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Delicious Hand Pulled Noodles

Im finally back after my 2 month hiatus!

I know my absence has been long…too long perhaps, but don’t get me wrong, hubby and i still had our dinner dates. In fact, one weekend, supportive hubby decided to take me out for some comfort food.

Three months ago, we saw the soft opening of Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and excitedly tried to get in.

Unfortunately it was for VIP only *boohoohoo*

So that day, we reviewed the menu and watched the chefs make their specialty hand pulled noodles behind the glass panel of the open kitchen

Crystal Jade is a well respected and multi-awarded food and beverage company that has been dubbed a Superbrand.

So after weeks of anticipation, we were back at Crystal Jade’s door one weekend, number 5 on the waiting list, happily thinking about what we were going to order.

Crispy Eel
I loved this dish. I could imagine myself going back just to snack on these fried eel. It was deliciously crunchy and the sweetness readied our palates for our main dish.

Xiao Long Bao
This dimsum was pretty good. The wrapper kept the soup in the dumpling unlike what we often get in other restaurants.

We got our order right away but poor family at the table beside us ordered one and their waiter forgot their xiao long bao. *gasp* I almost wanted to share our dish -well not really, after all, the 5 dumplings vanished from the bamboo dish almost as quickly as they were served.

Noodle with Beef in Spicy Soup

La mian is a type of Chinese noodle which literally means pulled (la) noodles (mian). I first tasted la mian when hubby took me to Binondo

The quality of the noodles in Crystal Jade was superb.
Endless and resilient noodles that needed kitchen scissors so it could be transferred to another bowl.

The broth almost crossed my threshold for spiciness but boy, did hubby enjoy slurping the hot and spicy soup. Because the noodles were so good i eventually learned that if you just eat the noodles and beef and don’t sip the soup much, the spicy dish could be enjoyed by the not so spicy fanatic.

Tender beef and perfect noodles submerged in delicious broth…nothing could be more comforting!

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Ground Floor Virra Mall
Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan


December 18, 2010 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience | , ,


  1. we have tried Crystal Jade too but had been disheartened by the long lines and time spent waiting for a table for a return. Doc Mitzi you should try Lugang Cafe, its in Missouri st. going to EDSA. 🙂
    Welcome back!

    Comment by Ingrid | December 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. sarap! i should find time to try crystal jade on my days off next week.
    i need to catch up with what’s new in manila scene. 🙂

    Comment by docgelo | December 20, 2010 | Reply

  3. I think I’ll give Crystal Jade a try one of these days. That eel looks scrumptious!

    Welcome back to blogging, btw. 🙂

    Comment by Midge | December 20, 2010 | Reply

  4. I wanna try coz I loved the handpulled noodles in MeyLin.

    Comment by u8mypinkcookies | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  5. […] This appetizer had good flavor but some of the squid pieces were a bit tough. I was expecting something like the crispy eel in Xiao Long Bao […]

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