Chef's Recommendation Hearty Feast @ Crsytal Jade Dining IN ! :)

by - February 04, 2015

This February is the month the most of us were looking forward after (well, aside from the Valentine's Day itself, haha) is the celebration of Chinese New Year. This festive season is not only being celebrated with Chinese, but also with the Filipinos around the Philippines. So one of the most loved Chinese Restaurant in the Metro -- Crystal Jade Dining IN, released their newest Chef's Recommendation and assure their customers to give them another one of a kind experience.
Before anything else, here's the big announcement! The famous Xiao Long Bao of Crystal Jade is now available in Crystal Jade Dining IN! Since Crystal Jade Dining IN is a Cantonese style, they are not allowed to sell XLB which is a Fokien fare that can only be ordered in Crystal Jade Shanghai Delights in Greenhills Branch. Thank heavens that it's already available in BGC branch!
 Each Xiao Long Bao is carefully wrapped in delicate thin wrapper that holds the flavorful soup. Oh I'm telling you, the soup itself can stand on its own flavor. What more if you eat it with the meat itself? I don't know about other but man, this is my benchmark for the best tasting Xiao Long Bao. PERIOD!
 Yu Sheng Salad - Often called as prosperity toss. It was believed to bring luck and prosperity of whoever will eat and toss this salad. This colorful treat is made up of crisp vegetables, fruit and nuts, golden nuggets and salmon. All along the angpao on the side is for presentation purposes only. But the secret spices were inside and sprinkle on top of the platter. Served aside is lime and oil to bind the salad. Each part of the salad has different meaning and symbolism. All you have to go is to toss the salad upward as high as you can while saying "Lo Hei". Just like what the server says, the messier, the luckier! :P
 Here's the sample of the salad upon tossing. I honestly loved all the components in this dish. It really blended well with each other. Really addicting and refreshing at the same time! :)
Double-Boiled Fish with White Fungus and Papaya - Not the usual thick soup since this one has a clear texture with fragrant fish flavors plus sweet papaya!
 Golden Sesame Balls Stuffed with Fresh Mushrooms - Given its name, it's basically a buchi-like balls filled with an assortment of mushrooms inside which I believed tossed in a salted egg yolk.
 We had a mixed impression of this dish on our table. But personally, this is one of my favorites that day. Though I find it a bit oily, I really enjoyed the different flavors of that dish, especially the heaping amount of fresh mushrooms inside which I really liked!
Steamed Live Garoupa with Olive - I'm honestly not a fan of olives that's why I don't appreciate that much the distinct flavor of olives. But the fresh garoupa fish is really soft and flavorful! So if you are a fan of olives, make sure to include this on your list. :)
 Crispy Prawn in Sweet and Sour Sauce - Battered and fried giant prawns smothered on tangy and sweet sauce. One of the unique flavors of this dish is the aroma of chocolate. Really interesting!
Sauteed Assorted Vegetable with Preserved Vegetable - Be sure to pair up your festive meal with a healthy dish --even a little! hahaha!
Braised Noodles with Shredded Duck Meat and Mushroom - saucy noodles for long life! :D
 Roasted Peking Duck - Of course, the feast wouldn't be complete without the gorgeous Peking Duck.
The saying goes that, 1 piece of wrapped peking duck deduct your life span of 5 seconds, but with Crystal Jade's Roasted Peking Duck wrap? OH I REALLY DON'T CARE! Flavorful and crispy duck skin is really impossible to resist!
Coffee Jelly
And ofcourse Taro Balls for some sweet endings!
Be sure to try their shakes! It's really refreshing and a perfect thirst quencher! :)

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