Crystal Jade has several brands under its umbrella. In terms of fine dining concepts, there are Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant (Ngee Ann City), Michelin-starred Golden Palace (Paragon), Prestige (Marina Bay Financial Centre), and Dining IN (Vivocity).
It is not difficult to understand why families like to dine at Crystal Jade Dining IN.
Beyond the entrance, is a red lit-up walkway to lead you to this restaurant with a scenic view of the waterfront and Sentosa right across.
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Tall ceilings, spacious area, vibrant energy.
The name “Dining IN” itself is inspired by the dining table, for families to have memorable social gatherings and dining experiences.
A touch of modern meets traditional Cantonese style restaurant, serving both classic and innovative dishes.
Some of the highlights include Baked Crab Shell stuffed with Seafood Paste, Pan-fried Kurobuta Pork Chop with Teriyaki Sauce, Deep-fried Duck Meat in Taro Puff, Spicy Seafood Fried Rice, Sautéed Beef Cube in Black Pepper Sauce, Sautéed Chicken & Chinese Ham with Cabbage, Fried Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and Sautéed Coral Trout Fillet with Shallot Ginger in Hot Stone Pot.
Tip: A regular will also know to get the service staff to recommend some dishes off the menu.
Here are some highlights from Crystal Jade Dining IN:
Braised Ee-fu Noodle with Boston Lobster In Wild Mushroom Sauce & Truffle Oil ($35 per pax)
An east-meets-west dish. The Boston lobster came dressed in beautiful red color, with chunky fleshy meat.
The truffle oil added a faint whiff to the noodles, and thankfully didn’t overpower.
Compared to the usual Ee-fu noodles which typically more seasoned and sauced, this dish took a lighter touch, allowing you to better savour the goodness of the main star – the lobster and its sweet flesh.
Baked Crab Shell Stuffed With Seafood Paste ($13.80 per pax)
Possibly my favourite dish of the meal, one I would return for.
Crab shell stuffed with seafood paste which includes fresh lump crabmeat.
Use a fork or spoon to scoop up the paste of creamy texture, spot those shreds of crab meat, and hold that scoop in your mouth for that explosion of flavours.
Deep Fried Spare Rib with Vinegar ($20.80 for reg)
Another interpretation of the classic Chinese dish of ““sugar and vinegar spare ribs”.
This version uses Zhenjiang vinegar, a rice-based dark, sweetish vinegar. The sharpness of the vinegar was balanced with the sweetness of sugar, and also provided the ribs with a smoky coat.
Ribs were tender too.
Steamed Sea Perch Fillet with Beancurd and Preserved Vegetable ($18 per pax)
This steamed dish, while looking simple and healthy, could grow on you. Clean and tasty, my favourite component was surprisingly the smooth tofu.
Signature Fried Rice ($36 for S, $54 for M)
Spring onions, egg, finely-chopped salted fish… and chai po aka diced homemade pickled radish. Pleasurable, comfort food of fried rice.
Snow Lotus Seed with Almond Cream ($6.80)
A refreshing bowl of white goodness makes a delightful end to the meal, which is also not too sweet.
Crystal Jade Dining IN
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-112 VivoCity Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00 – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
10:30am – 4:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Sat-Sun, Eve of PH, PH)
Chinese New Year Dining 2017
Chinese New Year Dining at Crystal Jade restaurants (selected restaurants) will start from 16 January 2017 to 12 February 2017.
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A comprehensive range of elaborate set menus showcasing premium ingredients and produce are served at all four fine-dining restaurants starting from $98 per person at Crystal Jade Prestige, $118 per person at Crystal Jade Dining IN and Crystal Jade Golden Palace and $488 for 4 persons at Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant.
Menus with various pax options and vegetarian set menus are available as well.
Takeaway orders can be made online at www.crystaljade.com These are some of the Crystal Jade 2017 CNY highlights:
Prosperous Health Yu Sheng With Chinese Herbal Ingredients ($118 for large, $78 for small)
Crystal Jade Prestige’s nourishing Yu Sheng features fresh Chinese herbal ingredients that impart flavour and texture to the colourful combination.
What you get include strips of refreshing Chinese yam, sweet lily bulb petals, organic salad vegetables, marinated jellyfish among others – all tossed in an appetising Japanese sesame-based dressing with Chinese vinegar, as well as plum sauce and lemon sauce for a touch of sweetness and tang.
Available at Crystal Jade Prestige for dine-in and takeaway. One day advance order is required, limited quantities available.
Reunion Baby Abalone Yu Sheng ($68.80 for large, $42.80 for small)
Classic Crystal Jade Yu Sheng with abalone slices. You can also opt for sliced sashimi at the same price.
Available at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao / Jiangnan and Crystal Jade Kitchen for takeaway and dine-in.
Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot ($248 for 5 pax, $428 for 10 pax)
Prepared with sixteen choice ingredients such as fish maw, fresh prawns, oysters, dried mushrooms and ten-head abalone, this hearty generous pot of wholesome goodness is a definite show-stopper on any reunion table.
Available at Crystal Jade Kitchen, Crystal Jade Jiangnan/La Mian Xiao Long Bao outlets for takeaway and dine-in.
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