Mazendo is now open in Manila, and the Taipei-born brand is ready to serve you a slew of Taiwanese comfort food favorites--putting the mouthwatering Taiwan-style beef noodle soup on spotlight.
At the restaurant, they use nothing but fresh noodles which they make daily, and serve it with the protein (Beef, Pork, Lamb) and broth (Mala, Consommé, Bouillon) of your choice. They also are famous for their freshly made dumplings and dry noodles, but the all-time favorite, of course, is their famous beef noodle, or Mala Noodles.
'Mala' here means spicy, but it's not of the tongue-wagging kind. You can probably request to amp up the heat, but a standard order won't be paralyzing for your palate. The heat of the broth is moderate, and noodles are accompanied by your meat of choice--we'll go beef to make this a classic, but you can choose slices of pork or lamb for this noodle soup.
Also on your big bowl of beef noodle soup are long and thin slices of tofu skin (beancurd skin) that have this irresistable chewy and spongy bite as it soaks a good amount of the broth; beansprouts and leek give each slurp of the noodles an extra crunch. One order of this is more than enough to fill you up for lunch or dinner, their bowls as big as ramen bowls. Should you find extra space on your stomach, however, pair your beef noodle with their famous dumplings!
The Dish: Mala Noodles with Beef/Pork/Lamb Slices (P380, add P20 for Youtiao/crunchy crullers)
Where to Find it: Mazendo
Visit Mazendo at Level 2 of S Maison in Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Visit www.mazendo.com.tw, follow S Maison on Instagram (@smaison_conrad) and Facebook (SMaisonConradManila). #SMaisonBites #SMaisonLifestyle