Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao – Dinner Buffet

For the outlet in Holland Village, they offer a steamboat & xiao long bao buffet every night.

They have it in 3 seating; 5:30pm- 7:30pm, 7:45pm – 9:45pm, and 10pm – 12am. The first 2 timeslots would cost $22.80++/pax and the last one would be $19.80++/pax. The price may vary on special occasions.

Their xiao long baos weren’t fantastic. It wasn’t juicy enough and some of them were dry even. However, the taste of it was still there and good enough to settle cravings.

For the soup base, we can choose up to 2 types. Here we have Ma La soup, and Pork Bone soup. I must say, both soup bases were very tasty!

There will be one serving (should be 100g) of prawns per person. This is not free flow. However, the prawns weren’t fantastic either.

All typical steamboat ingredients were present in the menu, like vegetables, dumplings, balls, mushrooms, seaweed, fungus, beancurd, gourds and melons, and meat like beef, pork and chicken.

They had a few types of noodles too.

Halfway through the buffet this was what it turned out to be.

In addition, they have some desserts too but a very limited variety. I didn’t order any. You get one drink per person; either chinese tea, barley or a soft drink.

*****

Ambiance: 6.5/10

Food: 6.5/10

Value: 6/10

Overall: the best thing from this meal was the soup. Otherwise, it’s pretty much the same as having steamboat at home. Worth to try at least once, for the novelty. I would return only if the occasion calls for such genre of restaurants. Otherwise, I would choose Paradise Dynasty anytime, for my xiao long bao fix.

*****

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao

241 Holland Avenue,

Holland Village

 

Tel: +65 6463 0968

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Buffet: 5:30pm- 7:30pm, 7:45pm – 9:45pm, and 10pm – 12am.

*****

Getting there:

By Car:

HDB Car Park

Mon – Sat:    

7am – 10:30pm:    $0.50 per 1/2 hr

After 10:30pm:        $0.50 per 1/2 hr, Capped at $4.00    

Sun & P/H:    

After 10:30pm:        $0.50 per 1/2 hr, Capped at $4.00

By Bus:

95, 106, 48, 61, 165, 970, 7

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