[ CNY 2014 ] Crystal Jade welcomes CNY with Unique Creations
Ringing in the spirited year of Horse, Crystal Jade presents unique creations with new flavours of festive treats. This year’s theme for CNY focuses on health, wealth and prosperity. Crystal Jade believes that healthy is the greatest wealth, hence they have created new dishes and desserts with nutritious ingredients.
Usher in the year of horse with Hearty Five Treasure Yusheng ($78.80 small, $128.80 large). Nutritious pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, white sesame and peanuts are added to a plate of yusheng and slices of sweet mango. Fresh salmon and premium amberjack fish slices are topped with gold leaf flakes and drizzled with Crystal Jade’s special plum sauce and hazelnut oil. Toss ah! Huat ah!
A unique dish is the Deep Fried Japanese Amadai sprinkled with Shichimi Power ($5.50/37.5g). The elegant fish is specially imported from Japan and deep fried to a golden brown covered with crispy shimmering scale. The sweet and light meat is paired with shimichi powder (or seven-flavoured powder), which is a harmonious blend of chillies, dried orange peel, peppercorns, sesame seeds, dried ginger and seaweed.
For a more luxurious treat, Stewed Canadian Lobster in Superior Broth ($11/100g) is a good choice. The round, fleshy claws is first seared with hot oil and then gently simmered in superior stock containing halibut. The sweet flavour of the luscious firm lobster flesh is infused with goodness and mildly sweet taste of the halibut.
Everyone in the table also sang praises to Sauteed Kurobuta Pork Strips with Assorted Mushroom and Capsicum ($32). The tender and juicy Kurobuta pork is sauteed with two varieties of mushrooms, red, yellow and green capsicums and cordycep flowers to create a colourful and balanced dish. Organic raw extra virgin coconut oil from Thailand is used which permeated the fish with a light and fragrant base.
Braised Sea Cucumber and Scallop with Barley ($38) has incorporated seven ingredients to give diners a hearty dish. Pieces of juicy sweet scallops are lightly seared and braised with sea cucumber in superior stock. Fresh asparagus, golden corn, wheat and barley are added, giving it a variety of textures.
The above unique dishes are ONLY available at Crystal Jade Golden Palace located at Paragon Shopping Centre from now till 14 February 2014.
Our CNY meal at Crystal Jade ended with Festive Trio. This year, they have come up with Black-eyed Pea Cake ($25.80). The black-eyes pea is rich in calcium, protein and Vitamin A, and is popularly associated with good fortune. My favourites include pan fried Carrot Cake ($25.80) and Glutinous Rice Cake ($23.80) which are the regular festive prosperity desserts in Crystal Jade. The desserts are available for takeaway.
Our bloated face after dinner!
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Address: #05-21/22 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road
Tel: 6734 6866
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm