This is our 3rd attempt to a Tung Lok restaurant in 2 days. On the first day, we wanted to dine at Orchard Hotel but forgotten to check on reservation. When we were there, the restaurant was closed to public because there was a wedding banquet going on. So we headed down to Orchard Central for the Tung Lok Seafood. Halfway there, we remember to call but was told that the restuarant was also closed due to a private function going on. So the 2nd day, we headed to The Paramount Restaurant. Among all the Tung Lok restaurants, I find that the Paramount serves the best food. However, I was pretty disappointed this time (see below comments). Crystal Jade which has quite a similar theme compared to Tung Lok, is so much better. At least, there’s how I feel now. ^~^
The Paramount Restaurant is located at : Paramount Hotel & Shopping Arcade #01-01/02
30 East Coast Road
Tel : +65 6440 3233
Fax : +65 6440 1933Opening Hours :
Mon – Sat
Lunch : 11:30 – 2:30PM
Dinner : 6:30 – 10:30PM
Lunch : 10:00 – 2:30PM
Dinner : 6:30 – 10:30PM
In a clockwise direction : Royal Shrimps Dumplings, Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns (Char Siew Bao), Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns, Deep-fried Prawn Dumpling served with Salad Sauce.
These are the dim sum and were generally quite alright, except for the salted egg yolk custard bun skin which is pretty thick and tough.
The braised shark’s fin with fish maw was disappointing. Can you see the beansprouts from the picture on the right ? The entire shark’s fin soup was encovered with beansprouts and taste like beansprouts soup more than anything else.
From the left : BBQ combination, Scallop Porridge, Pig’s Throttle in Vinegar Sauce.
The roasted duck’s marination wasn’t good, the roasted pork (char siew) was too tough to chew. The scallop porridge was abit too blend but the pig’s throttle in vinegar sauce was fine except there wasn’t much meat to go along.
From the left : Chilled Sago Cream with Honeydew and Double boiled Hashima with Aloe Vera.
The honeydew sago was pretty good, sweet and refreshing. But the hashima wasn’t fantastic. The dessert tasted more of aloe vera than hashima.
The overall standard has dropped quite a fair bit. The entire meal costs around $125 for 2 persons. However, we had a $50 voucher to go along, so we paid around $75.
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