Dinner at Luk Yuen Noodle House
June 11, 2011
We were at Glorietta 5 looking for a place to eat. I was initially planning to eat at North Park but decided to eat Luk Yuen since I haven’t tried it yet (I have tried North Park but that was before I had my camera or I wasn’t able to bring my camera).
Luk Yuen Noodle House is a typical Chinese restaurant where you can order noodles, congee, dimsum, Chinese dishes, and rice toppings, They have set meals (bento) that looked tempting but we settled to try out different orders. Their tagline is, “There’s more to hot noodles” so it gave me an idea on what to order…
Luk Yuen Beef Wanton Noodle Soup – PHP 185
It feels good to take a break from instant noodles and eat real noodles because although you might say that the taste is quite similar, the ingredients that brought you that taste would be very different.
The wanton and beef were soft and not chewy (the type that gets stuck to your teeth). What I liked best would be the soup as it was very “beefy”! Every slurp… I mean, sip, brings you to beef heaven. The noodles were also ok as they were not soggy and the noodle looks like the same noodles being used in the “fried noodle” dish, thin noodles (not the one from Hong Kong Style noodle kiosks).
I suggest you add a bit of hot sauce to enhance the taste more but not too much else it would overpower the beef taste.
Luk Yuen Halo-Halo Congee – PHP 145
Rice + Water + Egg + Pork Liver + chicken or fish fillet + pork balls + beef… there’s a lot of ingredients in the congee that I couldn’t remember them all. All I can remember was that it had its own taste even if you don’t any condiments (eg. Soy Sauce) and that’s something that makes a congee delicious! Although we also added hot sauce to it to give it a spicy kick.
Btw, I noticed that the liver they used was different. It was crunchy and only had a mild liver aftertaste. Is it processed liver or something?
Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in many Asian countries.
Luk Yuen Seafood Roll Wrapped in Japanese Seaweed – PHP 105
The seafood roll tastes similar to the fishballs, squidballs, shrimpballs or whatever balls that I have tasted before. I can’t distinguish what ball it was though. The Japanese seaweed was a good mix to this one as it brings an added “crunch” to it.
Luk Yuen Steamed Shrimp Dumpling – PHP 110
Hmm nothing really special on this one though I must say that they had generous amounts of shrimp in there. I was expecting one dumpling to only have one piece of shrimp but I was mistaken.
Hooray for good food that fills our tummy without making a hole in our wallet.
Till next time,
Luk Yuen Noodle House, Glorietta 5
G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
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