Teochew food can impress by its simplicity but you can also have an elaborate feast on Teochew delights. Paradise Teochew Restaurant Scotts Square is a tastefully appointed restaurant that will serve you dainty Teochew dumplings and simple pomfret congee as well as lavish Teochew style roasted suckling pig and chilled yellow roe crab.
Paradise Teochew Scotts Square
Located on the 3rd floor of the swanky Scotts Square, The Paradise Group’s Teochew restaurant has contemporary interior design. The main dining hall is not big but it has several private dining rooms.
We had visited Paradise Teochew Scotts Square for a typical Teochew lunch when it first opened in 2016 (see Lunch at new restaurant Paradise Teochew Scotts Square). Recently, we had dim sum at their new outlet Paradise Teochew VivoCity. We were happy to complete the suite by having dinner at Paradise Teochew Restaurant Scotts Square.
Dinner at Paradise Teochew Restaurant
Our recent dinner at Paradise Teochew Restaurant was another of those treasured family occasions. One of our favourite nieces, working overseas, had come to visit Singapore. Her doting father had organised the dinner as a special treat for her and the whole extended family. It was another of those times where we just turned up and ate; and took a few photos of the food when we could without holding up proceedings.
Cold Crab & Suckling Pig
The feast started with a lavish cold platter which was a large Alaskan crab. The steamed crab was chilled and served with traditional Teochew condiments of ginger, vinegar and chili. The crab was meaty and had natural sweetness. The condiments helped to make the dish even more enjoyable. We could have had the cold Alaskan crab and a bowl of congee and we would be more than satisfied.
The next dish was an extravagant one – a whole Teochew Style Roasted Suckling Pig. We did not find the presentation particularly appealing but then many chefs of Chinese restaurants would be more concerned with the taste of their dishes than plating. There could be no complaint about the taste of the suckling pig at Teochew Paradise Restaurant. The Teochew-style suckling pig, to be eaten with the crackling and meat together, had a nice smokey aroma. The skin was extremely crispy and the meat was tender.
We also had the luxurious bamboo clams and sea cucumber. The bamboo clams with fried garlic and a light sauce were delicious. The texture was very nice – smooth and tender.
Paradise Teochew Scotts Square had given a contemporary twist to the Teochew dish of sea cucumber. The sea cucumber was braised and then coated with batter and pan-fried. The result was a very crispy outer layer with the usual slippery bouncy texture of braised sea cucumber inside. It was said that delicacy had many powerful substances, including antioxidants, which would be good for skin health. We were happy to know that we had a very enjoyable dish which was also good for our skin.
Another interesting dish was fish cooked in two styles. Those who like their fish crispy and those who want their fish soft and delicate could both enjoy the dish. It could also be delightful to combine both styles of fish in one mouthful for contrasting textures.
Noodles & Desserts
Even though we had eaten way too much, we were asked to try the signature noodles of Paradise Teochew Restaurant Scotts Square. We had small helpings of Stir-fried Seafood Mee Sua and Sautéed Mee Bo with Seafood in XO Sauce. Both were nice but the mee pok had more kick while the flavours of the mee sua were more subtle.
The dinner feast ended with Double-boiled Peach Collagen with Gingko. It was refreshing and palatable. It was also said to be good for skin health and could help to prevent memory loss.
With more feasts like the dinner we had at Paradise Teochew Restaurant, we could have youthful looking complexion and good memory to remember happy family occasions and to recall those days when we were thin.
Paradise Teochew Restaurant
#03-05 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Mon – Fri
11.30am – 3.30pm
6.00pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH
10.30am – 3.30pm
6.00pm – 10.30pm
Nearby MRT Station : Orchard
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