As you would have noticed, it's a whole lot's of asian dining this month. On a sleepy Sunday evening, we were at Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City when we decided to drop by at Crystal Jade Palace for a late dinner.
Not sure why, but almost everytime we are there, will be ushered to this back row where the tables reminds me of those long canteen table. From the photo above, you can have a peep at the long table seats behind.
The menu has an interesting texture, but is too heavy.
As with most Chinese restaurant, diners get to enjoy cold or warmt tap water for free. Crystal Jade too.
To judge how good a Cantonese or Chinese restaurant is, I will always try how good their doup is. The Soup of the Day - Old Cucumber Soup (S$7) was delicious. They have a deluxe version which is served in a mini hollowed old cucumber. And of course, that version also commands a deluxe price.
To go with white rice, we ordered the Stir fried beef with fresh mushrooms (S$20). Beef was tender, but did not have much "beef" taste. Most probably the gravy and mushrooms have overpowered the beef.
Sparkling Jasmine white rice.
Another order was the Pan fried prawns in Superior Soya Sauce (S$27) 100g, which is more than enough for table of 2. No complaints here as the prawns were fresh and crunchy.
Deep fried pork ribs marinated in fermented beancurd (S$18) - Crystal Jade did a great job to keep the pork tender and juicy despite the deep frying. And the fermented beancurd did penatrate the juicy pork ribs.
Crystal Jade Palace
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City