Met up with the Eusoff girls at Crystal Jade Kitchen at Holland V! Back to our old uni haunts to relive our youths! 🙂 Crystal Jade Kitchen is the casual dining restaurant of the Crystal Jade group, so we weren’t expecting a lot. We were also on the side of the corridor with no air-con, so it was loud and quite warm. Service wasn’t great this trip, but on previous trips, they were okay. This establishment stays open until 3 or 4 in the morning, so it’s a decent place to go if you’re a hungry night owl!
The girls in all our glory!
Duck rice – $9.80: Rice was a little dry, and the boiled veggie was quite tasteless. The roast duck was good though, but boney and fatty. Not a ten buck plate of roast duck, unfortunately.
Braised tofu with mushrooms – $11.80: Good tofu! Very smooth and the sauce had hints of seafood which complimented the mushrooms. Again, the boiled veggies did not get much sauce on it and were dry and tasteless. Palatable.
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup – $9.80: Not that much beef in here, but what was there was cooked till oblivion and tender. The soup was quite tasty too – very beefy, and had many different layers of flavor – the aftertaste was sweet! Like!
Long Beans with pork – $12.80: The greens were still green and crunchy. The meat was flavorful and the little bits of dried shrimp helped this dish immensely on the umami front. Good! Wish there were more!
Custard Buns – $3.80: Not bad. Very normal. Nothing to scream about.
Steamed Har Gao (Shrimp Dumplings) – $4.80: Also not bad – the shrimp inside were detectable as shrimp (some are so diced that you can’t tell!), but the skin was a little loose and thin, and broke easily. Not that special or good, tastes just average.
Crystal Jade Kitchen
Address: 2 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277671
Telephone: +65 6469 0300
Hours: M-Th | 7am – 3am
F-Su | 7am – 4am
Price Range: $$$ ($20 to $30 per person)
Overall: Average. Very average.