Taste Paradise, Balmoral Bakery

Went to Taste Paradise to celebrate one of my friend’s birthdays! Everyone’s slowing turning 21, it’s gonna be my turn soon. Truly on the way to growing white hair. But I still love birthdays, it’s an added reason to publicly show your friends how much you treasure them haha.

Taste did not have CUSTARD BUNS that day!! Probably cos we were late and they ran out. But our faces totally fell when the waitress told us that. Note to self: reserve custard buns when making reservations for your table.

Lighting really sucked it’s so yellow. Made a simple collage because we ordered wayyy too many items. Some of the things that stand out and must be ordered: (non-existent liu sha baos), char siew baos, char siew sou, crabmeat and shrimp roe fried rice, egg tarts, chee cheong fun with scallop/ prawn, xo carrot cake (not pictured).

Char siew sou here is one of the best versions in Singapore. The pastry is incredibly buttery and flaky. Melts in your mouth once you put it in. And after biting into it, you taste the hot and sweet char siew bits in your mouth. Mind you, it’s not just any old fatty colored meat in there, it’s the real deal.

Generally, Taste Paradise serves up tasty, good quality dim sum that won’t disappoint. Need to return to eat those elusive little CUSTARD BUNS yo.

I didn’t note the exact prices of the dim sum, but prices generally are around $4 per dish. Bill comes up to a little more than Crystal Jade or Imperial Treasure, but the ambience is slightly more exquisite and some of the stuff are really worth paying that extra money for.

Had dinner here a few times with the family, and I think it’s slightly overpriced. Nothing to shout about, but that’s a story for another day.

Everything aside, when you think of Taste Paradise, think of C-U-S-T-A-R-D B-U-N-S.

Taste Paradise
(ION Orchard)
No.2 Orchard Turn
#04-07 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri
11.30am – 3.00pm (last order 2.30pm)
6.00pm – 11.00pm (last order 10.00pm)

Sat, Sun & PH
11.00am – 4.30pm (last order 3.30pm)
6.00pm – 11.00pm (last order 10.00pm)

Tel: 6509 9660

Side note: see that little candle there? Since it was our friend’s birthday, we had to celebrate with a cake! But cakes are boring ol’ things, so I popped by Balmoral Bakery @ Sunset Way to grab some old school pastries for us. Okay that picture is a little too small.

They’ve been churning out custard puffs, eclairs, cream puffs, samosas, curry puffs and other buttercream cakes for years now. It’s the traditional neighborhood bakery with equally traditional prices (I like that part).

Tadah! In the front row, you see the Butterfly Cake, Swan Cake and the Custard Puff. Chocolate eclairs hidden behind. Good that they are hidden also, they’re full of cream which isn’t my type of eclair.. so I wouldn’t recommend it. Custard puffs are great eaten warm though! Traditional yellow custard. Each piece costs around $1.10-$1.50, which is really a steal.

Also bought samosas and curry puffs home for my parents and they liked it. Same prices again, around $1.50 each piece. I really like the samosas, though I didn’t get pics! It’s packed to each end of the triangle with potatoes and vegetables. Worth the oil fest. Eat them once you pay for them so they don’t become soggy!

Balmoral Bakery
Blk 105
Clementi St 12
#01-06 Sunset Way
Open daily from 9am to 8pm
6779 2064

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