Saturday, January 08, 2011

Xiao long bao and other tasty Chinese bites at Crystal Jade

If Wee Nam Kee has chicken rice, Crystal Jade has xiao long bao.

These soupy pork dumplings steamed in small bamboo baskets (and best eaten on ceramic spoons) are more than enough reason for people to wait in line for a table on weekdays. Others even travel by plane just to savor this yummy treat.

Lucky for foodies here in Manila, Asia's famed xiao long bao has found its way to Greenhills, San Juan.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Recipe: Pan-seared lamb chops with mixed herbs and balsamic reduction

Here's a simple yet elegant lamb dish that's sure to impress your family, friends and guests alike.

The rosemary, thyme, tarragon and balsamic reduction are a perfect match for lamb chops, which sometimes tend to taste too gamey.