Time for some Chinese food reviews, and today we went to Jade Palace Seafood (no relations to Crystal Jade) situated at Forum the shopping mall. Although quite a lot of diners know about this place, but this is actually our first visit.
Upon arrival, we were served Braised Peanuts (S$3) and Chrysanthemum Tea (S$4 for 2) .
First is the BBQ Kurobuta Pork Char Siew (S$12) . Isn't it gorgeous? This is done "Hong Kong" style without too much of the fake artificial red dye which we always see here in Singapore. The outer crust is roasted till crisp, and the inside is tender and juicy.
The soups were kind of a let down. It was not warm enough and flavours did not really get into the stock. We had the Daily Double Boiled Soup (Green and Red Carrots Pork Ribs Soup - S$8) and Homemade Australian Green Lip Abalone Soup with Chicken (S$18)
Another so-so dish was this Pan Fried Hokkaido Scallop with Spanish Ham (S$26) . The scallop could be fresher.
Now, the surprise dish of the night was this Steamed Minced Beef with Tangerine Peel (S$28). It looks simple, but trust us this is very good. The beef was beaten over and over again till it is tender, but without loosing too much of the original texture and flavour. Some tangerine peel was added to make the beef more tasty and less beefy. Would recommend this dish to anyone who dines here at Jade Palace Seafood.
The Stir Fried Fresh Garoupa Fillet with Shanghai Xiang Wu Sun 香乌笋 & Xue Cai 雪菜 (S$28) is one of their signature Shanghainese dish. The friendly aunty waitress told us quite a few diners come here just to eat the Xiang Wu Sun 香乌笋. But we are not fans of this special vegetable.
Ended our dinner with Chinese Herb Pudding (S$5.50) and Mango Pudding (S$4.50) . Some hits and misses, but there are a few more interesting dishes which we are keen to try during our next visit in the future.
Jade Palace Seafood
583 Orchard Road,
Forum The Shopping Mall