Review: Mr. Poon Restaurant's 'Probably the Best Mami in the Country'

If you are looking to warm yourself up this rainy and cold season, try eating at Mr. Poon Restaurant and order their Braised Beef Mami.



Mr. Poon is located in Malate, near Robinsons Place Manila, University of the Philippines Manila, and St. Paul University Manila.

It is actually owned by the family of Richard Poon, a singer-songwriter and a well-known TV personality in the Philippines. They first opened their doors in Mabini St., also in Malate in 1974.



It became one of the favorite restaurants of Chinese and Filipino families. They undoubtedly gained loyalty among their customers. Now, they are back in Malate, along Luis Maria Guerrero St.

Food, Price, Recommendation

One of Mr. Poon's tagline is "probably the best mami in the country". We had our doubts at first, but when we first tried their Braised Beef Mami (P217), we were surprised of what we discovered.



Mr. Poon's Braised Beef Mami uses flat noodles, a rich broth, vegetables, and beef brisket. Beef Brisket is known to be tough, which is why braising is one of the best methods for cooking it.


When we took our first bite, our brain lighted up as we didn't expect it to be so tender. It melts in your mouth, while still retaining its form. They didn't need to trim down the silverskin, it provided more texture to the beef. We love it so much.

For people who love a gelatinous component on their beef dish, look at what we found: heaven!

Served smoking hot
Aside from their noodle dishes, we also tried one of their rice toppings: Asado with Lechon Rice (P195).



Asado is very common in chinese cuisines, while lechon is known for its crunchy skin.

The Eatventurers are not huge fans of asado and chinese sauces. The dish was really good, but we are not accustomed to the taste. The lechon, on the other hand has a very crunchy and flavorful skin. It is the highlight of this dish, along with the mountain of rice served with it.

Crispy!
We would also like to recommend their steamed fish as we saw a lot of people ordering it. They are known for being "the house of steamed fish" for a reason.

They offer 7 kinds of steam fish
For desserts, try their halo-halo or take out a choco liquor cakes by Richard's wife, Maricar Reyes.


Before we forget, do not fail to request for their house tea before eating. According to ancient Chinese Medicine, drinking a warm drink (water or tea) helps with digestion. They believe that the temperature of the drink would help increase blood flow, leading to a healthier body.

For take-outs you can also order fried chicken, toyo chicken, white chicken, asado, lechon kawali, kalapati or pigeon for the family. They offer 10 percent discount for one-day advance orders.




Overall Eatventurers' Rating: 5/5

Mr. Poon Restaurant

1630 Luis Maria Guerrero Street, Manila, Philippines
Contact No.: (02) 525 5555
Operating hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday
Facebook: Mr. Poon Restaurant

***Disclosure: Not a sponsored post. Meals were paid by The Eatventurers

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