Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ala Carte Buffet @ Paramount Restaurant

Last Sat after studying at Simei, my parents picked me up and we went to Paramount Restaurant for dinner. We made a reservation for 4 at 6:30pm. And we were there at 630pm. Supposedly to go there for dinner and ever since Thomas' wedding, I've been craving for their ee-fu noodles.

Mom suggested we go for the ala carte buffet. This one gotta ask specially as it's not stated on the menu or anything. Get 4 or more pax and then you can enjoy this special rate. Order anything you want from the special menu as many times as you want. Take note though, those menu in boxes can only be ordered once per pax.

We ordered salmon was so fresh till we ordered 3 plates of this! Too bad they didn't provide lemon slices. Just soy sauce and wasabi. It would taste better with lemon...

This is the Beijing roast duck. Not crispy de. It tastes like normal duck. And skin little lotsa meat. I mean, the main idea of Beijing roast duck is to eat the skin only right? But ok lah, not bad. Tung Lok leh.

This is the 油浸笋壳鱼 (fried Soon Hock). Dad liked this so much we ordered 2 plates. It's not small also wor. And it's tasty. Seriously nice. Both plates we ate till left bones only.

This is the mini buddha jump over wall that mom and my aunt ordered. Don't really like it. It tastes like herbal chicken soup. According to my mom, there's abalone inside and some other stuff. I still don't like it.

Steamed life prawns. Need I say more? Fresh and hot. Too bad daddy sway, he got one that wasn't fresh.

Sautéed Scallops with Celery in X.O. Sauce. Scallops damn nice! But I don't like celery so I just "attacked" the scallop.

My sharks fin soup!!! NICE!!! My aunt said a bowl of starch. But I still find it nice and tasty. Cause I like shark fin soup ma. Haha!

This is dad's favourite: Poached Spinach with Three Eggs. I would prefer the one at Seafood Paradise though.

This 十全药材烧鸭 (roast duck with chinese herbs) is WOW I tell you. If I wasn't that full already, I would have ordered another one. Can fight with Dian xiao er lor. This is what roast duck should be; crispy skin and tender meat.

I think this hsould be "Nan Jing" Style marinated Duck Meat. I don't like this. Cause I can't eat the wings due to my braces. I ate a little of the meat though but it lost to the roast duck with chinese herbs. We didn't finish the whole thing. Not nice de.

I always thought Crystal Jade has the nicest Braised Spicy Eggplant with Minced Pork in Claypot. That is until I tried this. From that day onwards, I'm beginning to love this more than the one at Crystal Jade. It has salted fish inside!! I like.

I like sweet and sour pork but I don't like yam ring. So this dish, Sweet and Sour Pork served in Yam Ring, doesn't really suit me. Furthermore the pork isn't very nice. I prefer the one at Huang Jia, Kallang Leisurepark. That one has the best sweet and sour pork I'd eaten so far.

Mom ordered Seafood Salad with Fresh Fruits. Each pax has ½ a prawn each and ½ a crabstick. But then this isn't the special box de, so can order as many as you want. It's nice, but dad forbid me to take too much seafood as I'm allergic to them, so we only ordered one plate. =[

This 吊烧童子鸡 (Cantonese roast chicken) is the same one served at Thomas' wedding. The skin is crispy and the meat is so tender, it seemed easy to eat even with my braces. My favourite kind. They have a small dish of salt and pepper for taste. =]

Main purpose is this!! My ee-fu noodles!! But damn full by then, so only ate one bowl. Furthermore, it tastes nicer during Thomas' wedding. =P But then my parents and aunt agreed that it's nice. Aunt even said that the noodles must be flown in from HK daily. Which I don't think so. But it's nice, nicer than wherever I had eaten.

OMG. After dinner must take dessert ma!! Chilled Sago Cream with Honey Dew is the way to go!! I ordered 2 servings of this!! Too damn nice!!!!! Piangz, now I got craving for this liao. Lots of sago and desserts are supposed to be sweet. Sweet! I like..LoL. *Drool*

We ordered Century Eggs with Pickled Ginger as well as Glutinous Dumpling with Sesame Filling. Total bill? Around $160. Yes, it comes up to about $40/pax. But then we got to eat so many dishes, and furthermore, we had $20 voucher! Yeah! Actually quite wu hua (value for money) since we can order lots of stuff. If we were to order ala carte, I doubt we can have that many dishes for $160. I can't wait for the next trip down. I want my honeydew sago.....


Aaron said...

Wah lao!
The food looks great!
I want to eat there!

Sophie said...

the eggplant dish looks so delish!

this is really one of the simplest dishes to make anywhere in the world so long as you can get hold of eggplant and sauce package.

Here I bought a sauce pack so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.