Lunch at Taste Paradise Dynasty Westgate – casual Chinese restaurant in Jurong East

It has just dawned on me that the restaurant group formerly known as Taste Paradise has dropped the word “Taste” from their name. On their official website they are now simply known as the Paradise Group. Within the Paradise Group, there are different categories of restaurants. The Taste Paradise Dynasty class of restaurants seems to have a focus on northern Chinese cuisine. They also have the colourful xiao long bao as one of the main attractions on the menu.  We had lunch at Paradise Dynasty Westgate recently.

 Taste Paradise Dynasty Westgate restaurant

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Putien Kitchener Road – Affordable Michelin Star restaurant Singapore

Putien Kitchener Road (莆田)is located on the fringe of Little India.  This one Michelin Star restaurant listed in the Singapore Michelin Guides 2016 and 2017 does not have a five-star location. It is good that the Michelin folks have spotted this restaurant that is away from the usual gourmet pockets like Keong Saik or Orchard Road.  Putien Kitchener Road is the original Putien restaurant.  From there, the Putien restaurant chain has spread to 12 outlets in Singapore and many more overseas. We had been to some of their other outlets such as Putien Ion Orchard, but not the main restaurant.

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Crystal Jade dim sum at Golden Palace, Paragon

The standard of the Crystal Jade dim sum has always been high. Crystal Jade is always a consistent Chinese restaurant we turn to when we can’t think of anything else. Having outlets all over Singapore also makes it easy to find them. Their nicest outlet in Singapore is the Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon.  It is also the branch with a 1 Michelin star award. It is beautiful with a classy ambience. But they have made a major change to the decor. Can you spot the change?

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Zai Shun Curry Fish Head – Steamed fish paradise in Jurong East

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry 载顺咖喱鱼头 in Jurong East received official recognition of their culinary prowess when they were listed as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide. But fans of high quality steamed fish have known this restaurant for years. It is located at the western part of Singapore – in Jurong East, near Yuhua Food Village. Zai Shun opens from 7 am in the morning and there is usually a full house at lunchtime.

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head 载顺咖喱鱼头

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Dim sum feast at Cantonese Restaurant, Li Bai Sheraton Towers

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

It has been twenty-eight years since we last dined at Cantonese restaurant, Li Bai Sheraton Towers. At that time Sheraton Towers was one of the newest 5-star hotels in Singapore. It was more glamorous than the other Sheraton Hotel in Singapore, the Century Park Sheraton at Nassim. The latter became the ANA Hotel and was eventually demolished to make way for a condominium built in its place. Sheraton Towers is still standing tall and its two attractions are still there – the spectacular water fall view from the cafe and the grand curved stairway. The latter was a favourite photo spot for the ladies to show off their long evening dresses and bridal gowns. Many a wedding dinner was held in the hotel ballroom.

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

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Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice – Comforting Teochew porridge

Nothing is as well qualified to be considered “comfort food” than Teochew porridge. There are two good teochew porridge stalls in the Ghim Moh market and food centre.  Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice is one of them. Both are popular with Ghim Moh residents as well as the Mount Sinai private estates nearby. Office workers travel from Biopolis and Fusionopolis to eat here. For more food options at Ghim Moh you can read our summary of the hawker food that we have in this post.

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