Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Holland Village

We went to Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Holland Village after our workout. We ordered almost the same stuff as at Imperial Treasure to make a comparison between the two.  

Crystal Jade doesn't have the Teochew-style porridge offered at Imperial Treasure, but they have a handmade noodle version, the Double-Boiled Chicken with Noodle ($8). The soup base was slightly sweeter and thicker. Crystal Jade uses canned champignons instead of the white button mushrooms used at Imperial Treasure. I prefer the porridge version at Imperial Treasure, because the soup base is lighter. The noodles at Crystal Jade also got a little soggy towards the end, but I guess that's to be expected of fresh handmade noodles.

They'd run out of the double-boiled chicken soup, so I got the Pork and Vegetable Wanton Soup ($4.80) instead. There were 8 pieces of huge wantons in the slightly MSG-sweetened broth. Still, the soup was light enough. The mince had a finer texture than I'd like, but it was still juicy.

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Holland Village
241 / 241A Holland Ave
Tel: 6463 0968
Open daily from 11am to 10pm
Website: www.crystaljade.com/

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