June 05, 2017
Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小厨 @ The Centrepoint ~ Refreshed Menu With More Cantonese Wok-Fried Specialties! Check Out The $1 Deal Promotion!
Established well-loved local brand Crystal Jade Kitchen doesn't need much introduction, really. It has long secured its place as our to-go casual restaurant for fare such as Cantonese dim sum, noodles, congee, and roast meats whenever we want a fuss-free, comforting meal.
But it was only during a visit to Crystal Jade Kitchen's newly-opened outlet at The Centrepoint when we discovered that their menu has been recently updated.
In addition to the perennial favorites, there are now more wok-fried specialties and home-style dishes!
One new item which I particularly enjoyed was the BBQ Red Sausage ($13.80).
The Chinese-style sausage comprising of minced pork and pork cubes is first marinated in spice mix, and then roasted with bastings of homemade barbecue char siew sauce.
It somewhat reminded me of those savory Taiwan sausages, but with a sweeter finish. Texture was enjoyably crunchy. Each bite was tasty and utterly addictive.
This is one sausage which definitely warrants an order.
Being creatures of habit, we also ordered the usual Steamed Ha Kau ($6.30 for 4 pieces), Steamed Siew Mai with Crab Roe ($5.80 for 4 pieces), and Pan-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Shrimp & Preserved Meat ($4.80 for 3 pieces).
These dim sum classics never fails to satisfy.
For novelty sake, we gave the Lotus Paste Bun ($5.30 for 3 pieces) which are shaped in form of hedgehogs, chicks and piglets a try.
While adorable-looking, these are essentially steamed buns filled with white lotus paste. Not too bad an option if you like lotus paste buns that are not too sweet.
The wok-fried specialties will suit those looking for a more substantial meal, and are perfect for communal dining. Best complemented with a bowl of Steamed White Rice ($1.30 per bowl).
I especially love the Scrambled Egg with Tomato ($13.80) steeped in a sweet and sour ketchup-based sauce. Simple ingredients, simple taste. Yearning for a homely dish away from home? This is it.
Dishes like Braised Pork Belly with Beancurd ($16.80), Pork Trotter with Ginger & Vinegar Stew ($12.90), and Hong Kong-style Curry Beef Brisket ($17.80) were well-received around the table too.
Being a carb lover, the Hokkein Fried Rice ($16.80) greatly piqued my interest.
Think of it like "mui fan", albeit an atas-ified version. Instead of white rice, this plate ups the savory factor with egg fried rice! The melange of ingredients such as prawns, canopy, roast duck, chicken and mushrooms cooked in oyster sauce was a tad salty that evening, but nevertheless pleasing.
Dinner concluded with a selection of refreshing Chinese-style desserts: Osmanthus Jelly with Wolberry ($4.30), Lime-flavored Jelly with Aloe Vera ($4.80), Mango Puree with Pomelo & Sago ($5.80), and Pumpkin Paste with Black Glutinous Rice ($4.80).
Overall, we had a good meal at Crystal Jade Kitchen. It has once again affirms its position as a dependable restaurant for well-executed dishes at prices that doesn't burn a hole in the pocket.
Do take advantage of the $1 Deal Promotion from 15th May to 30th June 2017. During this promotion period, customers will have the opportunity to sample a range of new dishes (four choices each week) at just $1 per dish with a minimum spending of $40.
Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小厨
Address: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint #03-43, Singapore 238843
Contact: +65 6734 9420
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-10pm / Sat, Sun & PH 11am-10pm
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.
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