Local brand Crystal Jade did us proud by getting a Michelin Bib Gourmand mention in Shanghai! And they got it through Xiao Long Bao. Wow! So I got to try it when I was in HK.
四川酸辣湯 Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup
Single portion of the classic soup, the version at Din Tai Fung was miles better.
水煮班片 Poached Sliced Garoupa in Szechuan Spicy Soup
WTF? Where’s the fish? Great disappointment.
上海小籠包 Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao
But the fight is between the steamed pork dumplings called Xiao Long Bao. While they were not as pretty as the ones from Din Tai Fung, but they were more flavourful, soupier and hotter. I like this version, if only they are prettier.
白灼香港芥蘭 Poached HK Kailan
Simple and nice.
清炒蝦仁 Stir-Fry Shrimp
Even before I could take a proper picture, the shrimps were flying off the plate. The taste is in the pudding as they say.
生煎鮮肉包 Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun
Surprising, the pan-fried bun was my favourite part of the lunch. Soft and juicy bun with a crispy and fragrant base. As you bite into one, the scalding pork juice will burst forth, so be careful.
鮮肉鍋貼 Pan-fried Pork Dumpling
And then there were the potstickers. Similar filling as the pork dumplings, but they were skilfully pan-fried on the skillets.
Some of the food were outstanding, especially the dim sums and dumplings. They were given the Bib Gourmand mention in Shanghai for their dumplings and you can see why. Their other cooked dishes needed work. Hopefully the price will stay the same.
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Times Square) 翡翠拉麵小籠包（時代）
Shop B221A, Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 銅鑼灣時代廣場B221A號舖
Tel : +852 2506 0080
Date Visited : Apr 2016
Michelin Shanghai Big Gourmand 2015-2019