My friend Sarah is Japanese and she married our good family friend who’s Chinese. In the 16 years or so that she’s lived in Manila she managed to master the Chinese language both Fookien and Mandarin and a smattering of Filipino. I’m so ashamed that she speaks much, much better Chinese than me.
For her birthday celebration her hubby treated us to lunch at Summer Palace in Edsa Shangri-La which is one of the better places to get good Chinese food in Manila.
I love hot prawn salad and Summer Palace’s version is one of the best. The prawns were crisp and instead of canned fruit cocktail sweet fresh fruit was used. I also appreciated that it was lightly dressed instead of swimming in mayonnaise.
hot prawn salad with fresh fruits
Summer Palace’s fried cod fish is my all-time favorite dish. It’s freshness and simplicity can’t be beat. They usually serve it with the sauce on top but this time the host requested it be served on the side.
pan fried cod fish in light soya sauce
I liked the adult’s fried rice so much better. It was more flavorful and the rice was a bit sticky. It contained Chinese sausage so it was oilier too. You definitely have to try this. In Hong Kong this is available in winter time only.
waxed meat fried rice
Everyone loved the strawberry shortcake from Karen’s Kitchen.
strawberry shortcake from Karen’s Kitchen