Renowned for its unique and innovative dining concept, Singapore-based Paradise Group is proud to announce the opening of its second culinary concept in Hong Kong, Paradise Inn. The new restaurant is opening its doors in the prime location of Olympian City, marking the brand’s overseas presence in three countries after Malaysia and Indonesia. At Paradise Inn, the chefs re-interpret the evocative flavors of the good old days by enhancing traditional Chinese cooking with Nanyang touches that are used for the unique Inn-style creations.
In the olden days an “inn” was a resting place on the journey, where Chinese travellers could relax together and reminisce about the good old days. Drawing inspiration from these old Chinese inns, Paradise Inn features authentic Nanyang Chinese cuisine with a modern twist. The use of warm colours highlighting refreshing aqua blue not only adds flavor and vibrancy to the harmony of the overall design, but also offers a contemporary and stylish dining experience perfect for family and social get-togethers.
The origin of Nanyang Chinese cuisine can be traced back to the 18th century, when large numbers of Chinese ventured across the seas to Nanyang regions like the Malay Archipelago, Singapore, the Indonesian Archipelago and Thailand for trade and to escape the political instability at home. The migrants from Fujian, Chaozhou, Guangdong, Shanghai and Hainan took along their own culinary heritage and blended it with the local ingredients and cooking styles commonly found in Nanyang, creating unique Nanyang style Chinese cuisine.
Stewed Pork Belly served with Lotus Bun
Classic braised pork trotters is a signature dish at Paradise Inn well-appreciated by diners from all walks of life. To preserve the nostalgic flavorsand succulence, the pork trotters are marinated in a mixture of Chinese herbs and spices like peppercorns and star anise, and then braised for at least six hours, creating a perfect balance of flavors and texture.
Another all-time favorite would be the range of soups served in ceramic pots. A staple for Chinese dining, the taste of homely soups is coupled with better health benefits. Double-boiling for hours is believed to seal all nutrients and flavors of the ingredients into the soup, with popular selections including signature pig’s stomach with Tian Ma and Chinese herbs soup and nourishing double-boiled chicken soup with Chinese herbs.
Trio Layered Osmanthus Pandan Cake (Chilled)
The menu presents a delectable selection of local delights ranging from mouth-watering stewed pork belly with lotus bun to luscious expresso chicken and appetizing crisp-fried crystal prawns in wasabi mayonnaise sauce. To round off their culinary experience, guests are recommended to indulge in an array of floral hot teas such as lily flower, lavender, rosemary and osmanthus for a taste and aroma guaranteed to make the senses smile. Fresh, invigorating and relaxing, a hot flower tea is the perfect after-dinner digestif.
Floral Hot Tea
Eldwin Chua, CEO of Paradise Group, commented on the Hong Kong opening “Paradise Group aims to excite our diners’ palates with novel dining concepts on an on-going basis. Riding on the success of Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Inn brings to town the taste of traditional Nanyang Chinese cuisine and captures the heart and soul of diners of all ages.”
The opening of Paradise Inn highlights Paradise Group’s passion and influence as a driving force in the development of Asia’s constantly-evolving, vibrant restaurant scene. Paradise Group is at the forefront of this exciting culinary explosion with its 12 brands and over 50 restaurants in Singapore and throughout Asia.
Chinese merchants travelled to the Nanyang region and brought along culinary traditions
In celebration of the Paradise Inn Hong Kong opening, diners sharing their delectable experience at Paradise Inn on designated social media will be awarded free stewed pork belly served with lotus bun, making the dining experience all the more rewarding.