March 30, 2017

Canton Paradise Opens New Outlet At The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands

Canton Paradise has recently launched its sixth outlet at Marina Bay Sands.

Located above where the skating rink and Kuro-Obi by Ippudo are, the restaurant serves up Hong Kong-style noodles, congees, and roast meat, as well as Cantonese wok dishes.

Dim sum is available all day here! I really don't mind having those little nuggets of deliciousness at anytime, especially when the custard buns came looking impossibly cute!

The Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun ($6.80 for 3pcs) is exactly what its name implied.

It looked almost too adorable to eat... almost haha! I literally teared its head apart and out flowed the molten salted egg yolk lava which is enhanced with vanilla essence for better flavor.

Took a bite and was instantaneously drawn to its savory-sweet taste coupled with warm, soft steamed bun. These pinky piggies easily had me finishing one and gobbling down another. #thisishowigotfat

Can't say the same for the Steamed White Chocolate with Walnut Charcoal Bun ($2.90 per pc) though. While this brand-new offering scored in terms of creativity, it didn't quite reasonate with our tastebuds.

Ditto for the Chinese-style Sweet Bean Pastry In A Bag ($6.80 for 3 pcs). The sweet bean paste filling itself was too sweet for my liking and too generously-portioned which threw the balance of the entire pastry off.

Quite a pity because the thin, flaky skin coated with fragrant sesame seeds was very well-executed. It could have been love, but alas it didn't worked out.

Comfort came in form of Double-boiled Superior Chicken Soup with Penny Bun ($14.80).

The nourishing, clear soup is boiled for 7 to 8 hours using kampong chicken thigh and penny bun or porcini mushroom which is considered a premium ingredient. So soothing in each sip.

Some other dishes worth trying would be the tender, succulent Superior Soy Seasoned Chicken ($13.80), and Dried Sakura Shrimps with Scallion Oil Tofu ($13.80).

I later found out the reason why the tofu was so silky. It is because the slab was prepared with mineral water which is said to complement the soy bean, resulting in a smoother texture. The crispy Japanese sakura shrimps topped it off with a pleasant textural contrast.

Those sakura shrimps were also lovely with the Dried Shrimps Noodles ($8.80).

While the noodle was delightfully springy and well-seasoned with saltish dried shrimp roe powder on its own, I personally thought the sakura shrimps brightened up an otherwise lonely carb dish.

The plain-looking Handmade Meatball Congee ($9.80) stood out for its velvety smooth consistency. Prepared using a mix of Japanese pearl and Thailand fragrant jasmine rice, a dedicated chef has to constantly adjust the temperature and stir the pot to ensure uniformity of the congee's texture.

Those meatballs that were submerged inside the bowl were also meticulously handmade, using a good ratio of pork meat, pork fats and bits of prawn meat. It has a "either you like it or hate it" springy bite which is more to the firm side.

Hmm, what can this non-durian lover say about the Durian Pudding ($5.60)?

Well, if it's too pungent for me, then it should be wonderfully aromatic to you? Haha! Sorry, my dining companion isn't that great a durian fan too so you would have to try out this dessert yourself.

The Milk Tea ($3.20 for hot, $4 for cold) was satisfying as it glided down the throat smoothly, leaving behind a trail of cold, refreshing sweetness.

The space of this Canton Paradise outlet is very winsome with high ceilings and full height windows which allows in natural light.

With Canton Paradise's 50% off Yum Cha promotion, diners can enjoy all dim sum, congee, and noodles at half price when they dine in at any six Canton Paradise outlets on weekdays, 3pm to 5pm. Terms and conditions apply.

Canton Paradise Marina Bay Sands
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-02 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Contact: +65 6688 7052
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10.30am-10.30pm / Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH 10.30am-11pm

Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.

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