Is the Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao at the new Paradise Dynasty outlet at 163 Retail Park in Mont Kiara legit? The answer is a resounding “yes”.
In fact, this place is the result of a collaboration between Samy and Min Bak Kut Teh from Klang, the same family that runs Ah Her, Samy and Tien, Samy & Ah Her and so forth. Their Bak Kut Teh is outstanding to say the least, with its concentrated herbal broth that carries a hint of pepper.
That same characteristic has been carried over to Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao, though perhaps in a slightly milder form. It is definitely an interesting and welcoming new taste in the world of Xiao Long Bao.
Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao is currently only available at Paradise Dynasty in Mont Kiara, and you can’t actually “buy” it with cash. Instead, it is free of charge if you agree to the following:
- “Like” Paradise Group Malaysia’s Facebook page
- Share a photo of Paradise Dynasty 163 Retail Park or the Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao
- Tag at least two friends
If you do these three things, you’ll get the Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao for free!
Apart from the Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao, the famous Dynasty 8-Flavours Xiao Long Bao is good too.
This comes in multiple flavours with instructions to eat it in the following order: Original (white), Ginseng (green), Garlic (grey), Black Truffle (black), Cheese (yellow), Crab Roe (Orange), Foie Gras (brown), and Szechuan (red). Quite a fancy way to enjoy Xiao Long Bao, but one that is also fun and interesting especially if you’ve never experienced it before. But beware – it’s rather filling, especially if eaten by yourself.
The Drunken Chicken is a cold dish of steamed chicken prepared with Shaoxing Wine that carries a herbal note from the goji berries used. Delicious!
Meanwhile the Scrambled Egg White with Fish and Dried Scallop has a story behind it – apparently it was created by a chef after the empress demanded a crab dish during “off season”. To fulfil her demands, the chef used egg as the main ingredient to somehow mimic the taste of crab. Hats off to those in the ancient Chinese palace kitchen for their creativity.
The Prawn and Pork Dumpling with Hot Chilli Vinaigrette was a pretty standard dumpling dish that delivered a kick, perfect for those who like their food spicy.
The Stir-fried Shredded Pork in Black Bean Sauce served with Chinese Crepes was rather similar to Peking Duck, at least when it came to how it was eaten.
This dish would go down well with those who do not fancy the more pungent taste of duck meat. The black bean sauce gave it a rather distinctive taste profile as well.
Japanese ramen and Italian pastas both originate from China, so if you’re someone who loves things in its original state, perhaps proper Chinese La Mian should be something to check out.
The La Mian with ‘Dan Dan’ Sauce as well as Stir-fried La Mian with Shredded Pork and Black Fungus were both outstanding.
These dishes have quite a strong taste and were very flavourful. The portions are big, so these are best shared if you want to save room for their other dishes.
Dynasty Crispy Chicken is a simple, straight forward Chinese-style fried chicken dish that is usually popular with kids, and if you want some greens, the Stir-fried French Beans with Minced Pork is a good option.
For dessert, you can have the Pan-fried Pumpkin Pastry, which tastes a little like Lotus Paste Pancake but less sweet, and perhaps a little healthier.
Paradise Dynasty at 163 Retail Park
1F-19 163 Retail Park
Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.166784, 101.652151
Tel: 03-6411 9811
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com