Indeed, it is feasting on a banquet of delish Cantonese cuisine in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival brought to you by one of the high-end restaurants at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Crystal Jade Dining IN. Its sister restaurant, Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight which is located at Greenhills, has cheaper menu offerings but both restaurants cater a dining experience that’s truly worth savoring.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important Chinese occasions celebrated which is a harvest festival and also that time of the year for families and friends to get together and give thanks to the bountiful blessings of the year.
In light of this, Crystal Jade Dining IN has special dishes prepared for this occasion which consists of the following: Jiang Nan Crispy Sliced Chicken Wrapped in Pancake, Shredded Chicken with Fresh Fruit Salad, Deep-Fried Garoupa Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Sauteed Shrimp with Broccoli Flower, Poached Chicken with Cordycep Flower and Beancurd Soup, Fried Tofu with Mushroom and Chinese Cabbage, Crystal Jade Fried Rice and Mini Mooncake for dessert.
But before tasting the main course, they offer a mix of pickled veggies that’s truly a teaser for the palate along with a cup of chrysanthemum tea. And I bet it’ll prepare you indeed for the main course offerings.
Let’s start off with the Jiang Nan Crispy Sliced Chicken Wrapped in Pancake which is served along with hoisin sauce and crisp lettuce. The chicken meat is very tender and the hoisin sauce created that flavorful accent to this dish.
Definitely perfect to pair this with is something fresh and light such as the Shredded Chicken with Fresh Fruit Salad. This salad is a mixture of shredded chicken with watermelon and mango cubes topped over crisp lettuce.
Next dish that I particularly love in this menu would be the Deep-Fried Garoupa Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce. The breading is perfectly crunchy in every bite even though it’s been drizzled with sweet and sour sauce.
The Sautéed Shrimp with Broccoli Flower is a light dish, very vegetarian and I liked how they preserved the crispiness of the broccoli. Slightly blanched I presume, just the way I prefer it.
They also have the Fried Tofu with Mushroom and Chinese cabbage which is a very perfect vegetarian dish with the tofu being an alternative to meat.
Any meal for me wouldn’t be complete without a rice dish. Yes, I must admit I am a true blue “rice lover.” And was glad they offered their viands with a serving of their Crystal Jade Fried Rice.
And of course, last but not the least would be the Chicken with Cordycep Flower and Beancurd Soup which has a very unique taste but not too flavorful I could not compare it at all with any Chinese soup dish I have tried. All I can say is that it is a definite must-try.
Any fine dining experience wouldn’t be complete without dessert and drinks, right? For their Mid-Autumn Festival menu, which is priced at Php3,800.00 for 4-5 persons and Php7,800.00 for 8-10 persons, they serve Mini Mooncakes for dessert and your favorite fruit drinks.
After indulging ourselves with the lavish feast, I allowed myself to be enchanted by the stylish, sophisticated but modern ambiance of Crystal Jade Dining IN. Classy chandeliers often give that illuminated feeling and the elegantly pieced furniture provided that mixture of both modern and traditional Chinese setup.
If there is one key feature that I adore with the overall look of the place that would be the high ceiling in the dining area at the first level. I loved high ceilings partly because I am claustrophobic and partly because it provides just the right amount of lighting to the entire area leaving that impression of a wider, freer space.
Though I must admit the place is indeed wide enough. It is a perfect choice to eat along with friends and family, conduct conferences and meetings and not worry about people cramping together to get their preferred best seats around the table. They also have a function room for special gatherings at the second level and a couple more tables for diners.
But that is not the end yet of your Mid-Autumn Festival dining experience that you’ll be getting at Crystal Jade Dining IN because every Php5,000.00 minimum spend will give you a chance to one lucky roll of the dice in their traditional Chinese Dice Game which thus entitles you to win a P1,000.00 worth of Crystal Jade Gift Voucher.
Tried my luck and got these yummy treats as prizes: a box of Mooncakes and a box of Baked Bo Lo Barbecue Pork Buns which I shared with my family and friends. Yay! Don’t miss out on the fun, so why not try your luck too. 😉
Dine with class, in style and in good spirits at Crystal Jade Dining IN for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration from September 1 until September 14, 2014. 🙂
(Thank you so much Mr. Kenneth and to the entire management of Crystal Jade Dining IN for the warm welcome!)
(Thanks as well Ms. Tess for tagging me along. 😉 )