Tsim Sha Tsui Dimsum & Tea Bar
2/F The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Philippines
Looking around for a place for a light snack we found ourselves at The Terraces located in Ayala Center. But we wanted delicious food with Chinese flavors. Good thing we found it with Tsim Sha Tsui after looking around for around 10 minutes. As we looked over the menu, you could tell it was really focused with just the right amount of menu items to choose from.
Focused mainly on dimsum & tea, this place is definitely going to be a success if opened here in Manila.
The menu was well-designed with pictures of the items and it was a treat to read. I was so amazed that I took each and every page of the menu. You can find them in my flickr album (the link is at the bottom of this post).
Here is what we ordered:
- Soft Tofu with Preserved Egg (Php 80)
I love tofu, and with this dish tofu has never been so rich, with such nice sauce, and some century eggs to go along with it too. It’s definitely light, but very appetizing.
- Pork Dumpling with Chili Sauce (Php 65)
The dumpling was also really good. By itself, it would have been great, but oh how much better it really was with the Chili sauce. I remember the dumpling to be cooked just the way it should be, not overcooked, and the wrapper soft to chew into too. Good thing we weren’t that hungry that time, or else we would have definitely gotten another order of a few items that we ordered.
- Meat Spring Roll (Php 60)
The spring rolls were okay, but I do have to say that it wasn’t as greasy as some spring rolls tend to be. It wasn’t salty either, which is always good.
- Lo Mai Gai (Php 70)
It’s called “machang” in chinese. Just the usual steamed rice with pork and some other ingredients.
- Tsim Sha Tsui Original Steak (Php 75)
And you thought eating light meant you couldn’t have steak, well you can hahahaha! And oh, you should really try this dish. It looks too salty, but it really wasn’t at all. Did I mention it’s sooo tender?
- Watermelon Mocktail (Php 70)
This is the drink that I ordered. At first I thought it was just me, so I took another taste. It didn’t taste like watermelon at all. In fact, it tasted like soda only a bit sweeter. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, it’s just something I wouldn’t order again.
- Black Mamba Iced Tea (Php 50)
The black mamba, according to Nick was really good. Sort of like a cross between iced tea and fruit punch. On a hot day, this is definitely something to drink because it’s refreshing.
In terms of ambiance, I love Tsim Sha Tsui’s interior design. Green color, very bright, cool menu too! Pictures can be found in my online Flickr album.