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LUGANG CAFE: What to Order in the Best Contemporary Taiwanese Restaurant in Manila? @SMAuraPremier‎

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LUGANG CAFE is the best contemporary Taiwanese restaurant in Manila. They were able to beat their rivals in this category and continue to expand with the same yummy consistency in the Metro.

They have a huge menu, and I've often asked what the best food to order on the list is. We had one of our mastermind meetings at the SM Aura branch and each one ordered their favorites. 

Check out our Lugang Cafe Experience...

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Lugang Cafe is located at the 5F Sky Park in SM Aura Premier.

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Upon entering, you are greeted by a contemporary Chinese restaurant ambiance with mirrors, chandeliers, and modern chairs.

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It's best that you make reservations if you plan on going during peak hours, especially if you are a big group.

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Ask for the corner tables at the end of the resto for added privacy. 

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LUGANG CAFE MENU: Dimsum #1 | Dimsum #2 | Dimsum #3 | Dimsum #4 | Roasting | Appetizer #1 | Appetizer #2 | House Special #1House Special #2House Special #3| House Special #4 | Seafood #1 | Seafood #2 | Seafood #3 | Seafood #4 | Seafood #5 | Seafood #6 | Pork #1 | Pork #2 | Beef #1 | Beef #2 | Poultry #1 | Poultry #2 | Tofu Mushrooms | Vegetables #1 | Vegetables #2 | Vegetables #3 | Noodles #1 | Noodles #2 | Noodles #3 | Rice #1 | Rice #2 | Soups #1 | Soups #2 | Soups #3 | Set Meals #1 | Set Meals #2 | Store Locations | 

Drinks & Dessert Menu: Specialty Drinks #1Specialty Drinks #2Specialty Drinks #3 Specialty Drinks #4 | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Hot Tea #1 | Hot Tea #2 | Sweet Soups | Cold Tea #1 | Cold Tea #2 | Coffee & Chocolate | Coffee #2 | Dessert #1 | Dessert #2Iced Snacks #1 | Iced Snacks #2 | Iced Snack #3 | Smoothy #1 | Smoothy #2 | Cantonese Desserts #1 | Cantonese Desserts #2 | Beer/Wine, Beverage 

It's easy to get lost in the extensive a la carte, dessert, and dining menus. I'll share with you what we ordered and what I think about it.

DIMSUM

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✮ Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao (8 pcs. - P248).

They are best known for their Xiao Long Bao with a thin delicate wrapper and steaming hot soup inside.

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Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shiao Mai (8 pcs. - P288).

 The next best dimsum, is the pork siomai with steamed shrimp on top.

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Steamed Vegetable and Pork Dumplings (8 pcs. - P268).

This is a good alternative to the above two if you're looking for something different. 

 

HOUSE SPECIAL

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✮ Three-Cup Chicken (P320).

 My personal favorite because of the very tasty chicken. Admittedly, it's a bit oily.

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 Stewed Beef, Tendon and Turnip in Clay Pot (P390).

My friend, Randy Manaloto, loves this. Recommended for foodies who love beef tendon, which is like a gelatinous tissue that binds the muscle to the bone. It has a fat-like texture and flavor but healthier. :)

 

SEAFOOD

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Steamed Fresh Clams with Silk Melon (P240).

We also like these fresh clams with vegetables steamed in foil.

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✮ Steamed Fish Fillet with Crispy Taoso (P380).

If you prefer fish, I would recommend this fish fillet topped with crispy Taoso.

 

PORK

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✮ Taiwanese Fried Pork Chop (P180).

I love Taiwanese Pork Chop and this is one of the best in Manila! :) 

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✮ Smoked Cumin Spare Ribs (P580).

The meat is crunchy and falls off the bone easily. It's best to eat this with your bare hands. :)

Love the cumin flavor and is best paired with plain rice.

 

VEGETABLES

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✮ Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables (P270). Choice of Brocolli, Spinach, Chinese Kale, or Kang Kong/Water Spinach.

Make sure to order vegetables. You can't go wrong with the spinach, kangkong, or kale.

 

RICE

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✮ Pineapple Fried Rice (P290).

If you like to be fancy with your rice, order their signature pineapple fried rice, which goes well with the fried meat.

 

NOODLES

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Stir-Fried Beef Noodle with Taiwanese Barbecue Sauce (P280)

This is another favorite of my friend Randy, who always orders this BBQ Spaghetti-like pasta. 

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Meet our business mastermind group. :) 

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Fresh Mango and Black Sticky Rice on Ice (P190).

This was OK, but our halo-halo is still better.

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Fresh Mango Cubes on Shaved Ice (P190).

Best for kids. :)

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✮ Traditional Arabian Coffee (for Sharing - P240).

Don't forget to try their Arabian coffee which is served using this unique coffee brewing apparatus.  

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LUGANG CAFE continues to be the best Taiwanese Restaurant in Manila.

For starters, order the Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao and Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shiao Mai 

For meat, I recommend the Three-Cup Chicken, Taiwanese Fried Pork Chop, Smoked Cumin Spare Ribs, or the Stewed Beef, Tendon, and Turnip in Clay Pot.

For seafood, go with the Steamed Fresh Clams with Silk Melon and Steamed Fish Fillet with Crispy Taoso. 

Make sure to also get one steamed vegetable dish of Kangkong, Kale, or Spinach.

For for carbs, order the Pineapple Fried Rice and Stir-Fried Beef Noodle with Taiwanese Barbecue Sauce.

Skip the dessert but don't forget to try the Traditional Arabian Coffee or the Traditional Brewed Tea.

Budget is about P800-P1,000/head for a full course meal with drinks and dessert.

LUGANG CAFE 
5F Sky Park, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Operating Hours: Daily 10:00am to 10:00pm 
Telephone: +63 (2) 570 - 9011
Email Address: lugangcafe88@yahoo.com
Websitehttp://www.lugangcafe.com.ph/
FacebookLugang Cafe

GreenHills Store: 115 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan +632 542-0196
MOA Store: SM Mall of Asia, Main Mall, Ground Floor (South Wing), SM Bay City +632 555-0219
North Edsa Store: The Block, SM City North Edsa Pag Asa 1, Quezon City +63 915 746-9693
Glorietta Store: Ground Floor, New Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City +63 906 455-5873
SM Aura Store: 5F Sky Park, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig +63 906 455-5879

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About Lugang Cafe

Lugang Cafe - Based in Shanghai, Bellagio Management Group has spawned several popular dining and café concepts in Asia including Bellagio Café, La Paleta Tea Restaurant, and La Paleta Bakery. We take pride in the fact that our brand has been acknowledged in the industry as one of the best. 

Since opening our first café in Shanghai in 2001, our name has been synonymous to quality food and great dining with an emphasis on value for money. Sample our authentic Taiwanese and Cantonese specialties that are sure to whet your appetite. Our roster of Chinese chefs and our imported ingredients from China and Taiwan ensure that every dish is authentic. Lugang Café also offers delectable desserts that will satiate your sweet tooth.

Cozy up in our warm interiors and get the best service from our friendly staff. Cap the day off with friends and loved ones over our special coffee-Relax, unwind, savor, experience. Lugang Café is the home of truly authentic Taiwanese and Cantonese dishes and more! 

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What I like about them is that their serving size is pretty small so you get to order more variety. Price is pretty high for me though for the serving; however, they usually have the credit card discounts na 50% off!

I Love Lugang Cafe - been at Greenhills branch a lot of times. My personal favorites are: Spicy Garlic Fish in Claypot, Roasted Layer Pork (dip it in mustard with sugar), Taiwanese Salt and Pepper Squid, 3 Cup Chicken, Beef with Chinese Crueller (super love this!) and Kung Pao Chicken.

oh wow what a great post! I didn't know about this restaurant till i saw your post. definitely going to to go eat there sometime soon! im dying for some and xlb and i want to give those porkchops and cumin spare ribs a try!

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