Golden Bamboo Restaurant Opens at Ayala Malls Circuit

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Golden Bamboo Restaurant opens in Ayala Malls Circuit

It has been a while since I've been in Ayala Malls Circuit in Makati City. I'm a boy from the north, so it would take a bit of an effort to actually travel all the way there. Seldom, yeah, but if it calls for something good, I say, I'm there!

At the mall's upper ground floor (right side of the escalator at the main entrance), Golden Bamboo Restaurant just opened shop and the promise of authentic chinese cuisine was just too much, too tempting not to visit it ahead of the public. It was important to them to do it during the month when Valentines day and Chinese New Year happens so they could go all out in celebrating the occasion, complete with Dragon Dance and promos fit for the holidays. With them in the mixed use property, people can now have authentic, handcrafted and freshly cooked dimsum + chinese dishes intricately prepared by Chines Master Chef Zhang. By any word, that just means good news.

I was impressed with the spread.

The Roast Platter - this is a selection of Roast Peking Chicken, Soy Chicken, Peking Duck and Crispy Chicken. It was served with a side of probably pickled ginger and hoisin sauce, reminds me of how Hainanese Chicken Rice is prepared.

Golden Bamboo Crispy Pork Leg - as the name suggests, this just had to be on our table. The crispy pork trotters was just awesome on top of a side of white rice. The skin was crispy but surprisingly not dry, no need for dips even if they had some for it. Definitely a must try.

Emperor's Rib with Buns - think of thick slices of pork (no holding back on the fat) enveloped in a soft white bun (mantao) with a dollop of hoisin sauce (as preference). It's a guilty version of a sandwich, so soft, amazing for a snack or starter.

Roast Suckling Pig - as if the trotters wasn't enough, this comes along and everyone welcomed it. Young and soft pork meat with crispy skin, you can't go wrong with that. This would be best for big occasions like birthdays, events, or maybe just your Sunday lunch. I got it and put a little hoisin on it, still loved how crunchy and a little salty it is.

Beef Curry with Coconut Milk - if you're fond of spices, then try this one. I love the potatoes and the curry sauce, the beef was easily filling us as it is heavy protein. I would recommend this for those who want heavy lunch or if you're a little famished.

Crab Salt and Pepper - simple but so delicious, for seafood lovers out there, this would make you happy. The garlicky, lightly salted exterior and thick crab parts would make you want more. It may be sufficient for 4, but it would be a great meal for two people. I'd rather do the latter, more for me is always a good idea.

Assorted Misua Guisado with Meat - noodles for long life, so it always has to be there. Mix it thoroughly so you get a perfect bite each time.

Fried Lapu Lapu with Mango Sauce - I guess all good things must come to an end, but ending the main course with a bang. White fish with sweet tangy mangoes and sweet chili sauce, it had all the nicest things in it. It was healthy and not too oily for something that has been fried to a crisp. This is my personal favorite.

Ube with Sago - for our dessert, it was surprising to see something hot offered. The ube and sago combo was good, but I bet this would be also best if taken cold, either way, you have to make sure to try dining here with your friends and family. You deserve the best.

Golden Bamboo Restaurant also has branches at Meycauayan Bulacan, Santiago City Isabela, Tugegarao City Cagayan and this new one in Makati. Now don't fret because they plan to open more in the next few years, particularly in other urbanized cities so everyone could get to taste good authentic chinese cuisine where they are. You should reserve a table or two via 09178028070 so they can host you at Ayala Malls Circuit. 

They are not that expensive, but these dishes would be just so perfect to treat you and your family. They have social media channels so just find @goldenbambooph on IG and GoldenBambooPH on FB. 

It's all there! 8/10 kumags.

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