October 28th, 2010
I’ve been bugging my mom and her friends for us to have dinner at Suzhou Dimsum. I remember when we went to Sky Dragon to celebrate mooncake festival, I was even saying that we should have after dinner at Suzhou Dimsum (it was just in the same street). They didn’t give in to my request but promised me that we would have dinner soon at Suzhou Dimsum. We finally did last weekend, wheeee!!!!!!!
I was really was so excited and I think my mom was too! I guess my excitement was contagious? hahaha! Anyhow, we ordered a lot, as in a lot! Well, it was a party of 8 and everyone was hungry that time. With the menu price of Suzhou dimsum, we didn’t have to worry about having a huge bill. Ended up, my mom’s friend who owns the place treated us. He wasn’t there but he told his manager to let him take care of the bill… awww.. My thanks to you if you read this
Here are the yummy dishes that we ordered, there were some that needed 2nd rounds, it was that good (i.e., onion pancake & xiao long pao):
- Xiao Long Pao (Php 80)
One of the best mini siopao being served in the Philippines. Pretty cheap too! Why did I say so? It’s because it’s close to the real thing (the ones being sold in Beijing, China). Of course, nothing beats the original but Suzhou Dimsum’s version is pretty good already. I suggest you use your spoon when getting it coz you might break the covering and all the sauce will spill out.
- Shallot Oiled Pan Cake (Php 80)
This is a must order!!! You should not miss this super delicious chinese-style pan cake. I’m not sure what made it so delicious, maybe the onion leeks? I’m not really sure, I just know that I cannot get enough of it. We finished one order but we ordered another round of it.
- Spicy Chicken Feet (Php 120)
I got scared when this dish arrived in our table. I was so used to seeing chicken feet that is colored orange and there I saw color white! Yaiks! I did try to taste, it actually tasted okay but my fear just didn’t subside hahaha! My mom loved this though.
- Homey toufu (Php 40)
Tofu with pork with Suzhou Dimsum’s special sauce poured on top. With such a treat, I believe Php40 is just wayyy to cheap for the homey toufu. The dish felt like tofu dumpling hahaha, uhmm, instead of having a wanton wrapper, the pork was wrapped with tofu. Am I making sense?
- Fried Fish (Php 80)
Pampano is the fish they used. Not really a fan of this dish. It’s basically fried fish with sauce drizzled on top. The fish is not really one of my favorites to eat, but the sauce was okay.
- Fried Spareribs w/ Salty Spicy (Php 220)
A tasty dish that was presented in a rather simple manner, which made it perfect actually. I loved it! What I especially like in this dish was that the meat they used wasn’t fatty. I love the perfect amounts of seasoning that went into this dish. Other restaurants usually put the fatty parts of the meat in this dish. Just glad Suzhou Dimsum didn’t follow suit.
- Bamboo Spicy Shredded Pork (Php 180)
Not a fan of bamboo shoots but this one did taste good. One warning though, it’s a bit spicy. If you love spicy food, you might want to consider ordering this one. The spices actually make this dish very complex and tasty if you like this type of dish. Overall, it was a successful and appetizing dish, just too bad that I don’t like bamboo shoots altogether.
- Mustard Vegetable Fried Rice (Php 120)
I don’t understand why this dish wasn’t a favorite among the group. Come to think of it, I think I was the only one who enjoyed this fried rice. My mom complained that it was too oily. I felt it tasted good and having those veggies cooked together with rice was a great idea.. I believe it was a delish creation. Oh well, we can’t please everybody. As for me, this dish was a winner!
- Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup (Php 130)
I remember that noodle soup had always been a favorite snack whenever in Taiwan. Having this soup brings me back to Taiwan (not literally but it tasted like it was from there). I asked my mom’s friend if this was just instant noodles then meat & veggies was just added. They told me that no, it was really made by the chef. I then concluded that Taiwan instant noodle makers are geniuses, sometimes I can’t distinguish anymore the difference between an authentic and processed one.
- Golden Corn Biscuit (Php 140)
The most unique menu item in Suzhou Dimsum. When I saw the picture posted on the wall, I just cannot help but wonder what it looks and tastes like. I love corn and this is something I wouldn’t wanna miss trying out. When it came, I was in awe. I wonder how they were able to bind all the corn kernels into triangular shaped slices. Maybe it was starch? glucose? glue? hahaha! Whatever it was, I liked the dish. Best if eaten quickly when served because it tends to be very sticky after a short while.
- Fried Banana Cake (Php 90)
Another unique dish. I remember my fiance really loving banana, to the point that he has eaten so much banana bread when we were at Plantation Bay. I’m pretty sure he would love Suzhou’s banana cake too. It’s basically like a banana tempura. When I took a bite, I can just feel the aroma of banana. We concluded they probably added banana essence into the dish. Best to eat as dessert.
- Soya Milk (Php 35)/Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea (Php 40)
Just listing down my recommended drinks to order when you’re at Suzhou dimsum
Wow! We were able to eat so much that day. I’m also very happy that they finally gave in to my long, long request of having dinner at Suzhou Dimsum. It takes a bit of effort on my part as Manila is far away from home plus I hate the traffic and lack of parking in the small town of Manila. Just one of my happy pleasures in life. Hope to go back soon.
807 Sabino B, Padilla Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila