Published on November 25th, 2008 | by email2me11
Food Tasting Session at Crystal Jade Restaurant
Early last week Food POI was invited by a marketing communications company Arcis Communications Sdn Bhd for an exclusive blogger food tasting session. We were invited to dine at Crystal Jade Restaurant at The Gardens, Mid Valley City. I would like to thank Ms. I-Mae from Arcis Comm and Ms Stella To [Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Crystal Jade Concept Holdings]. Myself, Cindy and Silvester attend for this session. Basically Crystal Jade is a Singaporean based company which started back in 1991 and since then have been growing till today as one of the leading F&B company.
This is my first time dining at this restaurant. Before this, I visited their fine dining restaurant Crystal Jade Palace located at Takashimaya, Orchard Road in Singapore. That’s the best Chinese restaurant I had in Singapore. Back here, I am getting the same level of service and quality for their food especially their sharks fin soup.
The front entry of the restaurant didn’t give much impressive view of the overall restaurant. We need to walk through a small hall and then only you can see the whole restaurant. It is something like a treasure hunt concept where you walk into the cave and then the treasure is inside.
We were greeted with miniature Terracotta warriors which guarding the dining hall.
The whole restaurant design for this outlet is designed by a Taiwanese designer. They have different country designers for different outlet. It depends on the concept of that particular outlet determine how to design it.
This is actually the main hall with an open kitchen concept where you can see the kitchen from your dining table.
We were then been directed to the VIP room where all the bloggers will gather there. There are quite a number of VIP Rooms at this restaurant as it is categorized under family restaurant under their group according to Stella.
Then come to our main course, we were served with Peking Duck.
The duck is perfectly deep fried into brownish color
Look at that crunchy skins …..
The Duck Goes Under The Butcher Knife ….
Rating 3/5 I guess this fella never taste Peking Duck before. He dipped too litle hoisin sauce on the spring onion. If he dipped more, it will taste better. However the duck skin are still crunchy and tasty! A whole duck cost RM65 and 1/2 duck cost RM35
Our second dish, we were presented with Braised Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat. The soup base are really good and a little bit of vinegar added into it makes it perfect! Somehow I felt that if we add a bit of Henessy VSOP liquor in would make it taste even better.
Rating 4/5 at RM55
Our third dish is the Pan-Fried Fish Fillet on Bread Toast
The Pan-Fried Fillet on Bread Toast is simply put a piece of battered fish with a thin slice of yam at the bottom and nice to be eaten with Mayonaise.
Rating 3/5 at RM28
Our fourth dish were braised sliced “FA KAU” with Sea Cucumber
The “FAR KAU” is a part of the fish. I dunno what’s the term to call it in English so there goes the name in Cantonese. It comes with broccoli and also sea cucumber. Basically the FAR KAU and the sea cucumber does not have any taste or flavor. It depends much on the gravy to make the dish taste good. The gravy come with a strong aroma hence bring out the specialty for this dish. To eat the FAR KAU, we were provided with fork and knife to cut it. Rating 4/5 at RM55
Fried Mixed Grain Rice with Assorted Grain in Hot Stone. This rice is the most “HEALTHY” dish we had that night. It is fried till very fragrant and every piece of rice are evenly cooked with a very good “WOK HEI”.
Rating 4/5 at RM20
For dessert we are served with Herbal Jelly with Sago & Pomelo topped with mango puree.
This is a little bit into Fusion style to suit the younger generations taste bud. Compared to the original style of eating herbal jelly, this taste much better as the mango sweetness cover up the bitter taste of the jelly. The pomelo helps too. Rating 4/5 at RM10.00
Place: Crystal Jade Restaurant
Location : The Gardens, Mid Valley City
GPS Coordinate : N3 07.145 E101 40.538
Location Maps : CLICK HERE
Address :Lot T210, Third Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Contact No : 03-2283 3129
Business Hour : Daily 11am to 3.00pm (2.30pm last order) for lunch and 5.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner (10.00pm last order)
Off Day : None
Food Type: Authentic Hong Kong Style Dim Sum, BBQ Items like roast porks & Exquisite Cantonese Cuisine
Price: Medium to High End
Payment Terms : Cash / Credit Card
Cleanliness Votes : 5/5
Food Votes : 4/5
Air Conditioned : Yes
Halal : No
WIFI : No
Smoking and non smoking zone : No
Tax : 10% Service and 5% Gov
Recommended Foods : From medium range to exquisite chinese delicacies
Recommended Drinks :
Very nice decoration and comfortable environment. Pictures tell all the stories.