The Tuan Tuan Effect

tuan-tuan-4That quote above pretty much sums up this post. The end.

Haha. But seriously, it’s fun to hang out with people who are adventurous in trying out new dishes. That’s where the interesting conversations start, and memories etched in history. Having delicious food makes it much more memorable and fun. Heading to this resto, did my friend and I experience that effect?

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The interiors of the place was very nice that had this Parisian feel to it. Multiple small chandeliers both lights up and charms this resto.

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I had to take photos of their bathroom. It’s very simple yet elegant. Very clean too! My friend wanted to have that kind of bathroom in her home someday. And yeah, I really get her. I want that kind of bathroom too!

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A very casual and classy menu. Yep, that newspaper is their menu.

Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns (P 128)
Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns (P 128)

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Though this may seem similar to that of Tim Howan’s, there’s a great difference in terms of flavor and texture. If I had to choose, I would choose both. This was darn good too! The outer texture wasn’t crispy. It was more on the soft side. A bit sweet, and once you bite into the bun, a little sweetness gets added in. The pork barbecue filling was flavorful and sweet. The bottom layer had a nice brown crisp to it. Everything was just good.

Fish Fillet with Pumpkin and Crabstick in Creamy Sauce on Rice (P 288)
Fish Fillet with Pumpkin and Crabstick in Creamy Sauce on Rice (P 288)

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This may look too creamy but it isn’t. Underneath that fish fillet was some spinach and rice. Slightly sweet, I enjoyed this one very much. You could really taste the pumpkin and crabstick. Good call to add some of that spinach and corn in just to balance everything out.

Macau Style Cajun Chicken Fillet on Rice (P 328)
Macau Style Cajun Chicken Fillet on Rice (P 328)

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I was expecting this to be spicy but it wasn’t at all. I would consider this as a good seasoned chicken. I tried adding more sauce but it still didn’t give me some heat. It was a good chicken dish though. The skin was crispy and the meat was juicy. Same with the other dish, this had some spinach, corn and rice.

Warm Banana Bread Pudding with Kahlua Crème Anglaise (P 188)
Warm Banana Bread Pudding with Kahlua Crème Anglaise (P 188)

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I only had a bite of this, and I must say, that pudding was good. It was served warm that one could bite into it immediately. Add the cream in for added sweetness

Hong Kong Style Coffee (Hot: P 98)
Hong Kong Style Coffee (Hot: P 98)

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I had to try this. It was must on my list! I’ve heard of how they use Black & White Evaporated Milk on their coffee and tea, and I couldn’t pass up on that opportunity. And when I sipped into my cup, I was so glad that I didn’t. It was sweet yet bitter too. You could still taste the coffee beans kicking its way so as the milk that counters it. It was very creamy and good.

tuan-tuan-9So, did we had that effect? The one where we had delicious food and had fun? Yes, we did. We got that Tuan Tuan Effect. It’s the one with the delectable Chinese foods, elegant décor and amazing coffee (yeah, had to single this one out). I would gladly want to have that effect on me again. And I hope that when you drop by, you would too. 😉

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie
3F Mega Fashion Hall,
SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Official website: http://tuantuan.com.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuantuanmanila

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