Saturday, November 2, 2013

Reinventing The Xiao Long Bao At Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight

Crystal Jade's famous Xiao Long Bao, all dressed up in bright colors and new flavors...

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is the newest concept from Crystal Jade Singapore, offering many of Crystal Jade's signature dishes with a cool modern take. Take the popular Soupy Pork Dumplings of Crystal Jade, or Xiao Long Bao, stuffed with new and surprising flavors. A classic reinvention with a playful twist.

Located in V-Mall at the Greenhills Shopping Center, the new Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight features a more modern and contemporary look, with brighter interior colors and a more spacious layout to comfortably seat 112 pax. The new look is also reflected in Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight's dishes. 

Authentic Shanghai cuisine, updated and refreshed. Start your meal with Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight's Crispy Eel in "Wu Xi" Style (P 288), deep-fried crispy eel with a sweet glaze, sprinkled with sesame seeds. 

Multi-Flavored Xiao Long Bao (P 229 for 5 pcs), Crystal Jade's signature soup dumplings in the following new flavors: Vegetable & Dried Beancurd, Shrimp, Spicy Beef, Spicy Chicken, and Cheese. Each dumpling has its own distinct flavor as the colors provide a visual cue on the stuffing, and the bright hues just gives this dish a festive look. 

Spicy Chicken Xiao Long Bao, with a richly spiced broth and tender chicken, familiar yet different. 

Vegetable & Dried Beancurd Xiao Long Bao, with its earthy and nutty hints, contrasts with the spiced flavors of the chicken and beef dumplings.

The Cheese Xiao Long Bao, probably the most unique of Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight's soup dumplings, and the most non-traditional. Oozing with cheese, the mild creamy flavors blend well with the chewy dumpling. Different and definitely new, this one's a winner.

Spicy & Sour Soup in Sichuan Style (P 188), a thick, hearty, and comforting soup with a cooling spice, a classic and signature dish at Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight. 

Noodle with Spicy Chicken (P 288 Full Portion/P 188 Snack Portion), tender chicken in a richly spiced sauce packing some cooling heat with a side of noodles. A meal in itself, the noodles have a nice al dente texture contrasting with the tender and juicy chicken. And the rich spices binds this dish in a medley of flavors and textures.  

Braised Minced Pork & Mushroom with Cabbage "Lion's Head" (P 358), with the subtle flavors of the pork and mushroom blend kicked up by the richly flavored and mildly sweet sauce. Great as is, even better with rice.

Sauteed Beancurd with Seafood in Hot Stone Pot (P 458), a comforting mix of seafood and tofu in a rich and spicy broth. Despite the subtle flavors of the seafood and tofu, the rich and spicy broth provide a layer of intense flavors to complete the dish. 

For dessert, go for a refreshing Mango Cream with Sago & Pomelo (P 130)...

...or the sweet and filling Steamed Red Bean Bun (P 129 for 3 pcs).

Despite the rebranding and new interiors, Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is still comfortingly familiar, retaining most of its signature dishes. But there is a playful inventiveness in many of Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight's dishes, so you can expect more familiar dishes with a twist. Special thanks to Kenneth Yu and Miriam Cabiles for an awesome lunch at Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight.  

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight is located at Unit 117-121, V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City or call 570-6912 and 570-5233 for inquiries and reservations.

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  1. oh wow! yes please the colourful bao

    1. Hi CQUEK, I'll save some for you, great to hear from you!

  2. I love the Xiao Long fun and colorful. I'm sure it tastes so good too. Keep posting, Sir! I am so inspired by your blog. ;-)

    1. Hi Fred, the colors and flavors make the Multi-Flavored Xiao Long Bao unique and different, definitely a must try. And thank you for your kind words, more posts to come!


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