Mazendo Restaurant Review – A Taiwanese Restaurant in Metro Manila
Mazendo restaurant, a Taiwanese restaurant very well known for beef noodles and dumplings can be found at the 2nd floor of S Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel Manila in Pasay. For someone who have never tried any Taiwanese food, I was hesitant at first to dine here but found myself enjoying a bowl of red roasted beef with rice after giving up to the incessant appeal of JimBry.
The restaurant serves Taiwanese noodle soup which is not a common find in Metro Manila, but that was not what we ordered when we dined here. Since we just had our ramen session in Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen two days before eating in Mazendo, we decided to try other options written in their menu.
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JimBry had 2 bowls of pork dumplings (spicy sauce and sesame sauce) and I ordered the red roasted beef rice and here’s what we can say:
Red Roasted Beef Rice (Php340) – reminded me of our very own Philippine calderata. The sauce was thick, creamy, and satisfying. I am glad I had it instead of the noodles. It had a fusion of beef stock and tomato in the soup plus the really tender and mouthwatering pieces of beef. The serving is also good for sharing.
Dumplings in Sesame Sauce (Php155) – it says “sesame” in the menu, but it actually has a nutty thick and creamy texture of a satay-like sauce. Both I and JimBry did not enjoy this dish. The sauce is too peanut-buttery for our taste.
Dumplings in Spicy Sauce (Php155) – JimBry enjoyed this a lot that he is looking forward to eat here again so he can order two bowls! He said the spicy level was just “enough.” (He has a high tolerance for spicy things so I don’t know how spicy is his “enough”.)
Dumplings were soft, big, and filled with generous amount of pork. If we’re not mistaken, each order consists of 8 pieces of dumplings. We will make sure to know the exact number next time.
Dishes with rice included – Php300-Php350
Side dishes – Php130-Php180
Noodles – Php130-Php330
Drinks – Php100 – Php150
We think we got what we paid for. Fair enough.
Mazendo restaurant’s staff were all attentive, and our food were served really fast. I just didn’t like the staff standing on our side throughout our meal. Kinda awkward.
I loved the place because of the fact that it was inside the elegant S. Maison Mall – less crowd of rowdy people. The restaurant itself was spotless clean.
OUR PLATE OF UNSOLICITED ADVICE
We cannot say that we had authentic Taiwanese dishes since we never tried one before. But we did enjoy our food, and we are sure we will recommend Mazendo Restaurant to our readers and friends!
Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and
criticizing (lol)recording our experiences. That given, please do not take our words against us, as our reviews are solely of our personal opinion, purpose and consumption. We may be swayed, subjected, or somehow influenced by background, sex, religion, nationality, affiliation, and experiences.
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