Tai Koo HK Roast Review: New Set Meals Offer All Your Favorites in on Plate!

Tai Koo HK Roast is located in a quiet corner at the 5th floor of The Podium in Ortigas Center. The mall has reinvented itself as a major foodie hub and we found ourselves wanting to try a place that isn’t overly-hyped nor too expensive for a work day lunch. This is how we found ourselves at TAI KOO HK ROAST.

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The selection of Tai Koo Plates.

The roasted meats hanging behind the counter made us salivate. The newly-launched Tai Koo Plates are set meals which include your choice of roasted meat (white chicken, soy chicken, wagyu beef or Hong Kong style roasted chicken) plus an array of the best accompaniments:

  • steamed rice
  • fried dumplings
  • garlic bok choi
  • Chinese sausage
  • soy egg
  • buchi
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Soy Chicken Tai Koo Plate Php278.00
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Wagyu Beef Tai Koo Plate Php278.00
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HK Chicken Tai Koo Plate Php278.00
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White Chicken Tai Koo Plate Php278.00

The ultimate Tai Koo Plate includes roasted pork belly, char siu pork and soy chicken plus shark’s fin dumplings, soy egg and buchi. This meal was my favorite. Not many things can beat char siu pork in my book. Except for roasted duck of course!

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Tai Koo Plate Php288.00

Speaking of duck, they also have some on the menu! Just like the other roasted meats, you can order small, medium and large portions of it. There is also a option to order it as a rice meal or as part of an assorted roasting platter to share.

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Roasted Duck

If you’re looking for other Chinese food favorites, they also offer an assortment of dimsum and noodles. I can’t wait to try the other items on the menu!

Tai Koo Dumpling Platter
Dimsum Platter with pork and shrimp siomai, hakaw, bacon siomai, sharksfin dumplings and wontons.

The unassuming restaurant has no frills. The cafeteria-style seating and self-service ordering system makes it less intimidating compared to many of the other new restaurants in the building. Basically, this is the kind of place you go to when you want a satisfying, delicious meal on any day of the week. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion. You can come here every day if you live or work nearby.

While Tai Koo HK Roast is at a lower price point compared to its neighbors, one meal at almost Php300 a pop is not exactly cheap. However, you do get a lot of elements on your plate.

All of the roasted meats were tender and flavorful without being too heavy on the Chinese spices. You get hints of Chinese five spice but you won’t smell it once you burp several hours later. I know that’s gross but admit that it happens when you eat overly-spiced meals.

Tai Koo HK Roast also has branches in Serendra and Salcedo Village.

Overall Rating: 4/5
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