Beef Brisket

Foodie Friday: Greenhills

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.

UnHappy Lemon
UnHappy Lemon

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.

Xiao Long Bao
Crystal Jade

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.

Place Mat
Place Mat

As seen on their place mat (and as expected) they were very proud of their Xiao Long Bao.

Sweet Sesame Squid Flakes
Sweet Sesame Squid Flakes

I cannot remember if this was a complimentary appetizer but it was pretty good.

Fried Wanton
Fried Wanton

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

Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao

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.

Asado Rice Toppings
Asado Rice Toppings

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…

Beef Brisket Rice Toppings
Beef Brisket Rice Toppings

… the Beef Brisket!!! This melt-in-your-mouth goodness has been one of our favourite meals for as long as I can remember.

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