I write for food. In fact, we (fellow foodie Jayvee and I) braved the crazy stressful EDSA traffic after my shift to get a taste of the newly-opened restaurant in Trinoma.
We meet up with Ate Mars, my fellow runner/blogger and proceed to the Pearl River Cafe. It’s a week-old restaurant, still unknown to everyone about its existence. All I know is that they served Cantonese cuisine to its customers, and as I take a closer look at the restaurant before we went, I thought much naman siyang ok, love the interiors ah!
Well anyway, let’s see what this week-old restaurant has to offer for everyone.
First thing we noticed upon entering the restaurant: simple but sophisticated interiors. Porcelain-like elements like its porcelain jars, and fluorescent lights with porcelain-like design has gave the place an old China feel. everything is nice and comfy, and all the restaurant personel is busy attending to their customer’s needs as we proceed our order.
Good thing everything’s priced just right on the budget!
Nom! Dinner date for three! <3
We had century egg as appetizer – love the presentation!
Ate Mars and I ordered Bergamot (left) and Passionfruit (right) iced tea. I like the fact that it’s all organic, and we had a hard time choosing from their range of organic teas available from their menu. The Bergamot organic iced tea is somewhat bitter for me, while the Passionfruit organic iced tea has a fruity and refreshing feel in it.
Fried Golden Rice with assorted mushroom and egg white and Fried Golden Rice with barbecue pork and egg white – Both rice treats has a light feel in it, and you can eat it without having a need of any viands.
The steamed specialty chicken is tender, juicy and delicious! pair it up with their ginger sauce and it’s gonna be a great pair. 🙂
Noodles & soup with sharkskin and scallop dumpling – we’re disappointed with the presentation of this dish. We’re all surprised that the soup itself is light, it has a comfy feel in it. makes me want to have one during rainy days, cold nights or whenever I feel like getting sick the next day. 😛
Their steamed chiu-chao dumpling with shrimp, pork belly and vegetables is somewhat different from the chiu chao dumplings that I’ve tasted before. This one is served fresh, for its vegetable fillings are still crunchy and not lacking taste.
Their deep-fried golden roll with seafood is a winner! I like the mix of shrimp, mangoes and vegetables rolled in a light bun. It’s not too oily, and tasted just right.
We had Mango and pomelo Sago for dessert. The mix of mango, pomelo, sago and milk sure is delicious, but I hope that the pomelos being used are the fresh ones and not the dry ones.
Steamed bun with custard paste and salted egg yolk – Too cute to eat! we simply can’t eat “pikachu” just because (LOL!), and yes I love its sweet filling as we munch on this one. 😛
If you were to ask me, I will definitely go back to try their dishes, but this time with my mom and my fellow foodie siblings soon! 🙂
*Special thanks to Pearl River Cafe’s manager ms. Emma for accommodating us! 🙂
Pearl River Cafe
Level 4, TriNoma, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City
0927 688 0206