Last June 29, 2015, I was invited to be part of the Food Bloggers’ Night held at Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant in Robinson’s Magnolia.
Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant opened last June 19, 2015 and currently on soft opening status. Xilaimen is actually a sister company of King Bee (you can read my review here).
The word ‘Xilaimen’ means Happiness coming to the door. According to Ms. Andrea Ng, the Marketing Operations Manager of Xilaimen, they want to provide their customers the best meal and service that they could offer.
The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate up to 200 persons. Xilaimen also has two private function rooms for intimate family gatherings, events and meetings. Each function room can accommodate 12 guests.
The interior is quite similar to King Bee. They have these big and elegant Chinese inspired lamps. The yellow gold and red table-cloth adds more elegant vibe to the place.
They offer more fresh seafood dishes than King Bee. Customers can pick their choice of fresh seafood to be cooked. Aside from fresh seafood, they also offer exotic specialties like frog legs.
Here are the lavish dishes that we tried:
Cold cuts combination Php 370. Basically a plate loaded with mouth-watering Chinese cold cuts. A mix of century egg, tofu, chicken and pork. The dish is served with three kinds of sauces. This dish serves as an appetizer.
Elephant shell with broccoli in xo sauce. It was actually my first time to taste elephant shell. Elephant shell is a type of shelled seafood with long elephant tusk like body. The meat is sweet and savory. Broccoli is fresh and crisp. The xo sauce added a bit of spice in this dish.
Saté fried crabs with sotanghon. Fresh crabs marinated in saté is sinfully good. This is actually my favorite among the dishes. The sweet crab meat blends well with the spicy saté sauce. Double thumbs up!
I really enjoyed the food and I can’t wait to try their other dishes.
Xilaimen Seafood Restaurant
Al Fresco, Upper Ground
New Manila, Quezon City
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Holidays – Depends on Mall hours
Thank you Mr. Marco Polo Demo of Kwento Ni Toto for inviting me.