“With the luxury and ambiance that TWG Tea entails, I’ll try my best to come back for another meal and savor the finest things that life has to offer.”
(M. Puentebella, 2013)
When was the last time I had a meal at TWG Tea? Oh, right: around the last part of 2013. In fact, the first three reviews here at The Monching’s Guide were from the Singaporean tea purveyor’s Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 5, and EDSA Shangri-La Plaza branches. I wrote the reviews between the period of my being laid off from my first job in Eastwood, and getting another job – one located along G. Araneta Avenue.
And come back, I did. Three years, two jobs, and with my special someone in tow—I decided to return to where it all started, in time for my 26th birthday. It was a celebration that came days late, but it didn’t matter as the long drive to Taguig was worth it.
TWG Tea’s branch at the new Central Square in BGC comes next to the flagship Resorts World Manila location in terms of size. Both stores occupy a large space and can accommodate a substantial amount of diners. The tea room’s signature exquisiteness is still present, making it fit in the high-end proximity that is Central Square. Gold and brown hues, warm lighting, and items that exude of decadence can be found in this TWG branch. From what I hear, this branch was originally located at Century City Mall in Makati.
CJ and I gave ourselves free rein with our orders, not letting the set menus restrict us from TWG’s array of gastronomic delights. We picked a few a la carte items from their menu, coupled with some new teas from their extensive tea list. The long wait wasn’t an issue as they really took their time in preparing and cooking the dishes. Whatever doubts we had were completely obliterated by their wait staff’s agility and willingness to help diners out.
For the main dishes, I chose the Ocean Crepe and TWG Tea Beef Lasagna – which were both memorable in their own right. On the other hand, CJ tried out the Pan-Seared Chicken Roulade – a rich medley of chicken and foie gras that left a very good impression. Of course, desserts and tea always cap off meals like this. In our case—it was scones, muffins, cream and tea jelly, and TWG’s trademark macarons.
Dining at TWG Tea with the special someone to celebrate my 26th…I have nothing more to ask for. I’m just thankful for this opportunity, despite this year’s low points. Wasn’t this my original goal, to set aside some time to savor the finest things that life has to offer?
TWG Tea 1837
LGF Central Square
5th Avenue cor. 30th Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634