I had to visit a friend in Malate and I was thankful it’s a Sunday. The traffic on other days is unacceptable. I took advantage of this trip and looked for the best Chinese restaurant. Most reviews said Emerald Garden.
With its emerald color on some of its walls, the ambiance becomes lighter to the eyes. However, the overall look is a bit run down and untidy.
We had three dishes, two cups of rice and two desserts. We managed to finish most of it despite not being that hungry. Reason: dishes were appetizing!
Despite the Sizzling Squid being deep fried which am not a fan of, the spiced sauce was excellent and instantly this order became my favorite. The squid was not chewy but soft.
Another satisfying dish was their Diced Chicken with Cashews. Tender meat, nuts for added texture. The sauce had a nice touch of salty and sweet elements to it.
For dessert, the Almond Jelly with Black Gulaman or Black & White was wonderful. Not so sweet and two jellies blended well together. For less than a Php 100 it added to a pleasant meal altogether.