I’m a fan of Crystal Jade Group of Restaurants. Not only because they’re conveniently located in shopping malls, but because they offer consistently good Chinese food at reasonable prices.
Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon is a modern restaurant, with a sexy and dark tone. Most Chinese restaurants are quite boring when it comes to the interior decor. Not Crystal Jade Golden Palace. It is definitely one of the most gorgeous Chinese restaurants that I’ve been to.
Prices are what you would expect from a good restaurant. However, dim sum during lunch is much more affordable. Most of the dim sum items are priced between $4.2 – 5.5 for a basket, which is very decent for a fine dining restaurant.
We started with the usual Siew Mai ($5.2) and Har Gau ($5.2). They were quickly followed by Steamed Chicken Feet with black bean sauce ($4) and Deep-fried Mango Prawn Roll ($5). All of them were competent, but nothing to rave about.
I was looking forward to the Custard Buns ($4) so when it arrived on the table, I eagerly took a bite. They were not bad, but I’ve had better ones before, so Crystal Jade Palace’s rendition didn’t really impress me.
Both the Baked Egg Tarts ($4) and Char Siew Sou ($4.2) were decent, but again, nothing to write home about.
The dim sum at Crystal Jade Golden Palace are good, but they are not extraordinary. Don’t come here expecting an innovative meal, but come here if you want good and reliable dim sum at reasonable prices.
I can see myself coming back for dim sum during lunch because it has a nice ambience, and the central location makes it an ideal place for meet-ups. On weekends, it’s almost impossible to get a table without reservations, so make sure you call early in advance.
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Crystal Jade Golden Palace
290 Orchard Road
#05-22 The Paragon
Tel: +65 6734 6866
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 10.30am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
For more recommendations, read my list of Dim Sum Places in Singapore