The xiao long bao served in eight delicious international flavors—a world’s first—is a big hit among Filipinos.
This unique take on the famous Chinese food favorite is what keeps diners coming back to Paradise Dynasty, a Singapore-originated casual dining concept that serves authentic Chinese cuisine from northern and southern China.
The first restaurant (S Maison, Conrad Hotel in Pasay) opened in the country just a little over a year ago. It proved to be a winner, popular among families wanting to bond over good food or business associates doing shop talk.
Coming on the heels of this success is the second Paradise Dynasty set to open December 17 in the new wing of The Podium Mall in Ortigas, Mandaluyong.
“Filipinos really love to eat. We love to try out new food. When we introduced our xiao long bao flavors, we were confident that they will love them all—and we were right,” said Jonathan Ko, manager of Paradise Dynasty.
Ko said that the team is excited to open the new restaurant, which is bigger than the first. The first location can seat about 120, while the new branch can host up to 150 diners. Also, the new branch will have two function rooms; the first has one.
The restaurant will have the same interior design as the first, which has elements from Imperial China that evoke class and intimacy.
The eight xiao long bao flavors that continue to draw huge crowds daily are: the original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, cheese, crab roe, garlic, and Szechuan.
It’s not just the food (they have amazing handmade lamian and dessert options, too) that has endeared Paradise Dynasty to the most discerning diner. Here, guests feel they’ve just walked into a royal banquet, with staffers greeting them in unison as they are led to their tables. Once guests are ready to order, staffers (dressed in traditional Chinese outfit) squat before the table—an ancient way to show respect.
For the new location in Ortigas, Ko said diners can expect to enjoy the same quality food and hospitality that their crew members extend to guests.
“We are all very passionate with what we do—from the chefs to the waiters. We want people to walk out of our restaurant thinking of the next time they can visit next,” he said.
The first Paradise Dynasty opened in 2010 in Singapore. Today, there are seven locations across Southeast Asia, spread over in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Dubai, London, Myanmar, and Philippines.