Friday, June 15, 2012

Paradise Inn (Bedok Point)

Part of the Paradise Group, Paradise Inn is yet another restaurant under this company. Although it may be cheaper than the other Paradise Group restaurants, Paradise Inn can be considered one of the pricier Chinese restaurants. A simple meal for 2 can, if you are not careful, cost more than S$50 or you get less for the same price at some other restaurant (e.g. Soup Restaurant). But it is more affordable and better (in terms of quantity) to Casscida at Capella Singapore, to me at least. No matter, it is an experience not to be missed if you like trying different types of floral (chrysanthemum, jasmine, osmanthus or dried longan) or fruit-infused teas (eclectic lemongrass, passion fruit iced tea etc...) that are served either hot/cold, or want an different...Read more>>

Jellyfish - A Chinese Delicacy

Jellyfish come in all shapes and sizes and can sting. Moreover they are not pretty creatures to look at and some species are pretty deadly. Aesthetics and toxicity aside, there’s another thing you can do with jellyfish beside admire or avoid them, and that is to eat them! Yes, jellyfish (the non/less toxic kind) is a delicacy that is very popular in China that is usually served shredded, chilled, and tossed with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

In Singapore, there isn’t that much of a difference in the seasonings, just perhaps the ratio of the seasonings, and/or variations at the various places you can eat this delicacy. Most often than not, if you ever attend a Chinese wedding in Singapore, jellyfish is served as a cold dish for starters. It is something almost all Chinese wedding dinners serve for...Read more>>