MELBOURNE | Crystal Jade is a Cantonese dim sum restaurant in Melbourne’s Chinatown, popular for serving up quality versions of dim sum classics. I recently visited for What’s On Melbourne.
Crystal Jade is popular for their morning yum cha, which aim to recreate the sense of enjoying a traditional Hong Kong-style morning tea in Hong Kong. For lunch, it’s yum cha, featuring dim sum made daily, on site. At dinner, an a la carte menu is offered.
The signature wok-fried snow crab in goose liver foie gras, which was was created in when Crystal Jade opened in 1999, is a must try. Other highlights include crab meat fried rice, sui mai, melon soup, and WuXi pork dumplings. For something sweet, try the salty egg yolk and custard buns, and durian puffs.
To drink, there’s an extensive selection of wines at all price points. From affordable drops by the glass, through to bottles of Penfolds Grange. There’s also local and Chinese beer, along with cold and iced teas.
154 Little Bourke Street
Telephone: (03) 9639 2633
Wed – Mon: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm to 10:00pm