I woke up at 5:30 am today because my little boy had to go to his "bathroom". Normally, I'm a deep sleeper but when Wriggly goes up on my bed or scratches the door, I wake up easily. Then to top it all, he took his sweet, sweet, sweeeet time doing his business. I was able to go back to sleep but woke up again at 7:30.
Since I was up already at that hour.... I have decided to eat dim sum for breakfast at Emperor Tea House along Wilson St. According to Spot.ph, their siomai is one of the top 10 in Metro Manila. I had to try it ... of course.
I also read in some blogs that I should taste their Hakaw ...
It was a cloudy morning and a bowl of hot soup was perfect.
Wanton Beef Noodle soup.
The serving was huge, lots of HK style handmade noodles. I was not able to finish one order.
It was just 9:00 am but the parking lot was full already.
And.... since I was already in the area at noon ... another Top 10 siomai is from Gloria Maris, Greenhills. (Oooopss! I just checked out Spot.ph and the Gloria Maris branch in the list is along Wilson St. I went to the one near Unimart.)
I tried their Asado pie but Lili's version wins hands down ... next to Lili's is the asado pie from Jade Palace, Pasig.
I also ordered a cup of fish lip soup.
I had to add lots and lots of soy sauce to suit my taste.
I figured... when I get home I will just have a sandwich for dinner because I had so much to eat for the day.
BUT .... it did not happen. Tita Portia invited me to Pen's Afternoon Tea Buffet. I told her I would just order a pot of tea but she insisted I take the buffet.
I only got scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, pastrami sandwich, cream cheese-cucumber sandwich, chicken - red pepper rolled in pita bread and assorted cheeses.
I loved the Caramel Tea! I finished the whole pot!
The hot dishes were not too "hot" for me. Pad Thai, Chicken Terriyaki skewers, Salmon Fish Fillet with Tartare sauce and mini calzone.
I just had fruits for dessert since I can not eat the ice cream and the pastries.
Not bad for a Mother's Day celebration of Wriggly's Mama!