A small Chinese bakery in Robinsons Place Manila, Mai Wei Fang Restaurant Manila is one of the few places in Metro Manila that has Sheng Jian Bao (PHP 205) or pan-fried soup pork dumplings. It’s very similar to a xiao long bao but the sheng jian bao’s skin is a lot thicker, and is steamed on top but fried golden at the bottom. Biting into the crispy dumpling causes the savory pork broth to explode! Dip in black vinegar for best results!
Flaky layered flat bread filled with scrambled eggs with green onion, you tiao (Chinese fried doughnut) and pork floss, the Shao Bing Sandwich (PHP 195) makes a great breakfast option! Add PHP 35 to include chicken.
Shao Bing Sandwich (PHP 195, Add Fried Chicken +PHP 35) – Flaky layered flat bread filled with scrambled eggs with green onion, you tiao (Chinese fried doughnut) and pork floss
For a more unconventional sandwich, the Cong You Bing Sandwich (PHP 185) uses crispy green onion pancake as the staple bun, folded in with scrambled eggs with green onion. Add PHP 35 to include chicken.
Cong You Bing Sandwich (PHP 185, Add Fried Chicken +PHP 35) – Crispy green onion pancake filled with scrambled eggs with green onion
For protein, Mai Wei Fang also has Chinese Fried Chicken (PHP 205 Regular, PHP 360 XL 350g) filet breaded with Chinese spices.
Chinese Fried Chicken (PHP 205 Regular, PHP 360 XL 350g) – Chicken bread filet with Chinese breading and spices
At home, whenever we had lugaw or congee, we would often have You Tiao (PHP 80) or fried Chinese doughnut breadsticks to go with the savory rice porridge. You can opt for a sweet version of this with crushed peanut and sweet milk sauce: You Tiao Dessert (PHP 100).
With several drink profiles to choose from, it’s hard to say that I have a favorite. The Premium Soy Chilled Milk (PHP 75/12oz) was subtle and clean-tasting. The Premium Chinese Ice Lemon Tea (PHP 75/12 oz) was zesty and refreshing. The Premium Winter Melon Chilled Tea (PHP 75/12oz) was sweet and fragrant.
Premium Soy Chilled Milk, Chinese Ice Lemon Tea, Winter Melon Tea, and Ice Tea
Location: G/F Adriatico Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Contact Number: (+63 2) 562-2786