Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend Food Tripping at: Maxim's Tea House

Happy Father's Day to all dads out there!!! I want to wish my dad and my dad-in-law the best Father's Day ever as they deserve it! So for this weekend, there's definitely going to be some food tripping coming our way!  I did it early for my dad!  We went somewhere near their place because we try to steer away from traffic, the usual Friday Madness traffic!  We've decided to go for Chinese as my dad loves Chinese food!

MXT or Maxim's Tea House
The restaurant has been around for quite some time and I am quite surprised they expanded and opened up more restaurants inside malls!  Are they the same with the authentic "Downtown" version?  I would say, NO.  But on days you're craving for "almost authentic" Chinese dish? I think I can settle for this.  

Sweet Corn Soup
Size: Medium
Php270.00 (approx $6.00)

The corn soup contained some chicken bits, that's one reason why I went home with allergies!  *laughs* It's nice to have a soup on the side just in case the dishes are dry.  The corn soup is more yellowish than regular corn soup! 

Medium sized order can fill up to 5 bowls

Yang Chow Fried Rice 
Size: Medium
Php240.00 (approx $5.25)

I've always thought you can't go wrong with Yang Chow Fried Rice, but I guess I spoke too soon.  I can sniff the old rice from afar!  Thank goodness for the corn soup, or else, it'll be hard for me to swallow this "Dry Chow" Rice :P

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet
Size: Medium
Php315.00 (approx $6.85)

This tastes okay, just that the fillet are sliced thinly and the medium size looks like small size as compared to other Chinese restaurants.  Order Large size if you have a family who can really eat!  (Pertaining to mine) hahahha

Sizzling Tenderloin Steak
Size: As is
Php270.00 (approx $5.90)

The serving is quite huge.  The steak looks like a size of a regular hamburger.  The sauce tastes great but the funny thing is, the meat isn't hot at all!  I wonder why?

Stuffed Beancurd
Size: Medium
Php280.00 (approx $6.00)

My favorite out of all the dishes I've ordered.  I've had this the 2nd time and I'm glad they did not change the flavor!  I love how the tofu was stuffed with shrimp balls and the sauce tastes great

Maxim's Tea House
SM Sta. Mesa
3rd Floor, Ramon Magsaysay St.
Cor. Araneta Ave. Sta. Mesa
tel. no: (632) 715-0564

No service charge.  Cash and credit cards both accepted!  Service is good but serving sizes can be further improved!

Though it looks like it was a disaster with all my food complaints, we were able to survive the Father's Day dinner with a huge smile!  The most important thing about dining is spending quality time with the people you love and sharing great stories!  

Again, Happy Father's Day to all dads 
and soon-to-be-dads out there!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. The fried rice picture looks totally nice! Yay! Another yummy weekend :)

  2. I love Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet!Like what we ate at Luk Foo!drooolllll!!

  3. was there yesterday hehe, suki na nikki try their shrimp balls and hakaw salad :D hopefully you'll like it :P

  4. wow I've never seen stuffed bean curd before. it looks pretty damn good and i love yang chow fried rice :)

  5. Your family is lovely, Nikki! You always go out & dine together, and those are the best moments. =) BTW, my boss owns Maxim's. =) They're pure Chinese.

  6. hi nikki!

    nakapunta ka na dun sa chinese resto sa may rockwell? =p


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