Paradise Dynasty: Lunch fit for an Emperor

Paradise Dynasty has been in the country for more than a year now serving delectable Chinese dishes topped with outstanding service and grand ambiance. But I'm pretty sure that when talking about this place, most of you have their colorful Xiao Long Bao in mind.

Well, I could't blame you, those colorful dumplings which explodes delicious flavors to one's mouth is something worth having from this place. But did you know that aside from them eye-candy dim sums, Paradise Dynasty also offers other equally mouth-watering Chinese dishes that you'll definitely love and enjoy.

A few days back, I spent another fun and filling lunch time at Paradise Dynasty with some friends. But unlike the previous times, we tried something more - and I must say that we enjoyed it.

If you are here to try their other dim sums, I'm highly suggesting that you try their Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Vinaigrette. A perfect appetite kicker, this one oozes with inviting Chinese flavors and colors that anyone could enjoy. Don't worry, its that that spicy, so I think kids could enjoy this one too.

Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Vinaigrette - Php168.00

But if you find it spicy, the Radish Pastry are just perfect to tame down your palette and readies you for the next avalanche of tasty Chinese dishes.

Radish Pastry - Php138.00

Paradise Dynasty's appetizers lineup includes some of their sweet offerings starting with Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates. This one is like the Chinese Tikoy wrapped in red dates skin.

Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates - Php238.00

Other light but equally delicious appetizers include the Chilled Assorted Egg Loaf in Yang Zhou Style, and my favorite Lettuce Rolls that come with Homemade Sesame Sauce - a unique twist to our favorite green salad, I guess. :-)

Chilled Assorted Egg Loaf in Yang Zhou Style - Php188.00

Lettuce Rolls with Homemade Sesame Sauce - Php288.00

Since our palette has been tested and readied by those light dishes, this time, let me share these few dishes that amplified my taste buds.

Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce - Php288.00

Deep Fried Garlic Pork Ribs - Php338.00

Scrambled Egg with Fish and Conpoy - Php328.00

Stir-fried Kai Lan with Ginger Sauce - Php288.00

An interesting dish that is served in a much more interesting way, the Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce comes with a set of Chinese Crepe where you will put those shredded pork, then roll before putting them to your mouth. While the Deep Fried Garlic Pork Ribs offers a tender and tasty flavor that even kids could enjoy. 

Though it may seem like ordinary, the Scrambled Egg with Fish and Conpoy is actually one of my favorites from Paradise Dynasty. It's light but really tasteful appeal makes it to my top list, match it with with the Stir-fried Kai Lan with Ginger Sauce, and these dishes are something I'm sure that you'll enjoy too.

Poached Sliced Fish in Szcehuan Chili Oil - Php788.00

Drunken Chicken - Php238.00

Spicy Sechuan Crispy Chicken - Php298.00

Shanghai Fried Rice - Php238.00

For those who are little adventurous, or brave to take on a challenge, you must miss trying the Poached Sliced Fish in Szcehuan Chili Oil - a strong and pungent Chinese dish that will turn people's head by its aroma, and will fire people's head by its taste.

Meanwhile, another favorite of mine is the Spicy Sechuan Crispy Chicken and Shanghai Fried Rice, which is a great combo too!

La Mian with Braised Pork Belly - Php330.00

La Mian with Scallion - Php200.00

If chicken and rice is not yet that comforting to you, then try these noodle dishes that you'll find equally satisfying and affordable. Among these two that I've tried, I like the La Mian with Scallion, mainly because if the thick broth with a bite of spiciness. 

Pan fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste - Php168.00

Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll - Php168.00

Chilled Mango Pudding - Php128.00

For something sweet, Paradise Dynasty didn't fall short in offering the best of Chinese cuisine. So, for our dessert, we had Pan fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste, Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll and Chilled Mango Pudding. This set comes with something crunch, something soft an something jelly - which are perfect to end an imperial dining.

8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao - Php388.00

Original Xiao Long Bao - Php298.00

But of course, no dining experience in Paradise Dynasty would be complete without their Xiao Long Bao, which comes in eight different flavors and colors, and you can order based on your taste preference.

Paradise Dynasty is located at the second level of S Maison in Conrad Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. To know more, you can visit their website,, or follow them on Facebook,

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