Tuan Tuan, La Lola to open new branches in November
It's going to rain snow buns in San Juan.
(SPOT.ph) Our reigning No. 1 pork buns from Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie are heading to San Juan very soon. The French-styled Cantonese restaurant didn't reveal an exact date, but they did say it would be happening this month.
Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie is owned by the same group behind Lugang, its menu derived from Vancouver's Mui Garden. Mui Garden is a perennially packed hole-in-the-wall specializing in Cantonese and Malaysian food, and award-winning curry. The flavors are hard-hitting, but the coconut milk gives it a nice delicateness.
Then, there are those bestselling Snow Buns. The bun is paler than most and it's so airy that it crumbles if you're not careful. The texture reminds us of very thin broas. The charsiu filling is sweet, but not so much that a piece becomes cloying even before you finish it.
In other restaurant news, Churreria La Lola is opening their sixth branch (we heard they'd be closing 2015 with seven!). It looks like those triangular cartons filled with tubes of choux pastry will be invading Eastwood, Quezon City in November.