Ever since Mega Fashion Hall opened, our food choices in SM Megamall have not been limited to Yabu and Jipan anymore. Chard and I obviously love Japanese cuisine. So when we were deciding on our lunch date last Saturday, we decided to try a restaurant we haven’t visited yet.
Read more about our experience after the cut.
We arrived around 1pm at Tuan Tuan and the restaurant was packed and there were 6 people waiting in line. Just like its neighbor Ippudo, there were seats available outside for waiting guests. It took about 10 minutes before we were ushered to our seats. Pretty quick, no? I was already set to order their noodle soup because it looked like it was their best seller. They offer a make your own noodle soup wherein you get to choose on the type of soup base you want, 2 toppings (plus 88 pesos for additional toppings thereafter), type of noodles and coffee/tea. I ordered Original Halibut Soup with Prawn and Fish Fillet and I added Bean Curd as additional topping. It’s quite expensive at 388php + 88 php so I was expecting it to be good.
And it was awesome. The soup was milky and very flavorful (bordering on salty , but it’s okay) without the fishy taste. The spring onions and kinchay on top gave additional freshness to the taste of the soup. The fish they used was dory which I didn’t mind, and the prawns, they were quite generous. I think it had 3-4 medium sized prawns. The serving was quite large too. I couldn’t finish it so I took half of it home.
Chard ordered Chicken Fillet Curry (368php) and it was good too. He loves his curry and he definitely liked this version. It’s kind of close to Malaysian/Indian curry tastewise. I took a bite too and yep it was good, but I could taste the butter off the bat so it has that “umay” factor to me.
We also ordered their Pork Snow Buns (128php) and they look exactly like the ones offered by Tim Ho Wan but I like this version better. The filling is more savory and less sweet and the bread tastes better. Yum!
The (not so) Bad
We ordered additional side dishes with the set meal I ordered and I was quite disappointed with their serving size. The wings were tiny, like maybe 2 inches long and it cost us 98 pesos. It was good though, really good actually. It was crispy and flavorful. The fried spring rolls (98php) were good too but we could do without these side dishes and we’d still be pretty happy with our orders.
Overall it was a pleasant experience to dine here and I couldn’t wait to come back and taste the other dishes. We’d order House Special Trio and maybe try their congee since it’s one of my favorite comfort food.
TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie
3/F, SM MegaMall Fashion Hall
Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave.,
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City,
Contact No.: (02) 570-9011