Shop G25, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong Tel: 2333 0222 Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm; Sunday 10am-11pm Cuisine: Contemporary Chinese. Ambience: The bold red doors and subdued lighting give the large restaurant a stylish, modern feel. The space is divided into numerous sections, some with raised booths and modern Chinese paintings. Price: $250 per person, including 10 per cent service charge and one glass of wine. Pros: The tables were spread out and the noise level was low, which made for an enjoyable meal. Many of the generously portioned dishes exceeded our expectations and were good value. Cons: The crispy soft shell crab with pumpkin mash and mixed mushroom in a whole pumpkin ($98) was a disappointment. The deep-fried crab tasted of crispy, oily batter and little else. Recommended dishes: We started with shrimp on pink soba noodles ($42), which had icy cold noodles that matched splendidly the shrimp and chilli sauce. The vegetable puree with shrimp ($38) was a bright green soup with a hint of flavouring from pea shoots. The show-stopper was the deep-fried squid coated in salted egg yolk ($38). Each lightly battered squid burst with the subtle flavour of salted egg yolk. The succulent flaming veal shank with chestnuts and dates ($108) was tender and fell off the bone, and came with a thick whisky tomato sauce. The wok-fried eggplant ($68, above) had a light coating of spices and an impeccable sauce with large crabmeat chunks. Our desserts were twice as big as expected, but we couldn't resist finishing every morsel of the jasmine creme brulee ($45, which was two portions of creme brulee) with fresh fruit, and baked sago pearl pudding with banana spring rolls and vanilla ice cream ($38). What else? Jasmine is frequently fully booked on the weekends, but walk-in diners are accepted. The menu also offers XTC ice cream and Starbucks coffee.