Restaurant Review: Hainanese Delights

After hearing mass with Boyet and my IPL session, I only realized that it was way past lunch time when my stomach started growling. We seriously need to transfer to another mall because we’re already running out of ideas on where to eat at Robinsons Manila. I was mentally scanning the whole mall trying to figure out where to have lunch when I suddenly remembered a restaurant that we haven’t tried yet. The place was almost empty but people started piling up after we placed our orders.

After a couple of minutes on our seats, a waitress approached us holding a thermos. I initially thought that she was serving us tea. She then placed two bowls with pieces of leeks and started pouring the hot soup. I immediately disagreed when Boyet said that the soup is salty. It actually made me feel like I'm at home. My mom usually boils leftover bones for hours which result into a mouthwatering soup.

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We would have skipped Classic Dumplings if we only knew that they serve complimentary soup. Six pieces of dumplings, lettuce, egg and toasted onion rings made an ordinary stock tastier.

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I decided to get Hainanese Delights. Bearing the restaurant’s name, I figured this must be their bestseller. I never really liked Hainanese chicken. I get this feeling that I’m like eating raw chicken if its color is not brown or red. But my misconception suddenly disappeared the moment I had my first bite. It goes very well with the mixture of chili and ginger oil.

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The aroma and taste of their rice remind me so much of our native suman. The best thing about Hainanese Delights is the unlimited rice. Yehba! :p

Boyet decided to skip chicken and had beef instead. Unfortunately, it was forgettable. Bring in the Beef was just so-so. The Hainanese chicken definitely overshadowed it.

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Hainanese Delights
Level 1 Pedro Gil Wing
Robinsons Place Manila


  1. We love Hainanese chicken, too, and their Hainanese rice! Yummy but affordable! Happy FTF!

  2. You make me hungry...visiting from FTF!

    Mine is here

  3. looks delish but not the beef viand? i'll keep that in mind...

    visiting from FTF! my entry

  4. I want the hot soup kasi sobrang ginaw dito...hehe Visiting from FTF. Hope you can visit at my blog.

  5. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and looks very delish, makes me drool :-) Dropping some love for FTF, hope that you can return the favor too.


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