The first week of November was one of my most unforgettable week this month. I got to dine at five of best restaurants in Trinoma, thanks to Yummy Magazine and Trinoma for taking us to a gastronomic trip with the #TrinomaFoodCrawl.
Our first stop was Ginza Bairin located at the first level of Trinoma. It was actually my first time to try Ginza Bairin and I looked forward to the treats they were going to let us try.
We were served the Rosu Katsu Curry Set, which is a set composed of tender pork loin paired with spice filled curry. I love Japanese curry because of the direct to the point flavor that paired really well with tender and crisp katsu. The set includes Miso Soup, Fruits, Shredded Cabbage and Japanese Rice making it a complete meal that would surely satisfy a hungry tummy and a picky palate.
Meanwhile, the Special Katsudon Set is made up of tender Hire Katsu, fragrant japanese rice drizzled with an intensely flavorful sauce , and then topped with perfectly cooked egg. Pricking the egg with a fork and letting the yolk run down the already flavorful rice just makes it even more perfect.
The meal was capped off with a scoop of Black Sesame Ice Cream and Green Tea Ice Cream.
Our next stop was Hanamaruken Ramen located on the second level of Trinoma. I just know this restaurant too well as this is one of my happy places whenever we’re at this mall.
I just love the ambience and the dinnerwares at Hanamaruken.
I always order for the their Signature Happiness Ramen because it never really fails to make me happy with it’s big slab of dark, tender and slow-braised pork rib and flavorful shoyu tonkotsu broth.
But I think I have a new favorite now: the Drunk Man Rice Bowl -which is the perfect hangover dish really. It is made of made of tender kakuni chunks, fried eggs, negi, chili, and drizzled with delicious braising sauce. I think this rice bowl and I will be seeing each other frequently from now on.
Our third stop was Mango Tree Bistro located on the third level, also a restaurant I frequent and one which I already have my favorite dishes.
This time, I got taken by surprise with the Gai Tha Krai Yang, a grilled herb lemongrass chicken, served with a Northeastern Thai dipping sauce. The chicken was very tender and it smelled of the lemongrass which was used as its skewer.
The Grapow Moo, a dish which consists of stir-fried pork with garlic, chilies, and basil is one which I think is really good with rice.
Our fourth stop was Wee Nam Kee up on the fourth level of Trinoma. It’s also my first time there and I didn’t know what to expect.
The Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken blew me away! Deep fried chicken pieces tasted so much better when covered in what seemed like salted egg sauce. It was perfectly paired with some Hainanese Rice. mmmmmmmm!
The Hainanese Chicken Curry Noodles is made up of thin noodles submerged in a slightly thick curry sauce and then topped with hainanese chicken pieces.
Last stop was Pearl River Cafe out on the fourth level garden.
There we had Steamed Buns with Custard Paste and Salted Egg and Steamed Crab Roe and Shrimp Shaomai.
This looked like a yellow porcupine bun — so cute! The filling is a combination of sweet custard and salty salted egg.
The Steamed Crab Roe and Shrimp Shaomai is also undeniably one of the best shaomai I’ve tried.
Trinoma is one of the two malls I regularly go to because it’s near where I live. That’s where I buy my groceries, clothes, appliances, and other things I need at home. The Trinoma Food Crawl made me see Trinoma in a different light. It’s not only a mall where I can buy everything I need but also a food haven where I can satisfy all my cravings.
Thanks for dropping by today. Sorry, I haven’t been posting as much these past few weeks but I promise to make it up to you. Don’t forget to drop by Yummy’s feature of the Trinoma Food Crawl as well.