Mala Tang Hot Pot

207 A. Mabini St., Addition Hills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Mala Tang Hot Pot
3.5
3.5 Stars

10 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 11 Reviews
  • 5 Recommend
  • 10 Reviewers
Category:
Chinese
Phone
+639178786075

Payment Options

Cash

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Take Out:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Tei A.
3.0 Stars
4

We had their Roast Duck Rice, Roast Bbq Pork Rice, Fried Noodles and Taosi Spareribs dimsum. We liked everything except the Fried Noodles, which was bland and lacked flavor. The roasted meats (both duck and bbq pork) were good 128077🏻. Both orders came with generous meat toppings and more than enough rice. The spareribs was okay too. Service was fast.

They have limited parking at the front, only 3 cars. Plus they're located along a very busy street so it maybe a challenge going here, unless you're there early.

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Gilbert T.
2.0 Stars
2

new location. still a failure.

sliced beef seemed microwaved heated..

cold cuts like asado is ok to be served at room temperature. theirs is microwaved.

2nd visit. nothing has changed except the location .

don't be fooled by the photo. not worth it. really.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars
3

In an inconspicuous house in Mabini St. San Juan is Mala Tang, right after that street coming from Cafe Ysabel before you get to the corner with the police station. The first challenge will be parking as the place only has 2 parking slots in front, second is the San Juan traffic because of Ica and Xavier! But enough of the logistics, let's get to the food.

We ordered the BBQ pork combination with Lechon Macau rice topping, the "solo hotpot" and the salted egg custard buns for dessert.

The BBQ pork and Lechon Macau were nicely roasted, hence why I said that it tastes like Choi Garden but is priced like Hong Kong Eat Fresh! Lechon Macau was succulent with the skin crispy, the BBQ pork sweet and tender. It's not on the actual level of how Choi Garden makes it but good enough! Taste per value though, this is a way better deal!

The solo-hotpot is also nice since having hotpot always meant eating in a group - in their case, you can order the amount of meatballs, squid balls, etc. - your choice of noodles and soup, then they will cook it for you before serving it. A nice way to get a hotpot done for 1 or just 2 folks!

The salted egg custard buns were good too, the bun is thicker than the ones I've tried in DTF but both were nice since the salted egg custard wasn't too over powering.

We will definitely be back, the place is very simple and it will really feel like home - since it really was an old home that was transformed into a casual restaurant.

Another 5 star hole-in-the-wall place!

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

this is where we held last week our weekly Friday lunch meeting.

since I knew parking will be difficult, I made sure i parked my car at my friend's office 4 blocks away.

we were seated at the second floor (not recommended) and the servers hardly go up. they don't have a bell so we can "call" the servers. we had to either go down or speak louder.

food was great. authentic Chinese food.

half of the pecking duck 128077128077128077128077128077
medium order of roast pork 128077128077128077128077128077
half of the soy chicken 128077128077128077128077128077
steamed spare ribs 128077128077128077128077
shabu shabu 128077128077128077 (I really don't like shabu shabu)

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Jeffrey S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Bea A.
4.0 Stars

This hole in the wall kiosk found in the streets of San Juan reminded me of those treasures you find in Hong Kong while strolling around. The place is tiny, and you can easily miss it when you drive pass by. However, my brother recommended that we go and try it out.

Prior to our visit, he already tried their Sate soup and was praising about how good it was. When we got there, my attention was already captured by the roast duck and it was exactly what I decided to try. My brother, on the other hand, ordered their Char Siew Rice. To be completely honest, I was surprised with how tasty it was. The servings were pretty good, meals were affordable and good for sharing.

The place barely has parking space and they could improve on their lighting as the insides of the restaurant is quite dark, which urges the customers to just go for take-outs. Despite that, this is a great find!

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Crichelle F.
4.0 Stars

should've have been 5 stars if not for the smell and untidiness of the place. though mawawala din yung amoy after 5 minutes 128517 their roasting is good, the soyed chicken is flavorful and the roast pork is crunchy, flavorful and hindi puro "taba". gusto kong bumalik pero pag naaalala ko yung amoy, parang ayoko bumalik. i hope they will do something about this. 🙄

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Steff S.
5.0 Stars

My go-to place when I'm craving for comfort food past midnight! Their sate soup is 128077

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Gracie C.
3.0 Stars

Wanted to eat after my shift the other night and this was the only place in the area open at 1am (other than McDonald's, of course. 128514). We tried their shabu shabu with flat noodles and sate broth. It was so-so, their sate broth resembled the taste of curry. We had their lobster ball, cheese-something ball (this was surprisingly good), and crab stick. Everything was so-so. Service was okay, cute interior, cheap food.

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Mark Anthony L.
1.0 Stars

I hated it.

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Gilbert T.
2.0 Stars

wanted to try this new fast food joint for a month or so but can't seem to find the right moment. then last sunday, we finally did.

and I regret it. wasted my 800 pesos.

1. ordered shabu-shabu with 8 toppings and noodles. looked nice but tasted bland. they should not call it shabu-shabu since it looked like ordinary mami with some meatballs in it.

2. siomai was small. nothing special.

3. pork spare ribs looked and tasted like spare ribs soup. sauce was almost clear except for some black bean bits.

4. beef brisket tasted like stewed beef in gravy. the sauce was brown like dark gravy and cooked with star anise to give it a beef brisket taste.

5. pork chop rice- trying to emulate shuin's taiwan style but failed miserably. breading was thick and pork chop was thin and small.

6. not so clean kitchen considering they are enclosed in glass so everybody can see them. cook/chef stands on the work table to go up the shelf with shoes on. one cook/chef had no hair net. flies on some parts of the table.

7. NO reciept. NO OR. NO supervisor. NO owner. NOTHING special here. parking was scarce. Aircon was hot.

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