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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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Fave steamboat to have

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.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Xiao Long Bao12 votes
  • dumpling in chilli vinegar sauce3 votes
  • pork bone soup3 votes
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04 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 26 followers

The Phone Spoilt?

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.
15 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Price increased and time reduced, poor service

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.
15 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

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

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.
11 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Fave steamboat to have

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.
22 Jun 2014 • 224 reviews • 1 follower

4pax Family Dinner @ Crystal Jade Lamian Xioalongbao at HollandV on 21Jun2014

See my full reviews & photos at =http://chefquak.com/2014/06/22/4pax-family-dinner-crystal-jade-lamian-xioalongbao-at-hollandv-on-21jun2014/

just had a 4pax family dinner at crystal jade lamian xiaolongbao at hollandv. it was 630pm but i managed to get parking across the road at warna road side carpark next to the mrt exit. 
this time i wanted to order the spicy beef lamian 水煮牛肉面 so forgo our favourite XO seafood fried rice.
#1  here was among the best i had tried. a friend commented on facebook that the skin look thick on the photo. but actually the skin was quite thin, and the soup in the dumpling was very tasty. 
#2 spicy dumplings 抄手 was another favourite. enjoyed the spicy kick & also the vinegar flavour.
#3 i was not disappointed. the spicy beef lamian 水煮牛肉面 was not bad at all. fair amount of sliced beef, lots of vegetables & the soup was flavourful not over spicy & quite drinkable. of course it was not near to the real thing 水煮牛肉 or 水煮鱼 but that really is a different dish.
#4 & #5 we ordered both the spicy chicken 口水鸡 & the spicy chicken lamian so we could just share the noodles. this another favourite dish. chicken was sweet & the sichuan chilli sauce made it really flavourful.
#6 my daughter ordered the plain wanton lamian. it was good too.
the total for the 6 dishes plus 3 barley drinks for 4pax came to S$68, quite ok for a simple family dinner.