Restaurant Review: TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie at SM Aura Premier

We had been seeing Tuan Tuan every time we passed by the long strip of restaurants at the Sky Park of SM Aura Premier, but we never felt the urge to give it a try. For some odd reason, we kept on coming back to Ramen Nagi and Kettle. I guess it might be because the posh and luminous vibe that the interiors of Tuan Tuan exude was a bit intimidating. The sparkling white tables, high ceiling and exquisite chandeliers gave us an initial impression that the prices of their food would put a dent in our wallets. Weeks ago during Boyet’s birthday weekend, we finally faced our fears and paid Tuan Tuan a visit. Hihi!

We immediately scanned the menu, and we realized that our fears were unwarranted after all. It was not as expensive as we thought it would be! Looks can really be deceiving. LOL! :p

We jump started our lunch with three pieces of Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns. My first instinct was to compare it with that from Tim Ho Wan.

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Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns (3 pcs) PHP148

The pork filling has the perfect sweet and savory blend. The meat is really tender. I also loved that the sauce was just enough to make me taste the barbecue flavor. But more than the pork filling, it was actually the bun which stole the spotlight! Its milky taste was very evident. The bun is flaky which made it remain true to its name. It really is a SNOW BUN!

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We got an order of fried rice. It was just okay so I guess it’s why I totally forgot it. I simply appreciate the fact that it’s not swimming in oil like the fried rice from other Chinese restaurants.

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My husband suggested we get their Honey Garlic Spareribs. True to its name, we could totally taste the pungent flavor from the garlic which effortlessly complemented the hint of sweetness from honey. I also loved that the honey is not overly sweet. There was actually a “kick” at each bite, and it’s probably brought by the mixture of the honey and garlic.

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Honey Garlic Spareribs PHP328

I mentioned in an earlier post that my daughter, Zayne, is obsessed with pancit. This is why it was a no-brainer that we decided to give Cantonese Seafood Pan Fried Noodles a spot on our table.

I looked at the shiny noodles lying on an oval plate, and I immediately concluded that it would be too oily and too salty. My first bite made me thank the goddess of pancit for proving me wrong!

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Cantonese Seafood Pan Fried Noodles PHP298

I also loved the fact that there were varying textures at each bite. Some of the noodles are soft, while some are crunchy. The bean sprouts also added some crunch to this dish. The squid, fish fillet and shrimps were all cooked to perfection! Plus, the serving of the seafood is very generous. Biglang nag-flashback sa akin ‘yung pancit na nabili ko sa office na may isang hiblang carrot at isang pirasong atay! HAHAHAHA!

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Our little foodie enjoying her “pancit”

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie
Level 5 SM Aura Premier
C5 Road Corner 26th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

* All photos were taken with an Asus Zenfone Selfie

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