Good Meal at Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant at Ngee Ann City is the restaurant that launched the successful Crystal Jade chain with over 100 outlets across more than 20 major cities. We had not been there for quite a long time. One of the reasons is that this Chinese restaurant on Level 4 of Takashimaya Shopping Center is almost always crowded and we will have to wait to get in.

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant (翡翠阁)


Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

We were in Ngee Ann City recently and wanted to have a late lunch. We managed to get a table at Crystal Jade Palace without prior reservation as it was nearing the end of the lunch hours. It was a good thing that on weekdays their lunchtime stretched to 3 pm.

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant (翡翠阁)

Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City has the familiar feel of a popular Chinese restaurant. The decor is elegant but there is a family restaurant atmosphere. The staff is friendly and attentive.

Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant Ngee Ann City

Like many Chinese restaurants, Crystal Jade will serve tidbits and offer tea as soon as you are seated. The usual Chinese restaurant overheads – Tidbits ($4), Towel ($0.40 each) and Chinese Tea ($3 per person) – would be added to the bill.

Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City Dim Sum

Crystal Jade Dim Sum

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City

We ordered a few items of dim sum – Bean Curd Roll with Shrimp & Pork ($5.50), Carrot Cake ($5.50), BBQ Pork Pastry ($6.50) and Mango Prawn Roll ($6.50).

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

Each of the dim sum items was made with their usual high Crystal Jade standards. The plating may not be attractive but the dim sum was of good quality and tasty. The BBQ Pork Pastry or Char Siew Sou deserved special mention. The sweet and savoury char siew filling was moist and flavourful. The crust was buttery and flaky. Every bite was a delight.

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade Palace A la Carte

Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City

We also ordered a few items from the a la carte menu – Double-boiled Yellow Melon Soup with Seafood ($18), Claypot Eggplant with Minced Meat ($20) and Sweet & Sour Pork ($22). The plating for the a la carte items was quite an improvement compared to the dim sum items.

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant

The Sweet & Sour Pork was very good. Coated with a nice tangy sauce, each piece of meat was crispy on the outside but moist and tender on the inside.

Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City

The double-boiled soup brewed in a hollowed-out melon came with diced seafood and mushrooms. It was a delicious broth with natural sweetness and complex flavours.

Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City

Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant

The Claypot Eggplant with Minced Meat is quite a common dish but the Crystal Jade Palace’s version is one of our favourites. The eggplant had a nice firm texture and was coasted by a delicious well-balanced sauce.

Crystal Jade Ngee Ann City-

Overall, the meal at Crystal Jade Palace Ngee Ann City was a good and satisfying one. The prices are not cheap but we got good food with the consistent Crystal Jade quality in a nice place with attentive service.

Ratings: 
Food: 4
Service:4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Overall Rating:  4 TOPs   4 tops

Chope Reservations

Crystal Jade Palace
391 Orchard Road
Takashimaya Shopping Centre #04-19
Singapore 238873

Tel: +65 6735 2388

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am-3 pm, 6 pm -10:30 pm
Sat: 11 am-10:30 pm
Sun & PH: 10 am-10:30 pm

Menu

www.crystaljade.com/palace


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