The first time that I ate at this restaurant was with my parents. This occurred long before the major Greenbelt 5 renovation, so it was less crowded back then and there were still a lot of shops along Legazpi street. My parents were visiting me during my first year of work here in Manila and they were staying in a hotel near Greenbelt 1. It was nearing lunchtime so I brought my girlfriend along since she likes to eat out. We decided to eat at David’s Tea House because it looked like your typical Chinese restaurant, complete with that menu full of unusual food codes like H01 to H65.
So fast-forward a few years and now we’re back, but it’s just me and my ex-girlfriend (promoted to wife) this time around. Here’s what we had.
Hot Prawn Salad Php 425.00
It was unusual that my wife was not familiar with this dish, even though her family owns a Chinese restaurant. I still remember how she made a face (unknowingly) when my mom ordered Hot Prawn Salad. She looked at me funny when I told her that it’s a Chinese delicacy. But she’s now a big fan after tasting it for the first time, so we ordered this again.
Lemon Chicken Php 245.00
Also another classic Chinese dish, fried chicken fillet smothered in lemon and orange sauce.
White Rice Php 40.00
Complimentary House Tea
As with all chinese restaurants, they serve black tea.
Still good throughout the years and one of the few surviving restaurants along Legazpi Street in Greenbelt 1. I like restaurants that generously supply tissues and David’s Tea House is one such restaurant. Highly recommended if you prefer Chinese food in a more traditional/older atmosphere.