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
241 / 241A Holland Ave
Tel: 6463 0968
Open daily from 11am to 10pm