After claiming my gift pack in Shangri La, I took a cab to Megamall (yes I took a cab ‘coz its too Hot to walk along Edsa) to check some stuffs for my future niece at Sanrio and to meet my sister.
We bought some baby clothes from Gift Gate and check out the other Sanrio shop in Building A. Sanrio don’t have stock of the bag we were looking for so they have to check on other branch who has one. The attendant told us they have one in Greenhills so we decided to drive to Greenhills so we can try dining in at the infamous Lugang Cafe.
It was too early to dine in at Lugang as it was Tea Time when we found the place. We decided to buy the stuffs we needed in Sanrio be back during dinner time.
Lugang Cafe is owned by Peter and Annie Chua who serves cuisine from Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. It is said that the owners of Lugang lives in front of the restaurant which I think is a good move in setting up a business since you can look over your business 24/7.
At first look, Lugang’s exterior and interior can be intimidating as it has the look and feel of a fine dining. I like the look of the high ceiling area. You can enjoy the water falls like on the wall, the overhanging lights are magnificent, the doors, and the chairs and tables.
We supposed to drive back to Lugang by 6PM we spent quite some time in car displays and 5th wheel insurance terms. So we arrived few minutes before 7PM which is just right in time that parking area is not yet jam packed.
Here’s what we ordered:
Taiwanese Stewed Pork Php 190
For someone who have tried Din Tai Fung already, there’s always high expectations when dining in a restaurant who serves Xiao Long Bao. I have tried several places here in Manila that offers XLB but I can say Lugang’s Xiao Long Bao’s the best in Manila. Of course no match for Din Tai Fung’s.
As a whole, the food is great and dimsums are the best. However, their servings too small for our appetite (that we have to order another set of fried rice and a cup of plain rice for our satisfaction) and for the price. But dining in a place with such great ambience, I don’t have any complaints. Not to mention that I’ve enjoyed my Cranberry Juice – the best so far!
Here’s the address and other information:
116 Connecticut St.
Northeast Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines
(632) 721 9100/ (632) 570 9011