We finally ate at Peking Garden’s branch at Greenbelt 5. They opened their new location last December 2009.
The place was packed that Sunday.
Check out the detailed decorative woodwork surrounding the lights.
Even the aircon vents were decorated.
This was our set menu. Several items I’ve already featured before but I was glad that there were new dishes that I was going to try for the first time.
four kinds of appetizers
I ate only one of the 4 appetizers, the honeyed fish butterfly shape. Strange name but it’s the best appetizer in Peking Garden. It’s sweet, thin and crispy fish. I’ve never eaten this anywhere else.
fried spring onion cake
The soup was extremely tasty and flavorful. I just didn’t eat the papaya or the whelk.
double boiled chicken soup w/ papaya & whelk
The Peking duck was a staple in most tables in the restaurant. This is what they are famous for. I heard they sell several hundred ducks in a day. No one can cut up a duck as fast and as prettily as they do in Peking Garden. They even manage to scrape of the fat from the crisp skin.
I loved these crispy prawns flavored with salted egg. They were simply sublime.
golden prawns w/ salted egg
This seemed like a healthy dish, using only egg whites and a lone egg yolk on top. I was told that this type of dish needed a lot of oil to cook it. No wonder it was so good.
scrambled egg whites w/ minced fish & dried scallops
The crabs and rice were very good. Perfect for crab lovers!
lotus seafood rice w/ garlic crab
I loved the marinated flanked steak that was seared and sliced thinly. It lay on a bed of shredded lettuce thus the name beef fillet salad.
seared US beef fillet salad
I didn’t like the dessert at all. I wish it were just plain almond soup but it had egg whites in it. It tasted strange. Good thing since I was already so full from lunch.
4th level Greenbelt 5,
Ayala Center, Makati City