Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lugang Cafe on Christmas Eve

There was a tropical depression ... yup, there was. I woke up on the morning of Christmas Eve feeling heavy and sad. I was both looking forward and dreading dinner and mass that evening. But I don't think I did so badly. I cried all I could during the day and by the time we were all seated at the dinner table, I was fine!

Mama didn't want the usual so we had to look for another place to have dinner. It was our first time as a family to go to Lugang Cafe (in Greenhills). The place was rather packed that evening. Our reservation was at 6:30pm as the resto staff themselves suggested.

Not my photo :) 

Here's what the family chose to eat on that special evening

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Shiao Mai

Stir Fried Spinach with Garlic (a favorite everywhere we go)

Crispy Chicken - that dipping sauce is really something else!

I have no idea what they call this and I can't seem to find it in the menu :))

Steamed Scallop with Garlic and Vermicelli - love love love!

Steamed Lapu Lapu (price varies depending on weight)

Dong Bo Pork Belly

which came with these

Steamed Buns or Cua Pao

Not in photo are the Tofu with Preserved Egg and Crab and Corn Soup

What was for dessert?

Sago Pudding with Fresh Mango

I really really wanted to try one of their shaved desserts but the next table ordered one ahead of us, so I knew how big it would be. My already so filled to the brim tummy would not have been able to handle the size of it.

Hallerrrrrr right???
Not my photo but this is the Shaved Black Sesame and something something, which I think is a popular  choice amongst customers because I noticed that several tables had it. I hope I'll have enough room for this or any of their other shaved desserts next visit. They say one has to try it.

I'm sure my Dad would have loved the place. He was never one to settle for so-so food, especially when it's Chinese. No one said it out loud but all this good food made us miss him even more.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Now it's time to count down to the new year!


  1. We love Lugang! :) I just blogged about it last week din. Their xiao long bao is the best, we also love the scallion chicken! The fish head dish is also good. Yumyum! Can't wait to dine again in Lugang for my lola's birthday on January.

  2. Parang we didn't order any of the house specialities hahaha! But everything was good nonetheless. Next time!

  3. The scallop and chicken looks yummy! I wanna try the pudding too.

  4. Yup everything was yummy!