Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Paradise Inn

The Singaporean invasion intensifies; our neighboring city-state has strengthened its foothold in the Klang Valley, launching Paradise Inn this month at Sunway Pyramid.

Befitting of Singapore's Paradise Group of restaurants, Chinese comfort food is this Inn's culinary cornerstone. Build the foundation of a fine meal here with some steamed minced pork (RM18+), laced with water chestnuts for extra texture & salted egg yolk for enhanced flavor.

Doubled-boiled sea whelk soup with spare ribs & yam (RM39.90+ per pot). The menu lists a host of health benefits for this broth: it improves the eyesight, maintains youthfulness & nourishes the lungs & kidneys. Taste-wise though, it's slightly too gamy for our liking.

Steamed "song" fish head with spicy bean sauce & crispy pork lard (RM29.90+). Expect to pay Malaysian prices here, not Singaporean (phew!). A meal for four could easily cost less than RM150 _ reasonable, considering the satisfactory quality of ingredients.

Poached Chinese spinach with a trio of eggs & minced pork in superior soup (RM16+). Quintessentially Oriental; Paradise Inn's forte consists of familiar favorites that feel like they could be cooked at home or served at a friendly neighborhood restaurant.

Braised vermicelli with pork trotters (RM19.90+). Carbs, protein & so much fat _ an axis of evil, tempting our taste buds while making our waistlines ever wider. Resistance is futile indeed.

Fried rice with Chinese sausages (RM16+). While we await Chinese New Year's 'lap mei fan,' this will do very nicely. The most well-executed fried rice recipe we've had in months.

Wine is unavailable at Paradise Inn, but that's OK. Just hop over to Jusco's supermarket & buy a bottle (or two! or gasp _ even three!).

No wine glasses are supplied, but on the very bright side, there's no corkage charge either.

Paradise Inn @ Sunway Pyramid,
OB3, LG1.7 & LG1.8 (near Jusco & Starbucks),
Oasis Boulevard, West Wing, Sunway Pyramid.
Tel: 03-5637-8822
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23 comments:

  1. Hmmm nothing looks quite fancy for my stomach :p
    At very least I would like the spinach egg dish

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  2. Wow - you continue to surprise! Devil and I were just saying yesterday how you rarely dine at Chinese restaurants - and then you surprise us with this.

    Like the wafer-thin square of salted egg yolk in the first dish - how did they manage that? A rolling pin? :P

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  3. Wow-surprise surprise!
    Seems like you start to enjoy chinese food. :P
    What's next? Thai?

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  4. I'm willing to bet a lot of money that this place is going to be booked up next month during CNY! What is sea whelk in Chinese...? lol

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  5. Not sure if I would go there when my mom can cook these things hehe

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  6. Ooh yeah, picture of deluxe vermicelli rocking my morning! Pity about it being in Sunway though... I simply cannot find my way in and out without tearing a section of my hair out...

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  7. Ohh when I read Paradise Inn, I thought it's a hotel! Didn't know it's a Chinese restaurant.. in Sunway Pyramid! I haven't been there in ages after I moved out of Puchong. Looks like a good place to try, love the steam minced meat. Very traditional :)

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  8. Nothing interest me except for the ched Chinese spinach with a trio of eggs & minced pork in superior soup. Looks very smooth and thick...yum

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  9. Rad: noooo, cannot! the spinach dish has minced pork! though i guess we could ask the kitchen to remove the pork :D
    Kenny: yaaa, who or what produced that yolk wafer? man or machine? i wish i could sneak into the kitchens of restaurants & observe the behind-the-scenes processes =)

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  10. CK: heheh, i'll only eat thai food once every three months! the spicy stuff will kill my stomach! :D
    Dropsofcontentment: oh yeah, positive word of mouth should keep them mighty busy during CNY & beyond. but gosh, i don't even know what's sea whelk in malay =)

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  11. Michelle: heheh, or maybe you could come here on an evening when your mom wants a break from cooking :D
    Min: i second that! i actually missed the turnoff into sunway pyramid's car park, and had to spend another 10 minutes in the jam to make a u-turn! =)

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  12. Iamthewitch: you're right, it sounds like the name of a budget hotel in chinatown, not a restaurant! but ya, it's a catchy name :D
    Lifestylekl: oh yeah, that spinach dish was nicely done! pleasantly fibrous and not terribly chewy or terribly soggy/mushy :D

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  13. Oh can they remove the pork... egg and spinach? Hehehe then I'm left with the plate only :p

    Hmmm I will make my own chicken spinach fried egg. I will deliver some to you too! And then you will blog about it entitled "Rad's unnamed and non existing restaurant"

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  14. Ooh, no corkage great news! I see you have the Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir - not a bad choice :-)

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  15. Rad: We need to find a name for rad's unnamed restaurant! Even "Rad's Recipes" might do, for a start :D
    The Yum List: heh, I think it was my first time trying that wine. It was one of the more appealing options at Jusco's supermarket =)

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  16. What does sea whelk taste like?

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  17. Baby sumo: almost like escargot! It has the chewiness of snails, with a bit of a mussel-ish flavor :D

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  18. Sean! Here's an idea. Do a study about how much your readers are affected by reading your blog posts. Find out if they want to eat more after reading (seeing!) each post, or it's just me....

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  19. Sunway pyramid? Just not an area to be expecting you :)

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  20. Rad: noooo! Study is a taboo word for me! It reminds me of school & exams! :D
    Rebecca: yeah, it took nearly an hour to drive here from the office! Luckily there's the NPE, which makes the journey quite fast after passing bangsar =)

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  21. Oh then replace the word study with fun experiment hehe

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  22. hey they have a Gu-zheng player. aiyah should have offered my services so I can earn a few extra bucks during dinner time. Lol

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  23. Rad: eeks! experiment makes me think of being in the high school laboratory, with test tubes & bunsen burners & strange chemicals! :D
    Eiling: oooh, so that's what a gu-zheng is! i didn't know the name for it! and heh, i have no idea who to play it! :D

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