My family has been going to Lam Tin Tea House along Banawe Street in Quezon City often lately. I guess that’s just the way we are – when we find some new yummy place, we keep going and going until we get tired of the menu. Kinda like infatuation…
Lam Tin, a small no-fuss Chinese teahouse, is almost always full each time we go on Sundays. I heard from two different sources that the chef at Lam Tin was pirated from Causeway Seafood Restaurant. I’m not sure how true, but the food is a winner in my books.
You don’t go to a place like this for the ambience. You go for the food.
Because it has just about 12 tables or so, it can only accommodate a limited number of guests at a time. Families and groups arrive one after another, though. So my family makes sure we get there before the lunch crowd does – around 11, 11:30 AM. Even so, the parking is already quite full by then.
The menu at Lam Tin Tea House offers the usual Chinese fare. Breakfast – congee, dimsum (no dimsum cart here), noodle soups – starts at 7 AM, though I have not tried the congee yet.
Some of the dishes that have become our favorites –
1. Noodle Feast (Php220) – This dish is large enough for my whole family to share. It’s basically flat noodles with different meat toppings – spicy pork, white chicken, wanton dumplings, and sliced beef (which we’d request to be taken out since we’re non-beef eaters. They’d happily oblige and replace with more wanton dumplings).
2. Fish Fillets in Tausi Sauce (Php180) – Classic Chinese dish. I love the freshness of the fish, and the crispness of the green peppers.
3. Lumpiang Shanghai (Php180) – Nate’s favorite at Lamtin. Because he’s allergic to seafood and chicken (among many other things), he’s limited to pork dishes. Nate can finish about 4, 5 pieces of lumpia. With lots of white rice!
4. Crispy Chicken (Php180) – I love that it’s juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside. (Does that sound like some tagline??) And with 10 medium-sized pieces per serving, it’s way cheaper than Jollibee or KFC. 😛
We go to Lam Tin about two Sundays a month. Paying under one thousand pesos for our 6-member family (including ate Josie) is definitely within budget.
Lam Tin Tea House is located along Banawe Street on the corner of Cuenco Street in Quezon City. Telephone number is +632 4940901. Easement and side-street parking only.
This is not a paid advertisement by or a compensated post for Lam Tin. It’s pure love. 😀