The Tea Republic
G/F, Pacific Star Building, Makati Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila
When my mom was still living here in the Philippines, this is her favorite hangout place in Makati. We always eat lunch & breakfast there.
When I go to this place, I remember how my mom loves this place. And this week, I was really craving for it so I invited Maus to have lunch with me there.
We ordered the ff.:
- Prawn Thermidor (Php 255)
When I hear or see Prawn Thermidor, I always remember the cooking class I attended years back. I guess it’s because it’s the only dish that I was able to cook before. But right now, I honestly don’t remember the recipe and I can’t replicate what I’ve done before. Anyway, I ordered this dish just because I want to remember how it tasted like.
this is prawns with cream based sauce of mustard, peppers & mushrooms. The prawn shells are also scattered all over the plate for decoration. The taste is just normal, if you’re extremely hungry, I wouldn’t recommend this dish. but ofcourse, if you’re hungry but not too much, then this is a must try..
- Grilled Schublig with Onion Sauce (Php 250)
Simply grilled sausage with onion sauce. Can be served either with rice or pasta. I’ve chosen rice because I’m not fond of pasta. I love love love love sausage, it’s very good. Reminds me of the restaurant Schwatzwalder, their sausage platter is extremely delicious. Juicy and super yummy.
- Pasta Valenciana (Php 250)
According to their menu, it’s their pasta version of paella. We used to know Paella as seafood with yellow rice. With this, it’s spaghetti noodles with garlic, chicken, chorizo, bilbao, shrimp & squid cooked in virgin olive oil (you can also choose to have it cooked in chunky provencal sauce). According to Maus, it’s a lil dry and not really that delicious.
- Thai Iced Tea (Personal – Php 60, Grande – Php 85)
I love Thai Iced Tea but Tea Republic’s version of the famous Thai Iced tea is blah for me. I didn’t like the taste, the coconut/almond/tea combination doesn’t really click well together. I was only able to drink a lil then I just can’t let myself drink it anymore, it was like torture. hayy.
I think the waiter know that it didn’t taste good coz he warned me that it has coconut powder. But I guess, I was curious how it tasted and I was a lil disappointed. huhuhuhuhuhu I wish I ordered Personal size
- Black Lychee Fruit Pandan (Personal – Php 60, Grande – Php 85)
This one was ordered by Maus, I tasted it and I loved it! I wish ordered this one!!! The taste is just like the pandan juice in Oody’s.