Quick Bite: Wang Fu

It’s one of those nights when I was craving for food that’s good and new but not spend too much.  I was walking aimlessly throughout Bonifacio Global City when my feet brought me to Serendra and saw something unfamiliar: Wang Fu.  Here are my findings.

I’m not sure how long Wang Fu has been around in Serendra but it was new to me so I decided to have a quick look at their offerings.  A quick scan of their menu gave me an impression that they offer Chinese-Singaporean dishes but what surprised me was that given their prime location, their prices are pretty reasonable.  After spotting something new, I decided to give them a try.

This is probably the only place I ever had the chance to eat with non-matching chopsticks 😀

That “something new” came in the form of their sweet and sour pork.  While this dish isn’t really something new, what made it interesting is that they used lychee in it.  I don’t think I’ve ever had any cooked dish with lychee!  This is part of their personal-sized meals which included a tofu dessert and unlimited soup and rice.  For ₱198 and at Serendra, it’s a steal!

Have you ever tried Sweet and Sour Pork with Lychees?

Their soup looks like any free soup in similar food spots and the taste frankly is pretty similar—it is very light but there’s this faint taste that I can’t really describe which made it quite good!  It’s not really something that you’d crave on its own but it’s a good complement with any rice meal.  Speaking of which, I don’t normally comment on the rice but I’d like to mention that the unlimited rice they provide may just be plain white but it’s of good quality.

The main dish, sweet and sour pork with lychee, is really good.  The pork may be coated with breading but it’s very thin and I’ve not encountered any fat.  It comes with a generous amount of onions (which I really love!) and bell pepper and the sauce is tasty and thick.  Surprisingly, lychee really went well with the dish!

This dumpling is called “Crystal Ball:” more like Gyoza meets Buchi

Aside from the sweet and sour pork, I also tried one of their dumplings called “crystal ball” (₱98).  I could describe it as gyoza meets buchi.  It’s soft and sticky on the outside and the inside is quite similar with the contents of a gyoza.  It goes well with the traditional dimsum dip, soy sauce with calamansi (or lemon or similar fruit) and some chili oil.  I suggest dipping it in the sauce and taking a small bite, then dip the exposed inside again as the outside does not absorb the dip quite well.

Overall, Wang Fu is a pleasant discovery for me this side of Bonifacio Global City.  The food that I tried were all good and their prices is very, very reasonable.  They have a huge selection of items in their menu, from personal to group-sized.  Their interiors are also nice, albeit their seating capacity a bit limited, and their service is quick and good.  I recommend this place and I look forward to returning and trying more of their dishes in the future.

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