Paradise Dynasty at The Podium

One of our favorite Chinese restaurants is Paradise Dynasty. The problem was the location. We live in QC and it’s all the way in S Maison! Good thing they recently opened a branch at The Podium. It’s now so much closer to us.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumSo we visited Paradise Dynasty at the Podium last May 4. There were lots of new dishes to try.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumSince Paradise Dynasty is most known for Xiao Long Bao, we had the Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (P388) which comes in 8 flavors — Signature Original, Garlic, Ginseng, Foie Gras, Szechuan, Cheese, Crab Roe, and Black Truffle.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThe wrapper is just the right texture — chewy and soft. Having tried all the flavors from past visits, my vote still goes to the Signature Original as the best one.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThis is the Pork Dumpling in Hot Chili Vinaigrette (P168 for 6 pcs). I find it reminiscent of Taiwanese spicy wontons. Nice chewy wonton wrappers generously filled with ground pork, it’s pretty good.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThis is new to me — Radish Pastry (P138 for 3 pcs). The crisp delicately flaked shells look almost too pretty to eat.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumInside are crisp radish strips. This is a good way to get your kids to eat radish because it’s both pretty and yummy.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThe Charcoal Custard Lava Bun (P188 for 3 pcs) can be enjoyed as either appetizer or dessert, I think.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThe freshly steamed soft buns are filled with molten custard!

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThis is one of my faves — Chilled Tofu with Century Egg (P188). It’s so hot these days I prefer eating food that cool me down. The silky tofu slices are served with a tasty soy-based sauce and topped with minced century egg. Delicious!

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumChilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette (P328) reminds me of the cold cut platters usually served in Chinese lauriats. This is also a flavorful chilled dish which I am better able to appreciate during the height of summer.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumChilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli (P288) is kind of like the spinach banchan served in Korean restaurants. It’s very clean-tasting and refreshing, I love it.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumMy all-time favorite dish at Paradise Dynasty is the Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates (P238). I can skip the Xiao Long Bao but I always order this every time we visit. I’d describe it as kind of like bilo-bilo in ginataan that’s crusted in dates. It’s soooo good, I can finish an order by myself.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThis is a rather unique dish — Stir Fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes (P388). The crepes are actually the same type of wrappers we use to wrap peking duck slices. What looks like noodles but is actually strips of pork cooked in tausi sauce.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThe Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy (P328) is a relaxing dish, one that I’d recommend for families with toddlers or small kids who need food that are easy to eat and delicious.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumFor those who are into the salted egg craze, Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk (P588) is Paradise Dynasty’s take on it. I like how the salted egg is not powdery, it’s totally legit! The taste is refined and not overpowering.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumKung Pao Chicken (P288) is chicken and cashew nuts cooked szechuan style. It has just the right level of flavor so it’s not too hot and spicy, so it can be enjoyed even by kids.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumThis is the spicier chicken dish for those who prefer a bit more kick — Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken (P298). I like how crunchy the chicken is.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumMore hot and spicy stuff? Try the Poached Beef in Szechuan Chili Oil (P788). It’s a huge bowl of spicy soup with lots of tender beef pieces that can serve 4-5 people.

Paradise Dynasty The PodiumFor dessert, we had Pan-fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste (P168). The “pancake” is very thin and crispy, filled with sweet red bean paste. I found the red bean paste way too sweet. I’ve had this exact same dessert at Delicious Kitchen in Hong Kong and their red bean paste is perfect, not overly sweet. Lol, but honestly speaking, given the typical Pinoy’s sweet tooth the sweet version may be the popular choice.

Paradise Dynasty is still one of our favorite Chinese restaurants. Prices are reasonable, averaging at P200+ to P300+ per dish. Quality and taste of the food is excellent. You can never go wrong ordering any of the menu items. I’m just happy they opened at The Podium so we can get our Chinese food fix anytime.

Paradise Dynasty
2/F The Podium
18 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluying City
682-3333

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  • Reply B May 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Except for the pork dishes, parang lahat gusto ko orderin OMG!

    • Reply animetric May 24, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Sobrang sulit, favorite ko yun Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates. I can finish an order by myself. XD

      • Reply Rica S March 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        Mukhang masarap mg food nila at di masyadi nakakaintimidate yung place. Gusto ko matry to

        Ig:ricalynbs

    • Reply Chri Morgia March 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      i’ve always wanted to try those xiao long baos!!!! plus the custard lava bun looks so deceiving!!!!

      i joined your giveaway too!!
      ig: @cjane_1995

      • Reply Marites March 7, 2019 at 8:32 am

        We love Xiao Long Bao. Hope to try them at Paradise Dynasty soon.

        Joined your anniversary giveaway. IG username is mariteslq.

  • Reply Amanda at Filipinow.com May 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Xiao Long Bao!!!

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  • Reply Ana Liza Benetua May 25, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Wow the food looks delicious. S Maison is somewhat nearer since I live in Paranaque. Hope the traffic situation improves in Paranaque in order to get there on time.

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    • Reply Marites G. Olivar March 3, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Super delicious❤️..
      IG:@akositikya

  • Reply Ayesza Celine Peralta March 3, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Xiao long bao
    IG: @iamayesza

  • Reply Helen March 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I’ve been to Paradise Dynasty once palang when my balikbayan sister came home from work. We went to S Maison because it was near NAIA. The serving size were a bit small, but bawing bawi naman sa flavor. Sarap lahat! Next time, we’ll go to Podium since it’s nearer.

    Love,
    @luckycitrine

  • Reply Zairah Delos Santos March 3, 2019 at 11:11 am

    IG: @z_delossantoa
    Hoping to win ao me and my family can bond and enjoy with the food in Paradise Dynasty.

  • Reply Eddielli Bungay March 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I haven’t tried Paradise Dynasty PH and if I win I’ll be able to try it na! Fingers crossed na Lang hehe!
    IG: @eddielli

  • Reply Cristelle Joyce Fenis March 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    IG: @cristellef_
    Super love paradise dynasrty here in PH and SG <3

  • Reply Mary Eunesse Bindoy March 3, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    IG: Iameunesse
    Hoping and prayyyying to win this para malibre ko parents ko kahit dito lang po. Malapit lang po kami sa Sm Aura pwede naming lakarin. Bonding with family muna then Kain na. Para maging masaya sila mama, daddy at lola first time namin makatikim ng ganyan. Hoping tlaga kahit eto lang po sa birthday ko.

  • Reply Shyla Mia March 4, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Sa April 5 na ang 55th birthday ng papa ko na itinaguyod yung pag aaral namin ng ate ko sa ibang bansa, pero wala akong maalala na naicelebrate namin yung birthday nya o ni mama na pinag handaan at ginanap sa mamahaling resto dahil sapat lang yung kinikita nila sa pang araw-araw namin. Kung papalarin man ako dito ilalaan ko yung mapapanalunan ko sa birthday ng aking tatay para naman maranasan nya yung kakaibang saya at bagong experince sa buhay nya na mag birthday sa mamahaling resto at para narin ma relax sya kahit papaano dahil hanggang ngayon ay nag tatrabaho parin sya kahit marami na syang nararamdaman.. sana kami ang mapili..
    @alyhsmia

  • Reply MERELLE JOY TIMOTEO March 4, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Sana matry ko rin dito sa favorite Chinese restaurant mo Momsh. Lagi kong nakikita ang resto na to sa IG posts mo kaya lalo po akong natatakam
    IG: @merelle27

  • Reply Chrizenda jesalva March 4, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Hopefully i get to try this with my baby and my family we love chinese food !!! IG name mommychriz

    • Reply Chrizenda jesalva March 4, 2019 at 11:32 am

      A perfect bday to me i hope i win the giveaway the food looks appetizing IG name:mommychriz

  • Reply Lizette Buluran March 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    My husband would love to celebrate his birthday here . IG @ilove2cookneat

  • Reply Julieanne Francis Ugay March 5, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Their food looks delicious. Given a chance, I’d like to try Radish Pastry, Stir Fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes and the Charcoal Lava Bun
    Happy 10th Anniversary!
    IG: @amberryheavenly

  • Reply Aldrin Montierro March 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Me and my wife loves Chinese Food. We are really a fan of Dim Sum most specially the Xiao Long Bao and Siomai. We also love most of the Chinese menus because of its tastes and healthy properties. We will definitely try Paradise Dynasty! I am excited to bring my wife there, real soon.
    IG:@abmontierro

  • Reply Roxane Cabile-Montierro March 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    The photos and the reviews makes me hungry. I am now mind set to try Paradise Dynasty. I am a number one fan of Chinese Food and for sure I will love all the food there. I can’t wait to have feast and experience paradise and all the food’s authenticity at Paradise Dynasty, soon!

    IG: @rcmontierro

  • Reply Joana Rose Ramos March 5, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Gandaa ng pagkakaflat lay. Nakakatakam!!! Super. Hoping matry ko din mgfeeling chinese by eating like this. hheehe. IG: the_momma_rph

  • Reply Marites March 7, 2019 at 8:33 am

    We love Xiao Long Bao. Hope to try them at Paradise Dynasty soon.

    Joined your anniversary giveaway. IG username is mariteslq.

  • Reply Elvie Mae Balea March 11, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Mouthwatering dishes! My preggy self is craving for the sweet treats po: Charcoal Custard Lava Bun and Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates. And my spicy-food-lover-self wants the Pork Dumpling in Hot Chili Vinaigrette and Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken.

    Hoping one of these days I get to dine with my fam at Paradise Dynasty. I’m really curious about the taste of Xiao Long Bao.

    PS Ang ganda po ng food shots niyo!

    IG username: @elvbalea

  • Reply Enabon March 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    My IG is @missenabon 🙂

    This looks yummy! I hope I win the GIVEAWAY so I can treat my kids to a feast! It’s been a while since I have because they treat me with their sweldo since they started working.

  • Reply Pau Alagao March 18, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Wow! Nakakagutom grabe! Hope I will be given a chance to try their dishes especially the Radish Pastry and Charcoal Custard Lava Bun.

    @09sunkissed

  • Reply Carmela Maninang March 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I really like how you write your food reviews such as this one. It takes me at your table and experience what’s it like to dine there. Hoping to win this giveaway to meet you (my idol blogger) and treat my birthday trio (hubby and twins’ birthday fall on the same day April 2) to our 1st REAL authentic Chinese food experience at Paradise Dynasty.
    IG: oliviandaphne

  • Reply Rachel Diano March 23, 2019 at 12:34 am

    @chinggaycheng
    Love the colored xiao long bao except for the spicy one

  • Reply Nicole Samonte March 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I love authentic Chinese food! Hope to try someday.
    Happy 10th Anniversary Ms.Rowena
    More blessing to you and your family.
    IG: @blessedsss_

  • Reply NIk Sam March 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Chinese food is the best especially Xiao long bao and Pork Dumplings!
    Happy 10th Anniversary!
    IG: @alezsc

  • Reply NIk Sam March 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    All Chinese food is the best especially Xiao long bao and Pork Dumplings!
    Happy 10th Anniversary!
    IG: @alezsc

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