Crystal Jade, Singapore

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    Crystal Jade Macau Cafe Restaurant @ Bugis: Hong Kong or Macau?

    by DarkRay Written Apr 5, 2007

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    Crystal Jade Macau Cafe Restaurant @ Bugis
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    Crystal Jade Macau Cafe Restaurant is one of the restaurants under Crystal Jade Culinary Concept Holdings, the others being the super popular Crystal Jade Kitchen and the indulgent Crystal Jade Palace, among many others.

    Their popularity is not hard to explain at all - All Crystal Jade restaurants offer consistently delicious food and attentive service, at very reasonable prices for the class of food each of the restaurant specialise in.

    In this case, this particular restaurant as its moniker suggests, specialises in Macau influenced Chinese fares, which honestly looks not much different than those served by their Hong Kong inspired Crystal Jade Kitchen. The additional things we get here are just the Pork Burgers and Pork Knuckles.

    Decor wise, its interior is almost exactly like that of Crystal Jade Kitchen, casual and understated. Do not expect any romantic or even cosy atmosphere because the place feels "chatty".

    As with other Chinese Restaurants, do note that there is a compulsory "towel" charge of S$0.30 per person. All the prices shown on the menu are also subjected to a 10% service charge, a 1% government tax, and a further 5% GST.

    Favorite Dish: Actually, I am kind of puzzled as to why they bother with creating a "Macau" entity. They should just incorporate the items into Crystal Jade Kitchen's menu and make this another Crystal Jade Restaurant. It feels like it, the food looks like they are from it, and I even recognise some of the staff as being from the Crystal Jade Kitchen branch in Suntec!

    That being said, I did not like the Pork Burger at all. At S$5.90+++, it's an overpriced, but mediocre burger. I like almost everything else though, especially the Deep Fried Cuttlefish with Salt and Pepper (S$6.90+++), which makes for a great snack! The Dry Noodles with Spicy Meat Sauce (S$7.90+++) is also something I order quite often.

    If you enough people (like 4 or more), it is actually more bang for your buck if you order from their set menu (provided, you are not too picky about the things you eat of course). For example, their Special Set for 4 persons at S$68+++ includes:

    - BBQ Combination
    - Pumpking Soup with Seafood or Watercress Soup
    - Steam Tilapia with Black Bean Sauce
    - Choice of 1 Speciality (choose the Stir-fried Broccoli with Scallops for most bang-for-your-buck)
    - Fried Rice in Macau Style
    - Complimentary Dessert

    After all the taxes and surcharges and including a cold drink like Soya Bean Milk (S$2+++), it works out to a rather reasonable S$22.50 per person.

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    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Suntec City: Chinese Ramen & Steamed Pork Dumplings....

    by DarkRay Written Feb 11, 2007

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    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Suntec City
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    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao is one of the restaurants under Crystal Jade Culinary Concept Holdings, the others being the super popular Crystal Jade Kitchen and the indulgent Crystal Jade Palace, among many others.

    Their popularity is not hard to explain at all - All Crystal Jade restaurants offer consistently delicious food and attentive service, at very reasonable prices for the class of food each of the restaurant specialise in.

    In this case, this particular restaurant as its moniker suggests, specialises in La Mian (Chinese Ramen) and Xiao Long Bao (Steamed Pork Dumplings) among its very wide selection of items.

    Decor wise, its interior is a little packed, but most La Mian restaurants are like that anyway. Do not expect any romantic or even cosy atmosphere because the place is all brightly lit and feels "chatty".

    As with other Chinese Restaurants, do note that there is a compulsory "towel" charge of S$0.30 per person. All the prices shown on the menu are also subjected to a 10% service charge, a 1% government tax, and a further 5% GST.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish from the restaurant is the Stir-fried Long Beans with Minced Pork Sauce (S$8.00+++). This is actually one of my favourite dishes from any Chinese restaurant. It is a simple dish that is exactly what its name suggest it to be. But to get it right is not as simple as it seems and everything from the control of the wok heat, to the marination is just perfect for Crystal Jade's rendition.

    Noodles lovers will like their La Mien, with the popular ones being the ones with the Pork Ribs (S$7.50+++) and Spiced Beef (S$7.00+++). The Spiced Beef, which serves very well as an appetizer, are also available as an a-la-carte order (S$6.50+++).

    Although the Stewed Chicken Wings with Fungus & Mushroom (S$12.00+++) is rather nice, it is not unique and is not worth the money since there are only 5 tiny morsel of chicken with it.

    The succulent Steamed Pork Dumplings (S$3.80+++ for 4) are also a must for lovers of it, although I much prefer the Pan Fried Pork Buns (S$3.20+++ for 3). Dessert lovers should try the Red Bean Pancake (S$6.00+++), a deep fried pastry pancake that has been filled with sweetened red bean paste.

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    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao / Kitchen: Great Chinese Food at Reasonable Prices

    by monaco05 Written Jul 22, 2005

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    Crystal Jade is a chain of restaurants that can be found all around Singapore. In Ngee Ann City alone, there are about 8 Crystal Jade branches! But my favourites are Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Crystal Jade Kitchen.

    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao is famous for exactly what's in it's name - La Mian (hand pulled noodles) and Xiao Long Bao (a Shanghainese dim sum - a meat dumpling that has a delicious soup that spills into your mouth when you bite into it). All items in the menu are accompanied by pictures so no guessing is needed. Nearly everything I've tried here is good. Go to the one in the basement of Scotts Shoping Centre as there is seldom a queue there. I've once waited nearly 45 mins for a table at the branch at Ngee Ann City!

    Crystal Jade Kitchen serves Hong Kong style noodles, congee (porridge) and other Chinese dishes. During lunch time, they also serve dim sum. There is a branch in Shaw Centre that tends to be less crowded than other branches.

    Favorite Dish: Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
    - La Mian with Fried Pork Ribs
    - Xiao Long Bao

    Crystal Jade Kitchen
    - Wanton Noodles
    - Meatball Congee
    - Deep-fried Wantons
    - Black Pepper Beef

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    Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao: Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao

    by imstress Written Apr 15, 2005

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    Best Xiao Long Bao in Singapore
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    IF you would like to have a taste of Shanghai food, head over to Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao for a meal.

    They serve excellent Hot and Sour La Mian which can be shared by 2 person. There is spicies, toufu, meat and mushroom in the gravy that goes very well with the smooth la mian.

    Delicious Xiao Long Bao although cannot be compared to the real stuff in Shanghai.

    Leave some space in your stomache for some tasty sweet Red Bean Pan Cake for dessert.

    Thanks Audrey for the recommendation!

    Favorite Dish: La Mian in Hot & Sour Soup $7.00
    Xiao Long Bao $3.20
    Red Bean Pan Cake $6.00

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    Crystal Jade: Nice cantonese food

    by hobbes123 Updated Jan 8, 2005

    This is one of my favourite restaurants in singapore. Go there almost once a month with my pals because the food's nice, not too expensive..and they don't have that much of the trappings that the usual chinese restaurants have. ( of pickle charges..blah blah)

    Favorite Dish: From crystal kitchen i like - chicken with salted fish in claypot, deep fried wantans, cuttlefish, duck noodles

    From crystal jade shanghai noodles i like - dried noodles with onion oil, pork dumplings

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    Crystal Jade Restaurant: Pineapple Bun with Watercress Drink!!

    by Rachelynn Written Dec 5, 2004

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    This bun looks ordinarily but the flavour is !!!

    If you visit this restaurant during tea time, be sure to try their afternoon delight delights, inspired by the Hong Kong's culinary scene.

    - Watercress Drink with Honey
    - Crystal Jade's signature's Ice Kacang (local dessert)
    - Pipping Hot Pineapple Bun with Butter
    - French Toast
    - Toasted Sandwich with Ham and Scamble Eggs

    I know it's hard to imagine this chinese restaurant dishing out such dishes. But it's delicious, esp their Pineapple Bun!!! YUmmy!!

    If you visit their outlet at Bugis Junction, these aftern delights are available during lunch time too. Only at this outlet

    Other Locations:
    - Ngee Ann City Basement 2
    - Suntec City Mall
    - Bishan Junction 8

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