Monday, February 20, 2006

Revisiting Crystal Jade Lai Mian @ Lot 10

It has been quite a long time since I have been to Crystal Jade Lai Mian Xiao Long Bao (read my
May 2005 review). Somehow, bloggers haven't raved about it as much as Dragon-i even though I reckon the food here is much better. It's probably the location of the place as more people tend to visit Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama Shopping Centre. I am happy to report that the food is still just as good at this place especially the Xiao Long Baos(RM7++) - THE essential order at this place.

Although we had one order of dumplings already, we felt like eating lots of them hence we also ordered the wantans(RM8++) which was very nice. One thing I prefer at Crystal Jade are their plain noodles and dumplings come with a tasty broth.

We decided to be different and ordered fried rice (RM18++) as it looked good on the menu. Well, we weren't wrong as it was really yummy with fluffy rice grains mixed with bits of egg, pickled vegetables and crunchy prawns. Unlike the usual fried rice, this one felt like a lighter version especially with the pickled vegetables.

This time round, we tried the mango pudding(RM6++) which was pretty tasty but came in a lurid yellow that screamed artificial food addictives and colouring. Eaten with a dash of evaporated milk, this was an indulgence we tucked in quickly while waiting for the souffle egg white balls to be fried.

I love these little deep fried souffle egg white balls(RM8++). Eat them with the icing sugar or else they can be tasteless. Some people have expressed their dissapointment of the lack of red bean and banana filling inside it but I reckon that if you overfill the insides, it won't puff up like this.

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
R2 Annexe Block
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
50 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel No: 03 - 2148 2338

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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Links to other reviews:
  1. Chris-zY - MemoirZ - 1 September, 2005
  2. She's Jess - 7 October, 2005
  3. Julie the Biscuit - 2 November, 2005
  4. Everything That is Or Was Began in a Dream - 19 November, 2005 and 26 November, 2005
  5. Acrix69:Realmz of Fantasy! - 7 January, 2006 and 5 February, 2006
  6. What goes around comes around - 26 January, 2006


KampungboyCitygal said...

My parents from Ipoh visited this place one year before..Until now they still think that no place can beat crystal jade's xiao long bao. Nice pictures..It's making me hungry

wyejon said...

hmmm... i keep telling myself to try crystal jade out but i never seem to find myself in the bukit bintang area! ;p

btw dragon-i sucks BIG time. It's amazing how bad people's taste can be. Bad service, bad food, expensive crap.

cucina testa rossa said...

i wish you blog was around when i lived in malaysia & singapore in 96. it would have made it such a richer experience to have this wealth of knowledge, experience and great recommendations.

boo_licious said...

kampungboycitygal - my parents love crystal jade, it's their no 1 choice whenever they are in Spore.

wyejon - my friend said some stuff is pretty good there but not the xiao long baos.

cucina testa rossa - welcome! I love your blog on France. Aww, too bad we all did not know anything abt blogging in 1996. Maybe you should come again?

Sooyoung said...

Earlier this year I stumbled into Crystal Jade in the IFC mall in HK and am happy to report that the KL location's XLB is just as good or maybe even better. Thanks for all of your delightful reviews. They make eating in KL much easier for us hapless foreigners.

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