Monday, July 29, 2019

Dine like a King and eat like a Queen at Paradise Dynasty!

“The response of our diners has been fantastic. Every item on our menu is a blockbuster from our eight-flavored xiao long bao to our Szechuan cuisine and La Mian dishes.” ~Jonathan Ko, Paradise Manager
Paradise Dynasty
I had longed been intrigued hearing about Singaporean restaurant franchise Paradise Dynasty restaurant and I had passed by many times at one of the branches in SM Aura seeing a group of families dining and some happy group of friends as well feasting to different Chinese foods on their table. That's why when I got invited to try out their food I was like ow yes been waiting to try out Paradise Dynasty. 

Paradise Dynasty
Dining at Paradise Dynasty is like taking a step back to imperial China while inside a private room while sipping a cup of tea while waiting for the food to be served. Majestic restaurant settings while immersing yourself in the finest of northern and southern China cuisine. Paradise Dynasty expanded to other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, after it opened in Singapore in 2010. And in 2016 opened it's first flagship branch in S Maison here in Manila, Philippines. Followed by their SM Aura branch were I am near.

Paradise Dynasty
Paradise Dynasty’s fa├žade welcomes diners, dine against a backdrop of a luxury, plush dining ambiance and customized imperial court lamp chandeliers and grandeur befitting for kings with elegance and provides a luxurious fine dining experience, perfect for a king and a queen (at heart) :). Paradise Dynasty The Podium branch, is a 164-sqm dining place that caters to Ortigas people. The restaurant exudes a minimalist ambiance. There are two function rooms with lazy daisy tables and cushioned seats for private functions. These rooms can be combined to accommodate 28-30 people.
Paradise Dynasty
Paradise Dynasty
Paradise Dynasty' is a Singaporean restaurant franchise that offers the world's famous 8 flavored Xiao Long Bao, or soup dumpling is traditional street food from Shanghai that is delicately handcrafted with 18 pinches to form the spiral knot. If the color itself attracts your appetite well I tell you its really good to eat what is surprising in the inside as well. 

There are two unique ways to eat it either by one big whole bite swallowing all or poke enough whole on the wrapper to release the broth first and delicately sipping the broth before eating the rest. Starting from Orginal to Ginseng going clockwise to Foie Gras, Black Truffle, Cheesy, Crab Roe, Garlic and Szechuan to ensure an optimum taste of bursting flavors. Created by Eldwin Chua, Chief Executive Officer of Paradise Group Holdings and the team of chefs after many rounds of tasting and testing. 

Specialty Xiao Long Bao (8 flavors) - Php 388.00/8pcs
Original  - Php 188.00/6pcs, Php 298.00/10pcs
  • Enjoy these traditional xiao long bao featuring fresh pork filling in a sweet soup broth.

Ginseng - Php 330.00/6pcs, Php 540.00/10pcs
  • Relish the soothing herbal goodness of this ginseng and pork soup dumpling.

Foie Gras - Php 330.00/6pcs, Php 540.00/10pcs
  • A touch of French luxury is married perfectly with this traditional Chinese delicacy.

Black Truffle - Php 330.00/6pcs, Php 540.00/10pcs
  • Feast on the unmistakable plush aroma and taste of black truffle in this luxurious treat.

Cheese - Php 230.00/6pcs, Php 380.00/10pcs
  • A novel combination that features the silkiness of cheese – a sure hit with all ages.

Crab Roe - Php 330.00/6pcs, Php 540.00/10pcs
  • These morsels are infused with pork and delicate crab roe.

Garlic - Php 230.00/6pcs, Php 380.00/10pcs
  • A simple twist on the traditional xiao long bao by just adding fragrant garlic.

Szechuan - Php 230.00/6pcs, Php 380.00/10pcs
  • Spice up your palate with the subtle heat from a touch of chili oil and peppercorns.

Specialty Xiao Long Bao (8 flavors) - Php 388.00/8pcs
My personal favorite is the Black Truffle once I sip the broth I paused for a while and get back to the reality that's how amazing how it was made each small xiao long bao. Each is designed to give a different flavor experience in each bite a sampler of sorts for their Xiao Long Bao offerings. The clockwise order is designed to start you off with a mild flavor that gradually gets stronger and stronger. But the important elements of any good Xiao long Bao still remain: meaty, warm and soupy.

Specialty Xiao Long Bao (8 flavors) - Php 388.00/8pcs

Here are some of the well-recommended dishes by the Chefs and are only available at The Podium branch:


Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun (served half) - Php 1,288.00
It is best shredded or sliced thinly and eaten wrapped in bread with Hoisin Sauce.
Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun
Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun
Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun
Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun
Deep-Fried Duck with Steamed Bun

Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits - Php 1,288.00
Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits

Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style - Php 1,288.00
A bit spicy but tolerable I love that I know how fresh the fish and best eaten when it's hot. 
Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Mapo Tofu Style

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly - Php 588.00
Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly

Other than the well-recommended dishes here are also other must-try dishes that will surely make you wanna have a feast.

Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce - Php 288.00
When I first saw it I was like ah just an ordinary lettuce vegetable thing, but NO because it may seem as though it is just some common lettuce rolled but it is more than what I see that my mouth couldn't explain. I loved it and almost ate 4 rolls of it and it is my instant favorite one of the reason I will surely keep on coming back at Paradise Dynasty. Plus the homemade sesame sauce complemented the taste itself just perfect!
Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce

Chilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli - Php 288.00
Chilled Baby Spinach with Vermicelli

Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken - Php 298.00
Stir-fried chunks of crispy and tender chicken cooked in a wonderful mix of spices loaded with nuts and an inviting aroma of dried chilies that complemented its flavor. At first look, you might think what a spicy dish but when you get to take a piece of the chicken you'll keep on wanting for more, just don't eat the chili to avoid exploding the hot flavor of it.
Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken
Best with Mango Fruit Shake to ease the hotness of the flavor....

Mango Fruit Shake - Php 150.00
Mango Fruit Shake

Radish Pastry - Php 138.00/3pcs
If you are a health-conscious person this one is a must-order for you, made from shredded radish in a light and flaky pastry shell —tastes heavenly especially.
Radish Pastry

Fried Rice in Shanghai Style - Php 238.00
With all the dishes that have been served, it is still best to eat with rice and one of which is fried rice in shanghai style bursting with some vegetables and of course my favorite shrimps. I can even eat it alone but it's still best to eat with other Paradise Dynasty dishes along.
Fried Rice in Shanghai Style

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun - Php 188.00/3pcs
Black may describe a lot of negativity but it's just a color, and for Paradise Dynasty these black colored charcoal custard lava bun has a creamy, sweet, soft, mildly salty, and fluffy bun has a sweet surprise inside. The hot custard with the salted egg complemented its flavor which is hidden surprise hiding the black bun.
Charcoal Custard Lava Bun

Charcoal Custard Lava Bun

Pan-fried Pumpkin Pastry - Php 138.00/3pcs
Pan-fried Pumpkin Pastry
Paradise Dynasty promises that other than great food with great value in a grand alluring ambiance is that whatever taste you experience here at their Manila branch, they make sure that it’s the same taste the customers experience in their other countries branches.

Paradise Dynasty
Their mission is to improve, advance and create for our customers’ ultimate experiential enjoyment, the Paradise Group marries tradition with innovation – a match that, as they say, is made in heaven.

Bring your whole family and friends to Paradise Dynasty for a sumptuous feast of their great food with great value in a grand alluring ambiance. 

To know more about Paradise Dynasty follow their social media accounts at:

Paradise Dynasty

Paradise Dynasty Branches

The Podium
2/F  The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas,
Mandaluyong City
(02) 682 3333


S Maison
S Maison, Conrad Seaside Boulevard
Corner Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), 
Pasay City
(02) 828 8333


SM Aura Premier
Level 2, 26th Street, 
Corner McKinley Pkwy,
Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila
(02) 478 3333



Friday, July 12, 2019

Japanese all you can Meat Shabu Shabu or Yakiniku at Shaburi & Kintan Restaurant

“The idea is to bring together two of the best concepts in Japanese dining -- shabu-shabu and yakiniku -- in one luxurious buffet setting. Shaburi Kintan is a casual dining restaurant that is sure to bring you closer to home. I hope you would give Shaburi Kintan the support you have afforded UCC throughout the years. The concepts can either be broken into either a combination again of Shaburi and Kintan, which is shabu-shabu and yakiniku. Or, we can also break it down to just a shabu-shabu store and a yakiniku store.” ~Mr. Hubert Young, Chief Executive Officer of UCC Philippines
Shaburi & Kintan
The latest dining innovation from SK Dining concept introduced to Filipinos. The eat-all-you-can restaurant, which has been popular in other countries such as in Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the newest is in our country Philippines. 


Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
(L-R) Mr. Masahide Araki, Managing Director, Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Luis Manuel Banson, Director of Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Atty. Severino Sumulong, Director of Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Hubert Young, President, Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Tomoyoshi Nishiyama, Chairman, Dining Innovation Ltd; Mr. Eiji Kamada, Chief Executive Officer, Dining Innovation Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd; and Mr. Shinichiro Matsufuji, Chief Operating Officer, Dining Innovation Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd.

Mr. Hubert Young, Chief Executive Officer of UCC Philippines
(L-R) Mr. Masahide Araki, Managing Director, Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Luis Manuel Banson, Director of Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Atty. Severino Sumulong, Director of Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Hubert Young, President, Universalalliance Dining Concepts Inc.; Mr. Tomoyoshi Nishiyama, Chairman, Dining Innovation Ltd; Mr. Eiji Kamada, Chief Executive Officer, Dining Innovation Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd; and Mr. Shinichiro Matsufuji, Chief Operating Officer, Dining Innovation Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd.
Let me tour you around inside the spacious restaurant with a cozy and comfortable food where you can enjoy either shabu-shabu or kintan eat-all-you-can mukbang time with your family and friends.

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan is a casual dining concept that encourages customers to satisfy their craving for authentic Japanese dishes in shabu-shabu, yakiniku, and buffet settings.

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan

At Shabu-Shabu area each person has each pot which is a new different concept that I haven't seen in another Japanese shabu restaurant, while at Kintan or Yakiniku area, you get to enjoy grilling your favorite selections of meat without worrying about the smoke because the smoke is being sucked down the grill.

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
In Japan sushi has become one of the most popular Japanese cuisines in the world, but Japan also has Yakimi and Shabu Shabu as other Japanese food to enjoy. Shaburi and Kintan Buffet recently opened its first branch at the Japan Town of Top of The Glo in Glorietta 2, is a dining concept by the founder of the number one yakiniku restaurant in the world who also introduced the dining innovations of shabu-shabu, udon, and yakitori in over 200 restaurants in different countries.

Shaburi & Kintan
Dining Innovations Ltd. Chairman Tomoyoshi Nishiyama was recently in the country to welcome guests to the recent opening of Shaburi Kintan. Nishiyama is known as the founder of the world’s number 1 yakiniku restaurant since the ‘90s.

Shaburi & Kintan
Nishiyama partnered with Universalalliance Dining Concepts, Inc.’s President Hubert Young, the entrepreneur behind many of the successful Japanese dining brands in the country, to bring Shaburi Kintan Buffet to the Philippines. Young has brought the UCC Coffee chain and other Japanese food concepts, Coco Ichibanya, Mitsuyado House of Tsukemen, Mitsuyado Ramen Shokudo, and Tendon Kohaku, among others, to the country.
“I’m very happy to have Shaburi and Kintan at the center of Makati. The Philippines has a very big market for Japanese cuisine with its large population, which is second to Indonesia in Southeast Asia.” ~Tomoyoshi Nishiyama, Dining Innovations Ltd. Chairman
Mr. Tomoyoshi Nishiyama, Dining Innovations Ltd. Chairman


The restaurant offers a variety of meat choices for both the kintan and shabu-shabu include quality chicken, pork, and beef cuts from the four courses.

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan

Shaburi Meat Menu
Shaburi & Kintan Menu
You can have the Regular Shabu, Special Shabu, Shaburi Wagyu, or Special Wagyu. Take your pick from six tasty soup varieties. Chef’s recommendations include the Beef Pepper for your meat dishes. You can likewise opt for two soup choices as they are available in both single and twin pots. Having any of the Original Konbu, Sukiyaki and Chicken Collagen Paitan are also highly recommended!

Shaburi & Kintan Menu
Shaburi & Kintan Menu
Shaburi Kintan also offers fine selections of Kintan Karubi, Rosu, Dice Tender, Gyu Tan, Nakaochi, Harami, Shimofuri Steak, Atsu Tongue, Wagyu Karubi, and Wagyu Steak in various flavors. You can order them along with choices from the main menu. What makes the shabu-shabu option different in the restaurant is that each customer gets his/her own pot of preferred soup or soups.

Shaburi & Kintan
Choice of flavorful broth:
  • Original Konbu
  • Sukiyaki
  • Beef Pepper
  • Chicken Collagen Paitan
  • Hot Miso

Kintan Meat Menu
Shaburi & Kintan
Start by choosing from four amazing options: the Regular Buffet, Kintan Buffet, Premium Kintan Buffet, and Special Wagyu Buffet. You can then choose your type of rice and the meats you want. The best thing about grilling the meat in the Kintan setting is the Japanese technology that makes the smoke “magically dissipate”

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
With almost 50 sumptuous selections of Japanese dishes at great value for your money, you can enjoy a healthy and delicious feast with your choice of meat, seafood, and vegetables along with equally healthy and scrumptious broth with their shabu-shabu.

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan
You can also have different choices of sauces and dipping sauce...

Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan

Here are some things to remember:
  • 90 minutes on Buffet Course eating time and 60 minutes on a plate set lunch menu.
  • Php 190.00 per 30 minutes/per person time extension.
  • Php 190.00 per 100g/per person for food wastage.
  • NO take out.
  • The same course menu should be selected for all customers at the same table.
  • Unlimited refill for buffet items is included.
  • Adult price will be charged for anyone taller than 4ft.
  • Children below 3ft. are free of charge.
  • Children above 3ft. but below 4ft. will be charged child price.
  • Child price is only valid for All You Can Meat menu.
  • All prices are VAT inclusive and subject to 10% Service Charge.
Price menu details
Shaburi & Kintan
Shaburi & Kintan is a casual dining concept that encourages customers to satisfy their craving for authentic Japanese dishes in shabu-shabu, yakiniku, and buffet settings. Once you enter the restaurant you will be greeted by the restaurant’s friendly staff. What makes me wanna come back and bring my family and friends at Shaburi & Kintan is that whether you choose to crave for a shabu-shabu or grill with yakiniku you can be sure that they serve high-quality meat at a reasonable price.
Shaburi & Kintan
So just like me bring along your family and friends or take your loved one on a date and satisfy your cravings for authentic Japanese comfort food at Shaburi & Kintan, located at 4TH Floor, Japan Town in Glorietta’s Top of the Glo, Glorietta 2 Ayala Center, Makati City. For reservations, you may call +639562442688. Visit Shaburi & Kintan Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/shaburiandkintanph/.

Shaburi & Kintan