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28 December 2009

Me and my friends meant to try the dim sum at Taste Paradise, but because they only serve it during lunch we decided to head to Canton-i instead for dinner. Interestingly in the recent weekend, Wong Ah Yoke on The Sunday Times Lifestyle rated Canton-i as one of the worst mid-priced restaurants of the year, and to be honest I think that's a bit too harsh. I personally don't think anyone of us is in the position to give "the worst" awards, especially not on the national newspaper right!

Seafood Fried Rice: 3.75/5

The seafood fried rice with eggs, scallops and seafood came in a hot stone bowl and it was still sizzling an hour after it arrived. Everyone around the table was clearly envious over my little gem, not least because it smelled good and looked more promising than their own dishes. I did away with the usual addition of the (pork) chinese sausages, the staff were happy to oblige, and it still tasted pretty alright. Sufficient mix of prawns, squids, scallops and mushrooms.

Wanton Soup with Noodles

HweeGuang didn't like this much, save for the wantons. He commented that the noodles were so much like instant noodles, and the soup quite tasteless.

Char-Roast Duck Noodle

Stella felt that Canton-i's specialty duck is not too bad, better than expected, but overall as a dish it was just average.

Guangdong Style Stir-Fried Noodles

Not sure about the exact name of this dish, but it's close. Leona could only manage an "it's okay" when I asked her about it.

Fried Radish Cake with XO Sauce

This probably came close to saving the dinner for the three. Well-fried and flavourful enough.

It was pretty crowded and understandably so it would be difficult trying to get the attention of the busy staff. To be fair, when we did get their attention, they were very helpful and thorough with our orders, even giving suggestions on alternative choices. I appreciate that.

$10.80 for the seafood fried rice
$8.80 for the char-roast duck noodle
$7.80 for the fried radish cake with xo sauce
(Around the same price for the other two noodle dishes)

* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.

ION Orchard, #03-14.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

5 Foodie Comments:

DhNy said...

I was there last friday!

You left Taste Paradise cos they dun do dim sum for dinner, but same for Canton-i as well! haha..

I tried their roast duck and radish cake too, rather well done. But their milk tea was ehh...erm...

December 30, 2009 at 1:51 AM
*Harris said...

Yeah, but Canton-i is cheaper during dinner! Heh.

December 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM
Angeline said...

You must go try taste paradise some time soon! The have excellent custard bun! :D

December 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM
*Harris said...

Yeah, I wanna go dim sum outing, inasmuch as I can't eat a lot of dim sum. Hahaha.

December 31, 2009 at 12:05 AM
DhNy said...

lets do dim sum next la~

Then i really think we could order everything on the menu.. haha

December 31, 2009 at 11:48 AM

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