Mian at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Manila

Yesterday when I had coffee at Crema, I passed by Mian at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Manila and I was intrigued. The exterior looked enticing and its situated directly across the main entrance of the Grand Ballroom. I remembered thinking to myself that I would never guess there was a restaurant inside the Grand Ballroom. Boy was I wrong.


This place is VERY spacious, well lighted, and it's just really, really nice. I was actually in awe because it wasn't one of those intimidating restaurants where you become too careful with your movements. This was one of those places where you do your OOTD, where you hang out with your family, bring a client, a date, or hold a party. MIAN was that kind of place.






Mian is the Chinese word for noodles but do no fret. They serve not just noodles but also rice, desserts, and even the Ilocos empanada. It's pretty diverse for a small menu but I gotta say this and I gotta say this with feelings.

I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH MIAN. FOOD, AMBIANCE, and SERVICE! 
We had two appetizers to start our lunch; the Pork Jiaozi which is chinese chorizo wrapped in flour dipped in soy calamansi and lime dip and the Sausage Empanada which is local sausage and egg in vinegar dip.  I loved the empanada though the dimsum was also pretty good. Its just that the empanada blew my mind away. I sort of wished that the empanada was all mine and that I didn't have to share it with anyone else.




For the main course, we had the following: Chef's Beef Noodles (Php395), Pork Miso Ramen (Php295), Beef Caldereta (Php395), Stir Fried Clams (Php395) and Braised Pork Belly (Php375.)


The Chef's Beef Noodles was very tasty and the beef was really soft. It was crazy soft. Okay, it was unbelievably soft. The flat noodles made me feel like I was in a little kiosk in Thailand sipping noodles while people watching.


The Pork Miso Ramen was pretty okay but nothing outstanding.


The Beef Caldereta on the other hand was impressive. The beef here was the same as the noodle when it comes to softness of the meat and the taste was spot on.


STIR FRIED CLAMS. I don't even know where to begin with this one. The egg noodle, the sprouts, the clam ... everything was just so delicious. It really was. We all wanted to put aside our orders and just gorge on this. It was so good. I don't even know how to tell you how good it was except to tell you, IT IS SO GOOD.


The Braised Pork Belly was another great dish. The noodles reminded me of lomi but with the braised pork belly sauce, it took an entirely different personality. I liked it. It was interesting and I think it's something I can do at home.


The Halo-Halo they serve costs Php220 and it is HUGE. Actually all of the servings were pretty big which was impressive.


I have to say that MIAN was one of the best places I have eaten at in a long time. Service of the staff, quality of food, price, and the place was all very impressive. Hats off Mian! HATS OFF!




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24 comments:

  1. The food there looks amazing! I would love to try some of it!

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  2. Yummy, I love all of your photos. What a beautiful place and that food looks divine.

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  3. Now I am super hungry! That place looks so cool and modern.

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  4. The Marriott looks amazing. I love staying at their hotels. And those food pictures are lovely. I am officially hungry now.

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  5. I love this design and all these photos looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  6. Wow, this seems to be a foodies' paradise. Great presentation and pictures, thanks for sharing

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  7. There are a lot of pretty Marriotts. This one should go on a bucket list.

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  8. Wow! I can honestly say I love the inside of that place. Absolutely gorgeous. And the food looks absolutely scrumptious.

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  9. I am dying to get to Manila some day. I will definitely have to check this out.

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  10. YUM! This place looks delicious and chic. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The bowl looks so good to me right now. Looks like a great place.
    Carol

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  12. Oh my it is 12.30 am and I am so hungry after reading your post. It looks like a haven of delicious food!

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  13. How fun and neat loving it all I'm jealous

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  14. This is a great place. The food looks amazing and tasty/

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  15. That's pretty amazing. The restaurant is spacious indeed and the ambiance is so relaxing. I would love to try dining there, the food looks great.

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  16. The pictures did justice to what seems like a great place to dine. Thanks for sharing your time spent there.

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  17. Looks like a great place to go. It is so relaxing. Love to go there.

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  18. I love Marriott Hotels, they are so nice. The food looks amazing.

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  19. I've never once been to the Marriott! Maybe some day soon!

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  20. Everything looks so very lovely. I do enjoy a nice meal in a good environment.

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  21. Oh boy would I devour some food there. What an awesome place to dine!

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  22. I like the ambiance very cozy and sophisticated, one thing I missed staying in Manila Hotel the food.

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  23. oh my this place looks totally amazing I am so jealous

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  24. Omg everything looks so delicious!!!! Food is always one of the best parts of any trip!

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