In my first post about Tuan Tuan, I taught you how to customize your experience with your own choices of soup base, toppings and noodles types. You get to also choose a free drink and add a side dish for a little cost. Let’s continue with some of other custom combinations that I tried.

Healthy Options at Tuan Tuan

Healthier options for the soup base were also available in the Tuan Tuan’s menu: the Watercress and Almond Fish Soup, and the Elixir Herbal Soup.

Elixir Herbal Soup with Mushroom Balls, Pork Balls and Korean Style Sweet Potatoes Crystal Noodles
Elixir Herbal Soup with Mushroom Balls, Pork Balls and Korean Style Sweet Potatoes Crystal Noodles
Elixir Herbal Soup with Mushroom Balls, Pork Balls and Korean Style Sweet Potatoes Crystal Noodles

The Elixir Herbal Soup (Php 398 for small bowl; Php 468 for large bowl) has goji berries (or wolfberries) that natively grows in China. Goji berries are believed to give someone the feeling of calmness and a good sleep.  The soup, like the original, was milky and flavorful plus the taste that let me know I was having a herbal soup. It was hard to explain but it was wonderful.

What I topped on this soup were mushroom balls (again!), pork balls and Korean-style sweet potato crystal noodles. The mushroom balls were, of course, awesome like what I’ve mentioned in the previous post. The pork balls were good too. As for the noodles, I think these are the type used with chapchaes.

Tuan Tuan's Watercress and Almond Fish Soup with Fish Balls, Sliced Beef Brisket and Rice Vermicelli
Watercress and Almond Fish Soup with Fish Balls, Sliced Beef Brisket and Rice Vermicelli
Tuan Tuan's Watercress and Almond Fish Soup with Fish Balls, Sliced Beef Brisket and Rice Vermicelli

My favorite soup base is the Watercress and Almond Fish Soup (Php 398 for small bowl; Php 468 for large bowl). Aside from being milky, it was also full of vegetable flavor. I also love the hint of almond in it.

The fish balls I chose to top on it was good, there’s a slight taste of extenders but I was sure that there’s fish in it. Another great topping were the slices of beef brisket which were tender and nicely flavored. I’m not a fan of rice vermicelli (sotanghon) but it was surprisingly good with the soup.

Add Side Dishes

The last (and optional) step in customizing your own noodle set was to add up to two side dishes (per set).

Prawn Dumpling
Deep Fried Fish Fillet

One of the side dishes I had was the Deep Fried Fish Fillet (additional Php 98.00). It was okay, the fish was cooked nicely. The breading was not too thick nor too oily.

The other side dish was the Prawn Dumpling (additional Php 188 for five pieces). I was expecting that I would have a steamed dumpling that’s why I got surprised they served it to me fried. But it was absolutely good. The fried dumplings were crispy outside, while the inside was full of piece of small shrimps and veggies.

Check out for more of Tuan Tuan food reviews on the third part of my review.

Let me know what you think about Tuan Tuan in the comments section below.

Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie
Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Website: TuanTuan.com.ph
Facebook: fb.com/tuantuanmanila

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