I was walking around Power Plant Mall one weekday afternoon when I decided to try eating at Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie. It was already past 1pm and I still hadn’t had lunch. I try to make it a point to eat somewhere I’ve never tried whenever there’s a chance. So Tuan Tuan it was.
I had the restaurant all to myself.
When I checked their menus, I saw they had set meals for one priced at P499 each. They are pegged as The Solo Experience. There are 4 options: Solo Macanese Experience, Solo Curry Experience, Solo Congee Experience, and Solo Noodle Experience. I decided to go with Solo Congee Experience. All the sets come with a beverage of your choice and I picked the Nai Cha or Cantonese Milk Tea. If you order it ala carte it will set you back P108. This is probably one of the best Nai Cha’s I’ve had here in Manila.
Anyhow for the Solo Congee Experience, I got to pick one side dish. I chose Deep Fried Spring Rolls. Alternatively, aside from this you can have either Teriyaki Chicken, Pork Chop, or Prawn Dumplings. I think I made a good choice because the spring rolls were super yummy. They went so well with the vinegar-based dip. I finished them all lol.
I also got to pick my congee. Pork and Century Egg Congee was my choice. This costs P198 ala carte. Smooth and silky, it had lean pork pieces and century egg bits.
They served some bicho bicho with my congee too.
My set also came with 2 pcs of Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns. They normally sell these as a set of 3 for P148.
Wow, I really loved the pork buns. The crisp outer shell just has a slight sweetness plus it’s not greasy! It’s filled with lean pieces of honey roasted pork barbecue. I actually like this better than Tim Ho Wan’s Barbecue Pork Bun.
So this is what my Solo Congee Experience was like. I thought P499 was worth it. The congee came in such a big bowl I wasn’t able to finish it. I was also able to take home one pork bun as I was already full eating half a bowl of congee, one pork bun, and spring rolls. All the food was good and the servings are quite generous considering it’s just for one. If you’re just having merienda, 2 people can actually share one set.
I’m definitely going back to Tuan Tuan to try the other sets and the other Snow Buns.
Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie
3/F Power Plant Mall,
Rockwell Center, Makati City
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