodles.
The stewed egg custard is light on the palate and is a nice way to round off a heavy meal. Topped with red bean relish, it tastes more like a steamed milk custard rather than an egg custard.
S$4.80++ for 3 pieces
The custard glutinous rice ball with grated oat is a novel dessert that is highly recommended. It will garner raves and repeat orders with its medley of textures – crispy, sticky, chewy and gooey.
Apart from the restaurant, Canton Paradise also has a bakery by the entrance of the 112 Katong outlet. Here, you can purchase freshly baked buns (prices from S$1.30).
S$4.50++ for 3
The baked BBQ honey pork bun is highly recommended, especially when it arrives straight from the oven. The tender pork filling will melt in your mouth.
Canton Paradise 112 Katong
112 East Coast Road #B1-15
Tel: +65 6344 8201
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:30am – 10pm
Canton Paradise JCube
2 Jurong East Central 1 #02-10