Monday, October 1, 2012

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe in MOA

Finally, some shopping time for me. Oh, blessed three hours of self indulgence! I managed to coerce Hubby to drive me to Mall of Asia (MOA) last Saturday to shop for some wardrobe basics. I normally don't like to go to Mall of Asia, since that mall is SO crowded and chaotic but, it's the only mall (currently) that houses all my favorite clothing stores in one roof. I unleashed Hubby so that he can have his own selfish indulgences while I shop in peace. Nothing deflates my shopping spirit than  an irritable husband following me around while trying out clothes and shoes.

Anyway, after a fruitful three hours of shopping and trying on clothes, Hubby  and I finally had dinner, just the two of us, at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe. The restaurant is situated right beside the IMAX theater, so it's quite easy to find.

The menu consists of some typical Hong Kong hawker fares like noodles, dim sum, Hong Kong style spaghetti, curries and such. The menu really reminded us of our various food adventures in Hong Kong.

I ordered the Prawn and Egg Horfun, which was smoky, with thick flat noodles, prawns cooked perfectly and a sauce that was quite nice, not too salty.  I am surprised that Xin Wang actually captured the taste of Hong Kong!

Hubby had the Braised Udon Soup. He liked everything about it, except the kind of noodle used, he preferred to have the thin noodles. The broth has anise in it, which is quite typical of noodles soups in Hong Kong.

Hubby also had two kinds of dimsum - Hargao (or Hakaw, shrimp dumplings) and the Steamed Pork Spare Ribs. Both were good and better than King Bee's. I only managed to eat one each since Hubby ate them all. The broth from the spare ribs were quite nice and would be good as a sauce for rice. How typical Pinoy, 'no? :-)

Hubby Loves them ice drinks and desserts. He ordered the Mango Snow Ice and Lychee Ice Blended Drink. He loves them both because they're sweet, cold and quite refreshing. The Lychee Ice Blended drink was served in a carafe, yes, for one serving, which I think was quite generous, although Hubby managed to down it by himself. I only managed to try the Mango Snow Ice made with  shaved ice, with milk, mango syrup, mango bits topped with a scoop of ice cream because I think, even with Hubby's huge appetite, the serving was more than enough for two people.

When we arrived at Xin Wang Cafe, there was a waiting line and the place was packed, so be sure to come early if you want to eat there on a weekend. The food is good and authentic. We suspect that the chef might be a Hong Kee or trained by a Hong Kong chef. The price of the food is very very reasonable and worth every centavo, in my own opinion. Would you believe we spent under a P1,000 for all of that food? Tip included!  Our waiter was nice too, and very attentive. 

 Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is worth coming back to.

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