Paradise Dynasty

2/F The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Paradise Dynasty
4.5 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 17
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 29 Reviews
  • 88 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Business Hours
Open: 6:00p - 10:00p


  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options


More Business Info

Valet, Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

Kung pao chicken and Xiao Long bao! perfect lunch break!

  • No. of Comments: 0
TheMhayonnaise V.
5.0 Stars

I realized I am a "foodie" when I got to try different Chinese food around Binondo. I really wasn't a fan of Chinese cuisine or any other cuisines simply because I was not a food adventurer and I just used to stick to my Pinoy comfort food. So technically, my gates to "foodie kingdom" (if there's such a term) were Chinese or Tsinoy eats. So every time I get to eat Chinese food, I tend to go back to where I was - a shy tongue, scared to try out new and unfamiliar dishes on the table.

So I am really thankful when I got invited to try these new dishes from an authentic Chinese. Dining at Paradise Dynasty really gives the vibes of  Northern and Southern Chinese Cuisine. Not just because of their wonderful luxury restaurant ambience, but I also give two thumbs-up for their great sets of menu and now their four newest dishes.

• Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun -  a marinated duck deep-fried and shredded served with white bao bun with hoisin sauce, scallions, cucumber & basil.  I honestly had to skip this one as I am allergic to ducks, but I tried the sauce and it was great. I guess it is best though to try everything sandwiched to a hot white bao bun.

• Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits - a whole crispy grouper fish (also known as Lapu-lapu) flavored with sweet and sour sauce and fruits topped with grilled pine nuts. The sweet taste dominates the dish, which I loved. I could honestly finish it on my own!

• Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style - another grouper fish except this one's grilled. Topped with Mapo tofu and special sauce, this dish I think has more light taste than the other one. It's actually nicer when you eat it while it's still a bit hot.

• Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly - for this set, this one is my favorite! Apparently, this dish is quite common and famous in China. Pork belly, despite being a "sinful" food, is one thing you can't say no to. Glazed with special sauce, and a little bite of veggie, this dish is heaven!

I also got to try their Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, a  basket of long baos with 8 different flavors. Make the most of your long bao experience by starting with the original flavor, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, cheesy, crab roe, garlic, and last but definitely not the least, the spicy Szechuan.

Then there's Charcoal Custard Lava Bun a wonderfully-cooked sweet black bun balanced with salted egg custard. Loved this, too!

  • No. of Comments: 10
Keysi Eats P.
5.0 Stars

Paradise dynasty is an Oriental Cuisine which promises an exquisite yet affordable dining experience. It was my first time to dine here at Paradise Dynasty in one if their branches,i visited particularly, in Podium. The following are the new dishes you'd need to look out for:

1. Fried Duck - this duck is perfectly marinated with white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper carefully fried to ensure the crispy texture. The duck was tender but it has no special flavor, just the authentic taste of the duck. Additionally, this fried duck is shredded into pieces and sandwiched in a mantou bun, added some hoisin sauce, and some greens, and voila! This dish is filling and satifying. The sauce is especially good, too. It made the whole sandwich enjoyable.

2. Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits - the Grouper is fried to golden brown and topped with a special sauce and grilled pine nuts. The sauce has a sweet-tangy taste but the sweetness is more dominant, it's like a sweet and sour sauce. The grouper was also served in a delectable presentation. Honestly, mej nakakaumay siya if you eat a lot but nevertheless, it was good on my first few bites. You still can't say no to this!

3. Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style - the Grouper is grilled and topped with tender tofu in an aromatic spicy sauce. This one was unique in taste with a soft tofu on top, you'll never get fed up with this since it has a mild spice that will wake your taste buds.

4. Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly - this is a very famous dish in China where the pork belly is accurately glazed with various special sauces to achieve the right flavor. And it was indeed right! The flavour of this braised pork belly is heavenly. It has way too much fat but it was still good, i never knew i could eat so much fat that is this good. One of my faves!

5. Bok choy with Garlic - we never had the chance to taste this one since it is out of stock but i will surely order this one when i come back.

Besides from their new menu, i was able to try their most loved menus such as:
1. The Original Xiao Long Bao & the Specialty Xiao Long Bao - there is actually a proper way on eating these (see photos below). The soup inside is really savory and the xiao long bao itself is really soft that you don't have to chew hard to digest everything. I loved it!

2. Charcoal Custard Lava Bun - this was really good. The balanced sweetness of the custard in a soft charcoal bun is perfect. Definitely a must try!

  • No. of Comments: 5
Herl C.
5.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty is one of the restaurants that I've been curious about ever since it opened in S Maison. The Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao is one of their popular dishes - colorful eight flavored xiao long bao that should be eaten in sequence to ensure the wonderful taste. Aside from these, new dishes are about to be released this September 16, 2018! Let me spill them for you.

If you're familiar with "pritchon wrap", this dish is almost like that. The fried duck was served to us together with white bun and strips of cucumber, scallion, and basil. The server shreded the fried duck and put inside the white bun together with the veggies, and topped with special sauce. The taste was fulfilling and flavorful, not to mention the crispiness of the duck's skin. I also liked the softness of white bun, it's close to mantao.

This is basically Sweet & Sour Fish with pine nuts and fruits. I liked the crispiness of the fish that complimented well with the sauce. The sweetness was just right, sourness is tolerable too.

If you want some kick to your usual fish, then this dish is just right to its taste. This is spicy but not that much, tolerable in my preference. Taste was aromatic and yummy, perfect with rice.

This is the chinese version of our pork humba. The meat melted in my mouth, together with the sweet and salty taste. I just couldn't resist the taste, I declared this as my favorite dish that day and will definitely order one when I visit the resto again.

This dish was no available during our visit so they replaced it with other food on their menu. But it's basically bok choy veggies cooked wit garlic.

Paradise Dynasty was generous during our visit. Aside from the new dishes, they also offered us to try the following:

Another favorite dish! I loved the salted egg flavor which is not really that salty and went well with the prawn. The sauce tasted powdery but flavorful.

I love xiao long bao! Their version is tastier. One tip: Eat before they became cold to enjoy the flavorful sauce inside.

These are the colorful xiao long bao with the following flavors: original, ginseng, foei gras, black truffle, cheesy, garlic, crab roe, garlic, and szechuan. I only got the garlic flavor and I must say that it's tastier than the original and garlic flavor was prominent.

Soft black bun stuffed with custard sauce. I enjoyed this dessert as it neutralized all the taste of the main dishes.

The ambiance of Paradise Dynasty is classy oriental. The restaurant has big enough space to accommodate number of pax. They also have here private room if you want some privacy or corporate gatherings. Thank you Paradise Dynasty for the invite! It was one of my enjoyable eat-outs with other foodies.

  • No. of Comments: 5
Anj C.
5.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty is one of the restaurants that I would go to when I wanted an authentic Chinese food. This September 16, they will be releasing new dishes at their branch at The Podium. These 4 new dishes will surely make you visit them soon as it really is such an amazing addition to their already lovely menu.

Deep-fried Duck with Steamed Buns (Php1,288) – Perfectly marinated duck with white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper carefully fried to ensure the crispy texture. The server will debone the duck for you. On the buns, you can put the Hoisin sauce, followed by the scallion, basil and cucumber. You may opt to drizzle another Hoisin sauce if you want to.

Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits (Php1,288) – Meticulously fried to become golden in color then topped with special sauce and grilled pine nuts. I love every bit of this dish. It was sweet, it was sour that’ll make you want to just eat more. There’s chunks of pineapples, onions and tomatoes in there, too.

Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style (Php1,288) – Grilled Grouper smothered in tender tofu cooked in an aromatic and spicy sauce. If you are into spicy food, I suggest that you order this as this REALLY has the spiciness that might be looking for. It has that numbing effect. So, ready your glass of water.

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly (Php588) – A very famous dish in China where the pork is accurately glazed with various sauces to achieve the right flavor. The pork was cooked to long hours that’s why it was so soft. The sauce made it more succulent. I would order this again on my next visit.

Bok Choy with Garlic – Authentic Bok Choy cooked slowly to encapsulate the fresh taste of garlic.

This dishes will be available on the 16th at The Podium Branch.

Please visit my website for more info:

  • No. of Comments: 3
Rusophotography P.
5.0 Stars

🔻Paradise Dynasty 5 New Dishes🔺 
Available this September 16, so mark your calendar now! 

9832️ Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun

   - It's a shredded fried duck served on a soft white bao bun with hoisin sauce, scallions, cucumber and basil. A cup of rice is also perfect for this dish. 

9832️ Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits

   - Crispy lapu lapu topped with special sauce, fruits and pine nuts.   

9832️ Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style

   - It's a grilled lapu lapu with chops of tofu cooked in a spicy sauce. This dish is perfect to those have high tolerance of spicy food.

9832️ Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly

   - Braised Pork Belly that perfectly well cooked and so soft to eat. This dish is my favorite. 

9832️ Bok Choy with Garlic

   - It's an authentic Bok Choy paired with garlic. A perfect diet dish to vegetarian like me. 

Really enjoyed the 5 new dishes of Paradise Dynasty so delicious, worth it and will definitely go back!.

  • No. of Comments: 0
Jacexperience V.
5.0 Stars


So I had the chance of trying out their new menu and boy oh boy I was not disappointed.

4 NEW DISHES (5 actually, since one of them has 2 variants)

I would be ranking them from 1 to 5 with one being the highest based on the taste department.

5. BOK CHOY w/ GARLIC - (No Price Released As of Writing)
- Authentic Bok Choy (Taiwanese Cabbage) cooked slowly to encapsulate the fresh taste of garlic
- This for me is the weakest link among their new dishes that will be served. Because I am not a fan of the type of cabbage that was served. I find the vegetable taste too strong.

- I find the taste too sour for my senses but nonetheless, the grouper does taste good once the sour taste has gone away. :D

3. Grilled Grouper w/ Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style
- This dish is kinda spicy because of the sauce that compliments both the taste of the grouper the tender tofu texture will give you that happy pill kick when it rolls on your tongue.

- I highly suggest pairing this lovely dish w/ Steamed vegetable bun with HOISIN SAUCE!!! It's soooo goood!!! :D

- Holy shoot!!! The pork belly is so tender that it's like butter once it has set foot in my mouth. The sauce is so flavorful and the glaze surrounding the prok belly is so inviting. :)

If you are going to ask me, I would highly suggest ordering #1, #2 & #3!!!

Paradise Dynasty never fails me overall in the taste department. :)

  • No. of Comments: 4
Chizbun - Cherrie P.
5.0 Stars

What I like most about Paradise Dynasty is that they continue to reinvigorate their menu for new tastes and textures.

These fresh offerings will be available starting Sep 16 2018, just in time for the Pinoys' Christmas feasts and celebrations. These are initially offered at the Podium branch but will be eventually available at S Maison too in the long run.

° Fried Duck
Finally tried a duck dish I liked. This duck is first marinated with spices, white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper. It is steamed until tender then finally deep fried till crispy. It is served with soft steamed white buns or with rice.

I like the ceremony-like cutting of the duck, as the able staff members easily sliced and shredded the duck meat for no-fuss plating. They also taught us how to properly eat the fried duck. If you prefer white buns, brush some hoisin sauce first before placing the meat (don't forget the crispy skin!!!), add the strips of basil, cucumber and scallions. Then devour to your heart's content! You can also add more sauce if you like. Or, stick with rice and pile the duck meat and greens high on your cup. Their rice is so fluffy and soft, an awesome match to the crispy fried duck.

°Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits

Made sweet by the addition of pineapple chunks, this dish highlights the grouper's freshness. The sauce ups the ante too! It's, a little bit sour and quite tart too. Another big dish that's good for sharing.

°Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style

True to its name, this local Sichuan dish is spicy and savory, and makes you want to drench your cup of rice with the sauce. The mapo tofu spice is really bold and robust, and works well with the taste of the grilled grouper fish. Instead of the usual minced meat that comes with Mapo Tofu style cooking, the fish is indeed a welcome ingredient.

°Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly

This was such a beautifully plated dish, I must say. And such a complete entree too, with that glistening hoisin sauce on butter-soft braised pork belly chunks, on top of steamed bokchoy... Undeniably so flavorful, perfect with rice or even with the white buns!

°Bokchoy with Garlic

I am not a veggie person really but recently I have been trying a lot of vegetables to add to my diet. This bok choy dish spells freshness through and through. The garlic bits offer a simple yet inviting flavor that makes this an absolute match to any entree on the menu.

Aside from these new offerings, we were served Paradise Dynasty favorites as well - the buttery salted egg goodness of the °Crispy-Fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk, and the °Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken with tons of roasted chilis. Lastly, we were treated to bamboo steamers full of °Charcoal Custard Lava Buns. The charcoal buns are soft, and complement the salted egg-laced custard inside.

Of course, their Signature Original and Dynasty Xiao Long Bao sets were foodie staples as well. I was able to enjoy the black truffle and my favorite Szechuan XLBs this time. These are really the best and most authentic soup dumplings for me!

To refresh your palates, enjoy their °Homemade Barley Water and °Water Chestnut Drinks cold or even hot.

As always, Paradise Dynasty never fails to make me appreciate being a foodie. Their food does not disappoint, gives so much value to your money, and opens your palates to the ever-changing world of flavors and culture. Their service is definitely impeccable, whether it be in the Podium or S Maison branch. Dining at Paradise Dynasty is a worthwhile indulgence you dare not miss to try!


  • No. of Comments: 4
FoodventuresByFrapao T.
5.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty is a concept originated from Singapore. They are known for the finest oriental cuisines and their World's First 8 international Flavoured Xiao Long Bao.

They opened its second branch at the new Podium Mall in Ortigas, Pasig City.

The ambience and the interiors of this outlet has a Zen-like aesthetic and simple touch with great combination of Oriental and contemporary international styling.

It has a main dining hall and VIP rooms that can hold 10 up to 14 people. You can occupy the VIP rooms with consumable of food worth 1,000 per person.

For starters we had their signature 8 flavoured xiao long bao (P388/8 pcs). The flavors are Original, Ginsend, Foie Gras, Black Truffle, Cheesy, Crab Roe, Garlic and Szechuan. To enjoy their specialty xiao long bao, start from the original flavor and follow the sequence that I mentioned. My favorites are the original, black truffle and garlic flavor.

If you want simplicity, you can always opt for their signature original xiao long bao (P188/6pcs, P298/10pcs).

Next is the Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with salted egg yolk (P588)

Aside from that they also served us their upcoming dishes on their menu that will be launched on September 16, 2018.

Here are the dishes that we tried.

Fried Duck in White Bun
Perfectly marinated duck with white peppercorns and sezchuan pepper carefully fried to ensure the crispy texture.

Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits
Meticulously fried to become golden in color then topped with special sauce and grilled pine nuts.

Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tufu Style
Grilled Grouper smothered in tender tofu cooked in aromatic and spicy sauce.

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly
A famous dish in China where the pork belly is accurately glazed with various special sauces to achieve the right flavor.

Bok Choy with Garlic
Authentic bok choy cooked slowly to encapsulate the fresh taste of garlic.

and to end our food feast we tried their Charcoal Custard Lava Bun (P188/3 pcs)

Paradise Dynasty has a wide array of chinese oriental cuisines. I highly recommend that you try their 8 international Flavoured Xiao Long Bao and their upcoming dishes too.

I'll definitely comeback to try out their other dishes as well.

  • No. of Comments: 0
Bella J.
4.0 Stars

Despite the ancestry of Dad's side of the family, I wouldn't count Chinese food as one of my favorite cuisines. I mean, I like it enough to crave for it every now and then, unlike my Dad and two of my sisters who can probably inhale it every day lol

With that said, I can be picky when it comes to Chinese restaurants and Paradise Dynasty happens to be one of the few that I'd consider a favorite. It easily gives off this expensive af vibe when you first see it, but the menu is actually more affordable than what you'd initially think.

Here's what we ordered:

| SPECIAL DYNASTY XIAO LONG BAO (8 FLAVORS) - Xiao Long Bao is one of my favorite things despite me not liking Chinese cuisine so much. I can finish a basket or two on my own, which is what I think I should've done with this one. What my family and I ended up doing was that we ordered one basket to share and I think we all ended up not appreciating it as we should've. The Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao is ideally meant to be eaten in a certain order to maximize each of the eight flavors. So I'd recommend ordering a basket for yourself... and not share it.

I got to try the Black Truffle Xiao Long Bao and the Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao. Nothing out of the ordinary to be honest.

| RADISH PASTRY - I ordered this after reading the reviews here on looloo and it did not disappoint. It's light, flaky and will teach you how to appreciate the humble radish a bit more.

| DEEP FRIED CHINESE BUN - This is probably the simplest of all the dishes but it made me the happiest. It's more because of nostalgia since mantou dipped in condensed milk has always been a favorite since childhood. Honestly, I'd have been content with just a plate of this. There's also a steamed version for those who prefer something a bit healthier than something deep fried.

| CRISPY SWEET AND SOUR PORK - I usually insist on having anything sweet and sour on the table when we eat in a Chinese restaurant. This one was okay and the serving was generous.

| STIR-FRIED BROCCOLI WITH GARLIC - Broccoli's that one vegetable all six of us will willingly eat (our youngest is very picky with vegetables) so this was a no-brainer to order. Again, the serving size was generous and the broccoli was fresh and tender.

| FRIED RICE IN YANG ZHOU STYLE - Typical Yang Chow 128518

| LA MIAN WITH BRAISED PORK BELLY IN SIGNATURE PORK BONE SOUP - I liked this one. The pork belly was soft and easy to chew. The noodles were cooked just right and the soup was flavorful on its own.

| LA MIAN IN SZECHUAN HOT AND SOUR SOUP WITH SEAFOOD - I typically stay away from spicy food so I didn't get to try this. My sisters and my Dad enjoyed it a lot though.

| PORK DUMPLING IN HOT CHILI VINAIGRETTE - I snatched a small piece from my sister's plate since I do have a weakness for dumplings and can sometimes forget I dislike spicy food. This turned out to be not-so-spicy and pretty good.

Overall, we enjoyed our experience here. Service was just okay. It was a very packed lunch hour when we were there so we had to follow up rather often for things we requested for. I'd love to come back soon and get a basket of the eight flavored Xiao Long Bao all to myself, plus (of course) a plate of mantou and milk.

  • No. of Comments: 4
Avi C.
4.0 Stars

Was actually looking for a light snack but ended up at Paradise Dynasty at the Podium.. Being a lover of xiao long bao myself, I had high hopes for this resto. The interiors were exquisite. The servers were attentive and polite, complete with their cute Chinese costumes. Plus points for the ambiance.

I didnt think food here was as reasonably priced as what i saw on the menu. The XLB sampler was about 380php for 8 pieces of a variety of flavors. I mean if you arent sure of what to get, besides of course the original recipe, this might be a good deal for you.

I wasnt that crazy about the szechuan XLB though, but i think the foie grs and the black truffle variants were a must try.

They also offer other stable taiwanese cuisine including rice toppings and veggies. We didnt get to try that though but in my oponion, my wallet wouldnt hurt as much if i did.

Price range per meal is about 150-400 per dish. Serving sizes are enough for two.

Good taiwanese food here (:

  • No. of Comments: 2
Rusophotography P.
5.0 Stars

Nǐ hǎo, zǎoshang hǎo!!!
Paradise Dynasty was named as Home of the Famous, colorful 8-flavor Xiao Long Bao here in Manila very interesting right?  

They have special way how to eat their 8 flavors of XLB. To ensure the perfect tasting of these 8 flavors, start from the Signature Original and in the following sequence ending with the Szechuan
Xiao Long Bao. 
1. Signature Original

2. Garlic

3. Ginseng

4. Black Truffle

5. Foie Grass

6. Crab Roe

7. Cheese

8 Szechuan

These colorful 8 Flavors XLB cost only PHP388.00 and their Signature Original Flavor cost only PHP298.00 for 10pcs, PHP188 for 6pcs. 

Below are some recommended dish when you dine at Paradise dynasty:

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun ₱188for 3 pcs
(Must Try) 1108811088110881108811088

Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk ₱588
(Must Try) 1108811088110881108811088

Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken PhP 298 11088110881108811088

Poached Beed in Szechuan Chili Oil ₱788

Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette 11088110881108811088

Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates ₱238

Scrambled Egg White with Fish Conpoy  ₱328

Radish Pastry ₱138

They have commodious room that can accommodate up to 100 pax. Also if you want to have a private lunch meeting they have reserve a room that can hold up to 16 pax. 

The ambiance was very instagramable and staff are very accommodating and hospitable. The food was very delish(Zuò dé hǎo) and would definitely recommend this resto to my other friends. 

Zuò dé hǎo(Good Job)!!!

  • No. of Comments: 4
Mon V.
5.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty is a concept originated from Singapore that captures the finer points of bygone eras in contemporary style. They want guests to immerse in the imperial culture and savour the exquisite flavours from the northern and southern China.

It was my first time to try their food at The Podium Branch, and here are my thoughts:

Service: Every restaurant experience starts at the receiving area where you should feel welcome and a priority. The staff at Paradise Dynasty will do just that + genuine smiles on their faces, which we had the entire time we were inside the restaurant - who wouldn't love that?

Atmosphere: The atmosphere inside was a mix of elegance and tradition, and every corner shows a bit of Chinese culture even in simplest forms. Tables and chairs measured to cater small to big groups, solo diners need not worry!


1. Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (₱388/~$7.28) - When I saw these dumplings on our table, I gasped with amazement. I've never seen anything like them ever before, even in Taiwan. I was very excited to try them, but just as I was about to, they're gone :( I felt a little sad when the staff said there won't be any more of it served to our table - (Food Tasting Event). But I'm sure they all tasted good, based on the facial expressions and reactions the group had upon tasting. After all, this is the WORLD'S FIRST 8 INTERNATIONAL FLAVORED XIAO LONG BAO.

2. Signature Original Xiao Long Bao (₱188/~$3.50 for 6 pcs & ₱298/~$5.60 for 10 pcs) - When I had my very first taste of XLB in Taiwan, at a restaurant most renowned for this product, I immediately fell in love. For a dim sum lover like me, a bite into a Xiao Long Bao means happiness. And the moment I tried Paradise Dynasty's Original XLB, that happiness became immeasurable. This is the bomb I'm telling you. From the moment you get the XLB from the bamboo steamer, to the burst of eclectic meaty-umami build of flavor in your mouth, best classic XLB ever!

3. Radish Pastry (₱138/~$2.59 for 3 pcs) - This pastry has some magic in it. Believe it or not, the radish inside does not taste spicy or anything close to not wanting to finish the whole thing. It actually has a balance of sweet and savory, and I love it! I'll order more than 3pcs plate when I come back, that's for sure =)

4. Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette (₱328/~$6.15) - The sharp body of vinaigrette complimented both the rubbery-snappy texture of the raw jellyfish, and the company of other seafood in the bowl. The addition of chili, garlic, and other suitable spices made it a full-bodied bowl of goodness.

5. Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Vinaigrette (₱168/~$3.15) - Another vinaigrette-based dish, this time in harmony with hearty pork dumplings. the bowl may look too spicy because of the chili vinaigrette, but trust me, if you love pork dumplings, you'll love this spicy-rich combo.

6. Chilled Tofu with Century Egg (₱188/~$3.53) - I would have loved this as an appetizer, but after a spicy dish, chilled tofu certainly helped haha! (and I could already sense we'll be served more spicy food hmm). Anyway, the silken tofu's soft custard-y body will break gently in your mouth, and a blanket of soy-silky goodness that will envelope your precious taste buds. I'm not a fan of century eggs, so I didn't try them. Sorry!

7. Stir Fried French Bean with Minced Pork (₱238/~$4.47) - Hooray for french green beans! they were - as expected - more tender than regular string/green beans, and the mix of minced pork is a nice touch - add of color, aroma, and overall balance. People who like vegetables will surely adore this classic dish.

8. Stir Fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes (₱388/~$7.28) - I was not able to take some snaps of the Chinese crepes, but I think you get the picture of this one - get a spoonful of the shredded pork, wrap it with a crepe, then eat. The shredded pork was a mix of sweet and salty - thanks to black bean sauce. But don't worry, you're gonna eat it with crepes for balance of flavor.

9. Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates (₱238/~$4.47) - I really haven't had dates in my life - at least the edible ones, so I wouldn't know how it tastes like without the glutinous rice inside. But as a first timer, I could say that this could be an easy win in snack gaming, but definitely heavy in the stomach.

10. Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken (₱298/~$5.59) - Aside from dim sum, chicken is my next favorite food. I can't think of any chicken dish I didn't like, and this dish, as I've expected, was somewhat spicy - in the tolerable margin. Just don't eat the huge chili's. The chicken itself was fried perfectly, meat was tender, and the spicy coating wasn't overpowering. I think this dish is great with beer.

11. Scrambled Egg White with Fish Conpoy (₱328/~$6.15) - After another spicy dish is something to calm down your tongue that just caught fire. The yolk will be mixed with the scrambled egg white, and believe it or not, the yolk will somehow be cooked, because the egg white will be served hot. Taste-wise, this dish is palatable, and if you'll be ordering a lot of spicy dishes, tip: better get one or two of this.

12. Poached Beed in Szechuan Chili Oil (₱788/~$14.79) - Tissues please! I literally ugly cried in front of all guests after a sip, yes A SIP. Not for the faint of heart, this rather terrific dish will bring you to spice heaven - that is if you are into super spicy soup/dishes. The beef was very tender, and the addition of noodles somehow counters the kick. A very memorable dish for me indeed.

13. Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk (₱588/~$11.03) - An instant favorite of mine, I really liked how the prawns were coated with salted egg yolk - which by itself is already finger-licking. I would have loved it more if the salted egg yolk was somehow a little bit more attached or latched onto the prawns. I could eat this everyday!

14. Charcoal Custard Lava Bun (₱188/~$3.53 for 3 pcs) - I don't wanna spoil the fun by showing you what this huge charcoal bun hides inside, so you should discover it yourself! and what I thought to be a dessert was actually dim sum! they were served in a bamboo steamer, like the XLB's so the temperature inside would stay warm even if you decide to eat this a lil later. Break open the bun and you'll see rich sweet custard filling, but not too heavy so you'll want more than one.

($ - USD)

'Twas an awesome and flavorful time at Paradise Dynasty indeed, and If I were you, I'd give them a visit, and try all their delectable dishes ASAP =)

  • No. of Comments: 2
Alex A.
5.0 Stars

What makes a fine restaurant is not just excellent customer service, generally comfortable ambiance but most important of all is the delectable and worth remembering dishes which makes the customers come back. Paradise Dynasty is one of restaurants that showcases these three significant characteristics we all look forward to thus our dining experience has been really wonderful.

We visited their newly opened branch at the Podium which is twice as much bigger than their S Maison branch. The facade, the interiors and the furnishings were consistent but now I could clearly see the open kitchen while the chefs are making the famous Xiao Long Baos. On this branch, they have 2 VIP rooms interconnected to each other that can occupy a maximum of 16 heads per room not to mentioned the huge television setup that can be used for events or corporate meetings.

It was late afternoon and I could see a lot of patrons already having their lunch despite the fact that the restaurant just recently opened last December - definitely a good sign of good food and service! This is true as I visited the other branch which gets a bit crowded during lunch time and dinner and having tried some of their best sellers, I have felt the enjoyment with these customers while savoring the dishes.

There are familiar starters such as the Radish Pastry and the Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates which are both sweet in nature with the pastry having a milder taste. You can enjoy the soft flaky texture and the stuffing’s inside. Appetizers that are new to my taste buds were the Lettuce Roll with homemade Sesame Sauce, Chilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli, Chilled Tofu with Century Egg and Chilled Jelly Fish and Seafood in Vinaigrette. To be honest, all of these were uniquely delicious on their own. You should lavish the Lettuce with the sauce while having a bite of the fresh greens and crunchy texture from the cucumber in between. Spinach w/ Vermicelli is the same way fresh appetizing salad. We all agreed that we wanted more of the Century Egg on top of the Tofu but it's all good, a nice balance of light and salty flavor. And the Jellyfish, though I was hesitant at first, it had a nice kick and sour taste that creates a nice sensation in the mouth.

A lot more usual dishes were served like the Stir Fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese crepes, Kung Pao Chicken, Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy, Stir Fried French Bean with Minced Pork and from the Szechuan cuisine, the Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken and Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chili Oil. If you are into a feast here at Paradise, these are some of the basics you can try, to explore the different tastes of Chinese influences. I would not forget my favorite from the new dishes served which is the Crispy Fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk. Who doesn't love Salted Egg flavor these days? The trend has never stopped and I definitely enjoyed each bite.

Last but not the least, the Xiao Long Baos. Of course you should not miss this on every visit. I could not say more how delicious and amazing these small dimsums are. For optimum tasting of the 8 distinct flavors, make sure to follow the pattern when you order the 8 flavor basket. I don't mind ordering another basket of original flavor for myself coz I really love their XLB.

So basically, they have a lot more to offer and they have desserts too so make sure you try them. I would definitely come back to try other dishes with family and friends soon and I am so excited to share the XLB as well. It was an awesome afternoon at Paradise Dynasty. Kudos!

  • No. of Comments: 0
Jacexperience V.
5.0 Stars

The "XLB (Xiao Long Bao) Journey” is a must for first Timers!!! :D


Slight yellow-litted place with Modern Chinese interior. Can accommodate plenty of people with private meeting room that can accommodate groups.

🍽 FOOD & 127865DRINKS:

What caught the attention of my tongue:

Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (P388) 
 Which contains one of the following

 A. Original: Yep! You can never go wrong with the Original. 
 B. Ginseng: This one taste ok for me.
 C. Foie Gras: Yep! The broth does taste like duck liver!
 D. Black Truffle: I could taste the dark earthy taste of truffle. Like what they say… “Once you go black, you can never go back!
E. Crab Roe: What didja say hoe? ahahahahahahaa! :D This one is ok for me.
F. Cheesy: Yes!!! It does taste like cheese! I like it!!!! :D
G. Garlic: Hmmm… I do love eating food with garlic, but this one falls short of my expectation.
H. Szechuan: Ohw! Among all the flavours, the rich taste of Szechuan is remarkable in this XLB. I love it!

What set Paradisy Dyansty’s XLB is that when you eat it, the broth will explode in your mouth. Most of the ones that I’ve tried, it would explode while you are trying to get the XLB’s using the chopstick. This means that the quality of the skin is good
That’s I call it a “XLB JOURNEY” because you will be handed out a piece of paper so it would guide you on what to eat first.
Very Instagrammable!!!

Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns Tossed with Salted Egg Yolk (P588)


 Enough said.

Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates (P238)
 Sticky and the sweetness is just right and I love the texture on how it rolls on my mouth while I haven’t eaten it yet. hehe! :D 

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun (P188)
 I super love how black this is! I mean it looks so finesse and classy, and once you eat it, the custard with just the right sweetness just explodes inside your mouth. Pew pew pew!!! :D

128134‍♂️ SERVICE:

Excellent! Some of the serves are dressed that looks like from the EARTH KINGDOM in Avatar: The Last Airbender


Podium’s parking lot.

127759 OVERALL:

I super duper enjoyed my eating Journey here. Nakakabusog. I came back 2 days before I posted this review and will come back again for another round of XLB Journey soon. :)

Youtube: Jacexperience
FB: @jacexperience
IG: @jacexperience

  • No. of Comments: 1
Jacexperience V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

  • No. of Comments: 0
Earl J.
3.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty looks kinda intimidating due to its sleek and classy interior but try to take a peek at their menu and see how competitive their prices are.

The place looks nice, some of the staff and servers are friendly, the service is exceptional, and the food is amazing- their menu may be quite limited but everything that I was able to try were really delicious (4.5/5 for the food).

Everything seems great except that when I went there prolly two weeks after my first visit (during a packed day), the receptionist ignored me trying to act busy although he already knew that I was waiting for him to assist me. This is a restaurant, not a fast food where you can just take any vacant seat. Thus, it’s imperative on their part to attend to diners ASAP. I awkwardly stood there for like 3-4 minutes waiting for him to finish whatever he’s doing. Not to mention that another staff is also beside him, equally trying to act busy. (1/5).

Nevertheless, as mentioned, the FOOD IS AMAZING.

Here’s some of my top picks:

-Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk-
Prawns were meaty and somewhat tough (which is good). I even confirmed with them if it was really made of shrimp or pork cause it’s really that tough. Salted Egg Yolk sauce is real, not just some instant flavoring. Serving size is bigger than in the menu photo, prolly 2.5 x more. This is one of those dishes I’d definitely get every visit.

-Poached Beef in Szechuan Chili Oil (a must try)-
A very flavorful soup in a gigantic bowl with tons and tons of chilis floating on it. ‘Twas very intimidating and looks more like a chili dish than a beef soup 128514. It comes with very tender meat and is surprisingly not that spicy at all. Prolly it’s not labuyo. You should try this one, it just looks super spicy but very very tolerable. The serving is very generous, it can prolly feed 5-7 persons.

-Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken-
Another intimidating dish which has so much chilis on it too. Chicken meat is very tender, juicy, and flavorful but not so spicy. Heat comes from the fried chilis so try to get some chicken and chilis in each bite to get that spicy kick you’re looking for. Again, it’s only intimidating until you had your first bite.

-Charcoal Crusted Lava Bun-
Believe me, it’s the best dessert I’ve had in 2018. It’s that kind of dessert you can eat and crave for weeks. It’s sweet and velvety. No eggy taste like most custards have. I guess it’s best eaten when still warm but I’m kinda curious how it would taste like if it’s frozen. Another must try 128076🏻.

-Xiao Long Bao-
They have a very interesting list of flavors for xiao long bao and it was all tasty. Very meaty and flavorful too. More soup inside than usual. The only thing that I’m not so okay with it is the color- it looked more like a dessert.

Overall, Paradise Dynasty is a restaurant that I would go to from time to time. Definitely a good reco for Chinese food lovers.

  • No. of Comments: 3
Phantasm D.
5.0 Stars

Paradise Dynasty has been one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. I've been here a couple of times with my family and friends and recently, we have been invited to a foodie meetup in their Podium branch. In this post, I'll be sharing a compilation of all the dishes that I have tried at Paradise Dynasty.

Paradise Dynasty, a concept originated from Singapore captures the finer points of bygone eras in contemporary style. I like how the ambiance is very classy, the place is well-lit, and even the tableware shows elegance with its golden color.

Immerse in the imperial culture and savor the exquisite flavors from the northern and southern China at Paradise Dynasty.

Sharing about the dishes I've tried:

Xiao Long Bao. One of the best XLBs that I've had.

The world's first 8 international flavored xiao long bao. To ensure the optimum tasting of these 8 distinct flavors, you start from the original flavor in this sequence: original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffle, cheesy, crab roe, garlic, and end it with the Szechuan flavor.

My favorite flavor would be the foie gras xiao long bao.

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun. Because white custard buns are boring.

Vegetable and Pork Wanton in Signature Pork Bone Soup. The pork wanton is good but it's the soup that I find addicting--it's really good.

Chinese Bun (Deep-Fried). Just plain, deep-fried bread, that tastes so good when dipped in condensed milk.

Radish Pastry. I'm not really a fan of radish but a friend made me try this out. It's surprisingly really good.

Pork Dumpling in Hot Chili Vinaigrette. One thing that I have noticed about Paradise Dynasty is that they have a lot of spicy dishes to offer. They offer a selection of Szechuan cuisine which is usually spicy. This is the first among many in this post.

Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce. A healthy option. Can also work as a palate cleanser or something to balance with the other savory and spicy dishes of Paradise Dynasty.

Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood in Vinaigrette. It's either you like it or not because it's jellyfish. I like it.

Chilled Tofu with Century Egg. The texture of their tofu is silken and it goes well with the century egg for flavor.

Steamed Glutinous Rice in Red Dates. It's a tasty treat if you like dates.

Chilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli. More greens to balance with the meat orders.

Stir-fried French Bean with Minced Pork. More vegetables and some meat.

Kung Pao Chicken. The chicken is mostly white meat. I like the cashews in this dish.

Stir-Fried Beef with Scallion. Savory good and tender. Would go well with rice since it's also well-seasoned.

Stir-Fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes. Roll it in the crepes and you've got a good treat.

Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Conpoy. This is one of my top picks among their dishes. I love the taste and the creaminess in this dish. To enjoy this better, beat the egg yolk and have a spoonful of this. Yum!

Crispy-fried Crystal Prawns tossed with Salted Egg Yolk. A favorite pick. I love the salted egg flavor that coats these succulent prawns. I can have this all to myself.

Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken. Just look at the amount of Szechuan pepper in this dish.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork. Sweet and sour pork is an all-time Chinese food favorite of mine. I would always order this whenever I would go to Chinese restaurants. I'm glad that their crispy sweet and sour pork did not disappoint.

La Mian and Signature Pork Bone Soup. With a history of over 400 years, La Mian or Hand-Pulled Noodles originated from China as a local street delight before it was bestowed a culinary title of Dragon Beard Noodles by a Ming Dynasty emperor who was impressed by the grace and majestic hand-pulling skill. To complement this heavenly dish, Paradise Dynasty concocts a signature pork bone soup broth to further enhance a multi-sensory experience of taste and texture. Unlike the usual clear chicken soup, the signature pork bone soup is dense due to a high content of protein and collagen. Simmered under slow fire for twelve hours, the soup content is reduced from an initial 30kg to 8kg to bring out the essence of the ingredients.

The soup is really rich in flavor and dense. A small amount of it, mixed with the noodles would already suffice.

Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chili Oil. For this dish, you can choose between three levels of spiciness (less spicy, spicy, and very spicy). For a numbing sensation, try the sliced fish cooked in Szechuan spicy soup with peppercorns and assorted chilis. If you are into that hot, "whew" feeling when eating spicy dishes, then you gotta try this.

Pan-Fried Pumpkin Pastry. If you are not into sweet stuff, then this would be a good dessert to cap off your meal.

Pan-Fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste. Another option that's good to try if for dessert.

Chilled Mango Pudding. I'm all about mango so this is my top pick among their desserts.

Chilled Aloe Vera and Osmanthus Jelly in Honey Lemon Juice. Cold, sweet yet a bit tangy. My attention has already been on the mango pudding. But if you are into healthy eating, then I would recommend this for you. Aloe vera has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, lowers blood sugar, and other health benefits. *wink*

COMPLETE and HD Photos and FULL DETAILS on my blog site.

  • No. of Comments: 0
Abe C.
5.0 Stars

There are always different takes on Chinese cuisine. And Chinese is surely among my top 3 favorite cuisines (Japanese being the other and the 3rd changing from time to time). That said, since there are hoards of Chinese restaurants here ranging from high end to street style, from fine dining to cheap take out, and from East to West and North to South, it's not usually easy for a Chinese restaurant to enter my "must return" and "go-to" list...

... Until Now...

Enter, Paradise Dynasty!

Thank God they opened their 2nd branch in the new Podium Mall, so at least it's not too far from QC people (unlike its first branch in S'Maison, MOA). While I'd heard of the MOA branch when it was new, I hadn't had the occasion since I left the Pasay area office mid 2015 and had not gotten a foodie invite to Paradise Dynasty, so I had to bide my time... 128514

While it's most known for introducing the many flavors and colorful, French macaron like takes on the world famous Xiao Long Bao (XBL), I discovered also wonderful new dishes and better takes on the usual Cantonese Dishes (aka Yue Cuisine or Guangdong Cuisine), plus some Szechuan Dishes (aka Chuan Cuisine or Sichuan Cuisine). According to an article I've read plus their own website, their Chinese cuisine is a combination of North and South Chinese influence. Perfect.

For those going to Paradise Dynasty for the first time, I highly recommend the following dishes:

| Special Dynasty XLB PhP 388 ($8)
The 8 flavored Xiao Long Bao's is truly a great innovation. Paradise Dynasty pioneered this in Singapore (under the Paradise Group which first started in 2001) and, though replicated by others, remains unsurpassed. Ideally one order per person is enough, or share half and half (if you don't mind that the remaining half will have no broth) with a loved one. They tell you what order you should be eating the 8 XBL's. This sampler style will let you know which one you'll order in the future since each person has a preference. My faves? Truffle, Crab Roe, Cheese and Foie Gras. Ultimate fave, Truffle!!! 1108811088110881108811088
(PRO TIP: don't dip it in the usual black vinegar sauce and ginger strips as most flavors are subtle. Have a bite then the 2nd bite, should you feel it lacks the sauce, could be used to put on the sauce.)

| Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken PhP 298 ($6)
WOW this is what took this resto over the top for me (and the dessert I'll discuss later)... Crispy small boneless cuts of chicken on top of a bed of spices, chili flakes galore and peanuts. This is sooooooo effing good. Even those people I made this try who don't like spicy love it.
PRO TIP: Just don't take the chili flakes or go with people who like spicy food. 128516128541🤣 1108811088110881108811088

| Fried Rice Shanghai Style PhP 238 ($5) 110881108811088110881/2
Better than their Yang Zhou style. Just trust me. Every Chinese resto has Yang Zhou (or Chow) version. Order this. You won't regret it.

| Pan Fried Shanghai Pork Bun PhP 138 ($3) 1108811088110881108811088
Having tasted this at this at awesome Kao Chi, and similar restos in Taipei and HK, I liked their rendition. Soupy inside, crunchy pao or Bao like bun outside. Like a toasted siopao version of XLB.

| Pan Fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste PhP 168 ($3.25) for dessert 1108811088110881108811088 Never tried this before. On my 2nd or 3rd visit here, I finally ordered this. I shall order it again. That's all I'll say. Try it and let me know, or agree with me. Otherwise, #Thanosdemandsyoursilence 128514128514128514

| Glutinous Rice Ball with Grated Nuts PhP 168 ($3.25) also for dessert. 110881108811088110881/2
Yummy. A different take on the usual Butchi / sesame balls. Yummy.

They also had the usual staples or other dishes that were also decent:

+ Crispy fried Crystal Prawns tossed in Salted Egg Yolk PhP 588 ($10) very very good, but not any better vs other restos like DTF, Peking Garden, etc. 110881108811088110881/2
+ Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork PhP 288 ($6) Liking the cute shape and consistent crunch on this one. Fills in any meal gaps. 11088110881108811088
+ Radish Pastry PhP 138 ($3) great look and crunchy outside but too slushy inside for my taste. 11088110881/2
+ Crispy Vegetable Spring Roll PhP 138 ($3) 110881108811088
+ Charcoal Custard Lava Bun PhP 188 ($4) 110881108811088
+ Dynasty Crispy Chicken PhP 298 ($6) 110881108811088 1/2 good but weird they didn't give it a sauce. It's crunchy breaded chicken.

This style of restaurant goes more along the lines of Din Tai Fung, Tim Ho Wan, Shih Lin and Lugang, than the traditional Cantonese or HK restos in the Philippines. But I'd put this on top because of my new discoveries.

Like I said, this goes to my go-to Chinese resto list. And I love that this has luxury quality at a price that will not burn your pocket.

Paradise Dynasty, at a Glance: 
> Food & Beverage : 127775127775127775127775127775
> Service (Dine-In) : 127775127775127775127775127775 (usually excellent and impeccable, though I had one slow experience before in responding, that was more a one-off)
> Kitchen Service : 127775127775127775127775 (usually fast and on point)
> Ambience : 1277751277751277751277751/2 more traditional than modern
> Value for Money : 1277751277751277751277751/2
> Price : $$$ (moderate)
OVERALL : 127775127775127775127775127775
> Worth a try - Yes!!!
> Worth a return - Absolutely! Been here maybe 4 times already.

  • No. of Comments: 14
Anj C.
5.0 Stars

Located in The Podium, this restaurant serves a fusion of Chinese food. The place was huge and they also have function rooms for groups. It was a bit crowded when we’re there so I guess, I am off to a good start. Staffs were really friendly and they patiently explained each dishes for us to understand the context behind it.

Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao – 8 different flavors. Good for people who wanted to try each one. For me, I personally love the Foie Gras and Black Truffle.

Original Xia Long Bao – Classic! I became a fan instantaneously after a sip of the soup from the inside. It really is so flavorful.

Chilled Tofu with Century Egg – Tofu was so soft it breaks in your mouth and melts easily. It tasted really delicious. My only suggestion would be to add more century egg to it.

Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce – Love the crunchiness of the Lettuce. The Sesame Sauce tasted familiar but overall, good. This is probably one of my favorites here.

Chilled Jelly Fish and Seafood in Vinaigrette – Prawns were tender and big and the jellyfish added a pop to it. The sauce was perfect as it tasted a bit sour.

Steamed Glutinous Rice Stuffed in Red Dates – Priced at 238php. Was a bit surprised as this was just an appetizer and not dessert. It was sweet and chewy. Perfect if you like to start your meal with something sweet.

Radish Pasty – I am amazed, as this does not have that radish smell to it. The thousand-fold pasty was crisp yet melts in your mouth. The shredded radish on the inside was a bit salty and does not have anything radish to it which I liked. (because I don't like radish)

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun – For 3 pieces at 188php, I am definitely going to order this every time I’m here. The soft bun with the creamy custard dripping in every bite is so addicting.

Scrambled Eggwhite with Fish and Conpoy – I was surprised at how plain it looked but the taste was really superb. Definitely, one I will order every time I am here.

Pan fried Pumpkin Pastry – This is something like Tikoy to me. It wasn’t that sweet and it wasn’t oily which I liked a lot. Definitely, this will become a favorite soon of those who will get to try it.

Overall, Paradise Dynasty is the perfect place for family and friends. This isn’t just a place for Xiao Long Bao as they have a lot to offer.

  • No. of Comments: 0