It was a Tuesday (30 July 2013) and Xiang Bao organized a farewell dinner together with his “god-sister” as she will be leaving company and going oversea to be with her hubby. Since we had eaten over at Crystal Jade located at Holland Village branch before, we decided to have our farewell dinner at this place.
Waiting for our turn to enter the restaurant
As we were early and the restaurant was not opened for business (Buffet section), we had to wait for them to start and go up to have our dinner. There were many others who were also waiting to have their dinner fix over at this place too and this was even when we had reserved our tables in advance.
Price list of the buffet
Menu of the buffet
When the restaurant started to open for business, we were guided to our table without much delay and the staff were quick to handle the rest of the customers to their tables. Within a few minutes, the whole restaurant at level 2 which was allocated for the steamboat buffet was full of customers. We did not waste our time and started to order our dishes during these time.
Though I would say the space between each tables were quite near to each other and if the restaurant were full house, it would be quite noisy and crowded with not much space to move around as the staff were quite busy serving and clearing up empty plates. If the table you were seated at where at one hidden corner, you would have some problem in getting the attention of the staff to answer to your request and etc.
One of my ex-colleagues organized a steamboat buffet dinner including his brother and Rachel on Tuesday (18 December 2012) for a gathering after our work. The location chosen is at Holland Village and as I am working very near to the location, I was able to meet up with them even thought I had to do some OT within a last minutes notice.
The crystal Jade restaurant is located near to Holland food center and there are 2 levels in total for customer to have their meals at the restaurant. When I reached the restaurant (They seated at level2) after my OT, they had already start their steamboat buffet while waiting for me. The restaurant is quite crowded and there are not much walking space for customer to walk around to get their sauce (Which is placed at one corner of the restaurant) or to go to the washroom.
Kitchen located at level 1
As this is a steamboat buffet, the kitchen provide only those cooked dishes like La Main and etc which is not included in the buffet menu. Anyway, a look at the menu shows that they served quite a lot of variety of steamboat items which shows why there are so many people having their meals over there.
It was a long day at work on Friday (10 August 2012). After working so hard at work, I meet up with my ex-colleagues from Swiber IT Department for dinner.
As I am off early on every Friday (5:30pm off work) I went directly to Jurong East first for a short walk and windows shopping while waiting for them to come. (Arranged to meet for BBQ chicken wing dinner but later on changed to Jcube meet instead)
When they reached, we just have a short walk around and decided to eat over at “Canton Paradise” for dim sum dinner since we have eaten there before and the food over at this restaurant is good. (First time for Rachel and Nicole though)