Friday, December 31, 2010

Lugang Café ♥



There is a Lugang craze going on in the Philippines, but because I live far, far down south, I’ve never gotten the chance or the urge to drive all the way to Greenhills to try the Shanghainese franchise. That is, until now. Thanks to Auntie Beth, I can finally say I am “in” again.


IMG_4519Xiao Long Bao – yes to the skin, yes to the soup, but no to the filling which is completely tasteless


IMG_4506Minced Pork in Spicy Peanut Sauce over Noodles – again, another boring, flavorless dish.
The sauce is nutty but not spicy.


IMG_4504Three-Cup Chicken – too sweet!


IMG_4511Taiwanese Omelette with Preserved Turnip Bits – this is one of my favorite Taiwanese dishes, I ate this almost everyday in Taipei from age 3-7, and 21-26.
Lugang’s version is just okay, not bad but lacks that oomph factor.


IMG_4521Fish Head Steamed with Pickled Red Pepper – now this is the one dish I’d come back for.
The fish head is perfectly cooked and the sweetness of the peppers complements the
delicate flavors. Just be warned that this dish is HUGE!


IMG_4516Cantonese-Style Milk Tea – love the bitterness but still this doesn’t come close to the
real deal HK milk tea.


謝謝, Auntie Beth!


Lugang Café: 116 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. Tel: +632-721-9100, +632-570-9011

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