Mazendo: Hand-Pulled Noodles and Some Dumpling Sorcery

This week seems to be a consistent stream of soup, noodles, and dumplings for your friendly Fat Girls. Inspired by our upcoming trip to Taiwan, we keep ending up in different Taiwanese restaurants in different parts of Metro Manila for the past week.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO

 

One thing we noticed is the most Taiwanese restaurants have this upscale, expensive look to it, but every time we would open the menu, it would be surprising that it’s actually quite affordable.

Hidden inside S Maison in the Conrad Hotel is Mazendo, a Taiwanese Comfort Food restaurant specializing in beef noodle soup, dumplings, and milk tea. Mazendo is a franchise originating from Taiwan and brought to Manila by Johnlu Koa of Lartizan, and Chatime.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO

 

The moment you enter the establishment, the spacious arrangement of the tables and bright lighting, allow for lively conversation and privacy.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO

 

You know the moment when you smell something aromatic, it instantly takes you to another place? That’s how we felt when they served our meal on the table. For a minute, we forgot that we’re actually in Manila and was in Taiwan. The strong smell of the wafting spices and broth was so overwhelming that we were contemplating whether we should dig in and forget about the photos.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO MALA BEEF NOODLE SOUP

 

We were surprised when they served the Mala Beef Noodle Soup(340 PHP), the serving size had very generous portions of noodle, soup, beef, and Youtiao. The broth was made using mala sauce, a popular oily, spicy and numbing Chinese sauce that consists of Szechuan peppercorns, chili peppers and various other spices simmered in oil. On that first bit, that spice really hits you hard. We suggest having level one spiciness, as advised by our server. The noodles were fresh, springy, and bouncy, that perfectly complemented the broth.

Insider Tip: Dip the Youtiao to the broth, it balances out the spice.

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO ZHAJIANG

 

If you’re a fan of dry noodle dishes try the Zhajiang (130 PHP), it’s a dry noodle dish with bits of minced pork in a fried soybean sauce. The taste was earthy and a bit sweet with the same glorious noodles that were both thick bouncy, and springy.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Mazendo

Mazendo makes their dumplings fresh daily, and you can even watch as they fold the thin layers of wrapper on the meat.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT SESAME DUMPLINGS MAZENDO

 

The Boiled Dumplings in Sesame sauce (155PHP) will redefine how to eat your dumplings. We chose the pork version. The pork dumplings were served in a bowl submerged in sesame sauce. The wrapper was light and thin, and the inside was moist and tasty, the sesame sauce was rich sweet and perfect with the warm moist pork dumpling.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT SPICY DUMPLINGS MAZENDO

 

The Boiled Dumplings in Spicy Sauce(155 PHP) had just the right amount of heat even if it was bathed in a spice. The spicy sauce had a contrasting sweetness to it that also elevated the taste of the dumplings.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT MAZENDO SPREAD

 

This Taiwanese restaurant excels in their menu selection, service, and quality of food. It’s your choice whether you choose a dry noodle, a mala noodle soup, or a consomme broth while they use the same freshly made noodles. We suggest taking the spice in moderation.Our pursuit for the best dumplings ends here, with their thin wrappers, moist tasty fillings, and excellent sauces. Mazendo takes you to Taiwan without ever getting on a plane.

 

Mazendo

S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City

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