Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Jurong Point

Category : Chinese

We used to frequent Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao all the time.

It was our default go-to dinner place until they pulled our favourite dishes from their menu a couple years back.

These were dishes we’ll order everytime we dine at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao.

Hopeful that these dishes may be reinstated, we do pop by Crystal Jade once in a while to check out their menu.

When one of the dishes reappeared in their menu, we started returning to Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao albeit not as frequent as before.

This is Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao’s La Mian served with Double-boiled Chicken Soup @ S$10.80.

A server once shared with us that the Chicken Soup should be poured into the La Mian when she saw us seasoning the noodles with vinegar. We tried that and still prefer our La Mian with vinegar 🙂

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It’s hard to go wrong with this dish. What’s not to like about a nicely done chicken soup?

Our only grouse is that the standard is not consistent across the different Crystal Jade branches. E.g. the double-boiled Chicken Soup at Jurong Point wasn’t as good as the one at Toa Payoh when we last dined at Crystal Jade.

The 2nd dish, which was my favourite La Mian, is Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao’s La Mian in Signature Pork Broth served with Deep-fried Pork Rib @ S$12.80.

It even has a star in the menu to indicate “Chef’s Recommendation”. So why was it removed in the 1st place? *Ponder*

Unfortunately, the higher the expectations, the harder the fall.

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Firstly, it took quite a while to serve and I thought it was because they had to deep fry the pork rib. Alas, the pork rib wasn’t crispy or hot. It tasted/felt more like pre-fried pork rib left to stand since morning. I guess they most probably just forgot my order.

The Pork Broth soup was disappointing as well. It tasted like any other ordinary soup with noodles soaked in it.

Well, looking on the bright side, there’s nothing Crystal Jade’s chilli can’t save.

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Jurong Point (View in Google Maps)
Jurong Point JP2 #03-96
1 Jurong West Central 2
Singapore 648886
GPS: 1.3398374,103.70442
Tel: +65 6790 2212
http://www.crystaljade.com/

Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 10pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday: 11am – 10pm

Reservation for weekdays only, excluding eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday




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Peony Jade Keppel Club Chinese New Year Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet

Category : Buffet, Chinese, Dim Sum, Promotions

恭喜发财!新年快乐!Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year!

Are you all prepared for the feastings, gatherings and “interrogations”? 🙂

I definitely enjoy the feastings and gatherings and my 1st Chinese New Year themed event this year is lunch at Peony Jade @ Keppel Club.

Check out this awesome Chinese New Year display at Keppel Club. So festive~

The interior & stage of Peony Jade @ Keppel Club is pretty eye catching as well. I couldn’t resist making my way to the front to take this photo.

Despite having patronized Peony Jade countless times, this is my 1st Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet @ Peony Jade Keppel Club.

I’ve been meaning to try Peony Jade’s Dim Sum for quite some time now so I’m ecstatic! Plus Peony Jade now has an amazing Chinese New Year Promotion where their Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet includes Chinese New Year dishes as well.

1st dish of the meal is of course Peony Jade’s Prosperity Atlantic Salmon Lou Hei (Yusheng) with Caviar (发财三文鱼鱼子捞起). I’m not sure about the Caviar but I’m happy with the thick slices of salmon.

The server prepared the Yusheng for us coupled with auspicious greetings and it’s chopsticks action time! We grabbed our long chopsticks and start tossing the Yusheng while chanting our “wishes”. Though it’s mostly “Huat Ah”! 发啊

The portion of Yusheng is huge and we didn’t stop the server from pouring in the entire bowl of oil and sweet sauce so even though the 1st few mouthfuls are nice & crunchy, I quickly get tired of the sweetness of the dish.

So, word of advice, if you aren’t into sweet yusheng, limit the sweet sauce.

Another Chinese New Year dish is Peony Jade’s Hong Kong Style Deep Fried “Soon Hock” Fish with Light Soy Sauce (港式油浸笋壳). We love this dish. Thumbs up. It’s crispy on the outside and yet the fish meat beneath is still moist. Nice~

Back to the theme of Dim Sum Buffet. Yes, buffet. So, we courageously ordered every item in the Dim Sum section, except for one – Fried Raddish Cake with Beansprouts in XO Sauce.

Personally I love the Pan Fried Carrot Cake with Preserved Meat (腊味煎萝卜糕). It’s soft and moist with a nice flavour from the Preserved Meat. I’ll gladly have another serving if there’s space in my stomach 😛

Peony Jade’s Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake with Ham and Radish (蒸眉豆糕) is a different type of dim sum. Maybe I’ll coin it as creative? It’s lightly flavoured with an interesting texture. Maybe some gelatin was added? It’s nice as well.

Peony Jade’s Steamed Har Kau (水晶鲜虾铰) has a relatively thin & translucent skin with 2 juicy &chewy prawns within. Not bad as well.

What’s Har Kau without Siew Mai. Peony Jade’s Steamed Siew Mai aka Pork & Shrimp Dumpling (烧卖) is pretty decent and it’s good that there’s no fatty meat. At least not in the one I devoured.

Peony Jade’s Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun aka Rice Roll (叉烧肠粉) is quite good as well. The Chee Cheong Fun skin is soft and thin. I just wish there’s more char siew 😉

Another dish not commonly found in the category of Dim Sum is Peony Jade’s Hot & Sour Meat Dumpling (京川铰子). This dish has also gotten thumbs up from the table. It has a stimulating spicy flavour 😀

I quite like Peony Jade’s Steamed Beancurd Roll with Black Bean Sauce (豉汁鲜竹卷) as well.

The above 7 dishes are Dim Sum items I’ll order again.

Amongst the other dishes I’ve tried, I wasn’t wowed by Peony Jade’s Deep-Fried Dim Sum selection. And I dislike Peony Jade’s Baked Flaky ‘Cha Siew So’ topped with Chicken Floss (肉菘叉烧酥).

And out of the dishes I didn’t try, Steamed Custard and Salted Yolk Bao (香软奶皇流沙包) drew mixed reviews with comments that 黑社会’s version is nicer.

While Steamed Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf Parcel (荷香珍珠鸡) got a thumbs down.

All in all, it was still a nice meal with immense value. We definitely walked away with an immensely stuffed stomach.

Oh I almost forgot, skip the desserts 😉

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm




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Peony Jade Chinese New Year Promotion 2015

Category : Buffet, Chinese, Dim Sum, Promotions

Ho ho ho~ Bye bye Christmas and Hello 2015! Hope everyone had a great time celebrating with your friends & loved ones 🙂 And may 2015 bring us greater fortunes and blessings 😀

As we step into 2015, besides taking stock of our hits & misses in 2014, it’s also important to plan out what we aspire to achieve in 2015. Have you made your New Year Resolutions yet?

One of the things I’m definitely looking forward to is Chinese New Year! Haha~ Another major festival for us to gather and gorge ourselves silly with all the yummy Chinese New Year goodies!

I’m now on the lookout on when’s New Moon Chinese New Year Sale. Waiting until my neck long long. Sorry for the Singlish 😛

As of today there’s still nothing BUT Peony Jade Chinese New Year Promotion is out! I LOVE Peony Jade~ I’m sure you all know that already seeing how many times I’ve eaten there haha~

As usual, the 2 different branches of Peony Jade each have different promotions.

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Chinese New Year Promotion

Unlimited Prosperity “Fai Cai” A La Carte Dim Sum Reunion Feastings
(Includes Free Flow freshly brewed Chinese Tea and Longan Tea)
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

14 Jan 2015 – 22 Feb 2015
11am – 2:30pm

Adult: S$43.88++
Child: S$22.88++ (from 6 years to 10 years old)

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Ala Carte Dim Sum Buffet Menu

‘FA-CAI’ Divine A La Carte Dinner Buffet
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

19 Jan 2015 – 12 Feb 2015
19 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015

Adult: S$70.88++
Child: 50%

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Keppel Club Ala Carte Buffet Dinner Menu

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay Chinese New Year Promotion

‘FA-CAI’ Mini Buddha-Jumps-Over-The Wall Divine A La Carte Lunch & Dinner Buffet
Minimum: 4 Adult Diners

19 Jan 2015 – 12 Feb 2015 (Lunch & Dinner)
19 Feb 2015 – 22 Feb 2015 (Weekend Lunch & Dinner)

Adult: S$70.88++
Child: 50%

Credit Card Promotion: Standard Chartered Bank Debit & Credit Card – 1 Dines FREE with 3 Paying Adults

Click here for Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay Ala Carte Buffet Menu

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay (View in Google Maps)
Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02
Singapore 179020
+65 6338 0305 or +65 6338 0138
www.peonyjade.com

Lunch: 11am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm

Source: http://www.peonyjade.com/promotions.htm

PS: Reservations Advised. Please call in advance to check on the availability of seats and buffet 🙂




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Paradise Dynasty Szechuan Dishes Promotion

Category : Chinese, Promotions

I’m addicted! I can’t stop thinking about these yummy Szechuan dishes we had at Paradise Dynasty ever since we chanced upon their 30% off promotion for OCBC Cardholders and Paradise Gourmet Rewards members.

Also of course because they’re at such a steal!

I’ve already enjoyed these 30% off Szechuan dishes four times times and am thinking whether to have it one last time, before the promotion ends on 30 Dec 2014.

The 30% discount promotion is for Paradise Dynasty’s La Mian with Poached Marbled Beef in Szechuan Style, Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chilli Oil, Pork Dumpling with Hot Chilli Vinaigrette, Steamed Szechuan Xiao Long Bao & Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken.

I’ve tried everything except for the first dish. And all I like 🙂

First up, and the most exciting dish of all – Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chilli Oil (四川水煮鱼) @ S$14.56. Check out this enormous bowl of Soup/Chilli Oil!

I was too busy eating and gasping for air from the spice to take photos of what’s underneath this sea of chili. Sorry~ But there are sliced fish, glass noodles, big bean sprouts, black fungus & flat strips of dried tofu. This dish alone can feed 2 ladies.

You can choose your preferred spice level of 1 – 3 chillis. I had 2 chillis on every visit. Though we suspect we might have been served 3 chillis on one occasion as it was especially hot & spicy! Though very shiok, we had to order iced barley drinks to continue~

Next is Pork Dumpling with Hot Chilli Vinaigrette (红油抄手) @ S$4.48. I’ve liked this dish ever since trying it at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰丰). I didn’t quite like this dish at Crystal Jade (翡翠) but this one here, at Paradise Dynasty, is my favourite of them all. Its skin isn’t too thick, the sauce is nice and the filling is juicy.

Third is Steamed Szechuan Xiao Long Bao @ S$6.86. Paradise Dynasty has a range of 8 different Xiao Long Bao flavours, indicated by their different Dumpling skin colour. There’s a hint of Szechuan flavour in these Xiao Long Bao, nothing too overpowering, unlike the powerful 1st dish. This is nice too.

Last but not least, Paradise Dynasty’s Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken @S$8.40. Everybody loves deep fried chicken right? This dish dish is pretty good. Crispy/crunchy with that Szechuan punch.

I have to say though, this photo is from our 1st visit. A lot of chicken right? On our subsequent visits, the quantity of chicken and dried chilli swapped aka less chicken. Well, it’s disappointing. I hope this doesn’t hold true when the promotion ceases and we’re paying full retail price for it.

PS: Leave the Poached Sliced Fish in Szechuan Chilli Oil (四川水煮鱼) till the end aka eat it last. Otherwise you won’t be able to taste anything on the other dishes cause it’s so spicy. You’ve been warned 😀

Paradise Dynasty (View in Google Maps)
1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-08A (beside Daiso)
Singapore 098585
GPS: 1.264613,103.823012
Tel: 6376 8103
https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/

Mon – Fri: 11.00am – 10.00pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 10.00pm (last order at 9.30pm)




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Keng Eng Kee Seafood @ Bt Merah Lou Hei 2014

Category : Chinese

My second Chinese New Year Lou Hei session is with my comrades from university. It’s our once a year affair where we get to catch up with each other over Chinese New Year Dinner.

It’s always nice to have someone organize and take care of everything to keep everyone connected. It’s definitely no easy feat especially since we’re such a big group. So, very much appreciated and salute!

This year we’ve having our annual Chinese New Year Lou Hei at Keng Eng Kee Seafood (琼荣记海鲜) @ Bt Merah which is very near my work place! Nice!

Our reservation is at 7pm and we have to finish eating by 830pm to vacate the tables for the next seating. And all the tables at Keng Eng Kee Seafood were fully occupied that night. Such good business for a zhi char stall! Wow~

Anyway, do not expect much service at an overcrowded coffeeshop.

Well, I fully understand when dishes are rushed out onto the table because Chinese New Year is the super peak rush hour eating time of the year. But spilling things onto their customers with indifference? And the best part is I only knew it when I felt the heat from the sauce! Oh well…it’s a coffeeshop afterall…

Anyway, 言归正传. Food.

The first dish of the evening is of course the Yusheng which is average. But our volume is nowhere near average 😛

Also, check out the orange plates around the Yusheng. This is truly wisdom from a Lou Hei expert. We were told to put our plates around the Yusheng to catch any stray Yusheng that flew off from the main plate. What a great idea!

The food highlight of the evening for me is Keng Eng Kee Seafood’s signature dishes – Coffee Spare Ribs (咖啡排骨) & Hei Zor which is hokkien (I think) for虾枣. Yummy~

We also had Claypot Pig Liver which was quite nice. The liver was cooked just right. The photo I took was blur, so…sorry, no photo.

*Drumroll* The highlight for many people was the crabs. We had chilli crab and salted egg crab. I tried the chilli sauce which was average (plus they don’t have fried man tou which is a no-no for me) and had a salted egg crab claw, thanks to the generosity of my table mates 🙂

Being a lover of salted egg with anything person, I was disappointed with the lack of flavour aka no salted egg taste. There are folks who say that this lighter flavour enables us to taste the crab so it really boils down to individual preference. I for one, prefer to have the strong salted egg taste 😛

All in all it was an enjoyable evening with great company, and economical better than average zhi char Chinese New Year Dinner with a price tag of only S$22 per person whor~

Huat Ah!!

 

Keng Eng Kee Seafood (View in Google Maps)
Block 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-136
Bukit Merah Estate
Singapore 150124
GPS: 1.285807,103.803707
+65 6272 1038
https://www.facebook.com/kekseafood

Daily: 12pm – 10pm

 



 

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Peony Jade Clarke Quay Chinese New Year 2014

Category : Chinese

If you’re thinking of heading down to Peony Jade Restaurant for Chinese New Year Lunch or Dinner, it’s highly recommended to call in advance to make a reservation.

Peony Jade Keppel Club was fully booked for lunch and there was only a table left at Peony Jade Clarke Quay. Lucky Us!

You won’t find their usual Ala Carte or Dim Sum menu. Instead you’ll be greeted with Peony Jade’s Chinese New Year Menus. As Peony Jade’s Chinese New Year set menu was way out of our budget, we focused on their Ala Carte Menu instead.

I also didn’t get to lay eyes on their Chinese New Year set menu so…sorry, no photos. If I recall correctly, their set menu starts from S$98++ per pax? Please don’t quote me 😛 It’ll be better to ask them over the phone when you’re calling for a reservation.

Meanwhile, here’s Peony Jade Clarke Quay’s Chinese New Year 2014 Ala Carte Menu for your reference.


 
Now, Peony Jade Clarke Quay’s food.

I really enjoyed Peony Jade’s Yusheng. Definitely one of the better yushengs I’ve tasted. I love that they included orange peel & pomelo flesh which gives the yusheng a hint of savoury sour taste so that it doesn’t just taste sweet & sweet.

And I also must add that the lady serving us had really great service! She patiently took photos for us and even arranged the smoked duck bun nicely for us to take photos! I was really wow-ed by her!

Generally, I enjoyed Peony Jade Clarke Quay’s main dishes. One of my colleagues didn’t like the sauce that came with the smoked duck as it has the sandy texture which most probably is the coarse sugar? I did find that the smoked duck is a little salty on its own so I prefer to have it with the sweet sauce. Having it with the bun helps too 🙂

Since it’s Chinese New Year, we gotta have fatt choy (发菜) which sounds like the auspicious phrase – striking it rich (发财). Our vegetarian colleague tried fatt choy for the first time and enjoyed the texture. At first glance, the fatt choy really looked like mushrooms right? Really very 发 😀

Skip the desserts 😛


 
Note: As we have a vegetarian colleague with us so all of our dishes has been “modified” to exclude meat (except for the duck of course).

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay (View in Google Maps)
Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02
Singapore 179020
+65 6338 0305 or +65 6338 0138
www.peonyjade.com

Lunch: 11am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm

 



 

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Manhill Restaurant @ Pasir Panjang

Category : Chinese

I’ve been working in the Pasir Panjang area for more than 3 years and I’ve never stepped foot into Manhill Restaurant along Jln Pelepah. I wonder why…It was just never in my food map.

It was not until my ex-Team Leader went there for lunch with his new colleagues and shared this little gem with us that we promptly made a trip there for lunch.

And of course, deserving of the recommendation, the food (Tze Char style) is good. And reasonably priced.

Manhill Restaurant’s signature dish is their脱骨纸包鸡Chicken in Paper Bag (Boneless) which is a must have. Check out the juice oozing out of the chicken. It’s hard to stop at one!

Another excellent dish is their 蟹扒豆腐 – Crab Meat with Beancurd. The beancurd by itself may taste very ordinary but if you coupled it with the Crab Meat…”Oh my goodness!” Mmmmm~

A colleague had Manhill Restaurant’s Seafood Hor Fun and gave it the thumbs up. Even though it look small, it’s actually very filling.

As you can see, the Manhill Restaurant receipt is dated in August which is more than 2 months ago so my memory is abit fuzzy now. However, I’m sure the other 2 dishes we had, 排骨王 – Fried Pork Ribs in Chinese Style & 马来占炒瓮菜 – Chillies Kang Kong should be pretty good too. Why?

Because we kept saying that we need to return to Manhill Restaurant for lunch again and a colleague ordered the exact same dishes when she brought her hubby there 😉

喜临门大饭店(分店)
Manhill Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
99 & 99A, Pasir Panjang Road
4¾ Miles, Singapore 118517

GPS: 1.275156,103.794826

+65 6474 6835, +65 6479 6639, +65 6472 1070

http://hillmanrestaurant.com/

 



 

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老火汤 Lao Huo Tang @ JEM

Category : Chinese

It was my turn to decide what’s for dinner and I’m vexed as usual. Since our ultimate destination is Defu Furniture @ Bt Batok, my mind was tracing along the route there to review the available options. So I thought why not JEM, the newest & 3rd largest suburban mall, that recently drew a lot of attention in the press?

As we were approaching JEM, my goodness, the people crossing the overhead bridge was enough to turn me off. Nevermind that, inside JEM itself, most of the restaurants already have queues forming outside and we need to be at Defu Furniture before it closes!

After speed- walking around, we settled at老火汤 Lao Huo Tang, a restaurant specialising in herbal soups that has no queue. It was my 1st time eating at this herbal soup place that has sprung up at many places. My hubby commented that we should try soups that are not commonly found at other branches as the prices here are more expensive so we went with Ginseng Chicken Soup that’s good for 2 pax, a seafood hor fun with egg gravy & spinach with century egg.

老火汤 Lao Huo Tang’s Spinach with Century Egg was served first and my 1st thought was “It’s so watery.” My hubby replied “It’s because their eggs are separated from the gravy.” This Spinach with Century Eggs was very different from what we envision the dish to be. It’s so 清淡bland. Healthier version? Dislike. I won’t order this again.

Next was Seafood Hor Fun. This dish saved our impression of老火汤 Lao Huo Tang @ JEM. The Hor Fun has the 锅气 (Wok He in Cantonese). Taste of the wok & fire in English? The gravy is also thick and nice. Delicious!!

And here comes the star of the evening. 老火汤 Lao Huo Tang’s atas Ginseng Chicken Soup. Check out the floating pieces of fish maw. I like. Unfortunately the liking part stops here. Drinking the soup, I forgot what we ordered. “How come I can’t taste anything distinctive?” There was no ginseng taste and no traces of ginseng at the base of the soup too. The soup just taste…sweet. Disappointed. Especially when it’s not cheap.

Honestly, my eyes popped at the bill. My hubby asked if I will come back again, “Most probably not. Maybe only for the Seafood Hor Fun.”

Note: My hubby mentioned that he has tried the other soups at other branches of 老火汤 Lao Huo Tang before and they are pretty decent.

老火汤 Lao Huo Tang @ JEM (View in Google Maps)
50 Jurong Gateway
#03-23 JEM
Singapore 608549
+65 6734 7933



Welcome Back James @ Peony Jade Keppel Club

Category : Buffet, Chinese

Yeah! Another reason to gather and hang out 🙂 Even though the organising has been a little disorganised, no thanks to my watsapp for crashing and refusing to launch >_<

But we still came together before James flew off, thanks to everyone who actively coordinate with each other to make it work for an almost 包全场 experience! Woot~ I love my class!

I was lucky to be able to hitch a ride and was spared from walking the distance into Peony Jade @ Keppel Club where we came to enjoy the NTUC Plus 1 for 1 Promotion on Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet.

This 1 for 1 Buffet Promotion is for Monday to Friday dinner in the months of June & July 2013, excluding eves and days of public holidays.

When we arrived, we were the 2nd group of customers in the entire restaurant and…we were also the last group of arriving diners.

Plus the 1st table subsequently moved into a room and as a result, it really feels like our class has reserved Peony Jade exclusively for our gathering =P

Similar to the Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet I had at Clark Quay previously, there’s a list of 5 items which can only be ordered once.

I was a little disappointed that Shark’s Fin Soup was not amongst the items as it was really good the last time I had it.

And we weren’t impressed by the 5 items mainly because:

1. Atlantic Salmon Sashimi – The portion was very little. There were 5 of us and the portion served was more for at most 2 people.

2. Mini Buddha Jump Over the Wall – A friend commented that the Soup of the Day, which is watercress soup, is much better than this. To put things in perspective, he gave the thumbs up for the watercress soup.

3. Wok Tossed Chilli Crab – I didn’t really like the Chili Crab sauce. Friends who tried the crab said that the meat texture is not nice. Doesn’t seem to be very fresh.

4. Poached Fresh Prawns with Chinese Wine – Prawns are fresh. In fact all their prawn dishes are good. The only thing is we didn’t taste the Chinese Wine…

I very much prefer the limited 5 items from my previous dinner at Peony Jade @ Clark Quay.

The items we did enjoy very much, so much so that we kept ordering them over & over again were the “Sauteed Prawns with Wasabi Sauce & Caviar” from the seafood section & “Marinated Smoked Duck” from the appetizers section. These 2 dishes were the highlight of the dinner, for me at least. I simply LOVE the wasabi prawns!!

Another interesting moment was when a friend who arrived late places his order. “I’ll have 1 of everything from the seafood section except the last item”. We were like “We like your style”. Thumbs up

And then our table was filled with food…I no longer know which item is which so I think the other dish that I like could be the “Sauteed Prawns with Chilli Sauce”. It has the same texture as the wasabi prawns so I guess this could be it, judging from the name…

Deep Fried Prawns with Cereal” & “Fish Sliced ‘Thai’ Style” also received good feedback.

Besides eating & eating, I also learnt a few interesting things during the conversations we had over the food which I’ll share in future posts.

Once again, I took too many photos of the food and didn’t take any photo of the people. Frankly speaking, I also paiseh to take photos of people haha…since I myself don’t really like to take photos…so…we’ll see. Till next time 🙂

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm



Peony Jade’s Premium Ala Carte Buffet

Category : Buffet, Chinese

I’ve always enjoy hanging out with the girls. I can be my crazy self & we’ll just chit chat, laugh & maybe whine a little to loosen up as we catch up with each other over great food.

We’ve grown to be really great friends over the years and I’m truly blessed to have known such wonderful folks with big hearts. Plus we always make it a point to keep in touch and hang out as much as we can.

This time round we’ve decided to try out Peony Jade’s Premium Ala Carte Buffet which has a 1 for 1 special promotion. The promotion is until the end of April 2013 for Mondays to Thursdays. Excluding Eve of Pubic Holiday and of course Public Holiday itself.

The selection of food is pretty comprehensive and we can order food items that we like repeatedly, except for the first 5 premium items stated in the menu.

The quality of the food is not compromised even though it’s a buffet. Every dish is substantial and tastes really good! The prawns are really fresh and the Shark’s Fin Soup is filled with a lot of good stuff! We liked every dish except for “Sliced Pork in Szechuan Style” & “Stir-fried Sakura Chicken with Basil and Golden Garlic”.

I have to mention Peony Jade’s service as well. We are mainly served by a young male server who was really humorous and attentive. Our plates are changed regularly and he’ll crack jokes with us as we debated about the “evidence” of having eaten a dish e.g. the prawns or crab shells.

What a perfect evening. We’ve all concluded that the buffet is definitely great value for money! In fact, I’ve already started to ask other groups of friends to come to Peony Jade for this amazing 1 for 1 Ala Carte Buffet 🙂

Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay (View in Google Maps)
Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02
Singapore 179020
+65 6338 0305 or +65 6338 0138
www.peonyjade.com

Lunch: 11am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm