It was Easter Saturday. We just had a great dinner at B.B.Q. King and were headed towards Chinatown – Dixon Street for a Chinese desert. We passed by Sweeties Paradise on Good Friday where it was really crowded. On Easter Saturday, Chinatown wasn’t bustling like the day before and there weren’t any street stalls too (see Street Food at Chinatown, Sydney). Also, there weren’t any queues at any of the restaurants along Dixon Street. I guessed all the tourists have moved on!
We ordered the Black Sesame soup ($5.5) to share. This warm desert was very rich in flavor and the level of sweetness was just right for us. Luckily, we ordered one bowl as it was very filling towards the end.
Sweeties Paradise‘s desert menu was a very extensive one where practically any Chinese desert you can think off is on their menu. The ordering system at Sweeties Paradise was not obvious to us. Initially, we ordered and paid for our desert, and also provided our table number as requested. We waited for more than 10 minutes and the desert didn’t turn-up. I had to run up to the counter to check and found my desert sitting there (?!). We noticed another couple that came after us experiencing the same situation. Apparently, we have to wait and collect our desert.
We saw many Chinese desert restaurants along Chinatown on our way back to the hotel. If the ordering system at Sweeties Paradise can be improved, they might be on par with their competitors. It will be unlikely for us to return here. As there are so many of them, I would definitely want to try a new desert place if I’m in town.Sweeties Paradise Chinatown
45 Dixon Street Sydney, 2000 NSW Australia 61-2-9212-3818