A Taste of Mandarin

If you are looking for a perfect venue for a family celebration, A Taste of Mandarin at Gaisano Country Mall is the place to be. My mind was refreshed when I got invited to do a review of this Genuine Chinese Restaurant. I remembered the first time I visited this place was when we had our familiarization tour as a hotelier years ago. We would recommend the place for our guests craving for Chinese dishes.

Indeed A Taste of Mandarin has been serving us authentic Chinese food for decades. We might have a lot of restaurants opening up everywhere in Cebu but A Taste of Mandarin will always be at par with everyone else.

The moment you set your feet inside the big glass door of A Taste of Mandarin, your eyes will be stuck with the colors of gold and red surrounding the place. You can't help but notice the elegance of the interiors. Once you are inside the reception area of the restaurant, you will be greeted with the warm smile from their associates and will be ask right away if you have a reservation and for how many people.

A Taste of Mandarin at the second floor of Gaisano Country Mall, Banilad, Cebu City
As I have observed, A Taste of Mandarin has big tables, thus enhancing the sense of being a family oriented restaurant. As what Miss Alexis Gaisano said,  A Taste of Mandarin is encouraging families to eat together and celebrate good times here.  They also offer functions rooms for parties. They have two private rooms  and they offer set menus too for easier arrangement.

the big room at A Taste of Mandarin
the smaller room at A Taste of Mandarin
Now, let's talk about the food. let me present our menu:

For our starters:
special two hot, two cold combination

A combination of hot and cold varieties of foods to choose from that will really boost your appetite such as the sweet saucy roast pork and soyed chicken with the compliment side dish of seaweeds and ginger sauce.

Dried Scallops with mashed pollonchai soup

A green and  healthy vegetable soup mixed with assorted fresh seafood.
Buddha Soup

A Chinese delicacy known for its rich taste, usage of high-quality ingredients and special manner of cooking
Main Dish:

Chicken-Lemon Chicken

Battered chicken fillet filled with sweet lemon sauce. This is my favorite. The taste is new to me and the sweetness and sourness of the lemon complements well with each other.
Beef - Shredded Beef with Green Pepper
It is made of finest beef mixed with green bell pepper.
Fish - Steamed Live Lapu-Lapu with Green Mango

A live fish steamed with soy sauce and garnished with sliced green mango.

Pork - Patatim with Steamed Buns

Indeed a mouth-watering dish that most Chinese loved. It is a popular braised pork leg and it has thick and sweet sauce and the meat almost separate from the bone.


Pineapple Fried Rice

Most exciting fried rice placed in a whole pineapple
Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice mixed with imported dried fish and chicken.

Mango Sago with Ice Cream

A blended fresh mango with tapioca balls and yummy ice cream on


Hot Prawn Salad

A unique,sweet and creamy combination of fried prawns and fruit salad.
Steamed Imported Scallops on Shell with Garlic

Australian scallop seasoned with garlic

Zomato people, the Zomato reviewers and bloggers and Miss Alexis Gaisano

So, what are you waiting for, make your reservations now at:

A Taste of Mandarin
Left Wing, Second Level
Gaisano Country Mall
Banilad Street, Cebu City
Philippines, 6000
contact #:032-232-4845

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