For our next food feature, we tried out Lugang Café at SM Mall of Asia!
Lugang Café is a Shanghai-based Bellagio restaurant, which is known to be the epitome of elegance and style. Being the first branch outside China, Lugang Café is already taking the culinary world by storm, having already garnered nationwide recognition such as the highly prestigious Philippine Tatler’s 100 Best Restaurant Awards.
Lugang Café is no ordinary Chinese restaurant. It offers a posh and contemporary feel. It gives a warm surrounding that makes you feel comfortable and at the same time enjoy your meal.
Steamed Pork Xiao Ling Bao, a steamed bun from Shanghai origins, is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets. It is often referred to as soup dumplings.
Traditionally the Xiao Long Bao is a kind of dim sum or snack item, as well as a kind of xiaochi or “small eat”. The buns are served hot in the bamboo baskets in which they were steamed. The buns are usually dipped in Chinkiang vinegar with ginger slivers. They are traditionally served with a clear soup.
Then we had Stir-Fry Beef With Chili Peppers. It is not one of the house specialties, but it is certainly a must try! With well-tenderized meat and the taste of spices with every bite, this meal can take you to the heavens.
And last, we had Mixed Mushroom With X.O Sauce, which is actually a good dish for those who want to trim down their consumption of meat or for those who are health-conscious.
There is definitely a whole lot more to try out next time! Bottomline, it is indeed a place of clean and authentic Chinese food - that makes you want to come back for more.