Fifo Food Review > Crystal Jade Kitchen (Causeway Point)
Generous Servings with Generous MSG.
Restaurant Review by danielang June 23, 2008 4028 views
Crystal Jade is almost everywhere, with 10 branches of 'Kitchen's alone. We can still fall back on the brand to provide us with reasonable food, especially when you are at Causeway Point where quality food is rather deficient.
The ‘Kitchen’ concept has a Hong Kong slant – serving Dim Sum, BBQ pork, Congee, Noodles and other Cantonese Cuisines.
The restaurant is crowded and noisy, catering to large groups of families and office workers. With Cantonese sprouting waitresses, and the frequent use of red, green and gold on their slightly old-fashioned décor, you could almost feel that you are in a Kowloon restarurant.
Their signature dishes rarely fail. If you order the Dim Sum, Noodles and Congee, you would expect a certain taste that is quite consistent in the different branches.
The group of us had a Peiking Roast Duck set ($58). While the duck skin was crispy and oily, the black sauce that accompanied was rather salty and masked the natural flavours of the egg wrap and duck meat. The vegetable sticks lacked of the cool crunch which would give the refreshing aftertaste.
For the rest of the duck meat, we were recommended by the friendly waitress for it to be fried with eggplants. The picture says it all. The visual presentation was shockingly hideous, and the extremely bony duck made the eating experience rather cumbersome. But to be fair, it tasted a lot better than how it looked.
Unfortunately, the other claypot chicken with yam had more bones than meat too, nothing like those served in other branches.
Even if the Cantonese dishes are generally more flavourful comparatively, this branch may be too generous with their MSG.
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- Chinese Cantonese Cuisine
- 1, Woodlands Square #04-43/44, Causeway Point Shopping Centre S(738099)
- Tel: 68935505
- Opens: Mon - Sat 11am - 10pm Sun & PH 10.30am - 10pm