Crystal Jade Dining IN Opens in Bonifacio Global City

Get ready to taste some of the most flavorful dishes that can be found at the Bonifacio Global City! Crystal Jade, a multi-awarded and widely recognized food and beverage establishment from Singapore and Hong Kong, has just opened its first fine dining branch in the Philippines.

Crystal Jade Dining IN is a fine dining concept restaurant by Crystal Jade Culinary Holdings. It is now here to treat Filipino foodies to authentic Cantonese cuisine with modern twists that takes the Chinese dining experience to a whole new level.

Cherry Chu-Lo, Crystal Jade Operations VP in the Philippines says if there's one thing they are famous for, it's the authenticity of the Cantonese cuisine they offer. "Yet, there's a distinct flavor that makes it 'ownable' by Crystal Jade Dining IN, especially because we take pride in promoting and preserving Chinese culture and practices." 

She adds that the restaurant's menu and specialty dishes are faithful to Cantonese traditions but that every dining experience with Crystal Jade will be distinctive. "It's not just about the authenticity of our cuisine but the excellent service and pleasing ambiance," explains Cherry.

Indeed the cuisine and ambiance are things worth coming back for. I had the fortune of having lunch at Crystal Jade Dining IN last week and enjoyed the tasty dishes presented very attractively on their serving plates.

For appetizers, we were served with Steamed Radish Cake with Egg White and Chinese Wine (P160/pc), Baked Bo Lo BBQ Pork Bun (P180/3 pcs), and Crispy Duck Sandwich (P680) served with a siding of Shredded Duck Fruit Salad. Among the three, I liked the duck dish best because of the crunchy duck skin that tastes great when combined with cucumber, tomato, and bean curd skin.

For the main dishes, we had the Double-boiled Crab Claw Soup with Superior Mushroom in Fresh Coconut (P480). I was really amazed that the soup stayed hot inside the coconut for a long time! I love the sweet juiciness of the crab meat inside the claw, the flavorful soup, and the huge mushroom that's waiting to be scooped up from the bottom of the creative container. I am definitely ordering this dish again the next time I come back to Crystal Jade Dining IN!

The Braised Pork with Special Sauce and served with bun (P350) came in cute ceramic bowls with cover. It is made of pork belly which has a good layer of fat. If you enjoy eating that portion of pork, you'll probably like this one. I wasn't too keen about it though.

Prawn lover that I am, I of course enjoyed having the Sauteed Prawn with Chicken and Assorted Mushroom served in Pumpkin (P680). This is something that would be a great centerpiece if you're having a group dinner with loved ones.   

Many of the dishes go well with the Fried Assorted Grain Rice in Hot Stone Bowl (P320). This is made with white and brown grain rice stir fried together with sweet corn, diced mushroom and vegetable, egg and pine nut in oriental style. It smells really good!

For dessert, I savored the Chilled Avocado Pudding and Pomelo. It's quite a novelty for me to be eating avocado together with fresh mango cream and pomelo on top. I liked it! The combination is simply brilliant. We also had Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Taro, which is chewy and filled with taro bits. 

I am not surprised to find out that the restaurant chain has already received awards in Singapore for providing quality food, dining, and service excellence. Now that Crystal Jade Dining IN is here in the Philippines, we can now savor Cantonese cuisine in a nice setting that's good for get-togethers as well as business meetings! 

Visit the establishment at Unit SEUG201, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 30th Street, BGC, Taguig City. For reservation and inquiries, please call (02) 519-8191.

*To see more photos taken during our lunch, please visit this Facebook album

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