Crystal Jade Prestige
Crystal Jade Prestige is the chain’s contemporary Chinese offering, located in the posh Marina Bay Financial Centre. The décor and layout reflect this, as one first has to pass a glass wall of wines and champagnes en-route to the tasteful, sumptuous modern dining room.
Unlike its sister restaurants, Crystal Jade Prestige takes a fine dining approach to its service, so many dishes are individually plated and served, including the popular starter of deep-fried scallops with salted egg yolk, chilled tomato and avocado dressing.
When you make your reservation, order the crackling suckling pig roll with black truffle pearl rice, which requires at least a day’s notice. This exquisite creation is a roulade comprising the crisp-skinned, succulent pork, cuddling gleaming grains of earthy black rice. A delicate lashing of truffle oil imbues this dish with its heady perfume.
At lunch, the signature dim sum platter offers a myriad selection of the kitchen’s best: prawn and carrot dumpling with black truffle, assorted mushroom dumplings, osmanthus dumpling with scallop and celery, and water chestnut dumpling with olive and Chinese parsley. Each beautifully crafted morsel is as much a joy to eat as it is to behold.
Those looking to impress business associates or clients can turn to the list of sea treasures, which include premium ingredients such as whole fresh South African three-head abalone and Hokkaido sea cucumber, which are braised in oyster sauce.
The selection of dessert throws up variations of well-loved classics. Chilled mango purée with pomelo and sago is topped with coconut ice cream, while durian ice cream is deep-fried and served with mango purée. These are delightful and delicious ways to end a meal that is consistently accompanied by warm, professional service. Marina Bay Link Mall (Ground Plaza), #02-01, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984