What are Xiao Long Baos? It's a delicate, hand-created dumpling that is filled with pork and a small amount of soup. Steamed to perfection, the beauty of xiao long baos is that the soup stays intact even upon serving. So, there's one way to eat this -- carefully lift a piece using your chopsticks making sure that you don't break the delicate wrapper and place this on your soup spoon. Now, carefully take a small bite to poke a hole and it's either you let the soup flow into the soup spoon or you drink it straight. I love dipping my xiao long bao is this special ginger-black vinegar-soy sauce mix. Just a small amount to add some flavor. Paul, on the other hand, wants his with loads of shredded ginger and the amount of the soy sauce and vinegar is enough to fill one soup bowl.
My favorite would be the Original, the Foie Gras but I felt like that have only added in a teeny tiny bit, the Black Truffle, Cheesy and Garlic. I was excited for the Crab Roe but sadly I found the taste to be very weak to be enjoyed. I'd say, this is nice and pretty to enjoy but it's not still the best xiao long bao in town. Definitely fun to enjoy with friends as you can choose your personal favorites.
Paradise Dynasty is really known for its 8-piece flavored xiao long bao. It's good as a novelty as it's really colorful and something very interesting but if you're in for the real thing then I have yet to be impressed with Paradise Dynasty's version.
Paradise Dynasty is located at 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-08A, Singapore 098585. Call them at 6376-8103. They have 5 other branches all over Singapore.