JADE GARDEN Chinese Restaurant in Manila :) (First Look)
JADE GARDEN is a local branch of one of our favorite Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. It recently re-opened in Glorietta -- just in time for Chinese New Year -- and is operated by the same owners of Peking Garden.
Here's our Jade Garden experience...
Jade Garden is located at the 2nd floor of Glorietta 2.
There's a minimum consummable rate of P15,000 for Monday to Friday lunch/dinner and Saturday lunch, and P20,000 for Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch/dinner.
JADE GARDEN MENU: Appetizer: Chill & Light | Appetizer: Hot & Crispy | Roasted Peking Duck | Chiuchow Marinade - Cantonese BBQ | Shark's Fin, Bird's Nest | Slow Braised Whole Abalone with Oyster Sauce | Soup 1 | Soup 2 | Seafood 1 | Lobster with Superior Sauce | Seafood 2 | Steamed Lapu Lapu | Poultry | Lemon Chicken with Fruit Cocktail | Meat 1 | Meat 2 | Chef Recommended 1 | Chef Recommended 2 | Seasonal Vegetables | Rice | Noodles | Dimsum 1 | Dimsum 2 | Desserts
They serve Cantonese food and special Chiuchow dishes. We asked for recommendations from their service master from Hong Kong and got mixed reviews.
They have a limited selection of wine from Peking Garden. I still can't figure out what a good wine to pair with Chinese food is.
This Chiuchow dumpling was also good, which is a mix of meat (usually pork), seafood, dried fish, and vegetables diced with sauce.
We loved this! It's almost a complete healthy meal with seafood, vegetable, and noodles in a clean tasting broth. The small size is already good for 5-6 people.
The Spinach is good but we prefer to have it with a more garlic taste.
The thing with Jade Garden serving sizes is that their "small" is big for a group of 3 or less. So best to eat here with a big group to get good value for your money.
The beef was soft and marinated with a Lingnan sauce, which was not too salty. It's best eaten with some onions and in a cuapao-like flat bread.
This was just OK. The fish was too soft and a bit oily from the sauce. The freshly steamed Lapu Lapu is a better alternative.
We were disappointed with this dish. It's not the type of Chinese food flavor we're used to.
Simple crispy noodles. We've had better versions in other restos.
Chinese food goes well with tea, so make sure to order one of their premium teas. :)
Overall, I like the clean taste of the dishes at JADE GARDEN, even though some got mixed reviews. We love the Hakaw, Chiuchow Dumplings, Assorted Seafood & Vegetables in Fish Soup Hot Casserole, and Pan-fried Sliced Beef in Lingnan Sauce.
It's set up as a fine dining restaurant, so they don't have dimsum carts. But the small serving size of their dishes is already good for sharing with 5-6 people, so best to eat with a big group.
Budget is about P600-P800/head.
Maybe we didn't order the right dishes during our visit. Any tips on what to get next time?
2nd Level Glorietta 2, Palm Drive Corner, West Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City
Telephone: +632 843-1361, 955-1728, 955-1808
Lunch 11.30am to 2.00pm
Dinner - 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. It's best to park in Basement 1 of Glorietta 2.