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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Holland Ave)

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Located on Holland Avenue, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao serves Chinese cuisine.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 22:30

Sat - Sun: 10:30 - 22:30

+65 64630968
$22 based on 65 submissions
Dinner (19 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (18 votes), Buffet (17 votes)
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Nice Light Lunch on 11Jan2015

See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/01/12/nice-light-lunch-crystaljade-lamian-xiaolongbao-hollandv-on-11jan2015/

went for a light lunch with wife & daughter @ crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao at hollandv yesterday on 11.1.2015. we ordered the usual xiaolongbao 小笼包. it was good as usual – great soup & tasty fillings, skin that held together & not thick. we added a second order later. ^^ ordered the other favourite spicy dumplings 抄手 too. today this was not too good. the sauce seemed dilute, overall not flavourful enough & not as attractive as canton paradise. spicy chicken 口水鸡 was good as always. i enjoy this dish everytime. ^^ soemthing new for me was the beef brisket ramen 牛腩拉面. happy to note that this was much better than i expected. the beef brisket 牛腩 was really good. there was a bit of beef tendon as well. this my daughter’s favourite. i didn’t think it was better than that served in sicc though. i used the spicy sauce from the spicy chicken 口水鸡 & the noodles were really nice & flavourful with the sauce. a relax lunch on a quiet sunday.

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12 Jan 2015 • 262 reviews • 1 follower

Nice Light Lunch on 11Jan2015

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See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/01/12/nice-light-lunch-crystaljade-lamian-xiaolongbao-hollandv-on-11jan2015/

went for a light lunch with wife & daughter @ crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao at hollandv yesterday on 11.1.2015. we ordered the usual xiaolongbao 小笼包. it was good as usual – great soup & tasty fillings, skin that held together & not thick. we added a second order later. ^^ ordered the other favourite spicy dumplings 抄手 too. today this was not too good. the sauce seemed dilute, overall not flavourful enough & not as attractive as canton paradise. spicy chicken 口水鸡 was good as always. i enjoy this dish everytime. ^^ soemthing new for me was the beef brisket ramen 牛腩拉面. happy to note that this was much better than i expected. the beef brisket 牛腩 was really good. there was a bit of beef tendon as well. this my daughter’s favourite. i didn’t think it was better than that served in sicc though. i used the spicy sauce from the spicy chicken 口水鸡 & the noodles were really nice & flavourful with the sauce. a relax lunch on a quiet sunday.
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04 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 26 followers

The Phone Spoilt?

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Hello Hello! Tried calling to book. 40 Calls, None got picked up. Is it spoilt? Or are the staff deaf and lazy? Wish you guys have online booking as well.
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15 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Price increased and time reduced, poor service

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My friends and I used to come here for the buffet, which was decent until mid 2014.

For a party of 6, the restaurant still provides 1 pot. For the additional pot, there is a $5 charge. This is probably the case for bookings of any size.

They now also charge $27.80++ per person on weekends(up from $25.80++), while allowing only 1.5 hours to eat (down from 2 hours, which is barely enough), with last orders at 1 hour into your meal. We had to rush through the meal, which isn't enjoyable for a buffet.

When ordering food, the staff do not seem to match portion sizes to the number of people at the table. We had to make several orders repeatedly, and some of the orders were outright ignored. For our last order, only a few of the items came.

To be fair, their food is still quite decent, as the xiao long bao is tasty and juicy and the soup base still has standard. However, the horrible service and short time allowed ruins the overall experience. I would recommend almost any other buffet restaurant over this.
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15 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Extremely bad, just remove the phone number from your website. It is useless.

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Does anyone ever had their phone answered trying to make a booking to Crystal Jade @ Holland V.

Its extremely dissatisfying when I have arranged a meet up with a big group of friends and have been trying to call for the past 3 days of over 30 calls. It is either engaged (maybe the staff calling his friends), if not it will just be ringing away forever.

Suggestion to Crystal Jade, remove the phone number. Put there might as well don't put.

Based on all previous reviews, I wonder if Crystal Jade HQ or the management knows of such an issue.
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11 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Fave steamboat to have

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We have been patroning this place for many years.  Since the starting, it was only like 23bucks nett per pax.  

Though it is steamboat buffet style, the "ho liao" are the free flow of xiao long bao.  Our record was 13 baskets of xiao long bao, see how it was so value-for-money!

They also serve dessert after finished the steamboat.  There are different sauces for you to mix and to be dip for the cooked food. It is most shioking to have spicy steamboat to cook the raw fresh food.  One of my fave hangout places.
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