Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:30 - 22:00
This restaurant chain made a name for itself with its Hong Kong-style menu of dim sum, noodles and rice dishes. It has grown and diversified to include many different kinds of outlets, such as some fine dining outlets, some serving northern Chinese specialities like xiao long bao and others specialising in Korean food.
You're thinking that yes, there is now Crystal Jade quality noodles near to where I'm staying. What I actually mean is that there is good quality beef brisket noodles nearby comparing it to where I ate recently - Guangzhou, China. The best beef brisket noodles in Guangzhou are in "Nephews" chain of cantonese roast meat restaurants and the ever favourite Cafe de Coral. During my recent trip Cafe de Coral stopped selling beef brisket noodles, much to my dismay.
Ambience: It'a new joint that just opened on the 19th of April 2011. Clementi mall is built over the new bus station (yet to be opened) and is now fully occupied with lots of shops, a food court and yet to be reviewed Ottaya jap restaurnat. Seats are tightly packed and very close to each other. We were seated next to an Chinese Indonesian guy who spoke so loud that we almost asked for a change of seats, we could hear every word that he spoke. Fortunately he left after 15 min. Be prepared to queue on a weekend, as we did as Clementi Mall is the happening place for people in this area.
Food: We ordered a beef brisket dry noodles and a dumpling noodles wet - both were excellent. The beef brisket was adequately stewed to soften it and transfer the beef taste into the sauce which covered the noodles. Noodles were al dente and good quality. The dumplings (water dumpling) were packed with meat, mushrooms and bamboo shoots and were tasty. Noodles in the soup were also al dente and tasty - has to be eaten with the dry HK style chilli sauce.
Value: At about $7 a bowl it's pretty good value, without having to fly to Guangzhou for my favourite beef brisket noodles.
Service: Magaret served us, she's a middle aged lady, obviously Singaporean who spoke English and Cantoneses. Speaking to her in Cantonese just brings me back to the time we spent in Guangzhou where Cantonese is widely spoken. It makes this place more Cantonese and food more delicious, instead of ordering in Mandarin.
Celebrated my dad's birthday there & the food was excellent as what can be expected from Crystal Jade. The pan fried Chee cheong fun was a really good. How what really impressed me was the excellent service provided by the whole team. The waitresses n captain were really polite and attended to all our requests with a smile! Really wonderful experience to dine here!
We had lunch at this place a few years ago and plain forgot that it existed. Had inner with 7 other persons.
Food: All dishes have a Hakka slant, ordered the yam with braised duck, bamboo shoot with salted fish, tofu with minced pork, fish soup in rice gruel, pork with old preserved vegetables. All dishes were tasty, most memorable was the rice gruel soup with fish, light, tasty and not over salted. Wish the pork were fresh pork instead of the frozen pork tough, the porcine taste came across quite strongly.
Value: Decent value.
Service: It was about 80% full and service from Singaporen staff was good.
Ambience: Quiet, not overly packed, gave us a chance to catch up !