When I first visited Hong Kong Roast, I had this nagging feeling that the food seemed familiar...
Later on, we found out that this HK-canteen-type resto along Bagtikan St. in Makati was actually the morphed version of Fortune Empire, an Ultimate Taste Test 5.0. winner and one of the pioneers who helped us launch Mercato Centrale last November.
Some of their dishes are awesome (like our favorite roast pork), but some are not recommended. Read on to find out what to order in Hong Kong Roast (HKR).
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Chef Lau showing the photo where he won a gold medal in the International Master Chef competition.
Rumor has it that an International Master Chef (IMC) working for the Chinese restaurant in Heritage Hotel started his own Chinese resto in Jupiter Place (replacing Malacca). It even got the approval of foodies with discriminating taste, who love Chinese cuisine.
We satisfied our curiosity last night. Now I understand why the foodies are raving about it...
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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.
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I absolutely love XO, which is an eXtra Ordinary chili sauce with yummy bits of scallops and other secret stuff. One of the reasons we go to Chinese restaurants in hotels is that you can order unlimited servings of XO! We also love the XO Sauce created by Claude Tayag -- it's one of the highlights in the Bale Dutung condiments.
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Chinese chefs from Singapore preparing the dimsum for Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao.
Finally, THE Crystal Jade that foodies are raving about in Hong Kong and Singapore is now in the Philippines! No, it's not the old Crystal Jade in old Greenbelt; to distinguish itself, the restaurant's name indicates its Shanghainese specialties -- La Mian and Xiao Long Bao.
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