Crystal Jade HK Cafe IN 翡翠香江味力 is a casual dining outlet of the Crystal Jade group. “HK” refers to Hong Kong as the cafe offers Hong Kong food. We cannot figure out the “IN” in the name. However, the most important part of the name must be “Crystal Jade” because it would seem that the very name would draw in the crowd. We went to the outlet in Bedok Mall on a Saturday. It was already quite crowded in the late morning with people having late breakfast or early lunch.
In terms of decor, the Bedok Mall Crystal Jade HK Cafe IN does not look like any Crystal Jade outlet we have seen before. It has a contemporary relax atmosphere. It is located in the basement atrium but the clever use of mirrors, graphics and lighting gives the impression that you are sitting in a cafe overlooking a typical Hong Kong street with bright neon signs.
Crystal Jade HK Cafe IN serves Hong Kong staples, dim sum as well as all day breakfast, Asian and Western dishes and snow ice desserts. A varied menu includes items such as pineapple baked rice, fish with teriyaki sauce, ham & cheese sandwich and duck breast salad. They have value meal sets ranging from $4.50 to $9.80 from 11 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on weekends.
We ordered dry hor fun with sliced beef ($4.80), pan fried rice roll (chee cheong fun) with spicy shrimp paste ($5.20), bean curd skin with minced prawns and pork ($4.20) and deep fried lemongrass chicken wings ($5). We have to wait for about 15 minutes before the dim sum items were served. Free iced water was served and the attentive staff were quick to top up our glasses while we waited for our food. The food was served in sensible portions – just amount the right amount for sharing by two persons with average appetite.