The Paramount Restaurant

The Paramount Restaurant’s location is an example of Singapore’s best contrasts—go in through the front door and you’re in a nice four-star hotel; enter by the back and you’re in a dingy mall with some very racy karaoke bars. Once you’re in though, it’s all Chinese restaurant. The décor is slightly Peranakan, but the food is Cantonese. Around since 1990, it’s become a reliable restaurant for those looking for a nice but not too fancy meal. Their fried sea perch with salted pepper; wok-fried beef fillet; and curry prawns in claypot served with buns are unusually spicy for Cantonese cuisine but are nevertheless very tasty.