Ever since I tried the Hainanese chicken rice at the Marina Mandarin in Singapore with my friend, Edith, I have been looking for good, authentic Hainanese chicken rice here in Manila.. I can still remember the sauces that came with it ---the hot chili sauce, the thick soy sauce and the garlic/ginger sauce that went with the dish--- it was worth every pound I gained dining that night.
Since it was my first time to go to TOAST BOX, I asked Iggy to do the ordering since he loves Malaysian food.
While waiting for our orders -- I was able to watch one of the girls preparing PULLED TEA. Do you know what is PULLED TEA?? It is a very popular drink in Malaysia. The reason why it is called pulled tea is because the drink is achieved by " pulling " the tea from a big container into another container until it is frothy and foamy.
Here was what we ordered.
I had LIMON TEH PING ( Iced Lemon Tea ). My main dish was HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE. What I liked about their Hainanese Chicken Rice is their ginger/garlic sauce. It was the sauce I was looking for... I also noticed that their soy sauce was the thick soy sauce they call KICHAP. The chicken was not bad.... I would have enjoyed it more if they served brown meat instead of white meat.
Iggy ordered TEH-C PING ( Iced tea with skinny milk ). They called it skinny milk because they used evaporated milk instead of condensed milk. If you want your tea plain just say TEH- O. I was able to taste it and it was not as sweet as the one Cris ordered which had condensed milk mixed into her tea. Iggy had for his main dish NASI LEMAK. Nasi Lemak is Fried Chicken with a hint of turmeric served with steamed coconut-pandan flavored chicken rice, fried egg and a siding of sliced cucumbers, peanuts, dilis and sambal.
Overall, Iggy, Cris and I enjoyed our lunch at Toast Box and we will definitely come back to try out their other dishes...