Paradise Dynasty: An alternative to Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is a restaurant that is familiar amongst SAS students, but not many of us have heard of another alternative; Paradise Dynasty. It is a restaurant that also serves Xiao Long Bao, the dish most people go for when visiting Din Tai Fung. Besides that, there’s a variety of Szechuan and Cantonese dishes from rice dumplings, noodles, seafood, vegetables, dim sum, and dessert. Whenever my friends and I are craving Xiao Long Bao, the first place that they would think of is Din Tai Fung, whereas I would go to Paradise Dynasty. From the atmosphere to the food, Paradise Dynasty never fails to impress. Here are some reasons that I believe it deserves more recognition.

1. 8 treasures xiao long bao

8 different flavours of Xiao Long Bao (source)

While Din Tai Fung only has 1 kind of Xiao Long Bao, Paradise dynasty provides its happy customers with 8 different selections to choose from, each having their unique taste. The different flavors are Original (white), Garlic (gray), Mala (red), Ginseng (green), Foie Gras (brown), Truffle (black), Cheese (yellow) and Crab Roe (Orange). Not only is the visual a sight to see, but the taste of each flavor is also spectacular; each giving a different experience. Furthermore, you can also order in sets of just one flavor if you’re not a fan of the others. Also, SAS student Yunji Sohn, mentioned, “I am a huge fan of Cheese and Xiao Long Bao, so having the two together really made the experience better. I also prefer Cheese compared to the Original.”

2. Larger variety

Different types of dishes in paradise Dynasty (source)

The variety of different types of food provided is much more vast at Paradise Dynasty. I’ve found that a lot of my favorite foods are not available in the other restaurants, for example, Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken. Not only that, but I am also positive you would find something you’ll enjoy, as there is a huge variety of food options because of the different ways they are cooked such as different toppings/sauces. You can find about 5 differently made dishes for shrimps, chicken, etc. In addition to that about 20 different types of noodles and rice dishes, you can choose from.

3. The Flavors

Signature Bone Soup (source)

I have tried the dumplings, noodles, and fried rice from both Din Tai Fung and Paradise Dynasty. I can proudly say that the flavors in Paradise Dynasty are more unique, authentic, and stronger. Furthermore, I have read multiple reviews that the food found here was tastier. Another’s SAS student, Gracie, mentioned: “The soup and meat in the dumplings were tastier than the ones found in Din Tai Fung as the dumplings here had more soup in them, and it was more strong-flavored and tasted richer.” Also, a family member of mine, Hyun Jin Lee, stated that the noodles are springier and the soup has more flavors and taste richer. Not only that, but the fried rice from Din Tai Fung also tastes bland to me while the one in Paradise Dynasty is packed with fragrance.”

4. Affordable prices

Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken (source)

Paradise Dynasty serves its dishes in huge portions, whereas when I visit with my family, we would order a bowl of noodles per two-person. Not only that, the noodles usually cost around $7-$12, considered cheap as it includes a lot of toppings too (for example, the ‘La Mian with pork dumplings’ contains at least 5 pieces of dumplings). Also, their other dishes go for an average price of $10, making them very affordable for a good portion size with authentic traditional flavors. Most reviews that you can find online about Paradise Dynasty are about how their dishes are impressively affordable—not a quality associated with Din Tai Fung.

5. The Ambience

Paradise Dynasty at Vivo City (source)

It has the interior of a modern Chinese setting and looks very high class with its spacious interior that shows the regal notion of superiority and class. Their spacious interior helps to create a good environment where you would be able to have conversations with the people you eat without the large background noises of others. The places I’ve visited usually have either lights that are yellow or dim, giving a more chill vibe and making the room more cozy and comfortable. All these then add up to giving you a more sophisticated dining experience.

Paradise Dynasty can be found at…

Paradise Dynasty at Changi Airport T3
65 Airport Boulevard
Terminal 3 #03-32
Singapore 819663
Tel: +65 6242 4372

Business Hours
Daily 7.00am – 11.00pm (Last order at 10.00pm)

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Paradise Dynasty at Funan
107 North Bridge Road
Funan #B1-01
Singapore 179105
Tel: +65 6805 1642

Business Hours
Mon to Fri 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

——————————————————————————————————————–Paradise Dynasty at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall
10 Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Quarter Mall #03-08
Singapore 409057
Tel: +65 6971 6575

Business Hours
Mon to Fri 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

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Paradise Dynasty at Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall #B1-110
Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6336 4048

Business Hours
Mon to Fri 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

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Paradise Dynasty at Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
Westgate #02-13
Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6465 9271

Business Hours
Mon to Fri 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

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Paradise Dynasty At Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road
Wisma Atria #01-18
Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 6219 3931

Business Hours
Mon to Fri 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)

Author: Hyun Ju

Hyun Ju Lee is currently a senior and this is her second year being part of The Eye. She is a Korean that was born in Boston, but raised in Singapore since she was two years old. She can be contacted at lee46856@sas.edu.sg

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