A couple of weeks ago, we decided to drop by the Greenhills Shopping Center.
For those not familiar with the place, here’s a description from Wikipedia:
Greenhills Shopping Center is a shopping centre in the city of San Juan in the Philippines. It has over 2,000 stores, and espouses an ‘indoor-outdoor’ theme, with the Shopping Center having the appearance of several distinct buildings (some separated by a main road) that are all interconnected through pathways and bridges.
Of course, an essential part to a trip to Greenhills (apart from the shopping) would be the food. Then again, that is always an essential part wherever I go anyway.
The sign said they’ll open by 10am so we sat outside waiting. Inconsiderate staff did not even inform us that they only open at 11am.
I’ve heard a lot about this place but never got to try it since it was always full. We were early this time around so we decided to have a go at it.
As seen on their place mat (and as expected) they were very proud of their Xiao Long Bao.
I cannot remember if this was a complimentary appetizer but it was pretty good.
Nothing special about these fried wantons. Come to think of it, I’ve never really been able to enjoy fried wantons / dumplings because I always end up comparing them to Bakmi Gadjah Mada‘s Pansit Goreng: http://www.foodspotting.com/reviews/819562
Their best-seller was pretty good, but I did not find anything extra-special about it. Of course, I am in ni way an expert on this since it was only my first time. They were right though that the skin on their Xiao Long Bao was thin, although that made it really difficult to eat as it would often burst open before it reached my mouth.
We decided that we would only order appetizers from Crystal Jade since (1) their main dishes were a little pricey and (2) we still prefer an old-time favourite, Lee Ching.
This was my first time to try their Asado Rice and I really enjoyed it. I would have no problem making this my regular meal here except that they still had something on the menu…
… the Beef Brisket!!! This melt-in-your-mouth goodness has been one of our favourite meals for as long as I can remember.