Our final stop was Mogu Tree Noodle House. It is located in this compound where there’s a small grocery store in front, another restaurant and a big tree.
The place is rather small. It serves Chinese food and there’s a spread where you can choose your toppings for your claypot rice or soup.
We had the Pork Asado and Garlic Sausage Claypot Rice (P170) – it’s good. Reminds me of Binondo eateries. Better than I expected from a place that looked like what it looks like. I don’t think they actually cook the rice in the clay pot like they do in Hong Kong, but that would be expecting too much.
We also had the Spareribs Tausi (P140) – this was good but nothing too different from what you’ll find in Binondo dimsum restaurants.
The best dish we had, for me, was the Laksa Noodle Soup. The noodles were not soggy, the spicy, creamy and sour flavors were balanced – the whole effect was delicious. This is the dish I would recommend someone try.
I wasn’t particularly impressed by the looks of the place. It looks like a neighborhood eatery. As for the food & drinks, I was surprised that they had imported sodas/drinks! The food was actually pretty decent and delicious, more than acceptable for its price range, and reminds me of Binondo eateries. This is not a high-end place, but it’s clean. I don’t know if there are any other Chinese restaurants in Antipolo since I’m not from there, but if you just have a craving for claypot rice, laksa, or Chinese sodas and beer, you could try Mogu Tree. The menu is a bit limited to claypot rice and laksa and a few dimsum dishes, but it’s authentic in the sense that it feels / tastes like a Binondo eatery.
Mogu Tree Antipolo
The Village Corner, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Dela Paz, Upper Antipolo, Rizal
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