21 Dec '15, 4pm
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Launches New Menu (PLUS GIVEAWAY)
But xiao long baos are only half the restaurant’s name. The repertoire of pulled noodle dishes at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao has been expanded to include new must-tries, such as the wildly-fragrant La Mian with Scallion Oil served with Dong Po Pork Belly 东坡肉葱油拌面 ($10.80-$11.80). It arrives in layers, pale and pristine noodles beneath thick slices of pork belly cloaked in a sticky-sweet dark sauce, waiting to be churned together. The first taste is shockingly light, but as I bite into the pork belly, things change. The dong po pork belly is indulgently fatty, but that’s what makes it so good.