I have often heard about the Paradise Group of restaurants in Singapore. My first visit was to Taste Paradise in ION Orchard, so I have always been curious to try out their restaurants in the heartland. Last week Saturday, I went with my Grandma, Aunt, Mum, and the family helper to Paradise Inn at Eastpoint for dinner. Grandma just permed her hair so I suppose that was almost a celebration and little chatter of sorts.
Aunty was raving about the dishes she had regularly at the restaurant, and this time round everyone was set to go for the traditional favourites and the restaurant’s double boiled soups.
Grandma wanted to eat savoury noodles, and with no option for fried ee mien, Aunty decided to get the Pork Vermicelli ($12.00 S) for her. A little wet with the savoury gravy from the pork trotters, the bee hoon was infused with the lip smacking tastes that tantalized you to eat more.
And now for presumably one of the most popular dishes in the restaurant. I noticed almost everyone ordered a serving of this. Enough for 4-5 people, we called for the Double Boiled Spare Ribs with Winter Melon ($16.80). The broth was clear and light with a medley of tastes that hinted of a good brew of herbs and bones. The spare ribs was also very soft (so Grandma had no problems enjoying this dish).
And as a traditional favourite, we called for a medium serving of Supreme Fried Rice ($18.00). It was a huge platter of golden yellow grains tossed with a sprinkling of flying fish roe and spring onions for colour. The dish was decent enough and there was a satisfactory amount of chopped seafood. Flavours could be slightly more saltier for my personal liking though I did enjoy the grainy rice that left a savoury taste after each bite.
The Stewed Egg Plant ($10.00 S) was soft and laden with meaty sauce. A little sweet, thick and savoury, this would be one dish that goes very well with steamed white rice.
The last two mains we all had were the Tofu with Chicken and Salted Fish ($10.00 S). Done finely, it was a good dish. However, the Shrimp Paste Chicken ($10.00 S) is definitely something of mention. I especially enjoyed the crispy red skin that when broken into, a delightful aroma of tasty prawns and juicy chicken will ensue. Fascinatingly done, I was tempted to eat more than one.
Paradise Inn as a restaurant caters strongly to a family audience. The staff whom I encountered were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I found the dishes acceptable in both tastes and value. A little more can be improved in presentation but perhaps when it comes to dining here, it is more of getting together with everyone while enjoying a good affordable meal that matters the most. And Grandma looked beautiful tonight!
3 Simei Street 6
Opens From :
Mon – Fri
11.30am – 10.00pm
(last order 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH
11.00am – 10.00pm
(last order 9.30pm)
Tel: 6786 6618