Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 02:00
Eve of PH: 11:00 - 02:00
Sun: 11:00 - 23:00
KungFu Paradise is a casual Hong Kong style cafe offering an extensive menu of over 100 Chinese dishes and Asian-influenced western fare.
From the original Paradise Inn branding, The Paraduse Group has since expanded and now includes LE Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Taste Paradise, Paradise Pavilion, Seafood Paradise, Canton Paradise, Paradise Dynasty, My Nasi and even catering company One Paradise. Kungfu Paradise remains as one of the most unique ones under the umbrella which targets a younger audience with a fusion theme where “east-meets-west”. The menu is pretty much of a mix of everything. Expect to find a menu similar to Hong Kong tea rooms, thrown with a bit of western dishes and then mixed with a few Japanese elements.
The Steamed Custard Lava Bun ($3.90) is one of the few dimsums offered here. The bun had quite a thick skin and required a few bites to get to the bursting lava inside. Some parts are also not very liquid as well.
The Sausage "Babe" Rice ($12.80) is one of the various baked rice dishes offered here. Kungfu Paradise allows customers to choose which sauce they would like their Baked Rice to come in, with choices of Tomato, Cream or Curry. There was sufficient cheese covering the rice, and it was stringy upon being pulled about. Few chili flakes were spotted on the cheese but they did not carry any level of spiciness. There were two types of sausages used in this dish; a western type of sausage which is the one in white that had a bit of pepper in it and the red one which was Taiwan sausage.
Following the not-so-impressive Steamed Custard Lava Bun, we were hoping that the Chocolate Lava Cake ($6.80) will not turn out underwhelming. We were sort of relieved when it came, and with a vanilla ice-cream as well. The ice-cream seemed pretty much supplied, but the lava cake was warmed sufficiently so as to allow the chocolate lava to be liquid enough. The chocolate was also not full of cloying sweetness as well.
For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/kungfu-paradise-jcube/
Located at #01-07 of Jcube, Kungfu Paradise is part of the Paradise Group and serves up Cha Chan Teng style foods as well as western entries such as steak, burgers and pasta in their menu.
The restaurant has a specials menu, called The KungFu Hits, available from 11am - 5pm, Mon- Fri. All items on this menu are priced at $7.90. To order, diners are give a slip of paper to fill in what they want and the waiter/waitress will collect the slip.
I had the Wasabi Fish Cutlet Rice, which was impressive given it's price. The fish was fried with a batter that gave it a very crunchy exterior while the meat was tender, delicate and flaky. I was also pleased with the wasabi sauce. It was mild and had the taste of wasabi without overwhelming. (I'm not a fan of the overpowering wasabi smell.) The flavored egg that came along is praiseworthy too. It was done exactly right with a soft center. I remember seeing the egg as an item on its own in the menu for $1.80. Yummy!
For full review and pics, you may want to visit http://www.bunnysays.com/2012/11/lunch-kungfu-paradise-jcube.html
I went to Kungfu Paradise (Jcube) last night for dinner with my mum.
The place was filling up fast, and we got a small (slightly cramped) table next to a dividing panel. Ambience was decent for a budget restaurant (estimated price range from $2.50 to $17.00).
The menu was large and filled with glossy pictures of food! Lattes, Hot chocolate, Desserts (shaved ice and waffles and more), Dim Sum, Baked Rice, Dry Noodles, Burgers, Pasta, and much, much more!
The best part of the meal was: (some of) the food tasted better than it looked.
Custard Buns: These were perfectly done. Soft, fluffy white buns encasing runny, warm yellow custard. They were quickly finished, and my mum and I were licking the savoury custard-syrup off our fingers!
Kungfu Bumger: I like how they add a playful twist to the word 'burger'. It's an Asian take on your typical Chicken Fillet burger. Tender, succulent chicken thigh sandwiched between light, fluffy buns! With a special Kung Pao sauce (and some mayonnaise) drizzled in between. And it's a steal for only $2.70.
Prawn paste chicken: These are way, way better than the stuff you can get at Tze Char restaurants. 5 chicken wings per serving, served piping hot (you really need to blow them before biting). They were crispy on the outside and wonderfully moist and tender on the inside.
Fish & Chips: This was quite a let down. That's probably why one shouldn't go for Angmoh food in an Asian eatery. The fish tasted a little 'fishy' - adding lemon drops didn't help. The fish batter was nothing to shout about - dry and a little tough to bite. The accompanying fries were 'meh'; kinda tasteless! Although their generous serving of Tartar sauce made the course better.
I'm not sure about others' experiences, but I must commend the staff for their attentive, considerate service. I had some food taken away for my granny to try (a custard bun and chicken wing to be exact). They were promptly packaged in a box and plastic bag, and brought to our table. Due to my blur sotong head, I forgot to take the bag of food with me when I left! Much later, I remembered and went back to find it. Turned out that the staff kept the food on their counter and were waiting for me to get it! How nice and considerate :)
So yepp, a beautiful experience, if you don't count the Fish & Chips. I would recommend going there again. Hell, I'm going back there again! Next time, I wanna try their French Toasts, Dry Noodles and Shaved Ice!