Expect authentic Teochew fare at Paradise Teochew Restaurant, Scotts Square
Specialising in Teochew cuisine, or food that originates from the Chaoshan region of Guangdong, China, Paradise Teochew Restaurant serves up a melange of classic and modern dishes heralding the trademark light, natural, nose-to-tail character of a Teochew meal.
Paradise Teochew Restaurant is located right in the heart of town, and on most days, bustles with business executives or families out for a good treat. On the dim sum menu, find items only available at this Paradise outlet such as sliced pomfret Teochew porridge ($12) and Teochew style chilled pork trotter jelly ($12). For mains, go for the Teochew style braised trio combination platter (from $30) featuring braised meats such as pig’s intestine, pork belly and Irish fat duck. Here, the braised specialities are braised in a rich sauce comprised of more than 10 ingredients, derived from a master stock that was brought over from Hong Kong and continues to be used today.
Executive chef Cheng Fa Kwan’s other popular dishes include chilled yellow roe crab (from $9.80 per 100g), which is steamed, chilled then served with ginger and vinegar; and the simple yet flavourful Teochew Style sautéed assorted seasonal vegetables with Chinese ham (from $22). Also go for crispy sweet and sour noodle (from $18), a moreish dish of crispy noodles which is pan-fried until crispy on each side, yet chewy and moist in the middle. The noodles are best enjoyed with the vinegar and sugar dip served on the side. For dessert, don’t miss heritage specialities such as sugar-coated deep-fried yam sticks ($14), and mashed yam with pumpkin, also known as ‘Orh Nee’ (from $5 per person).
And only from 9 July to 17 August, tuck into special National Day treats, namely, braised pork belly in Imperial sauce served with steamed man tou ($38.80 per serving), steamed live prawn and egg white with goji berries ($12.80 per person), and Teochew style sweet yam pastry ($8.80 for three pieces), a dessert of sweet yam encased in a delicate glutinous rice skin. These three new creations are presented in red and white, in a nod to Singapore’s national colours. To celebrate the country’s 53rd birthday, dine-in customers who are Maybank Credit, Debit Card or PGR members additionally get to enjoy a 53% discount (before service charge and GST) on these three special creations.
#03-04 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road. Tel: 6538 0644