Restaurant Review: Tim Ho Wan at Robinsons Place Manila
Published on February 09, 2016
I was so excited when I found out that Tim Ho Wan was one of the restaurants that was about to open in Robinsons Place Manila. On the very few occasions that I had been in Glorietta, all of my attempts to try out Tim Ho Wan failed because of the long queue of people. When it finally started its operation in Robinsons Manila, I wasn’t surprised seeing a flock of diners even at past lunchtime. But luck was on our side when Boyet and I finally had the chance to know what the hype was all about one Saturday afternoon after doing some last minute shopping before my delivery. (Yeah, this is one of my long overdue posts. Haha!)
When Tim Ho Wan came to the Philippines, everybody could not stop raving about their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. I was so curious that is why it was the first thing that I ordered from their menu.
I finally understood why these buns became so famous. The bun smells so good which prepared my palates for an extraordinary gastronomic treat! Believe it or not, the bun itself is already good enough. Imagine how my taste buds reacted when I finally tasted the pork filling! Its sweet and savory taste perfectly complements the bun.
We were starving at that time so we scanned Tim Ho Wan’s menu for their rice meals. Unfortunately, the choices were a bit limited. I opted to have their Pork Ribs Rice, while my husband had Rice with Beef & Fried Egg.
I was initially disappointed when the Pork Ribs Rice arrived to our table. The serving looked so small. But then again, looks can be deceiving! Finishing it made me really full. Siksik pala ‘yung rice. Parang bottomless! =))
Pork Ribs from other restaurants tend to be overpowering, sometimes giving me the feeling that my blood pressure is about to shoot up. Haha! But I’m glad that the meat to fat ratio of Tim Ho Wan’s Pork Ribs is perfect. It’s tasty and very tender, too.
Rice with Beef & Fried Egg PHP180
Tim Ho Wan
Ground Floor Midtown Wing
Robinsons Place Manila
* All photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix S3600