Saturday, 3 October 2009
Crystal Jade Melbourne @ Little Bourke & Russell Street, Melbourne
Due to the name of the place, I easily assumed that this belong to the Crystal Jade Group (Singapore), but after visiting the website, I'm not too sure now.
But they even have the same "Crystal Jade" font used.... hmMmmmm... (Makes a note to post up the Hong Kong and Singapore review if I can find the pictures)
Anyway, if they can use the same name, I expect the same quality of food and service. So when Ms Tinymouse suggested we go there for dinner and celebrate "the Mooncake Festival", I said YES!
It's definitely not a restaurant you can go as a couple... bar 1 table(the Boy and I tried to look for a table for 2, but there were none that we could see from where we were seated, but from the pictures, I've found 1!!!)
When we got there, the place was packed! So booking is definitely recommended... which is what Ms Tinymouse's boy did... *phew*
They had interesting decor (old school Golden carvings) on the walls...
And I really liked their chopstick rest/sauce plate... really cute!
We started off with the roast port, roast duck, jellyfish and chicken dish... (which came with 3 types of sauces)...
Amazingly, the waiters announced each dish as they arrived (true to Crystal Jade style... so another, "Are they? Are they not?")
Deep Fried Salted Egg Prawns ... which happens to be my favourite...
Steamed Barramundi... (very soft, juicy and tender)
I have no idea what this was... I'm assuming, Chinese Mushrooms, Beancurd, and Fish Maw... (or sea cucumber)
Spinach, because we do need some greens... (despite SL saying "NO!", vehemently. And we all ignored her)
Chicken and cashewnuts in a yam basket (Kong Po Kai Ting)...
We did however miss their famous Snow Crab dish as well as their Duck Pate dish.. Oh well, there is always time for another visit =)
Overall Food Rating: 8/10
Restaurant ambiance: 8/10 (typical Chinese Restaurant, with a touch of class)
Value for money: 8/10 (Minimum charge of $18 per person (printed on the menu))
154 Little Bourke Street
Cnr of Little Bourke & Russell Street (the old King Bo yumcha place)
Phone: 03 9639 2633
(Don't get confused with the websites on Google.com trying to place you at 11 Waratah Place (they moved, I think)
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