Location: Banawe Street, Quezon City; UP Town Center
No, I am not going to dish on milk teas, because I bet the lot of you are all knowledgeable about milk teas already. But very few have actually capitalized on their opportunity to sell snacks that are more than just finger food. Serenitea might have their fried chicken chops, fried tofu and pepper corn as their popular eats, but Tea Rock Cafe has more than just fried food. You can actually eat a decent meal and be satisfied about the food they have.
Fried Chicken Steak and British Royal Milk Tea with Jade Jelly by Tea Rock Cafe
Tea Rock Cafe has a wide variety of fried snacks such as fried button mushrooms, fried sweet potato and some golden mushrooms. They have this jumbo fried chicken steak that I enjoy a lot. It’s reminiscent of Taiwan’s street foods. (But of course, Tea Rock is from Taiwan.) And when I mean jumbo, they do mean the serving size.
They also serve two kinds of pasta, carbonara and tomato meat sauce. But what is good with their pasta is that you can add toppings such as a jumbo chicken steak or fried fish fillet.
Tomato Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Jumbo Chicken Steak topping
Like any other Taiwanese restaurant, Tea Rock Cafe serves noodle soup. This particular dish is their classic beef noodle soup. It’s rather salty, but heartwarming for the stomach especially if you have flu or cold.
Beef Noodles Soup
They also serve bento meals that have three side dishes, a soup and tea egg, and all of this only costs P160. Pretty cheap eh?
Fish Fillet Bento
For brunch, they serve a brunch set where it has an accompanying milk tea for you to choose from. They also have an afternoon tea set, which comprises of a club sandwich and a milk tea of your choice.
Their milk tea selection ranges from yakult drinks to classic pearl milk teas — with 2 free sinkers of your choice. A tad cheaper than the rest of the well-known milk tea spots in town.
The place isn’t hard to find, as it rests on the long busy street of Banawe, crowded with restaurants of all sorts. Also, Tea Rock Cafe has just opened at UP Town Center! So you’ll have another option if you’re craving for tea and snack. I hope you’ll enjoy Tea Rock Cafe as much as I did.
Tea Rock Cafe Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.0 / 5)|