Last Monday, Nate and I were supposed to join little crafter’s playschool in Shangrila EDSA. Unfortunately, we came very late. And by late, I mean 30 minutes before the class ended. We were so stuck in a heavy traffic. I honestly thought of not going while in the middle of the trip going there but then I realized, my friend, Berlin was there with her son Yael so we decided to still go anyway.
By the time we arrived, the kids have already sung many songs and were just playing on their own. Nate didn’t feel like joining the little kids so I didn’t force him to hop in. After about 10 – 15 minutes, Nate said he wanted to leave and buy something to eat. I was just planning to buy some snacks then go back to the venue but then Berlin said they’ll go with us already so we decided to eat lunch.
Ever thanks to Berlin’s GC, because of that, we decided to dine in Hainanese Delights for free! It’s my first time to visit recently opened food chain for so many reasons. One of which is that we don’t visit Robinson’s Galleria too often. Here’s what I can say about this place:
Hainanese Delights is a small place. They try to save their space to accommodate more customers. You can choose to sit and eat on a counter or on the tables. This place could possibly accommodate around 50-60 pax. I love white so I really like that their tables and chairs are all white. It’s clean and neat. It satisfies my eyes! Lol!
|Image Source: MomiBerlin :)|
When I go back to Galleria, I’d certainly choose to dine here again! You know why, it’s super affordable. At below PHP 160 more or less per person, we got a good meal + unli rice + fee Panna Cotta. That for me is a sure win! Of course, we have to consider the taste of the food :), don’t worry I’ll talk about that too!
|My order: Pork bbq rice meal (unlirice - PHP 150 below)|
|Momi Berlin's order (same price and unli-rice)|
Forgive me for not knowing (or remembering) the names of the orders, I didn’t bring my glasses and I couldn’t read anything, everything was blurred! Thanks to the kindest Momi Berlin for relaying (Yas! As in relaying) the names of the foods to me! (I love you sis! Hehe). So I'll just let the picture do the talking.
The rice meal costs no more than PHP 150 and the drinks we ordered was no around PHP 75. I ordered a pork barbecue meal (again, the exact name I don’t recall anymore) and I love what I got. The meat was tender, tasty and juicy. It was cooked well, wasn’t burned and the cut was more than enough for me. But of course, because I am greedy, I ate it all! Lol! Nate also liked the meat in fact, he sipped it for long, I think he was trying to extract all the taste from the meat. :)
|Mixed Berry and Strawberry Blossom (PHP 75) + Free Panna Cotta|
The chicken rice was palatable too. It didn’t feel oily or too seasoned for me. It just tastes right and it was perfect for my bbq meat. I asked for 3 more scoops of extra rice, that’s on top of the 1 cup that I first got along with my order (I know, I really have a large appetite, haha!). Nate also ate the rice without any complaints. And even Yael likes it too!
Their juice was "OK", nothing extraordinary but it didn't taste nasty either. It tasted just fine for me. The condiments that they have were also good. It was my first time to taste that grated ginger condiment, and it adds to the good taste. Momi Berlin said she also tried using that for tinola when she was cooking one at home.
I wouldn't doubt going back to this place. In case we visit Robinson's Galleria again, I'll make sure to dine here. It's affordable and I can make sure they serve tasty foods. Overall, we went home full and happy that we didn't only get a free food, but also really tasty ones! :)