Crystal Jade Dimsum Buffet Plus Dinner 翡翠上海美食馬尼拉 in Greenhills! + Giveaway

After that filling Weekend Dimsum Buffet from Crystal Jade Dining IN BGC (which is still ongoing) comes another Dimsum Buffet Plus from its sister Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight here in Greenhills (yey)! Just think of it this way, you go to BGC for the unlimited hakaw (shrimp dumplings) for afternoon snack on the weekends while you go to Greenhills for unlimited xiao long bao (pork dumplings) for weekday dinners ;) I'm so glad I was brought up enjoying Cantonese food and dimsum haha. With the CJ Shanghai Delight Dimsum Buffet Plus deal this month, I was able to reminisce my student times in Beijing too for some reason because the some dishes.

Melody Co at Crystal Jade Greenhills


Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight 翡翠上海美食馬尼拉 can be found near Virramall, right beside Milky Way =)

Crystal Jade Shanghai Delight Greenhills

You can catch the Weekday Dinner Dimsum Buffet Plus every Mondays to Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until the end of this month for P488+ (total around P530+). For children ages 6 to 12, the rate is P288+. There's an operations manager by the way named Lucy if you need her recommendations in English, Filipino and Hokkien.

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We were given a CJ Dim Sum Buffet Menu List. We just ticked off what we wanted and what we can eat first. The dishes will be cooked right after. Everything above the line is unlimited and the last call is at 9:15 p.m. =)

Crystal Jade Manila Dimsum Buffet Plus List

The only appetizer in the list was the Cold Cucumber with Minced Garlic in Sesame Oil. It warmed my tummy for the feast =) It's refreshing and has a kick to it because of the fresh garlic bits.

Cold Cucumber with Minced Garlic in Sesame Oil

There's a bit of a wait because the dishes are freshly prepared so make full use of the free WiFi

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and order your drink. Free flowing iced tea or Free flowing hot tea is already included in the P488+ rate. If you'd like something else like us, you can order Watermelon Shake, Avocado with Sago Shake, Wang Lo Kat, etc. on your own.

Watermelon Shake, Avocado with Sago Shake

Congee with Salted Pork & Preserved Egg is also included in the unli list so it's really not just dimsum you get ;) One thing that's different about the Crystal Jade congee is that the rice itself is already full of flavor.

Congee with Salted Pork & Preserved Egg

There's also a Noodle dish with Spring Onion Oil that you can take with or without the soup in the list. The broth is infused with spring onion oil and I liked putting the shallots (on top) with every bite.

Noodle with Spring Onion Oil

The Crystal Jade favorite is actually the Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao (it's good)

Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao

but I found a dish that trumped this hehe. I liked the Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Sauce most because the filling inside is the same (just without the soup). It's moist and that spicy & tangy sauce is just superb that I left me stuck on that dish the whole time haha =D But I wanted to taste the other stuff so I'm already planning on going back just for that this month. Hehehe. It reminded me of the Sichuan Dumplings I used to eat at the Golden Tripod in Beijing.. 

My Favorite! Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Sauce

The Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling with Crab Roe or Sio Mai is also available at the CJ Dining IN! It was the dish I enjoyed the most there because they use pure meat with crab roe on top. Gela said that you can tell that dimsum is fresh when it doesn't stick to the bottom of the baskets.  

Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling with Crab Roe SioMai

You can order unlimited servings of Deep-fried Spring Roll (shredded pork, cabbage, mushrroms),

Deep-fried Spring Roll

Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Beans Sauce (has gabi/taro bits, a bit fatty),

Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Beans Sauce

Steamed Vegetable Dumpling (onions, cabbage and carrots inside, the others said it tasted a bit like wasabi),

Steamed Vegetable Dumpling

Beijing Pork Dumpling,

Beijing Pork Dumpling

Minced Pork Dumpling with Spring Bean (almost taste like the xiao long bao without soup),

Minced Pork Dumpling with Spring Bean

Minced Pork Dumpling with Spring Bean

Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun (it was a favorite among the others, a bit dry for me because it was already cold so eat it hot),

Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun

Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun

Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Beans Sauce,

Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Beans Sauce

Pan-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Shrimp & Preserved Meat (they also have this at CJ Dining IN, I liked the steamed one there better),

Pan-fried Carrot Cake with Dried Shrimp & Preserved Meat

and Flour Roll Steamed or Deep-Fried (it's called Mantou, deep-fried is best and dipped in condensed milk hehe, if you let it get cold then it's good for dessert too).

Flour Roll Mantou Steamed or Deep-Fried

Below the line is the Dimsum Buffet PLUS Menu. The deal behind the PLUS is that you can just add P100 per person (who wants) for unli fried rice and one viand in the list. Only the ones who want to add on the table can add and you can also order other a la carte dishes.

Dimsum Buffet Plus Menu

You can choose between Yang Chow Fried Rice

Yang Chow Fried Rice

and Fried Rice with Chicken & Ham. Take note of the single serving size of the viand. I personally think this is already enough. The Sauteed Squid with Brocolli was the lightest and healthiest option for me... if you can take more...

Fried Rice with Chicken & Ham

Or you can also choose from these: Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions (around 3-4 slices of beef),

Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions

Deep Fried Chicken with Dried Chili and Peanuts (I used to eat this in Beijing too hehe and contrary to what the people in the table said, it's really cooked that way (fried) with lots of scary looking chili haha), 

Deep Fried Chicken with Dried Chili and Peanuts

Sauteed Diced String Beans with Minced Pork served with Pancake (it's served differently like a pita, with Chinese sausage)

Sauteed Diced String Beans with Minced Pork served with Pancake

and Sauteed Shrimp Kung Pao Style (one of the favorites of my tablemates).

Sauteed Shrimp Kung Pao Style

So there you have it! Remember: No leftovers! We were delighted when we did a taste test of the new Taro Pastry dish that their chefs came up with =) They will probably introduce it soon after they've perfected it!

Taro Pastry


Restaurant Details:
Unit 117-121 V-Mall Greenhills Shopping Center,
Greenhills, San Jan
Open Mondays to Sundays 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Breakfast 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
570-5233 / 570-6912

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Tell me below: What would you order among all these? Haha =D

27 comments:

  1. I love spicy food and I'm excited to try the Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Sauce. I'm now salivating just by the way you described them. :)

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  2. I want to try the Deep Fried Chicken with Dried Chili and Peanuts

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  3. I wan to try the Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun!

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  4. i want to try the Deep fried chicken w/ dried chili and peanuts

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  5. I would love to try their Pan-Fried Shanghai Pork Bun.

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  6. I would love to try their Pan-Fried Shanghai Pork Bun.

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  7. I look forward to trying out the Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun

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  8. I would love to try the Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao! Looks Yummy!

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  9. i'm excited to try their Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions

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  10. Shrimp Hakaw and Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun

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  11. Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions

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  12. Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions plus the Shrimp Hakaw

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  13. Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Beans Sauce

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  14. Of course, I'd like to try the unlimited hakaw, mantao plus your recommendations (Sauteed Shrimp Kung Pao Style and Pork Dumpling with Hot Chili Sauce) :D

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  15. I want to try the Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long bao and steamed Pan dried shanghai pork ban!

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  16. These are the tdumplings that I want to try:
    Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumpling with Crab Roe or Sio Mai
    Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao
    Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun

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  17. When it is dimsum will surely will try everything

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  18. Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao and
    Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun! I have a feeling that I wont be disappointed on these yummy looking dishes :)

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  19. Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions

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  20. Pan-fried Sliced Beef with Scallions looks yummy :)

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  21. Would love to try Shrimp Dumpling, I think mah daughter will love it too! :)

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Hi. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you =)