City of Dreams is an integrated entertainment resort developed by Melco Crown Entertainment. With a mega budget, an impressive complex of hotels packed with numerous restaurants has been developed. Inside the Crown Towers you will find one of many Chinese cuisine restaurants in Macau, but this is anything but just another restaurant – Jade Dragon is one of the best Chinese cuisine restaurants in the world.
No expenses have been spared, from the gold and hand painted walls to the private elevators which link directly to the carpark so you can discreetly jump off your limousine, into the elevator and directly into one of the eleven private dining rooms. Many, and especially the Chinese clients, prefer to have a private dining room, but make sure to have a look at the main dining room and its surroundings to witness one of the most elaborate and lavish eateries in the world. The restaurant is divided into zones based on the cardinal points. Each zone is set together with the accompanying season and colour according to the Chinese elements. So grab your Christofle chopsticks and prepare yourself for one of the most amazing meals of your life.
The team behind Jade Dragon represents some of the most talented and gifted persons in the business and the head of it all is Chinese Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung. He launched the Ying restaurant at the nearby located Altira Macau before he was included in the launching team of Jade Dragon. Chef Tam has more than 30 years of experience in Cantonese fine dining and has worked in Greater China as well as in Hong Kong and in Thailand, where he was the Chinese Executive Chef at the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok and its Mei Jiang Cantonese restaurant for more than nine years. Tam Kwok Fung has an amazing ability and understanding of how to select the very best produce combined both with a deep understanding of traditional Chinese cuisine and its culinary techniques as well as a perfect sense of balance and present cooking. The Chef’s cuisine offers some of the most delicious Chinese cuisine in the world, and with a wide variety of both style and innovation, but also an intelligent touch of and thinking of your body’s balance, longevity and health.
The cuisine is mainly based upon the Chinese Cantonese kitchen, but you will have dishes influenced from all over China as well as ingredients from far beyond the borders of Zhōngguó. Some of the many essential orders on the menu are Chef Tam’s signature dishes, like the double-boiled cordycreps with fish maw, the steamed Japanese hairy crabmeat dumpling, the wood roasted chicken, the Macau sole, the stir-fried prawns with lobster bisque, and the braised vegetable with fish maw, azuaga ham and winter melon in beet root chicken broth to just mention some of the delicacies.
There is much more to say about Jade Dragon in Macau, but you should experience it for yourself so what are you waiting for? Make sure to make a reservation pronto and you will have a meal to remember for the rest of your life.
Written by Andy