Three-in-one at Crystal Jade Meal³.

If you are a fan of the stylish food composition Crystal Jade is good at, you might want to stop by another of their restaurant at Pavilion KL for a whole different set of menu to feast upon.
Established in October 2007, Crystal Jade Meal³ (pronounced ‘cube’) serves up spectacular arrays from three types of cuisine for the bustling crowd in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. Unlike its sister restaurants all across the city and in neighbouring countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Korea, Crystal Jade Meal3 provides diners with Asian, Eastern and Western delicacies with Crystal Jade’s tinge of food fashion to appease the customers’ appetite.
Non-veggie eaters, rejoice! The Golden Pumpkin and Potato Salad (RM11.90) is a fresh and healthy way to start off the meal. The pumpkin and potato are mashed together with diced cucumbers and dribbled with sweet mayonnaise. It is tender and welcoming on the tongue, one spoonful is just not enough.
From the soup menu, there is the Meal³ Signature Soup (RM13.90) with three types of mushrooms (button, shitake and black dried), simmering in thick sinful cream soup under the puffy pastry roof. It is very filling so you might want to share it with a friend, to leave some stomach space for other delicious Crystal Jade morsels.
Be sure to try out the Lemongrass Hot and Spicy Soup (RM15.90), filled with seafood such as mussels, squids, clams, dory fish and prawns. It is sweet yet spicy to awaken your taste buds, yet not too spicy to kill off the palettes.
The unique Stuffed Chicken Roll (RM26.90) is served with Crystal Jade’s signature brown sauce of onion and black pepper corn. This dish has the insides of the roasted chicken cleaned out and stuffed with Holland onions, carrots and basil. It is a complete meal by itself as it comes with spaghetti cooked with brown sauce.
One of the must tries in Crystal Jade Meal³ is the Wok Shallow Fried Fish Fillet (RM26.90). Served with in-house fish sauce, a big scoop of mashed potato and some steamed vegetables, the pieces of dory fish are succulent with a tang of saltiness to its softened meat. For a usual spicy kick, try it with the yellow mustard.
For those who are not feeling adventurous, there’s always Crystal Jade Meal³’s Hainanese Chicken Rice (RM18.90) to fall back on.  This dish comes with the expected chopped up chicken drizzled in onion oil and Hainanese soy sauce with complementing ingredients like cucumber slices, spring onions, Chinese parsley and ginger vinegar. It is accompanied by a bowl of steamy Hainanese rice and chicken soup.
If you would like something quick and to go for lunch, the Club Sandwich (RM18.90) would surely do the trick. It comes with a side of French fries, coleslaw and a selection of cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, Melbourne super sliced cheese, sliced chicken and fried egg. Whether you would like to have it there and then or pack it back to the office, it is enough to last you till dinnertime.
For desserts, Crystal Jade Meal³ has some Thai-oriented sweeties you can finish off your meal with. There is the Mango Sago and Jelly with Pomelo (RM10.90), which is a kind of substitute for Thailand’s water chestnut dessert. It comes with three layers: mango cream pudding, followed with strawberry jelly in the middle before topping it off with cream caramel and bits of fresh pomelo and sago.
You can also order a nice helping of Glutinous Rice with Mango and Custard Sauce (RM10.90), which is a simpler version of the famed mango sticky rice. Keeping in mind that this would be the last course for the day, and that diners may already have their brims stretched, the dessert comes in a small portion of white glutinous rice capped with dices of fresh mango sitting in a pool of warm custard sauce. You would want to make room for this delicious dessert, even though there is no more left!
Crystal Jade Meal³ is located at Level 3, Pavilion KL. The restaurant is open daily from 11AM till 1AM, and can seat 85 pax comfortably. For bookings, kindly get in contact with them at +6 03 2148 2116, or fax them at +6 03 2148 3116.Although established in October 2007, Crystal Jade Meal³ (pronounced ‘cube’) is often overlooked, what with the commercialised chain Coffee Bean as well as bars serving beer as neighbours.

If you are a fan of the stylish food composition Crystal Jade is good at, you might want to stop by another of their restaurant at Pavilion KL for a whole different set of menu to feast upon.

Established in October 2007, Crystal Jade Meal³ (pronounced ‘cube’) serves up spectacular arrays from three types of cuisine for the bustling crowd in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. It represents three cuisine they serve in the restaurant – Asian, Eastern and Western. All with Crystal Jade’s tinge of food fashion to appease the customers’ appetite.

Non-veggie eaters (meaning me, heh) can rejoice now! We rarely find ourselves ordering salad dishes as our entree, but here, we can definitely ring up the Golden Pumpkin and Potato Salad. The pumpkin and potato are mashed together with diced cucumbers and dribbled with sweet mayonnaise.

It is tender and sweet, both welcoming on the tongue, and the cucumbers are like refreshing treasures hidden in the comfy blankets of golden yellow. I would have finished up the entire thing, if I was not expecting a line up of dishes to come next.

From the soup menu, there is the Meal³ Signature Soup with three types of mushrooms (button, shitake and black dried), simmering in thick sinful cream soup under the puffy pastry roof.

As you can see, no originality here as the idea derives from Dome’s very own menu. And the soup is not any better than the latter’s, either. It tasted more of cream rather than soup. So, you can imagine how quickly it got too much for me to finish.

The Lemongrass Hot and Spicy Soup is much easier to stomach. Filledseafood delights such as with mussels, squids, clams, dory fish and prawns, it is sweet yet spicy to awaken your taste buds, yet not too spicy to kill off the palettes.

The unique Stuffed Chicken Roll is served with Crystal Jade’s signature brown sauce of onion and black pepper corn. This dish has the insides of the roasted chicken cleaned out and stuffed with Holland onions, carrots and basil. However, their spaghetti has an overwhelming flour taste that just kills off my intention of finishing up this dish.

The Wok Shallow Fried Fish Fillet is a must-try in Crystal Jade Meal³. Served with in-house fish sauce, a big scoop of mashed potato and some steamed vegetables, the pieces of dory fish are succulent with a tang of saltiness to its softened meat. Not to mention the mashed potato was fluffy and addictive. It is also served with dribbles of yellow mustard for an unusual spicy kick.

For those who are not feeling adventurous, there’s always the Hainanese Chicken Rice to fall back on.  This dish comes with the expected chopped up chicken drizzled in onion oil and Hainanese soy sauce with complementing ingredients like cucumber slices, spring onions, Chinese parsley and ginger vinegar. It is accompanied by a bowl of steamy Hainanese rice and chicken soup.

The usual suspect. Nothing to shout about.

Established in the heart of KL city, there are bound to be bustling yuppies running back and forth. Before their seats could grow warm, they are already getting jittery to get up and leave for an appointment.

So, if you would like something quick and to go for lunch, Club Sandwich would surely do the trick. It comes with a side of French fries, coleslaw and a selection of cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, Melbourne super sliced cheese, sliced chicken and fried egg. Whether you would like to have it there and then or pack it back to the office, it is enough to last you till dinnertime.

For desserts, Crystal Jade Meal³ has some Thai-oriented sweeties you can finish off your meal with.

There is the Mango Sago and Jelly with Pomelo, which is a kind of substitute for Thailand’s water chestnut dessert. It comes with three layers: mango cream pudding, followed with strawberry jelly in the middle before topping it off with cream caramel and bits of fresh pomelo and sago.

This one did not get me going. Probably because I was turned off by the caramel topping.

But for the Glutinous Rice with Mango and Custard Sauce, I like. It is a simpler version of the famed mango sticky rice, and don’t you just love the food presentation. Keeping in mind that this would be the last course for the day, and that diners may already have their brims stretched, the dessert comes in a small portion of white glutinous rice capped with dices of fresh mango sitting in a pool of warm custard sauce.

Even though I was full, I could not help making room for this dessert, when there is no room left to make. The warm glutinous rice was like a good pat on the tummy, and the mango slices were extra refreshing especially after the mouthfuls of rice. I would definitely skip right to the end for this dessert in my next visit.

At the end of the day, it is a restaurant you could choose to go to, if ever you are not sure where else to head to for lunch. Most of their food are not hard to stomach. Just make sure to stay off the obvious choices like the chicken rice and sandwiches, then your trip would not be that mundane.

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Crystal Jade Meal³
Level 3
Pavilion KL
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Opens daily @ 11AM-1AM
T: +6 03 2148 2116
F: +6 03 2148 3116

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