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Golden Tripod's Authentic Chinese Dumplings in UN Square

Golden Tripod's Authentic Chinese Dumplings in UN Square

My dad decided to treat me and my younger brother dinner, since there wasn’t any food at home. And as usual, this brought in more difficulty as we didn't know where. A few minutes passed, and we all agreed to eat in Bonchon.

As we reached the place (i.e. UN Square), we were going straight for Bonchon until we saw some posters about this new dumpling place called Golden Tripod, which is probably just 2 stores away from Bonchon. Since I was craving for something less “unhealthy” that night (i.e. dimsum in particular), I was easily swayed.

After seconds of pondering, I then started convincing my dad and my brother to settle down here in this new Chinese restaurant, which we eventually did.

Interior of Golden Tripod in UN Square

Authenticity you can smell
Once we entered the place, the smell of broth and spices immediately hit us. Something in the smell hinted authenticity, which made me more curious about the dishes here. When we sat down, I looked around and find the interior amusing. It was simple and casual, yet it was invitingly comfortable. Maybe it’s because there is ample free spaces that make the interior look relaxing on the eyes.

Asado Rice Meal of Golden Tripod Chinese Restaurant

The menu here in Golden Tripod is considerably lean yet offers sufficient variety. They offer different kinds of dumpling, some noodles, specialty dishes and rice meals. For the night, my brother chose noodles, while me and my dad decided to share an asado rice meal. We also ordered 12 pieces of dumplings on the side.

The Asado Rice Meal (P189) was supposedly good for 2, as advertised in the menu. While this may hold true for some, it may not always be the case. In fact, in my approximation, it’s only good for 1.5. And if you are hungry, that number will further drop to 1.

Renz Cheng in Golden Tripod, UN Square

Still, I found the asado tasty, and the high quality rice complimented the savory goodness of the meat. My only suggestion is for them to serve a separate sauce, to quench the “dryness” of the dish. I think adding more sauce will raise the satisfaction from this dish even more.

Pork Legumes Dumpling of Golden Tripod in UN Square

The Pork Legumes Dumpling was completely stunning, and the best part is we just spent P99 for 12 pieces of these meaty-tasty dumplings. Others may find the wrapper thicker than usual, but in my case, I didn’t mind it, since it was silky smooth. In fact, it made the dumpling more satisfying to bite. Oh, the chili garlic oil here is incredible! 

Asado Noodles with Egg in Golden Tripod, UN Square

Last but not the least was the Asado Noodles (P189). Honestly, the “good for 2” description is more fitting for this dish than the Asado Rice Meal. The noodles came with this huge bowl, and soup was filled up to the brim. There were also generous serving of the asado which made this dish “sulit”. The broth in itself was also tasty marked by deep-meaty flavor with a garlicky finish. This is something I would be happy to indulge myself again with for our next visit. 

Golden Tripod - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: at least P150 each for a sharing type of dining experience for a group of at least 3-4
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 1 || Date of last visit - November 30, 2018

Golden Tripod captivated us with its authentic flavors, and I’m very much satisfied that we gave this restaurant a try.  Servers were welcoming, and prices are all within a reasonable range. In fact, I’d say that it’s sulit here.

Finally, we discovered a new (and nearer) restaurant that will satisfy our cravings for some Chinese delights. If you are living within the area, I’m urging you to give this a try, and taste for yourself! Thumbs-up for this place! 

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Golden Tripod
Location: G/F, UN Square, United Nations Ave., Manila
Service Charge: NONE


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