Set against a concept that transcends you back to ancient China while wavering between old charm and contemporary Oriental ambiance is the all-new Paradise Inn restaurant at Sunway Pyramid.
This is not a hotel or a place where you can stay. The “Inn” word may mislead you but this is definitely a great place for chill out and dining.
The grand arch entrance to the restaurant would certainly stop anybody in their tracks. It leads guests into a spacious dining area adorned with beautifully tailor made Chinese lanterns from China that are suspended from a ceiling that somewhat resembles a silhouette of a dragon. The rustic terracotta bricked walls are framed by mirror panels with jade hued Chinese symbols that are inspired by the teahouse concept of yesteryears.
Fitting at least 180 guests at any one time, Paradise Inn also comes equipped with two mid-casual VIP rooms that can comfortably accommodate ten persons each – it is good for corporate discussion as well as gatherings of family and friends. Additionally, ten private booths are created within the main dining area offering diners with more privacy while they enjoy their meals.
Paradise Inn is a place to relish in classic Chinese dishes, signature double-boiled soups and wide array of flower teas. Also, in keeping with the modern times, delectable fusion fares are also available.
The tea were mixed with natural herbs and flowers like chrysanthemum to suit the taste where everyone can except. Senior people usually prefer a more strong herbal taste in their drinks where the younger generation prefer a milder ones.
The small detail like the tea cup were a specially imported from China that will keep your drinks warm minus the burning feel to your hand. There’s a gap between the content and the exterior of the cup.
A degustation experience of the restaurant’s signature dishes can begin with Appetizer such as Teochew Style Crisp-fried Prawn Roll, Golden Mushroom Tossed with Onion Oil, Marinated Jelly Fish with Vinaigrette (脆香虾枣 , 葱油金针菇, 老陈醋爽脆海蜇).
Not to be missed is their signature double boiled soups. There are a total of eight types of double boiled soups in Paradise Inn – all unique in its flavour. Try their Double-boiled Black Chicken with Spare Ribs and Ginseng or Double-boiled Sea Whelk with Spare Ribs and Chinese Yam (鮮人参炖乌鸡汤， 淮山杞子炖螺头汤), just to name a few.
For working people that stay away from the parents for a good bowl of soups, here is the best place to get your supply. The soup taste were perfect in terms of taste and enough kick in it. The soup were first boiled in a big pot with big pork bones as a base and then double boiled again in each small pots with all the ingredients and herbs as per in the menu.
On ranking which soup is the best in the menu, is all depends on which one you sample first. Once you sample the first one, the second one will not taste as good. It is due to the herbs that are not meant to be mixed. You either get your second soup more diluted or stronger.
Clam with pork ribs
Apple with Pork Ribs
Crisp-fried Crystal Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk
Normally when this dish is prepared, the chef tend to leave the tail of the prawn in tact. Here in Paradise Inn, they purposely remove all the shells and the prawn resembles a ball and to have the great sensation of succulent prawns coated with salted egg yolks. Pop the whole piece in to get the best taste out of it.
Crispy fried Fish With Preserved Bean Paste (Nam Yue)
Dory Fish fillet battered with preserved bean paste and then pan fried to crunchy texture. A great companion of drinks during tea time. Besides this there’s another great dish would be the tea smoked duck which is an alternate choice who wants something more flavorful.
Sliced Tea Smoke Duck
Crisp-fried Crystal Prawns in Wasabi Mayo Sauce
At a glance, I thought it was a dim sum dish but the wasabi smell wakes me up. It is a whole prawn coated with wasabi mayo sauce.
Poach Chinese Spinach with eggs trio in superior stock
Century egg, salted egg and normal egg were used to boil the spinach which is a household dish that my mom frequently cook. Now I can get it in Paradise Inn with the exact same taste and texture.
Seafood Supreme Fried Rice
Every bits of the rice were coated with eggs and you can taste the little popping in your mouth sensation results from the fish roe added.
Coffee Pork Ribs
Pan fried Caramelized pork chop with coffee marinate
Stew Egg Plant With Minced Pork and Salted Fish in Claypot
The melt-in-your-mouth meat dishes, the Stewed Pork Belly Served with Lotus Bun
Fluffy lotus bun made fresh upon order
To enjoy this, place the whole piece of the pork belly into the bun and bite. 1 piece is definitely not enough. The meat were tender and the gravy were full of flavors. The bun itself do not have any flavor or taste. Eat together with the pork belly gives you a balance taste of the pork which if you eat it alone with be slightly salty.
Crisp-fried Shrimp Paste Chicken – Belacan Chicken
Braised Tofu with Crystal Prawn
Braised Vermicelli with Pork Trotters
The vermicelli taste really good while it is hot. So my advice is to enjoy it while it is still hot and it gets oily when it turn cold. The pork trotters give the tasteless vermicelli a smooth texture and pork trotter Kau Yoke taste coating on every slice.
Paradise Inn prides itself in making their desserts the true, traditional and authentic way. With that, their desserts are made fresh, and it has the traditional taste and texture as how classic desserts of yesteryears should be. Indulge in some of their signature desserts such as Chilled Water Chestnut and Sweet Corn Sago, Warm Sweet Almond Paste & Black Sesame Paste, to Ah Balling with warm Red Bean Sago ( 蛋花玉米马蹄露(冷), 杏仁糊(温), 黑芝麻糊(温), 红豆沙汤圆(温), just to name a few.
For more information,
Paradise Inn is located at OB3,
Lower Ground 1.7 & 1.8 in Sunway Pyramid.
Make reservations at +603-5637 8822.