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make your calories count
 • 22 Feb 2014 121 reviews 0 follower
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For full review, please visit http://www.makeyourcaloriescount.com/2014/02/sg-crystal-jade-golden-palace-cosy.html

With the abundance of Chinese restaurants out there each offering their Chinese New Year dinner sets, diners are absolutely spoilt for choice. Of Teochew origin, we decided to return to our roots. Focusing on the cooking techniques of poaching, steaming and braising, Teochew cuisine is however often influenced by the Cantonese-style of cooking, therefore do not be surprised if you find elements of the latter.

Stepping into the exquisitely designed Crystal Jade Golden Palace for the first time, we quickly realised that it was not the usual Crystal Jade franchise restaurants that are readily spotted at shopping malls. Offering Teochew and Cantonese-style fine dining with a contemporary twist, the menu would please those who are health conscious as it even has a section that offers healthier options. This multiple award-winning restaurant not only specialises in its food offering but more importantly the wide range of fine wines, not forgetting premium Chinese liquor such as maotai.

We were shown to our table, located at a cosy corner of the restaurant which suited us well since it was a small family reunion. The manager left us to deliberate over our preferred dishes and stepped in with his recommendations after a while when he sensed that we were still undecided. He first warmed up to us by conversing to us in various dialects from Cantonese to Teochew and that immediately struck off on the right note. I personally find that it takes passion from one to be able to deliver such dedicated attention and service in your line of work. It is often walking that extra mile, offering that additional personal touch that impresses customers and turn them into regulars as a result.

Hearty Five Treasures Yu Sheng | S$78.80/++
This was highly recommended overly its normal Salmon Yu Sheng which was offered at S$43.80 so we were highly piqued about how special this Yu Sheng was and decided to let our taste buds do the testing! The fresh vegetables were hand-shredded and we really enjoyed the thick and generous slices of salmon and hamachi (otherwise known as yellowtail).

This was initially offered only to the VIP guests when it was first launched in 2012 but due to popular demand, it is available to public at a slight premium. This was however well justified with the premium ingredients used, such as hazelnut oil and the quality fresh fish. For the health conscious, expect to be delighted as the unusual addition of pine nut, sunflower seed and pumpkin seed makes this a must-try. The homemade sweet plum sauce was so good that I had to find out what was in it and later did I realise that honey and fresh lemon juice was added to control and create the balance in flavours. Apparently it was so good that some of the staffs use it as a spread for their bread!
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The Hungry Bunny
 • 22 Jan 2014 479 reviews 19 followers
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See the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/01/invited-tasting-revisit-crystal-jade.html

The Crystal Jade Group of restaurants is one of those reliable chain-name restaurants that one can always depend on for a good meal. Of the lot, the mixed Teochew-Cantonese Golden Palace branch at Paragon is the most refined and my pick for a meal that'll definitely impress. The imposing décor with deep red and s*** black hues, luxurious chandeliers and large cavernous hall, is matched by the exquisite fare and generally faultless service.

We were here for an invited tasting, and returned twice to sample their festive CNY offerings.

1) Hearty Five-Treasure Yusheng ($128.80): best yusheng ever. Golden Palace's rendition is truly one-of-a-kind, with luxurious gold leaves, juicy mangoes, and hazelnut oil all upping the ante in extravagance. The large portion can easily feed up to 12 persons.

2) Deep Fried Japanese Amadai ($54 at $5.50 per 37.5gm): some Jap delicacy, u hv to eat the scales and all. A lightly adorned dish made delicious by great frying and really fresh ingredients.

3) Stewed Canadian Lobster ($88 at $11 per 100gm): that velvety halibut fish gravy is awesome, it complemented the delicate springy flesh of the lobster

4) Sauteed Kurobuta Pork Strips ($28): note that this is an ADVANCED order, so remember to call ahead to pre-order this. Very scrumptious, the succulent pork strips were uniquely fragranced with extra virgin coconut oil

5) Braised Sea Cucumber and Scallop ($68): sea cucumber was braised to chewy perfection, and the scallops were cooked just right, but its pricing was quite excessive

6) Glutinous Rice Cake ($23.80 for whole cake) or "nian gao": steamed and lightly tossed with shredded coconut and peanuts. It didn't have that yucky sickeningly sweet and slightly stale after-taste present in most nian gaos. I don't usually eat this, even during the CNY festive period, but I actually finished this up, so that's saying something.
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Morsels of Delice
 • 29 Oct 2013 134 reviews 1 follower
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It is very obvious that no effort is spared in ensuring that this flagship restaurant of Crystal Jade is the most luxurious in terms of ambience and most outstanding foodwise.
 
The dim sum items (with exception for xiao long bao which was badly made with a clump of flour skin on the top) are very exquisite in presentation with unique twists or decadent ingredients incorporated. From Har Gow with bamboo shoots, beancurd roll with bamboo pith in soup to the porridge, all are very tasty, not overly salty; pure comfort Chinese food. I absolutely appreciate the creativity the chef had displayed in the creation of dishes since I get bored easily with the same old dim sum available in numerous restaurants.
 
The whole place is lined with beautiful and impressive looking lamps and lightings, probably one of the most granduer looking Chinese restaurant I had seen.
 
The service is though of the almost same as, if not slightly better than the standard of other Crystal Jade restaurants, not bad but not being exceptional either. Not really comparable to the likes of Summer Palace and Li Bai. And yes, I fussed about peanuts being served as appetizer and the lack of napkins; I was expecting more from this restaurant. The main saving grace on the service side is the friendly deposition of the front counter staff who bidded farewell in a warm manner which puts a great end to my meal there.
 
Will definitely want to savour these unique dim sum items again.

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