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Singapore - Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Great World City

klyeoh | Jan 28, 2012 11:50 PM

This popular Shanghai eatery is part of the Crystal Jade chain. The outlet in Great World City bounded by Zion Road and Kim Seng Road, is perhaps the best in a handful of Shanghainese restaurants operated by the chain.

Our lunch today:
- Pork-and-chive wanton dumplings in chilli-vinegar dressing;
- La Mian in spicy chilli-seasme soup
- Pan-fried onion crisp-bread
- their famous Xiao Long Bao - I didn't realise how good the XLB were in Singapore until I compared them to the ones I got in London's Chinese restaurants (e.g. 1-Michelin-star Yauatcha). The ones in Singapore had translucent, thin skins, and pork filling which were full of flavor.
- Stir-fried long beans with minced pork and brown beans sauce;
- Sauteed egg-white with fish flakes. Delicious as you stir in the raw egg yolk for added richness, and drizzle with a bit of black vinegar.
- Stonepot mixed rice - a Crystal Jade innovation with a tasty mix of rice (both white and brown) plus other types of grains, nuts and chopped vegetables;
- La Mian with chicken soup.

Service was fast and efficient. Crowded & busy restaurant - great food, but a place to eat and go.

Address details
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
#02-43 Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 67385595

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994, SG

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