The Place I have been in a frantic search for the Crispy Pork Buns of Tim Ho Wan ever since I first tried it in Hong Kong. To say that I am excited is a serious understatement as I could barely contain my excitement the moment I heard from my friends that Canton Paradise has replicated Tim Ho Wan’s Crispy Pork Buns. I will be sharing my experience in Hong Kong’s Tim Ho Wan in a separate post.
As one of the many branches of the Paradise Group, I am delighted that there is finally a branch which attempts to bring foodies close to the Hong Kong’s Dim Sum scene. This is evident by the fact that Canton Paradise serves all-day Dim Sum! I can now satisfy my Dim Sum craving at any time of the day.
There are currently 3 heartland Canton Paradise outlets: Compass Point, Katong Mall and Jcube.
The Food I am surprised that the Dim Sum spread at Canton Paradise is quite extensive. The highlight has got to be the Crispy Pork Buns though! Apart from the usual Dim Sum fare, there are also La Mian noodles and Congee on the menu.
Crispy BBQ Honey Pork Buns ($4.50) – I am slightly disappointed as I took my first bite despite being warned that the Canton Paradise replica rendition of the Crispy Pork Bun is a few notches below that of Tim Ho Wan’s. Having said so, this dish is still worth trying, especially if you have not tried the ones from Hong Kong before. The taste is 70% close to the ones from Tim Ho Wan, which is good enough for me to reminisce the good old days in Hong Kong.
Siew Mai ($4.60)– I like the generous and fresh fillings in the Siew Mai, certainly one of the better ones around in Singapore.
Steamed scallop and scrambled egg white dumpling ($4.50) – A rather creative dish as I have never tasted something of this combination before. The only complaint I have is the tasteless skin. Other than that, the scallop and egg white combination makes this dish delectable.
Baked BBQ pork pastry ($4.20) – Another of my favourite; the skin of the pork pastry is crispy and tasty. It is freshly made as well, hot out of the oven!
Deep fried prawn dumpling with salad sauce ($7.80) – The weakest link of my Dim Sum experience at Canton Paradise. The prawn dumpling is too oily and the prawn filling is pathetic as well. There is much more flour than anything else. Definitely over-priced as well.
On the whole, I would say that the standard of the Dim Sum at Canton Paradise is above average.
Will I return again? I will, if I am craving for the Crispy Pork Buns again.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Canton Paradise (3 outlets)
112 Katong #B1-15
Compass Point #03-19/20