Crystal Jade Golden Palace at the Paragon is one of the finest Chinese restaurants to dine at with that business partner, your family, or a date you would want to impress. This Lunar New Year, the restaurant is welcoming the season with a selection of festive treats centred around the themes of Health, Wealth and Prosperity. The menu will feature seasonal delicacies sourced from around the world done with a light, contemporary touch using premium, fresh and nutritious ingredients. Look out for the Hearty Five Treasure Yusheng and the Sauteed Kurobuta Pork Strips with Assorted Mushrooms & Capsicum to savour in. The return of popular favourites such as the Pen Cai and Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts complete the spread, welcoming the year of the horse in all its joyous festivities.
The Hearty Five Treasure Yusheng ($78.80 for a small serving, $128.80 for a large serving) returns this year after its successful debut in 2012. Salmon and premium amberjack fish slices are used as the final topping for all to tuck in to.
Look out for a contemporary mix of sweet mango, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, white sesame, peanuts and carrot. The final blend of plum sauce, hazelnut oil and the touch of gold leaf flake will ring in wealth and health for all who partake in its toss.
Hearty Five Treasure Yusheng
The main of Deep-Fried Japanese Amadai sprinkled with Shichimi Powder ($5.50/ 37.5grams) is certainly a unique yet elegant dish. Portions of fresh Japanese Amadai is deep fried to a crisp serving, with each bite fresh, clean and hearty for the next sitting. The shichimi or seven flavour powder is a blend of chilli, dried orange peel, peppercorn, sesame seeds, dried ginger and seaweed.
Deep fried Japanese Amadai sprinkled with Shichimi Powder
Those craving something a little richer in flavour and texture will be pleased with the Stewed Canadian Lobster in Superior Broth ($11/100grams). The lobster, first seared with hot oil and then simmered in a halibut stock essence, is finally presented in a glossy serving symbolizing strength and success coupled with the delights of happiness and good fortune. Delicately flavoured, crisp and wonderful texture, simple on its very own.
I thoroughly enjoyed the portion of Sauteed Kurobuta Pork Strips with Assorted Mushroom and Capsicum ($32 for a small serving). Petite slices of kurobuta is stir fried together with mushroom, red, yellow and green capsicums and finally the textured and crunchy cordycep flower. A touch of raw extra virgin coconut oil bends the dish to a healthy and flavourful sensual presentation, giving off a light flavour that is almost impeccably delicious from afar.
The staple of Braised Sea Cucumber & Scallop with Barley in Special Sauce ($38 for a small serving) is a departure from the traditional steamed rice, with the choice of barley embracing a good amount of flavour within. The dish incorporates seven ingredients, symbolic of growth and life for all who partake in it. There is a portion of scallop lightly seared and then braised with the sea cucumber for a mellow sweet and savoury sea flavour. It is finally presented with fresh asparagus, golden corn and wheat.
To end off the meal, order the Black-eyed Pea Cake ($25.80) or the traditional Carrot Cake, Yam Cake and Water Chestnut Cake. The Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tart is available for takeaway at Crystal Jade
In all, the Lunar New Year delights from Crystal Jade Golden Palace is delicate yet flavourful in each of its serving. I particularly enjoyed the Yusheng, Kurobuta and the Barley for its savoury sweet flavour complementing well with each other. With a splendid setting to complete the meal, I’m sure this will be one place well worth the dining experience this festive season.
Thank You Crystal Jade for the invitation
|Crystal Jade Golden Palace
290 Orchard Road
Reservations 6734 6866Opens from
10am to 11pm