Monday, November 29, 2010

Lu Gang Cafe...casual dining at its finest

Nothing excites me more other than having a good dish in the middle of the table, a pair of utensils to use and good friends to share it with.  Such is the case in one glorious lunch at LuGang Cafe, San Juan.
Stir fried Sukiyaki beef with red chili pepper
this dish is very tasty indeed, the Sukiyaki beef is so soft that you would know that the beef used is very fresh indeed, I love how the beef mixed well with chili, even though it hinted a little spice, it can still give you an appetite to have more...
Taiwanese Stewed Pork - P190
I like how they presented this dish, it looked great, but that's all there is to it. Sad to say, this dish did not meet my expectations. I wished it could have been better though.  Pricewise it was ok but our house help can do better than this...
Tofu with preserved egg - P 120
this dish is particularly good... that is based on my friends expressions as they were munching on this, just to let you know, I am not quite fond of Tofu as well as century eggs, but I guess they were happy with this... lastly I wish they had not used the word "preserved" for the egg... just my opinion though.
Xiao Long Bao (6 pcs) - P 158
I wish and wish one day that the Philippines will get one of the best Xiao Long Bao in the world, and still with this in town, I think Manila is still in search for the best Xiao Long Bao...
Enough of my whinning.... of course there is something good in here
Pineapple fried rice, this is actually good, the pineapples and cashews not just gave the fried rice a good presentation it also give the fried rice flavor, yes many chinese restaurants already serve pineapple fried rice, so why should you order this? because the flavors of the pineapple and cashew nuts gave it a unique taste like no other pineapple fried rice that I have tasted.... sweet and tasty, really good.
Last but not the least, the 3-cup chicken - P 290
this 3-cup chicken is by far one of the most delicious one that I have had from my many trips to different chinese restaurants all over Asia.  It has a distinctly good taste, maybe its because of the wine used to cook the dish, but no matter this is so good that this was the first dish to disappear from the table, I promise myself I will get another serving of this next time I come around Lu Gang, but for me only.... **selfish
It was quite a lunch, and yes Lu Gang Cafe did not disappoint,  LuGang Cafe is famous all over Asia for their delicious dishes and fine cuisine, as it originated in China.  As far as the place is concerned it was very pleasant to the senses, and you will never feel crowded because of the wide spaces that they have.  One more thing to commend is that their service is great, even though they have only opened for a few weeks, everything was panned out quite well. 

Also try their set meals ranging from P 230 - P290, with choices such as Curry chicken, stewed pork, beef curry and Yakiniku beef, hope you do have a wonderful meal and enjoy it as much as I did. 

Price range - P250 - up

Lugang Cafe
Connecticut St., Greenhills
San Juan

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