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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mien San :@) :@)

Mien San Noodle House
36 Villa Ortigas II, Granada St.,
Quezon City

First and Foremost, i would like to apologize for the crappy pics.
The thing is, my mom just took this home after work, so the food is kinda
messy already.

Anyways, here it is! One of my favorite Taiwan noodle houses in the Philippines.
If you are looking for Taiwanese food, there is no comparison. Mien San is the
only legit Taiwanese restaurant in the Philippines.

Although i would order: Taiwan beef noodle, Fried Onion Pancake, and Pork Chop rice,
As i said, my mom took these home, so i had no choice on what to order. So for now, i will review:

Fried Siopao- this tastes just like the one in Shilin Night Market!!! It tastes awesomely good and awesomely authentic! Its basically fried bola-bola siopao with a hint of chinese wine.

Fish Mushroom Rice- not strictly a Taiwanese dish, but it is among my favorite rice meals in this restaurant. Its fish fillet with some sort of chinese gravy and muchrooms, with bento toppings such as: wonton, vegetable beans, and chinese kimchi.

Spicy Wanton- THIS IS BETTER THAN THE ONE IN TAIPEI TRUST ME!!!!! I recently went back, and to be honest, the one in this restaurant tastes actually BETTER! On a spicy level, it is probrably 8/10. It was much spicier before though. But either way, if you are not used to spicy food, this might be too much for you. Other than that, this is AWESOME!

Taiwan Dry Noodle- This is basically the typical chachang mien, with fishballs(real ones, not like the ones in EDSA), tempura, and scallions. Not too impressed with this one, but by Philippine standards, its still pretty awesome.

Now i've been to the place, and i have to say it reminds me of home. Its not fancy like North Park, nor is it glamarous like Gloria Maris. But it is what it is. An authentic Taiwanese Noodle House, with its cheap interior design, and wooden tables.

Taste : Food is authentic, Servings are HUGE

Service :Food can sometimes be a bit slow, but understandable since its usually PACKED!

Ambiance/Cleanliness :its...bearable......okay, its an authentic chinese restaurant, how many clean restaurants do you see in Taiwan? really! haha. But don't worry no cockroaches...not too many at least.

Attire: Casual

Price: P150-200 ($3-4)

Other Recommendations: If you really want the best of Mien San, here are the must tries in order:
1. Taiwan Beef Noodle
2. Hot and Sour Noodle
3. Spicy Wanton
4. Fried Siopao
5. Fried Dumplings
6. Onion Pancake


Wanda said...

do they have stinky tofu? and that dish with the beef, egg and tomatoes on rice? I miss my taiwanese food.

:@) said...

Haha i know what you mean, and unfortunately, they dont :<

Their Fried Tofu is really great though!!! very crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside.

What makes it even better is that it comes with a side vegetable dish.

Chinese Kimchi (pickled cabbage and carrots)

from what i remember, the Stinky Tofu in Shilin also serves this chinese kimchi with their Tofu.

Anonymous said...

was in horseshoe village doing some group studying and had mien san food for midnight snack. yeah, the spicy wanton is much better than the one served in taiwan. just wanted to share a tip. this is what my taiwanese grandma said about cooking frozen dumplings. let the water boil first, dump the dumplings in, let it boil until everything is half-cooked. after that, add COLD water and wait for it to boil again.

:@) said...

EXACTLY what my mom said!! haha

Anonymous said...

have you tried fong lin 楓林小館 at malate? they served 滷味 and other Taiwanese cuisine... It's owner is also Taiwanese... their 3 cups chicken is good too...

:@) said...

Ill give it a try one of these days!
Thanks for the TIP!

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