Mala Tang

Hole in the wall discovery in San Juan. We have been trying to dine here for the longest time but parking was always a problem. So when we passed by and there’s a space available, we parked right away!

It’s just really a small place so timing is everything both for parking and getting a table.

Mala Tang serves Authentic Hong Kong Roasts. They are also quite famous for their noodles too!

We ordered their Pork Asado Roast with Noodles, it is so good. Tender pork meat and yummy sauce. One of the best Char Sius ever.

Their Lechon Macau is a close second. Usually the fat part is really thick, but theirs wasn’t. The skin is crunchy.

Tried their Crispy Fried Wonton. It’s very oily but the wonton wrapper is very crunchy and the filling tastes good.

You can also make your own Shabu Shabu. For as low as Php155.00, you can choose 4 toppings. There’s a variety of balls, noodles and veggies to choose from.

Check out their Menu below. I just hope they update it to look neater.

Mala Tang is one of those underrated restos that nobody talks about but it surely is one of the good ones.

That being said, if you’re around San Juan and craving for authentic Hong Kong food, this is the place to go.

Happy eating!

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Flavors of Taiwan

Another hidden restaurant in San Juan found. Flavors of Taiwan specializes in Taiwanese Cuisine.

First time to dine here and there were some hits and misses.

These are what we ordered that night.

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao’s becoming a staple because it’s one of our daughter’s favorites. Flavors of Taiwan’s version tastes okay. However, the cover breaks easily so the soup spills every too often.

Pork Dumpling

I like this better than the Xiao Long Bao. The meat filling is tastier. The serving size is just right.

Taiwan Sausage Fried Rice

Instead of the usual Yang Chow Fried Rice, order this. The Taiwan Sausages’ sweet salty taste pairs well with the rice.

Fried Kingfish with Mango Salad

Two thumbs up! The Fried Kingfish is so crunchy. The sweet mango sauce complements the fish.

Salt and Pepper Squid

Your usual salt and pepper squid. Lacks the crunchiness, but the squid is tender.

Three Cups Chicken

The chicken tastes fine on the outside, a little bland on the inside though.

There are a lot more items in the menu and we will definitely try them soon.

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[email protected]

Braved the rain to go to the newest place to hang out in San Juan.

[email protected] is located at 453 P. Guevarra Street San Juan, hence the name with the 453.

And unlike other food parks in the metro, this courtyard has parking spaces and the actual dining area is air conditioned.

Inside, a bright and airy space will greet you. 5 restaurants that serve 5 different cuisines surround the place.

Right smack in the middle is the bar. They serve everything from juices to shakes to beers! They also have ice cream for dessert and coffee to cap off your meal.

Since our kids love Japanese, we went straight to the Japanese resto. Ebi 10 is famous for its tempuras and crazy rolls. They were just named by Spot.ph as having the best ebi tempura in Metro Manila.

My minnies got hold of the menu and ordered their own ebi tempura. For the adults, we tried the Crispy Torched Salmon Skin Maki.

We ordered Gyoza as we usually do when going Japanese. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

For sure, kids loved the tempura. Gone in 50 seconds!🍤🍤🍤🍤

As for me, I love the Crispy Torched Salmon Skin Maki that we ordered, very very tasty and really crunchy!

Moving on to the next resto, Tra Vinh Express is the newest baby of Tra Vinh Philippines, an Australian born Vietnamese restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine that has already carved its way into the hearts of Manila’s foodies.

Not Vietnamese without the Dry Noodles and the Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls.

The dry noodles is good.

The fresh shrimp spring rolls could do better with a tastier peanut sauce.

Since it was a rainy and gloomy day, we decided to have some hot noodles. We ordered from The Silver Dragon which serves Chinese Cuisine.

The kids love the Wonton Dumplings that comes with the Noodle soup.

Kids also loved the Xiao Long Bao.

Hope they improve the Fresh Lumpia though.

There’s 2 more restaurants to try but we were so full already!

Pops ‘n Pebs serve Filipino dishes.

LIF, on the other hand, serves American Cuisine. If you are up for some burgers and fries, or maybe pasta and pizza, you should try this one out.

This slider looks good and this might be my order on my next visit!

To add, their restroom’s very very clean and smells good too!

They also have another washing area outside.

So there! Stop reading and see for yourself! DEFINITELY a must visit!

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