Back to work meal on Day 3 of CNY and for good luck and propserity, we had our meal at Paradise Dynasty at Vivocity (just beside Daiso) with a Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng!
Entrance with a view of the kitchen with the chefs at work.
The CNY Set Menu.
You can chose from the Lucky or Wealth Set meals for 3-4 pax at $238 or $288. For 5-6 pax, the Auspicious or Fortune Set is available at $368 or $468. All sets meals has 8 items, inclusive of one Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng.
Due to the scare of the bacteria from consuming raw fish, many restaurants have changed the raw fish to abalone or other items in the Yu Sheng this year. Good news for me for I do not like to eat raw fish 😛 Having said that, I am also not a fan of abalone too so.. hahaha…
CNY Set Menu for 8-10 pax: Happiness at $528 or Harmony at $698.
For Abundance, the set for 8-10pax cost $888. Super auspicious number 😛
You can take away the prosperity yu sheng or order it ala carte too.
We were a little disappointed to discover that many ala carte items are not available, leaving us with not much choices if we do not fancy the set meals.
All those with ‘X’ are not available. Also, the menu that was provided ( I did not snap a pic of it) was different from the usual ones, listed only the items available (ie, no pictures) and was pretty limited.
Appetizers that was served – Braised Peanuts and Chestnuts, $2.50++ each.
I was totally surprised when they tried to put 5 plates of those appetizers for my table of 10. Although it was delicious, I feel that 2 was more than enough and this is the first time that I encountered so many dishes of appetisers being served without the customers placing the orders.
Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng (for up to 5 pax) , $39.80++.
The 6 baby abalones that came with the small yu sheng which was more than enough for us since quite a few of us do not eat them. Also, having the yu sheng is just a token for good luck and not our main meal :p
The shredded carrots and preserved candied items on the plate.
Almost done with the yu sheng greetings and the service staff realised that one of the key ingredients was missing and she went to take it so I took a snap while she is away. Look at the abalone glistening from the oil and sweet sauce on it 🙂
Spot the ingredient that was “left out”?
Let the tossing begin for a bountiful, happy and smooth sailing year!
The yu sheng tasted pretty good too and the portion was just nice for us and we polished everything off! 😉
Shanghai Pork Dumpling, $12.80++, that we ordered to share that maintained its standard.
Eat it while it is hot!
Chilled Assorted Eggs Loaf in Yang Zhou Style, $7.80++
Close up of the 3 types of eggs – century eggs, salted egg and chicken egg.
The taste of the salted egg could have been a little stronger.
Prawns in Wasabi Mayo (6 Pieces), $28++
The wasabi prawn looks too green! It tasted sweet instead of mind numbing and we felt it was a tad expensive to be paying $4.67++ for a piece of prawn.
Love the bowls used to contain the noodles. Looks so nice right?
La Mian with Minced Meat and Mushrooms,$9.80++
The feedback was that it was too starchy.
Yang Zhou Fried Rice, $12.80++
Feedback was that Ding Tai Fung has a better version :O
La Mian with Spiced Beef (Spicy), $12.80++
Close up of my spicy beef la mian! Love the tender beef slices and I spiced up my soup with the chilli on the table to up the spicniess level!
La Mian with Braised Pork Belly, $12.80++
This looks way too delicious and I should have ordered this as it has so many ingredients in it. The only thing I was worried was that the pork belly may be a tad too fat for me.
La Mian with Pork Dumpling in Hot Chilli Vinaigrette (Dry), $10.80++
Feedback was it was too dry. It did look very dry to me too and the noodles had all stuck together.
La Mian with Vegetable Pork Wanton, $10.80++
The broth looks good but I did not try it. The original order that my col wanted was the La Mian with Seafood but we were not told it was out of stock till we enquired with the staff after most of us had finished our meal and his noodles has not arrived.
Our bill came up to $306.73 for 10 pax after adding in the tea ($1.50++ per pax), towel ($0.30 per piece), GST and service charge.
Service was pretty lacking as we had to try every hard to get the staff attention, be it to order our food, check the orders or top up the tea. It was a little embarassing to have suggested a place where so many items were not available and the quality of the food totally not up to standard, especially during CNY. I feel that staff should be better trained and work should be properly delegated instead of everyone running all over the place. For more food pics from my previous visit (not during CNY, click here)
Paradise Dynasty 樂天皇朝
1 HarbourFront Walk
Tel: 6376 8103
Mon – Fri: 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 10.00pm (last order at 9.30pm)