April 10, 2013

Mabuhay Palace- Fine Dining Restaurant and Must Try Dishes in Manila Hotel

For my birthday this year, I decided to treat my family at Manila Hotel's Mabuhay Palace. I wanted to bring them here for a change. You see, a normal family celebration for us would be dining in a casual Chinese restaurant and have a lauriat service. I didn't quite stray from that idea but I decided to make this celebration more intimate for the family. My family belongs to the group of fast-paced diners (if you now what I mean) and this time I wanted us to slow down and take time to appreciate the restaurant's ambiance and food. 

Crispy Wonton Chips with Honey and Toasted Sesame

Mabuhay Palace probably has the best complimentary appetizer while waiting for your orders. I love love love these wonton chips with honey, I could finish the whole bowl all by myself.

Homemade Beancurd with Bailing Mushrooms and Conch Meat in Brown Sauce (Large- P960/10 pcs.)

A must-try when visiting Mabuhay Palace is their Chef's Recommended Homemade Beancurd with Bailing Mushrooms and Conch Meat in Brown Sauce.

The texture of the beancurd is a play between tofu and soft egg custard topped with spinach. It is then topped with generous servings of bailing mushrooms, golden mushrooms, asparagus and shredded conch meat.

Honey Glazed Chicken with Crispy Ginger (Medium-P570)

Another one of my favorite is this Honey Glazed Chicken w/ Crispy Ginger. The sauce may be a bit sweet and overpowering but I love it especially the crispy ginger on top. The chicken was tender but came in big slices, I think it would be better if they made it into smaller cuts. 

Sweet and Sour Pork w/ Pineapple (Medium- P480)

The only dish that didn't impress me that night was their classic Sweet and Sour Pork w/ Pineapple. I have tried few good ones from other restaurants and I must say that this one was just plain and ordinary. 

Stir-Fried Vegetable Mushroom and Cashew Nuts in a Crispy Fried Taro Ring (Medium-P570)

Another favorite of mine is this fried taro basket of mushrooms and assorted vegetables. A must-try!

Braised Seafood Birthday Noodles (Medium-P630) 

What's a birthday celebration without the classic Birthday Noodles. Mabuhay Palace's version is loaded with seafood, veggies and quail eggs. Weee! Cheers to long life! :) 

Roasted Peking Duck (Whole-P2,300)

How can you go wrong with a one whole Roasted Beijing Duck?? 

1st way:
Sliced Crispy Duck Skin with Pancake and Condiments

2nd way:
Stir Fried Minced Duck, wrapped in Fresh Lettuce

3rd way:
Duck Soup

And that's how I celebrated my birthday with my family and D :)

Overall, the food was great and my family loved the experience as well. The only issue we had was the slow service even though the place was not packed that night. The Duck Soup and Minced Duck took several follow ups and we were already done eating when the two dishes arrived. Dessert anyone? 

It's Beryllicious Top Picks:
Homemade Beancurd with Bailing Mushrooms and Conch Meat in Brown Sauce
Honey Glazed Chicken with Crispy Ginger 
Stir-Fried Vegetable Mushroom and Cashew Nuts in a Crispy Fried Taro Ring

Mabuhay Palace
Manila Hotel, G/F One Rizal Park, Manila
Tel Num: 527-0011


  1. Lourdes CruzApril 10, 2013

    Happy birthday and best wishes for you Ms Berylle Kaye

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  3. michisoleeApril 10, 2013

    Happy Birthday! =)

  4. Belated happy birthday! Hope I could try Mabuhay Palace soon! :)

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  7. LoveAffairApril 11, 2013

    Happy Bday B :) I loved the food. Duck looks craaazy :)) but so good. Actually first time I see the serve it together w head. I think I will visit this place. You were a good food guide.

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