Been hearing about this new Chinese restaurant along Connecticut Street in Greenhills. Many say that their Xiao Long Bao is the best in Manila. We’ve been wanting to try it out for a while, but it was just last Sunday that we got the chance! Thank goodness, my mom and aunt arrived early for the walk-in!!
The place was PACKED, I mean literally PACKED! There were so many people waiting for tables to open up! There’s this word in Mandarin that I always associate with Chinese restaurants – RE NAO (hot and noisy) and it was really like that!
Here are the dishes that we got:
The food is good, I mean for a Chinese restaurant – the dishes were served hot and fresh. The Xiao Long Baos were just so-so for me. I mean come on, if your benchmark are those of Din Tai Fung, well – they’re incomparable. BUT in fairness, Lugang has the BEST xiao long bao, IN Manila. Since there’s no DTF here, Lugang’s can be considered the BEST in town. We downed two orders in a flash – I was too slow to take pics!
My overall experience was very satisfactory, I’d love to go back and try other dishes! But for sure, I will be ordering the xiao long baos again!