November 12, 2014 Closed, Indian, Old Town, pub grub, Thai 4 Comments

I was rather pleased to hear that the street food maestros from Ninja Buns had taken up residence in the kitchen at Paradise Palms. I thought it best to pay them an early visit.



I’d reviewed the place previously and enjoyed the venue, but the food hadn’t quite hit the mark. It struck me that Ninja Buns, whom I’d visited on their first day of trading at the Tram Stop Market, might provide a much better fit. And so it proved.

I was joined this evening by regular guest quester Tracey, who has joined at many different venues across the city.

Beef rice bowl

Beef rice bowl

We were in the mood for a couple of dishes to share. Eschewing their classic gua bao steamed buns, which I’d tasted before, we decided to try a couple of delights from their newly expanded offering. We ordered a beef rice bowl and a veggie coconut curry.

These arrived promptly looking very smart. The curry was packed with deliciously aromatic flavour and accompanied by excellent rice. The beef rice bowl was, if anything, even better. The beef was compellingly moreish.

Veggie coconut curry

Veggie coconut curry

These were two dishes of charm, character and panache. They met our requirements for a tasty and filling feed with stylish confidence.

So overall, I’m really pleased to see this marriage of two businesses come together so successfully. Paradise Palms has rounded out its offering very nicely and Ninja Buns have both the opportunity to cook indoors (!) and the opportunity offer a broader range of dishes than on their street stall. I’d strongly recommend a visit.

Blythe scores Ninja Buns at Paradise Palms
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20

Today’s questers were: Tracey, Blythe

We ate: beef rice bowl, coconut veggie curry

We drank: sark and dormy; amaretto, wine, lager

We wore: not quite warm enough coat; pinstripes

Total bill: £29.80

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Written by BKR