Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant: Chinese Dinner (Robinson's Magnolia)

Metro Manila, Philippines

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant, a newly opened restaurant in Robinson's Magnolia with fellow bloggers.  Believe it or not, this is my first time to be invited at a Chinese restaurant so I'm quite ecstatic.

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Since I was in the area, I  took the chance to try their dishes as well as reconnect with other bloggers. 

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Stepping in, gave me the familiar Chinese restaurant feel.

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There's an open kitchen where you can see roasts hanged. 

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There are also aquariums to showcase the live seafoods available.

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As live seafoods are seasonal in price, they have a price list where you can see how much per 100 gram.


Roast & Soy Specialties
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Cold Cuts Combination: Seaweeds with Century Egg, Soy Tofu, Pork and Lechon Macau (370 php)
We occupied a large table where dishes were served lauriat style.  The Cold Cuts Combination had Seaweeds with Century Egg, Soy Tofu, Pork Cuts and Lechon Macau.  Aside from the
Seaweeds with Century Egg and Pork Cuts, the other items are not the typical ones I'd expect from a cold cut platter.  They were pretty good.  But, if I were in the company of my family and old relatives, I think its best to ask first what are available and maybe w can substitute some for healthier options.

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Mixed Seafood with Polonchay Soup (290 php)
The Mixed Seafood with Polonchay Soup is very good.  An order is already good for sharing.  

Prawns and Shrimps
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Pan Fried Prawns with Salted Egg (390 php)
The Pan Fried Prawns with Salted Egg is my favorite!  Actually most of the dishes with egg or salted egg yolk is my favorite!  This was perfectly crispy that no tinee-winee bit was spared from me.  I noticed all the bloggers I was with removed the prawn shells though.  I wonder why...

Live Seafoods (Seasonal Price): Lapu-Lapu
fried lapu lapu in egg white
Fried Lapu-Lapu in Egg White
I've been accustomed to steamed fish.  I'm glad I got to try something new and delicious like the Fried Lapu-Lapu in Egg White

Live Seafoods (Seasonal Price): Crabs
sauteed crab in hot pot
Sauteed Crab in Hotpot with Extra Sotanghon (+50 php)
The Sauteed Crab in Hotpot with Extra Sotanghon brings out the delectable crab flavors that we love excellently.

Live Seafoods (Seasonal Price): Elephant Shell
elephant shell broccoli flower in xo sauce
Elephant Shell with Broccoli Flower in XO sauce
The Elephant Shell with Broccoli Flower in XO sauce is simple yet delightfully healthy.

Live Seafoods (Seasonal Price): Frog Legs
spicy frog legs
Spicy Frog Legs
The Spicy Frog Legs is another favorite of mine.  I'm so lucky that my companions are not as much of a fan as I am so I took on this poor little creatures and finished them all.

Yang Chow Fried Rice (220 php)

Buchi Cake 

Buchi Cake
We always order buchi whenever available.  This is my first time to encounter a buchi cake.  I loved it!  It was a cake made of my favorite fried mantou and filled with bean paste.

Fresh Fruit Shake Mango (95 php)
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I'm quite satisfied with our dinner at Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant.  I find their quality good for value considering their fresh ingredients, large serving size and reasonable pricing.  I can bring the family here when in the area.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant Menu
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=Favorites or Recommended 
Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant
Business Address Upper Ground Floor, Al Fresco, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-9pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 720-9725

Disclosure: Everything was sponsored by Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant for purpose of taste testing under my condition that everything was subject to my own opinion.

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