I’m on a quest to clear as many pictures in my phone as possible and being a glutton means that I’d take a lot of food pictures. I can’t think of anywhere else to share this whole collection of pictures (Facebook is kinda obsolete for me already) so ta-dah! Here’s another food post!
Boyfriend and I were at JCube last week because we initially wanted to indulge ourselves in some fresh half-priced Salmon Sashimi (this promotion had been going on for quite some time) at Itacho Sushi. But the outlet was closed due to major renovations in the mall! 😦 I’m not sure if it’s a permanent closure but many other (affordable) eateries like Kungfu Paradise are gone as well. But I do hope that Itacho Sushi would resurface again once J.Avenue (the new concept that Jcube is currently constructing) is opened.
We went around the mall in search of other eateries to dine at and came across Canton Paradise on the second level, which was relatively quiet and empty at 9pm+. We even thought that the restaurant was already closed for the day. Gosh, the construction of nearby JEM and Westgate has clearly taken a toll on the businesses at JCube! We decided to dine there anyway because our budget allowed for a good meal in a Hong Kong-style restaurant!
We ordered a lot of food to satisfy the hungry beast in us that night.
The noodles were very springy, but it would be better if there were a little more dark soy sauce for me to mix with the noodles. As a result of the insufficiency, my noodles were drier and less flavourful than how I’d like it to be. The duck meat however was tender and juicy and its skin had the right amount of crisp!
If you’re not a soup person, this may not be to your liking. I really love the soup though! But it has this unique taste (very mild bitter aftertaste) that Boyfriend didn’t quite like.
Don’t be deceived by the crispy-looking batter as it is definitely not dry nor oily on the inside. Instead, each bite revealed the succulent mixture of the two things we absolutely love, topped with some mayonnaise to enhance the overall taste. It was a unique combination which went well with our taste buds. If you’re wondering where the “mango” is, it’s actually blended into the cake beneath the batter.
Of course, a dining experience at Canton Paradise is never complete without ordering its famous custard buns.
This topped my list of the best custard buns in Singapore until I tried Mouth Restaurant’s. Comparisons aside, Canton Paradise deserves to be among the best because it had very flowy and creamy molten custard. I’ll also give extra points for its pillowy bun that was thick enough to prevent the custard from leaking while I ate.
Last but not least… dessert!
Told you we love mangoes. No matter which restaurant we patronise, our dessert would always be Mango Sago Pomelo (unless it’s not available) so no surprise there. I’ve tried so many that I can probably create a list of the best Mango Sago dessert in Singapore lol but I’ll leave this job to the food connoisseurs.
The Mango Puree came in a rather small bowl but still enough for the both of us (since we already had so much food earlier on). The puree isn’t exactly a puree as it’s more watery than creamy. Nevertheless, taste wasn’t discounted as it was still pretty sweet.
Including GST and service charge, our bill totalled to $41.31. It’s quite a reasonable price for the amount of food we ordered I’d say! So I will definitely be back again 🙂
That’s all for this post and thanks for reading!
Canton Paradise (JCube)
2 Jurong East Central 1
Tel: 6684 5080
Mon – Fri: 11.00am – 10.00pm (last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 10.00pm (last order at 9.30pm)
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