HK Chef Henry Cheung of Good Earth with Syoti Joshua 🙂
The Burgos Circle in Forbes Town Center at the Fort is coming alive with new restaurants. Recently, Good Earth (along the Fort Strip) transferred to this budding restaurant circle and rebranded itself as Henry’s Place by Good Earth. Most of the restaurants are opening on this side of the Fort because of cheaper rent provided by Megaworld versus the Ayalas.
We love Good Earth, and we recently found out from Chef Henry that it originated in Hong Kong in the New Territories area. Good Earth has three branches in Manila — one in Greenbelt 3, one in Rockwell and now in the Fort Burgos Circle.
Henry’s Place projects the same Zen-like feel but with light-colored beige interiors with clear glass plates. The difference this time is that you’ll see Chef Henry interacting with the customers, which rarely happened when I visited Good Earth before.
They serve the same Good Earth Chinese classics like Spareribs with Mandarin Sauce, Drunken Chicken, Roast Duck Hong Kong Style, Popoy’s Delight, Duck Taro and Shanghai Chili. In Henry’s Place, they serve new dishes like Pan-fried Mantis and the Lobster Supreme. The average price of the main dishes are P400+ and they would justify it by saying that the servings are good for 2 or more.
Hot & Sour Soup (P120)
These days, Rache is looking for good soup places because she prefers it at this point in her pregnancy. Since Henry’s Place just opened recently, we forgive them for putting too much black vinegar in this Hot & Sour soup.
Popoy’s Delight Steamed Lapu Lapu (P395)
This is a classic favorite — steamed lapu lapu with soy sauce and slices of ham in between.
Yang Chow Fried Rice (P270)
The Yang Chow fried rice has bits of chorizo, shrimp, egg and salty fish. It is probably good for 2-4 people.
For Good Earth lovers out there, you might want to try the new dishes of Chef Henry. 🙂 (Don’t forget to ask him before you order.)
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