The Good Earth Tea Room in Makati City - Philippines
The Good Earth Tea Room restaurant is a perfect example of how the East meets the West. The menu boasts of a fusion of Chinese and Western influences. Frequent patrons would definitely say that the ambiance of the place adds to the overall effect of fusing Eastern mystery and tranquility with the Western brashness and sense of adventure.
The Good Earth started off in an independent art gallery in Magallanes in 1994. The proprietor, Chef Henry Cheung, was trained in the kitchens of Hong Kong and is an inexhaustible traveler. The combination of these two factors, led to the fusion-style of cooking that is evident in the Good Earth menu. Chef Cheung believes that his fusion cuisine caters to the taste buds of the new generation eaters here in Manila and may be a pleasant surprise to those who are used to the more traditional Chinese cooking.
For the past fourteen years, the Good Earth Tea Room has been startling patron with its modern and innovative take on traditional dishes. Where else can you find appetizers such a Tunaquito? This is a cleansing dish of raw tuna with spring onions served in a taco shell with white sauce and wasabi. Another version of the popular Tex-Mex taquito is the Duckquitos, made up of roast duck with white sauce and black sesame seeds still in the traditional taco shell.
What could be more traditional Chinese but the steamed dumpling pao. However, at the Good Earth Tea Room, they have Crispy Chicken Pao, as well as Duck Siopao. Another sought-after steamed dimsum is the Lily on the Pond with its mix of vegetables and prawns in a spicy curry and chite coconut cream sauces.
Popoy's Delight is one way to get the guilt off eating meat. This popular dish is a delicious harmony of steamed fish with ham. Continuing with the seafood themed dishes, the Crab Claws with Tamarind sauce, Pan Fried Lapu-Lapu with Mango Sauce, as well as the Lobster Ball should not be missed when at the Good Earth Tea Room.
Chicken lovers should try their Sauted Chicken with Pine Nuts and Lettuce, Drunken Chicken with Century Egg, and their Shantung Spicy Chicken.
Though average price range for a meal would be from Php500-900, the East meets West fusion of the cuisine and the ambiance is well-worth it. Being at the Good Earth Tea Room is an eating adventure that should not be missed.
The Good Earth Tea Room restaurant is located at the 2nd floor Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati City, Manila. For any inquiries or reservations, you may contact them at (+632) 757-4561 to 62. It is conveniently located near well-know hotels such as The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati Shangri-la Hotel Manila, New World Renaissance Hotel, and a condominium building, the Greenbelt Residences. Other branches are the Good Earth Oriental Cuisine and Bar at the Fort Global City and the Good Earth Tea Room at the Metrowalk in Pasig.