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Paradise Inn at Greenwich V

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I had the most amazing time at the newly opened Greenwich Village in the Seletar area last Saturday. Remember that I mentioned being attracted to the quiet yet relaxing looking Greenwich V during the Chinese New Year period? As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to visit Greenwich Village again as part of a Bloggers event organised by OMY.

Us bloggers were divided into 3 teams and tasked to visit TEN eateries/shops in the span of 2.5 hrs. It was an “Amazing Race” Blogger style! Paradise Inn was one of the pit stops, and I was glad to be able to glide into the sereneness of Paradise Inn to escape the excitement going on outside. We only tried out several signature dishes as we had other places to visit. It was a pity we only had 20 minutes to wolf down the food because I sure would have loved to spend more time here!

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                           Love the decor at Pardise Inn, especially the lamp shades!

Paradise Inn - Fried rice with prawns and roe (2)

Fried rice with diced prawns and fish roe. The fried rice was palatable and didn’t taste oily at all. The striking orangey red eggs dotted all over the rice made the dish look so appetising. The prawns were pretty succulent. Wish there were more egg though (the chicken ones).

Paradise Inn - Salted Egg yolk Prawns

One of my favourite Chinese restaurant dishes of all time, Prawns covered with Salted Egg Yolk! So sinful but OH SO GOOD. When the salty goodness of the salted egg lands on your tongue, time is suspended and you feel a sudden rush of high as the egg and prawn suddenly melts in your mouth and disappears way too quickly down your throat.

Paradise Inn - Fried rice with prawns and a piece of salted egg yolk prawn

I had time to try the Salted Egg Prawns with the Fried Rice and it was a good combination!

Paradise Inn - sweet and sour chicken

Can’t remember the name of this dish but I recall someone mentioning that this was an interesting take on the sweet and sour pork but using chicken instead, specifically chicken wings. The sweet caramelised flavour was tasty and the addition of the curry leaves was a nice touch. I did find the dish to be too oily but those who love chicken wings would appreciate this dish more.

Paradise Inn - veggies

Stir fried veggies with lots of garlic. After the more hearty dishes, I was glad to be able to down a few greens. The vegetables were deliciously flavourful and had a firm bite. Another good dish to order to go with the fried rice.

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…… And that’s all folks! Yes gobbled these all up within 20 minutes in order to get to the next shop on time! You can read all about our Greenwich V Amazing Bloggers Race at http://blog.omy.sg/greenwich-v/our-greenwich-v-experience/

 

Paradise Inn Greenwiwch V

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Tel : 64811513

http://www.paradisegroup.com.sg

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Azur Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

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It’s going to be Chinese New Year again and apart from Christmas, Chinese New Year is something I really look forward to each year. Unlike many people I know, I actually love visiting relatives, having relatives over to my place, all the CNY goodies and also the Ang Pow! This is possibly my last year to receive Ang Pows for CNY so I must celebrate doubly hard!

Last Tuesday, I was invited to partake in a Chinese New Year feast at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. This Chinese New Year, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s award winning restaurant Azur is presenting special lunch and dinner festive menus from January 22, 2012 to February 6, 2012. Diners can indulge in culinary treasures from the festive menu with an array of gourmet dishes from its international buffet. Along with the festive menu, guests will enjoy complimentary Prosperity “Lo Hei” Yu Sheng prepared fresh at a live station.

So before anyone else has done so, I’ve already done my Lo-Hei. In fact, my first Lo-Hei for 2012 was all the way back in October 2011 at Thai Village (can you beat that!). The dishes we had at the tasting session were a sampling of the best dishes available for the festive buffet.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Yu Sheng 2

Everyone likes to do the Lo-Hei (Yu Sheng) as it’s quite fun to toss the ingredients as high as possible. It can be quite a rowdy affair with accidental splatters. I think I found some shreds of vegetable in my hair one year! Definitely don’t wear your best shirt on that day. But while people like tossing the Yu Sheng, most don’t enjoy eating the dish all that much. I personally take a few mouthfuls worth and then I start fishing for the salmon and the crunchy golden nuggets.

The Crispy Salmon Skin and Abalone Yu Sheng at Azur Restaurant is quite different from the norm. For the 1st time ever, nobody was interested in the golden nuggets. Instead, everyone was fishing for the crispy salmon skin, which I can tell you is really delicious and far more interesting that plain old crackers now.

**For the festive buffet, diners will enjoy complimentary Prosperity “Lo Hei” Yu Sheng prepared fresh at a live station (only Salmon slices and no Abalone or Crispy Salmon Skin). Whether it’s Yu Sheng for 2 people or Yu Sheng for 20 people, the chef will still prepare it for you! So couples, you will still be able to partake in the good fortune! The Yu Sheng with the Abalone and Crispy Salmon Skin is for takeaway only.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng in Chef’s special dressing “Ginger Shoyu” (2) Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Crispy Salmon Skin and Abalone for the Lo Hei

The Salmon and Abalone Yu Sheng in Chef’s special dressing “Ginger Shoyu” was nicely laid out. See the huge bowl of crispy salmon skin? Yummmm. The abalone was nice too but mostly lost in the huge pile of salad. The Ginger Shoyu sauce was very nice as compared to the cheap sweet sauce used in most other places. Scroll to the end to see pictures of the tossing!

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Treasures from the sea (Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Crabmeat, Dried Scallop) (2)

Next up was Treasures from the sea (Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Crabmeat, Dried Scallop). This is the type of soup that would be featured in most wedding banquets if the wedding couple chooses not to go for sharks fin. But at Azur, they have jazzed up the soup with lots more ingredients. I found the soup to be flavoured very well with the ingredients used. It was hearty and there was a lot of bite. As you can see from the pictures, it really is chock full of ingredients. The soup was a tad too starchy though and I had to stop at half a bowl in case I couldn’t eat the rest of the lunch.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Treasures from the sea (Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Crabmeat, Dried Scallop) Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Steamed Garoupa in Pickle Chilli and Crispy Pork Lard (1)Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Azur Restaurant - Steamed Garoupa in Pickle Chilli and Crispy Pork Lard

Steamed Garoupa in Pickle Chilli and Crispy Pork Lard – Now fans of pork lard, you surely have to try out this fish as it’s practically swimming in it. Those crispy brown things are the pork lard! I had a tiny nibble of it, don’t want to be at odds with my doctor, and it was sooo good. The fish itself was tender and fresh tasting. Surprisingly, the pork lard didn’t make the fish taste oily and for me, there wasn’t a noticeable pork flavour in the fish as well, which is a good thing. Instead, what I detected was a hint of sweetness in the soya sauce due to the pickle chilli. For ease of serving, garoupa fillets will be served at the buffet instead of whole fish.

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