Friday, 16 September 2011

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao - Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Crystal Jade is an extremely popular and you can find a queue outside the doors at most times of the day. It specialises in xiao long bao and noodle dishes, as the name suggests.

At the entrance, a lady issues you with a ticket and you wait until your number is called. We were relatively early and "only" waited around 15 minutes or so.

Extensive picture menu helps to decipher the more interesting sounding dishes.

Shichuan dan dan la mian- tasty handmade noodles in a spicy peanut, sesame broth

Pork jelly Zhenjiang style - interesting texture, the name says it all - it was very jelly like. Wasn't a fan! It was too weird for me.

Shallot pancake - This was very nice, flaky and tasty pastry, a bit like roti

Rice cakes with sweet and sour sauce - This was a fun dish, you take a bit of the sauce in your bowl (which included bits of seafood etc) and dip the crunchy rice cakes into it (they were a bit like rice bubbles!)

Mushroom and bean curd roll

Salted egg yolk prawns - this is the dish shown on the front of their menu so it must be good! It didn't disappoint, though I only managed to have a few pieces as it is quite filling.

A fried noodle dish

Red bean puffs

Whilst the food was decent, I'm not sure that it's worth the wait with so many other awesome options around!

Crystal Jade
Shop 3328, Level 3
Gateway Arcade, Harbour City
Tsim Sha Tsui


Shia said...

OMG - the Food looks delicious :) Nom, Nom, Nom :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Some of the food looks good but yes there's such stiff competition in that area! :)

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Yeah not sure about that pork jelly either. The pancake looks so yummy and flaky!!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

Yum, I've eaten there before and the food is quite good! Love the salted egg prawns xD

sugarpuffi said...

wow the pork jelly looks freakin good! how did i not know about this place!

Dolly said...

Pork jelly Zhenjiang style that looks interesting but also scary.. its not raw pork right?

Julie said...

I saw crystal jade everywhere in Sings and Malaysia. Wasn't sure it was good!

mashi said...

I am drooling looking at all the pics. Love salted egg yolk anything! Look forward to more of your HK posts =)