Chinese food will always be one of the most sought after cuisines when looking for a comforting meal with a big serving. And dishes with a big serving is meant to be shared with family or with friends. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you our first dining EATSperience at one of the Chinese restaurants that started in Singapore. With its principle to provide food that nourishes, inspires and nurtures relationships, Crystal Jade gives their diners an experience to remember. Dragon Boat Festival at Crystal Jade Philippines started last May 16 and will continue until June 30. The highlight of the Dragon Boat Festival is the different varieties of the famous “Ma Chang” or rice dumpling and their latest masterpieces. Join us as we share with you a set from the Dragon Boat Festival of Crystal Jade, Philippines.
With its sophisticated yet modern set-up Crystal Jade gives their diners a casual feel of the place. With the different sizes of round tables and tables with couches, dining here can accommodate small or big groups.
Crystal Jade Philippines has 3 sumptuous sets to cater to different sizes of groups. In this EATSperiences of ours, we got to try their Set Menu C that costs Php 6,880+ for 6 persons. Set Menu C is composed of 8 dishes including dessert. The highlight of each set menu is the rice dumpling called “Ma Chang” which symbolizes wrapped gifts for loved ones and family.
The duck skin was roasted to a perfect crisp and the meat was flavorful and tender. This 1st serving of Peking Duck in a wrap with hoisin sauce was on point.
With its rich and tasty broth, every slurp was really comforting. The boiled chicken absorbed the flavor of the broth really well and the delectable wanton pieces were plump and fresh.
Naturally sweet scallops on a soft and silky beancurd with a savory black bean sauce. Best to eat each piece all in one bite.
This was one of our favorites in this set. Very tender oxtail on a thick, soy-based sauce. A flavorful and comforting hotpot dish perfect.
This dish was very enticing because of the colorful vegetables and the fragrant aroma of it. Each vegetable gave different textures that made it enjoyable to eat.
We loved the 1st serving of the Peking duck as well as this 2nd serving. Tender duck meat mixed in a well-seasoned eefu noodles.
One of the highlights of this set is the Ma Chang. Sticky rice with pork belly cubes, salted egg, chestnuts and dried shrimps cooked in five spices. We enjoyed as it filled our tummies however, we felt like it needed more flavor to make it tastier.
To end our superb meal, we ended it with a very refreshing dessert. It had a good balance of sweet and citrusy flavors from the mango and pomelo, and the tiny tapioca balls added texture. What a perfect way to end a feast.
The different sets in the Dragon Boat Festival can surely accommodate preferences of different families or groups of friends. And we were really stuffed to the brim after savoring all the delectable and mouthwatering dishes served to us. If you wanna celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with your family and friends, Crystal Jade Philippines is the place for you. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! ‘Till next time!
Crystal Jade Philippines
7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig
+632 808 5233
11:00am to 2:30pm and 5:00pm to 11:00pm (Mon-Fri)
11:00am to 11:00pm (Sat-Sun)