Food, Lifestyle

Where to Find The Most IG-Worthy Xiao Long Bao In The Country


When news of Paradise Dynasty (the home of the famous basket filled with XLBs in the color of the rainbow) coming to the Philippines first came out, I was beyond excited to try it out. You see, I’m such a huge fan of Xiao Long Bao, it’s not even funny.


I’m happy that we now have a lot of XLB places to choose from but it never hurts to welcome another player in the food world! Paradise Dynasty is a casual dining concept by Paradise Group that dishes up an affordable selection of northern and southern Chinese cuisine at seven restaurants in Singapore, with overseas presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.


Pushing the envelope on culinary creativity and innovation in Chinese cuisine, Paradise Dynasty is proud to present eight first-of-its-kind types of xiao long bao (小笼包) such as black truffle, foiegras, garlic, ginseng, cheese, Szechuan and crab roe. These eight tantalising flavours in a specialty sampling basket (8 pieces).


  1. Original

Enjoy these traditional xiao long bao featuring fresh pork filling in a sweet soup broth *original

  1. Ginseng

Relish the soothing herbal goodness of this ginseng and pork soup dumpling *green

  1. Foie Gras ( my favorite!!!)

A touch of French luxury is married perfectly with this traditional Chinese delicacy *brown

  1. Black Truffle (my second favorite!!)

Feast on the unmistakable plush aroma and taste of black truffle in this luxurious treat *black

  1. Cheese

A novel combination that features the silkiness of cheese – a sure hit with all ages *yellow

  1. Crab Roe

These morsels are infused with pork and delicate crab roe *orange

  1. Garlic

A simple twist on the traditional xiao long bao by just adding fragrant garlic *grey

  1. Szechuan

Selection of silky handmade la mian


Another highlight of Paradise Dynasty is the wide selection of la mian (hand-pulled noodles) that are freshly made expertly in full view of diners in the open kitchen. I Highly recommend the la mian with sliced pork in signature pork bone soup, la mian with braised pork belly in signature pork bone soup, and the piquant la mian with poached marbled beef in Spicy Szechuan soup!

Shanghainese dim sum and comfort food

Aside from the stellar XLB’s and lamien, I absolutely love their Shanghainese dim sum offerings! My favorites are radish pastry and pork dumplings with hot chili vinaigrette.



DSCF6274 DSCF6245Their extensive menu also showcases a selection of appetizers that range from chilled assorted eggs loaf in Yang Zhou style to the classic drunken chicken.


Their wok-fried meat, seafood, vegetable and rice dishes are perfect for sharing with family and friends! Some of their bestsellers are the spicy Szechuan crispy chicken and scrambled egg white with fish and conpoy.


DSCF6243Don’t forget to leave room for dessert such chilled glutinous rice roll topped with grated nuts, pan-fried pancake with red bean paste and glutinous rice dumpling in fermented rice win.DSCF6279

I’m seriously in love with Paradise Dynasty. Chinese food is normally something I eat with my parents because it normally requires you to order a lot and the prices are quite expensive. But now, I can finally enjoy scrumptious Chinese food that’s easy on the pocket! Paradise Dynasty has quickly become one of my favorite destinations for Chinese food. I just really hope they open another branch in perhaps Makati or the Fort soon!!!



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