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Anniversary at Xin Tian Di

Because I vowed to return to Xin Tian Di after our failed attempt at a Valentine unli Dimsum lunch date, the fambam celebrated our anniversary stuffing our faces with dimsum after yummy dimsum 2 saturdays ago at the 4th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel! <3
The Dimsum Unlimited buffet is offered from Monday to Sunday, from 11:30am to 2:30pm, and is priced at 1,188 php per person. The choices were not as plenty as those of the other hotels that offered unli dimsum. XTD didn’t have main dishes, just all dimsum plus some noodles & congee choices. So I really can’t say it’s value for your money -unless you love those little balls of delight to death. However, because it was the only unli dimsum we haven’t tried yet, I was happy to check it off my list & move on. :P


Xin Tian Di Chinese Restaurant

4/F Crown Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Ave.
Ugong Norte, Quezon City (02) 633-7222 loc. 7240



The Dimsum list doesn’t include main dishes. But at least dessert is included. Plus noodles & congee.




It was quite full on the Saturday that we went, unlike on Valentine’s Day when Kap & I had the place to ourselves during lunch time.


Our very friendly & attentive server insisted that we start lunch with a bowl of Steamed Seafood Dumpling in Superior Stock.
We didn’t regret heeding his advice. <3



Because we are a Hakao-loving family, we made sure to order plenty of these Steamed Crystal Prawns.




Same goes for these Steamed Pork Dumplings a.k.a. Sio Mai



Steamed Chiu Chow Dumpling

Bird’s Eye Dumpling (shrimp, bamboo shoots & wansuy)



Stone Fish Dumplings (stone fish fillet, shrimps & carrots)


Steamed Kuchay Dumpling




Chili Dumpling (pork, shrimp, button mushroom, & chili sauce)

Abalone Mushroom Vegetable Dumpling




Can you tell that Kap was very happy to be eating chinese food on our 28th anniversary? ;)



Meanwhile, these kids were happy that we were eating out at all! :P


Steamed Glutinous Rice Dumpling Stuffed with Duck Meat & Mushrooms in Lotus Leaf



Taro Puff



Spring Roll


Steamed BBQ Pork Buns




Baked BBQ Pork Stuffed with Apple (Asado Pie)

Raddish Cake which was too mushy. Blech.


Sliced Beef Noodle Soup

Dry-fried flat-shaped Rice Noodles with Beef


Steamed Chicken Feet in XO Sauce

Steamed Fresh Squid with Garlic



With our very happy, very friendly, very attentive server Florence whom I instantly fell in love with. <3
Please give him another hug for me if you get him as your server too. And do tip him well.
He really is the best!



Double-boiled Chicken Congee with Century Egg

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Lunch at 2PM due to heavy traffic. Hindi naman halatang gutom kami? ;))



Sweet Egg Custard



Chocolate Mantao. MUST HAVE!! <3

Ampalaya Buchi (which I thought was weird, but tasted good)

Sesame Buchi


Coffee Pudding


Taho with Black Pearl


Ice Jelly
Yes, we got ALL 7 desserts on the list! m/

Thank you XTD for this anniversary cake. :)


It was a pretty good lunch with the great loves of my life. <3



28 years ago, I didn’t think I’d be this happy & fulfilled down the road.


And of course, they can’t resist. Annoy me they must! :P
‘Di bale, basta maganda ako! LELS.




Happy Anniversary Hunny bunny! Thank you for being that boy 28 years ago who stole my heart & my soul. Those really belong to you. :-* Do you see that smile on my face? It’s because of you. ;)


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