Monday, September 13, 2010

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao is now here in Manila!

The long wait is over, food lovers who are inclined with authentic Chinese cuisine will surely rejoice now that the famous Crystal Jade restaurant that is located countries like Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea and Indonesia, is now opening its first outlet here in the Philippines. In partnership of Red Dragon Culinary Concepts Inc. who acquired the franchise for the Philippines will open the Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao in Unit 117-121, Ground Floor of Virra Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan beginning September 13.

The store is open from 11AM – 10PM and has the capacity of almost 150 guests.
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao’s type of cuisine range from wide selection of Shanghai specialties, Dim Sum and Lanzhou, a fine hand-made noodle and they also serve vegetarian dishes. Here are some of the sample dishes that I tried from the Crystal Jade:

Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling "Xiao Long Bao" - a type of steamed dumpling from Eastern China and traditionally steamed in small bamboo basket. Each dumpling is perfectly pleated and filled with pork fillings with a piping hot broth that is distinctively savory. (Price: P158/5 pcs.)

"Beijing" Pork Dumpling - Delicate pork dumpling mixed with vegetables inside (Price P118/ 8 pcs)

Steamed Vegetable Bun and Radish Pastry (ordered separately). Steamed Vegetable Bun contains vegetables that is delicately steamed with the bun to preserve the sweet and juicy vegetable fillings. (Price P98/ 3 pcs). Radish Pastry contains layers of turnip pastry that is rich in flavor and taste. (Price P98/ 3pcs).

(Inside the Steamed Vegetable Bun and Radish Pastry)

Cold Cucumber with Minced Garlic in Sesame Oil - a refreshing starter that is crunchy and flavorful on the plate. (Price P180/plate)

Cold Sliced Pork Roll with Cucumber with Garlic - Crunch cucumber and carrot and rolled in pork and topped with sauce and garlic. (Price P188/plate)

Crispy Eel in "Wu Xi" Style - Deep fried eel that has exciting crunch mixed with sweet sauce to add more flavor. (Price P288/plate)

Spicy and Sour Soup in Sichuan Style - smooth thick soup that has a complex taste if spicy, sour and savory of interesting crunchy texture of shredded beancurd, black fungus, bamboo shoot and mushroom. (Price P150/bowl)

Sauteed Chicken with Cashew Nuts and Spicy Sauce - Chicken chunks, tossed in q piquant dressing of chili sauce, soy sauce, and Sichuan pepper and mixed with crunchy cashew nuts, ginger, garlic and spring onions. It is served with pancake. (Price P288/plate)

Noodle with Dried Shrimp and Peanut in Spicy Sauce - a classic Chinese Sichuan noodle consist of spicy peanut sauce and crushed peanuts to add a crunchy texture in the spicy noodle. (Price P288/bowl)

Sauteed String Bean and Minced Pork in Olive - Deep fried fresh string beans that preserved its sweetness covered with special sauce and chunks of minced pork and olive for a unique flavor. (Price P248/plate)

Fried Rice and Diced Chinese Sausage, Shrimp and Egg in Yang Zhou (Yang Chow) Style - the recipe for this fried rice originated in the city of Yangzhou in the Jiangsu Province located in the north of Shanghai. The fried rice is loaded of slices of Chinese Sausage and shrimps and mixed with egg and onion spring to make the rice colorful and appealing to eat. (Price P248/plate)

Deep-fried Souffle Ball with Red Bean Paste - a fluffy "cloud" liked souffle ball that contains sweet red beans that is perfect to conclude a hearty meal. (Price P138/3 pcs)

Mango Pudding - a delicate mixture of mango and gelatin with a mild sweetness that makes it a popular dessert in Crystal Jade. (Price P98/cup).

Among the samplers that was served in Crystal Jade private lunch, here is my personal choice or should I say my set when i return: Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling "Xiao Long Bao" is my favorite dim sum, Cold Sliced Pork Roll with Cucumber with Garlic is my appetizer where I enjoy the mild taste of the cold sliced meat with cucumber and carrots inside, Crispy Eel and Sauteed Chicken with Cashew Nuts in Spicy Sauce will be my main dish and will be partner with the Yang Zhou rice it will really fill my stomach when I ordered those dishes and lastly to end my delicious meal I go for the Mango Pudding that has delicate or mild sweetness which I like rather that the extra sweet type of desert something I find comforting and relaxing to eat before I leave the Crystal Jade. All the dish in Crystal Jade are good for two to three persons.  So all I can say its affordable and worth you're time and budget.

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao 
Address: Unit 117-121, Ground Floor of Virra Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan
Telephone Number:  570.9610 or 570.6912

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1 comment:

jotan23 said...

i especially liked their noodles in spicy peanut soup :)

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