September 24, 2010
For the longest time, Suzhou Dimsum is our favorite for its Xiao Long Bao. Depending on where we are close to, we either hit the Malate or Mandaluyong branch when we want our Xiao Long Bao fix. We like to eat at the original Malate hole-in-the-wall branch where the dimsums are actually made. However, after eating at Crystal Jade, could it be that there's a new favorite Xiao Long Bao in town? So we went back to Suzhou and see how this old favorite really compare.
Most of the foodies prefer the hole-in-the-wall charm of the original branch. Most of the time you'll see Chinese people enjoying lunch or having meetings here.
The Mandaluyong branch also is cozy and has a distinct homey appeal.
The Xiao Long Bao in this resto is much cheaper than Crystal Jade. I would say that the dimsum itself is much bigger. The issue here, and this is really a personal preference, you can't eat their dimsum in one bite because the skin is thicker. The soup taste doesn't have depth too.
We still love the dimsum wanton soup combinations of Suzhou specially the spicy ones :)
This is Rache's favorite in the Malate branch. Just order rice with this and you are solved.
Frozen Xiao Long Bao (P130). Other Frozen Dimsum Items Available.
Every time we eat in Malate, we would order these frozen dimsum for pasalubong to friends/ family.
Suzhou Dimsum, Mandaluyong City
837 A. Mabini St. cor. Araullo St.Mandaluyong City,
Telephone: +632 721-6105
Although Crystal Jade's Xiao Long Bao edges Suzhou in the taste category, we will still go back to Suzhou's hole-in-the-wall comfort food experience once in a while.
Suzhou Dimsum, Malate
A. Mabini St. Malate Manila,
Telephone: +632 302-4347
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals and we are connected with the owners in any way.