Cantonese food, hmmmm… Maybe my mum is a cantonese and i am so used to having cantonese style food at home, that’s why i love cantonese food and of course i love Hong Kong 🙂
Greeted by the authentic deco of most chinese restaurants, having dark colour wooden tables and chairs, dishes and utensils all nicely printed with the restaurant’s chinese name- 樂天小香港 (le tian ciao xiang gang).
I am satisfied with most of the dishes. Dim sum like char siew pau, fun cheong etc. My favourite being the 炸两, which is fried you-tiao wrapped with fun cheong. I know the combi sounds weird, i thought the same too when i first heard it in HK, but you gotta try it. Its soft on the outside, crispy on the inside-Wow! I would like to highlight the mini egg tarts that comes in 3s per plate, they are my niece favourite and gets sold out very fast-grab them while you can. The pan-fried osmantus chestnut cake is worth a mention. The osmantus fragrant is not over-powering and it brings out the fragrant of the water chestnut with light frying. And the lau sha pau, one bite in it and the salted egg yoke fills up your mouth- shiok! Be careful, its hot. I also particularly like the fried carrot cake with XO sauce, not too oily and goes well with the bean sprouts. Peking duck is yummy-crispy skin wrapped with thin skin, goes well with the crunchy freshly cut cucumber slices. The peking duck meat is used to fried the ee fu noodles, so juicy you can’t resist! Congees and dry wanton style noodles are to the standards of smooth and crunchy(QQ) respectively. Fried tofu cubes with salt and pepper is nice too. They have a combo of the roasted delights of char siew, roast pork & duck.
You can find the traditional cooling drinks like lemonade (檸密) chinese style and watercress drink in both hot and cold. They are both good. I would not recommend their coffee as its over-roasted and tastes bitter and sour.
Well, I guess i can’t highlight all the dishes that i have tried, so pls look at the pictures attached. NB: They not only look delicious, they ARE delicious. I hope i don’t make you drool, opps!! Try it and let me know what you think.
So, if you are looking around for nice cantonese food, you gotta try Canton Paradise. It is located at Star Vista, B1-45/46. Nearest MRT station is Buona Vista. Prices are reasonable and you can have dim sum at dinner time still, which is good for people who work on weekends and can’t make it to yum cha, like me 🙂