Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekend Food Trip at: Lugang Cafe

I'm off to my goddaughter's birthday party and I can't wait to spend time again with my friends!  So obviously, I'm out to eat something again but I'm not leaving you with an empty space on my blog!  What to expect on today's post?  

Let's all say it together: "Food post!!!"  

Ah, I'm so happy when my appetite came back, I seriously missed enjoying each bite so when I hit 5th month and got my food mojo back, I said yes right away to a quick get-together with my high school friends as one of our close friend came home for the holidays from Singapore!

Restaurant for the day?  Lugang Cafe!

This is my second time dining at Lugang Cafe, the first one was during an event and I was really shy to pull out my camera to take food shots as it was an event!  It wasn't my party or something so believe it or not, this girl can get shy! *blushes* :P

Shall we get on to what Mr. AMW and I had that night? 

Steamed Crab Roe and Pork Xiao Long Bao
8pcs for Php268.00 (approx $6.70)
I've had this on my first visit and was happy with the amount of "soup" I get inside my Xiao Long Bao!  The soup was a bit too much though I wish they have more of the steamed crab roe and pork so I can at least taste something more! 

Golden Fried Rice with Shredded Pork
Php240.00 (approx $6.00)
I don't get it why rice dish have to be this small!  It can be shared but for someone with a huge appetite, this may not be enough for one person!  Lugang's version of Fried Rice is quite tasty.  With scrambled egg, cucumber, carrots and a whole lot more of other vegetables are included.  The shredded pork were a bit non-existent but so far, I'm still okay with this.

Beijing Shredded Pork (Served with pancakes)
Php280.00 (approx $7.00)
Upon seeing this dish on the menu, I nudged Mr. AMW to order this for me right away as the last time I had this dish was years ago when I was still working in Shenzhen, China!  The one I had in China is similar to the one served in this restaurant, the only difference is the "wrap", Lugang's version is like that of a spring roll wrap while in China, I had the shredded pork wrapped in tofu skin!  Both are equally good and I would order this again!

Vietnam Egg Rolls
Php180.00 (approx $4.50)
Really crispy and tasty egg rolls!  I love this dish so much I can't believe I'm ordering Vietnam dish in a Chinese restaurant!  This doesn't taste like most Vietnam rolls you try in other Vietnamese restaurants as this dish has a fusion of Chinese style cooking!


Let's not forget the Coca-Cola and Iced Tea combination!

Overall, the ambiance of the restaurant is great!  I love spending time there with friends and family.  Servers were a bit slow and confused with our orders and our friends got their meals more than 30 minutes after!

Lugang Cafe Greenhills
116 Connecticut St. Greenhills, San Juan  
Tel. No: (632) 542-0196

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  1. What! P240 for so little rice? Might as well make my own at home. Hahaha! The shredded pork looks sooooo good!

    1. hahah natawa ako on making your own rice at home! Can you imagine us going to a restaurant then brining out our own tupperware? hahah :) I agree, it is pricey for a small amount of rice!

  2. the xiao long bao looks delicious! ive never had xiao long bao before. i should really try some

    1. Oh man! Give it a try! well if you like "soupy" dumplings :D If you know what I mean LOL!


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