Even though there was a steamboat time limit of 2 hours, it was more than enough to stuff ourselves silly.
We got seated at 655pm and had two hours of buffet time. I have to say that service at Junction 8 Crystal Jade is really not bad at all – they made sure they had enough staff to take care of the customers and they were very nice and professional towards me (I was initially quite pissed with the fact that they didn’t let Belle in early cos they would start counting the two hours once seated!).
We decided to try the spicy mala soup and the century egg tofu soup! The spicy mala soup was more manageable compared to the one I had last month at T-One Steamboat. Also because the staff kept adding the normal non spicy soup base to top up our mala soup, so it got less and less spicy eventually lol. The century egg soup base was interesting, but I didn’t really go and drink the soup, so can’t say much about the taste.
The food came really quickly after we sent in the order! By the way the price of this steamboat costs $20.80 (before taxes) per pax on weekdays – I think it’s not a bad price, cos the ingredients are fresh and tasty.
Not sure if we ordered too much for the first round.. But we had difficulty finishing everything lol. Everything was very fresh and yummy – no complaints at all. Oh the staff even changed plates for us, and topped up our soup every now and then. Drinks were free flow too.
Belle the observant eater spotted this smiley face mushroom before popping it into her mouth.
I will definitely go back again for steamboat – although they have a limit of 2 hours, it’s really more than sufficient. I even took little breaks in that 2 hours to chat and rest from the eating (yes it is quite a feat to keep chatting and eating at the same time lol). They start admitting customers for steamboat from 5pm onwards, so if possible, pls go early to ensure seats since reservations aren’t allowed. They have limited allocation for steamboat too.
After dinner, we went for dessert at Coffee Bean to end the session with a sweet full stop. I steered away from Paleo diet which is very rare lol.
The carrot cake was very nice cos it had a heavy cinnamon taste to it which I loved. I didn’t try the cheesecake though. The banana chocolate ice blended was disappointing cos they use banana purée and not real banana chunks, hence it tasted a bit sourish. We stayed there till about 1015pm and then Kelvin (who came at about 945?) sent me home.
If we were in town, I would have suggested to adjourn further for a glass of wine xD then again when I got home, after shower, I dozed off while typing this post halfway at about 1130pm lol.
Looking forward to our next meet up session. Go running with me maybe?