Xin Tian Di: Satisfactory Chinese Dining (Crowne Plaza Hotel Ortigas)

Perhaps, it's because we're from Manila so we've never heard of Xin Tian Di until they had a discount for BDO card holders (Thanks Achi Rowena of Animetric.Net for the tip!)

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One random weekend, we reserved a table just to try it out.

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It is a bit more modern the traditional Chinese restaurant.  It has tea displays.  


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And, there's a cold cut station and a chiller of fruits.

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I initially thought that the dining area was small...


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that was before we were ushered to the function room which I'm guessing is allocated for those who will avail of the discount.

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Being in the function room made it difficult to call the attention of the staffs.  Good thing Kate was kind enough to be attentive to us.  We are almost invisible to the other servers.

Food 
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Complimentary Peanut
Barbecue Corner
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BBQ 3 Combination (Pecking Duck, Jelly Fish and Drunken Chicken) Small (540 php)
 Clear Soup
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Double-Boiled Black Chicken Soup with Oriental Herbs (250 php)

Thick Soup
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Dried Scallop Soup with Sea Cucumber and Fish Lip (200 php)

Live Seafood
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Steamed Cod with Wild Mushrooms

The Steamed Cod with Wild Mushrooms is not on the menu.  It was suggested by Kate which we approved.  Indeed, it is a must try!  It's the highlight of our meal.


Southern and Northern Cuisine
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Sauteed Diced Chicken with Dried Chili Szchuan Style Small (450 php)

Pork
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Pork Spareribs with Honey Small (480 php)

Beancurd and Vegetables 
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Beancurd and Scallop in Celery Sauce

The Beancurd and Scallop in Celery Sauce is also not on the menu but suggested.  This is the first time I've encountered such a dish and we loved it!


Rice
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Fried Rice with Fresh and Dried Scallops Small (480 php)
 Dessert
ampalaya buchi
Ampalaya Buchi (100 php)
Don't let the appearance of the Ampalaya Buchi fool you.  It actually contained melted dark chocolate inside.  We enjoyed it so much we ordered one for each!

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Xin Tian Di just needs to work on their marketing because the food here is really good.  The pricing is also reasonable yet I hardly encounter any Chinese occasion being celebrated here.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Xin Tian Di Menu
Ambiance Barbecue | Soup
Sharks Fin | Abalone
Seafood 1 | Seafood 2
Meat | Hot Pot
Singaporean | North and South |
Vegetarian | Rice | Noodles | Dessert |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Xin Tian Di
Business Address Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Avenue corner Asian Development Bank Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-2:30pm
6pm-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 633-7222
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