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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Bugis)

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao serves Chinese Cuisine like the authentic 'Lanzhou' handmade noodle, Shanghai favourites, Xiao Long Bao & Dim Sum.

Daily: 10:30 - 22:00

+65 63396902
$18 based on 18 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (7 votes), Children/Family (5 votes)
Choo Yao Chuen

Singapore's Favourite

what can i say about this place which nobody already knows? Food is good, value for money. Pefect place for lunch / dinner with colleagues, friends and family. I like the xiao long bao and lamian best. Roast duck here is also pretty good.

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  • xiao long bao6 votes
  • La mian3 votes
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27 Nov 2014 • 48 reviews • 0 follower

Singapore's Favourite

what can i say about this place which nobody already knows? Food is good, value for money. Pefect place for lunch / dinner with colleagues, friends and family. I like the xiao long bao and lamian best. Roast duck here is also pretty good.
12 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Branch at Corner Basement

One have to go right into the behind shops at basement.  This restaurant is rather small, compared to others.  But the dishes that we have ordered, turned out to be dishes.  The staff at there were very nice to help us to spread out the food.  As the space at there really quite limited, but cosy as well.
The spiciness is definitely a good blend with the handmade noodles.
26 Jan 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Well priced, well taste for Chinese cusine

Service is fast and the hand-made noodles are nice.  The Sze Chuan noodles have a good level of spiciness so if you like spicy food, this is a must try.  I'll definitely be back for other dishes!
14 May 2013 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Consistently decent fare at very affordable prices

Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2013/05/crystal-jade-la-mian-xiao-long-bao-bugis.html

Of all the million eateries in Bugis Junction, Crystal Jade La Mian XLB probably ranks as my first choice. This Shanghainese-style eatery under the formidable Crystal Jade Group consistently churns out decent fare at very affordable prices. 

We had:

1) Pork Dumplings with Spicy Chilli Sauce ($7.50): fat, juicy wantons in a pool of vinegar and soy and chilli mix. The wantons, stuffed generously with fresh pork mince and chopped leafy greens, was nicely lifted by the bright acidity of the piquant sauce

2) Sautéed French Bean with minced pork and olive leaf ($12): a must-try here. The greens are nicely charred with "wok hei" and the mei cai imparts just the right amount of saltiness. A sprinkle of chilli bits lent a subtle heat

3) Deep-Fried Beancurd with Salt and Pepper ($7.50) was one helluva addictive snack. Smooth plain bite-sized beancurd cubes were thinly coated with flour and fried to a pretty golden hue, and tossed in a grounded salt and pepper seasoning

4) Double Boiled Chicken Soup ($8.80): despite the noticeable MSG seasoning, this was superbly comforting. This had nice depth of flavour and an old-school homecooked quality about it
20 Aug 2012 • 11 reviews • 21 followers

Comfort food, Chinese style

Har Kau, Siew Mai but maybe not Lor Mai Kai (don't remember seeing that one on the menu). This joint has pretty much every dim sum I can rattle off from memory.

Granted, it's not all fantastic like those you find in proper yum cha places but there's gold to find on the menu. You don't even have to dig hard.

Double Boiled Chicken Soup, my absolute favourite. It's deceptively plain and simple. The light golden broth is pure chicken. All the flavour is supposed to be in the soup but the meat itself – so absolutely tender – drenched in soup, the entire mouthful loses none of the taste.

The next dish that deserves the gold medal is the Sautéed Egg White with fish meat and conpoy. It's served with runny yolk. Break that over the medley of fresh fish, conpoy and egg white below and voilà, a taste of heaven.

Not all Chinese comfort food is dim sum, I've realised. And if you're looking for that at Crystal Jade, I suggest you zoom in on those two dishes.

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