Tien Ma's

168 D. Tuazon St. cor. NS Amoranto Sr. St., Retiro, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Tien Ma's
4.4
4.5 Stars

11 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 12 Reviews
  • 67 Recommend
  • 11 Reviewers
Category:
Taiwanese
Phone
+6328971331

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars
2

9pcs xiao long bao for P200 is definitely worth the price but it needs a little improvement on the wrapper. The hot prawn salad though is weird with candy sprinkles haha. Nevertheless, we loved the stinky tofu, porkchop rice, and seafood pot. Overall, all 6 of us had our tummies full with just a total amount of P1600 worth of good food. 128523

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Denise A.
4.0 Stars
10

It's been a while since i've eaten at my favorite go-to place when I'm looking for a good place to dine at - Banawe. The stretch of Banawe and Retiro is quite close to my house that's why whenever there's a newly opened restaurant, i'm one of those who will automatically know. I enjoyed living in that community for it's numerous good local restaurants serving authentic Chinese cuisines and many more. Therefore when I heard of Tien Ma opening in Retiro, I got so excited.

I'm actually just craving for Xiao Long Bao, but not just any Xiao Long Bao, one that's GOOD AND AFFORDABLE. Which means, when I feel sad and empty and starts craving for my baby Xiao Long Bao, it won't be hard for me to find it. 128069 It's like my ultimate comfort food, I can finish more than 20pcs Hahaha!

So I ordered the following:
127833Xiao Long Bao P200 (9pcs.)
I actually lowered my standards for this because of the cheap price but I was surprised that it was better than I expected.
8.5/10. I wish I could it those 9pcs but I had to share it lol.
What made it extraordinary would be the soup, it has a home-made feel and authentic taste.

127831Three Cup Chicken P199
Can't explain how this exactly tasted. The waiter said it's like the Chinese Version that of an Adobo, it somehow resembles based on the texture but it tasted quite far from it. It has this sweet, salty and garlicy sauce which reminds me of a milder soy chicken. I loved it! It's also plus that the serving is big and is already good for 2 people.

127844Kung Pao Shrimp P199
Nothing extraordinary but I liked how there were many shrimps on it. Usually when I go to Chinese Restaurants they overload it with sauce instead of the toppings but for this one it's the opposite. I just didn't like how there were many unnecessary vegies were included cause I don't like vegies, period. Haha!

127865Avocado Fruit Shake P90
Yey for fruit shakes! I got surprised they were serving Avocados during that day. I just find the price of the drink too expensive. It tasted quite blunt too that I even had to add sugar syrup to make it a little more sweeter.

Overall, this is a good restaurant, And I will be coming back for the Xiao Long Bao. They even offer promos during the not so peak hours and is even open until 12 midnight! How cool is that!

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Kim T.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
5

instant lunch with friends

xiao long bao 128077128077128077128077
3-cup chicken 128077128077128077128077
sweet sotanghon 128077128077128077
taiwanese fried rice 128077128077128077
stir fried garlic broccoli 128077128077128077128077128077
intestines.. I didn't eat
pork bistek tagalog 128077128077128077
seafood tofu hotpot .. didn't arrive on time. they forgot to serve it. it was served when our bill arrived.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

3-cup chicken 128077128077128077128077128077 very tasty
hot and sour soup 128077128077128077128077128077 serving is good for 4-6
kung pao shrimps 128077128077128077 shrimps was too few. around 6 small pieces only
pork rice 128077128077128077128077 taiwan style

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Max O.
5.0 Stars

When it comes to the very popular XLB, I always turn to Tien Ma in order to satisfy my craving. I've eaten in most of the places where they claim to have served the best XLB, but none of them comes close to the ones served by this small restaurant located in the Banawe area. Yes, the XLB definitely is amazing, and the other dishes they served tasted quite good as well. Service was fast but the bill took too long to process. Also, the tables and chairs are problematic for tall people because the chairs were high and the tables were low. I'm 6'2 and I had to sit sideways because my legs couldn't fit in the leg room. Anyway, if you're just looking for a place that serves good food, Tien Ma will not disappoint. I highly recommend this place to all you XLB lovers out there.

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Jenny T.
3.0 Stars

Food was good, very tasty and savory. The xiao long bao were soupy.

Service was terrible though. Not sure if they are understaffed, or the staff were under-trained. Kitchen took too long to put out the food. Some orders were forgotten. We also ordered 2 items that were out of stock, and it took a long while and after some follow ups before they got back to us and said that those weren't available anymore.

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Howard T.
4.0 Stars

Best taiwanese food hidden in Quezon City and maybe in Metro Manila. They serve one of the best Fried Pork & Shrimp Dumplings, Fried Tofu in Fermented Sauce (stinky tofu), and Xiao Long Bao. Average price is P200 per dish so it's very good value. Only negatives are the fast casual ambience (noisy and not ideal for staying long) and hard to get a parking space during peak hours so better come early! :)

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Hillary A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Edwin G.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Julie J.
4.0 Stars

Good variety of Taiwanese food! Reminds me of a (fancier) home cooked meal.

Really yummy Xiao Long Bao 128055128077🏼 9 pcs per order @200, soupy goodness!!

Pork Chop with rice was pretty good too and so was their 3 cup Chicken 128076🏼

Spacious place, fast service and house tea is free!!! Weeeee!!! Prices are affordable (most main dishes @200) Not bad! Will definitely be back. 9786️

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Michelle Ann Y.
5.0 Stars

I'm finally back from London 🇬🇧

So before I leave for London last 2 weeks this is what I had for dinner 128523 I'm a Xiao Long Bao addict. This XLB is to die for! 128523128077🏻 Tien Ma used to be Kaochi Restaurant in Retiro.. We were shocked when we found out that Kaochi is already closed (More less 8 months or a year ago) because we used to eat here almost everyday just for the XLB! 128561 Good thing the owner decided to open another Chinese restaurant (Infront of the Kaochi before) and yes it's Tien Ma's!!! 128523128077🏻 You guys should try this! 128076🏻128588🏻

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