July 29, 2017

[Manila] 5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅 Day 1.2 Lotus Garden Hotel●Robinsons Place Manila●Lugang Cafe

5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅

June 24, 2017 (Saturday)

Lotus Garden Hotel, check-in.

- Address : 1227 A Mabini, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines.

We arrived the hotel which we gonna stay for the next 4 nights. It is 8:30AM in the morning. Fairly early to check-in. Fortunately, the receptionist was kind to allow us to check-in early without extra charges. Yippie-yay!

The hotel was in the middle of reconstruction work. Here's a photo I got from the internet. To give you an idea how it looks like before.

The interior of the room looks exactly as we saw from the photos on internet. A bit old, yet clean and cozy.

As expected from a sleepless night, all of us went on to bed to catch some sleep. (blackout---)

Robinsons Place Manila (shopping mall), lunch

- Address : Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- Operating hours : 10AM–10PM

We didn't know then it will be a place which we will be visiting for the rest of our stay here (spoiler).

It is the nearest shopping mall from where we stay, Lotus Garden Hotel. It's about 5 minutes walk down the street.

One thing which we thought interesting was, you must let the security guards to check your bag(s) before entering the mall. This applies to all shopping malls, everywhere!

All you gotta do is just open your bag and let them examine. The whole process is rather quick, but still, a culture shock for us.

The mall is rather spacious and clean. Looks new though it might looks old from the outside.

First stop, Lugang Cafe (鹿港小镇). It is known for Taiwanese food.

We haven't heard of it. Let's give it a try ^^

Its interior design looks more like Hong Kong style to me though :D Bright and modern.

Food alert!!! :p

Steamed Pork Buns 小笼包 | P248

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup 红烧牛肉面 | P290

Stewed Pork Set 东坡肉一人份套餐 | P320

Pineapple Fried Rice 凤梨炒饭 | P290

Mango Smoothie 芒果雪花冰 | P200

The environment and service was good. Food was delicious. Love Chinese-style cooking. Price slightly on the higher side.

I saw people do order their Signature Bubble Milk Tea. Didn't try that one. If you did, let me know in the comment box below how it tastes :)

-stay tuned for more!-

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