Yes it's that dimsum you have to bite whole with bursting flavorful soupy sauce and textures in the middle dunked in black vinegar and ginger strips. It's that dream of Taiwan came true and I didn't need to travel far because it's conveniently located in NS Amoranto (Retiro) Quezon City. I joined fellow bloggers sampling the newest dishes at the famous Taiwanese Restaurant Tien Ma's at Retiro branch last Saturday.
Soon to open in Legaspi City and Davao, Tien Ma's is becoming popular for its sumptuous Taiwanese feast and now they have more dishes to excite the palate. From the original Xiao Long Bao, Tien Ma's now offers Cheese Xiao Long Bao and Black Mushroom Xiao Long Bao you can order separately or assorted for only Php240. I loved the Assorted Xiao Long Bao served on bamboo trays in different colors of dots on top to recognize the variety.
After that filling juicy and tasty appetizer, we were served the array of new dishes: Salted Egg Prawns (Php350), Tainan Fried Chicken (whoke at Php350), Lucky Spareribs Adobo (Php219), Scallion Beef Stir-Fry (Php219) and Taiwan Style Fried Rice (Php200).
Tien Ma's Taiwan Style Fried Rice is enough to make you happy but a nibble of the Scallion Beef Stir-Fry will make you forget all stress. I loved how it's altogether distinct from their fall-off-the-bone Lucky Spareribs Adobo. It's a different Adobo and I must say it was better than all types of adobo I've tasted. Tainan Fried Chicken reminded me of my trips abroad and it needn't dipping on sauce because it was flavorful.
Finally after that food coma of really delicious Taiwanese feast came the parade of dessert. We tried their Mango Sago (Php65), Coffee Jelly (Php65), Salted Egg Custard Bun( 2pcs at Php75) and that Pan-Fried Sesame Pancake(Php100). It was hard to tell which stood out among the dessert but Tien Ma's surprised me with their Melon Shake(Php95).
I was totally swept away to oblivion and I have forgotten all my woes sipping that true and juicy yet not too sweet Melon Shake. Just when I had a sip of Watermelon and Mango, that Melon brought me bliss. It was an exciting Tien Ma's dinner now with renovated walls decorated with famous landmarks in Taiwan. I had to pose with the Love River as background reminding me of Taiwan's love for food. It's an unforgettable culinary adventure you shouldn't miss. Visit www.facebook.com/tienmasph and follow @tienmas on Twitter and @tienmasph on Instagram for more info and updates.