Happy New Year everyone! Back from my short break, working on non-blog things. Of course, there was a lot of eating and cooking happening. And like any self-respecting Pinoy, when we eat, we talk about food we’ve eaten and plan on eating. Only appropriate to dig into my archives and unearth photos from yummy food eaten but unposted.
One lazy evening in the Bonifacio Global City area had us trudging to Eat Well, a Chinese restaurant in one of the office buildings there. It took us a bit of a walk from High Street but we were rewarded with a quiet dinner, quite different from the weekend crowds at High Street and Serendra.
First thing we ordered was Xiao Long Bao. It was the reason why we made the trek to Eat Well, actually. Fortunately, it was worth the walk. Eat Well’s Xiao Long Bao is substantially meatier than others I’ve tasted. But while it’s not as soupy as some I’ve tried, the broth is very flavorful, easily satisfying my Xiao Long Bao craving.
Aside from the dumplings, we also had roast chicken and roast pork. The chicken skin was flaky and crisp. The pork was a tad oily, but delicious nevertheless, with the skin providing a light crunch.
Accompanying our meat viands, we also had fried rice and crispy noodles, as well as some hot and sour soup. We had some wonderful dessert dumplings, too. Called White Chocolate Masachi, these buchi-like dumplings were stuffed with liquidy white chocolate. The reckless can easily burn their mouth, but if you’re careful, you’ll be rewarded with a wonderfully rich chocolate flood, coating your tongue, going well with the sticky outer shell.
Our meal at Eat Well was lovely and memorable. The dishes ranged from okay to excellent. Coupled with good company, the meal we had was satisfying, filling, and well worth the short walk.