TungLok Signatures // Singapore’s Best Chinese Restaurant Now in Manila! @CityofDreams

TungLok 同乐, which means being happy together, is a quintessential Singaporean icon of Cantonese and Chinese cuisine brought in by restaurateurs Eric and Emelda Teng of the Mango Tree and Genki Sushi group. Founded in 1984, The TungLok Group of Singapore is credited as the original inventor of the Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg and Deep-fried Prawns with Wasabi Mayo sauce. Their flagship TungLok Signatures showcases the best of Cantonese delicacies.

Here is our first look at what to expect at TungLok Signatures in Manila.


About TungLok Signatures

Seating capacity ranging from 8-30pax.

TungLok Signatures is a Singaporean restaurant chain that sets itself apart from the usual traditional Chinese restaurants by offering a mouthwatering range of traditional Chinese cuisine from Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Sichuan dishes with a dash of modern creations. Experience authentic taste with TungLok’s distinctive touch—their master chefs’ skillful execution and innovative vision have produced a unique dining concept that has impressed many for decades. From Singaporean favorites such as Chili Crab, Crispy Roast Duck, to Abalone and Lobster, relish the delicious taste of Chinese-Singaporean cuisine.

TUNGLOK SIGNATURES – PHILIPPINES Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Parañaque City 📞: +63 917 702-4024 FB: TungLok Signatures – Philippines IG: @tungloksignaturesph Visit https://www.tunglok.com/

Make sure to reserve the Chinese-themed private room with an elegant lauriat table, lazy susan and walls inspired by the Chinese landscape.

For a more contemporary boardroom type of meeting, reserve this 14-foot long table with comfy junket chairs for a memorable dining experience.

Tunglok Signatures Menu: Appetiser | Soup, Roast, Meat | Crab, Lobster, Prawn, Sea Mantis | Seafood, Greens and Tofu, Noodles and Rice, Congee, Noodle Soup | Dessert and Beverage

The menu features all their signature Cantonese cuisine favorites and Singapore specialties like Chili Crab, Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg and Deep-fried Prawns. Yum!


TUNGLOK SIGNATURES

Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg (₱420)

The best! Freshly cooked, crispy with a thin and tasty salted egg coating. Ang sarap!

I loved eating it with the chili to add some spice and to break the monotony of the salted egg.

Crispy Roast Duck (₱2,500 half/₱4,800 whole)

Start off with Crispy Roast Duck with meaty and tasty duck meat that needs no sauce. There is no fat layer in between the meat and skin.

Steamed Lotus Chicken (₱1,200). Chicken, red dates, and black fungus covered and steamed in lotus leaves.

Everyone loved this chicken dish with black fungus and red dates wrapped in lotus leaves. It’s healthy because it is steamed with choice chicken cuts. Good for family sharing.

Deep-fried prawns with wasabi mayo sauce (₱1,380)

The best! You can taste the creamy mayo with a hint of wasabi. The batter covering the prawn is thin and crunchy so you can still taste the prawn. Eat with cucumber to balance the flavor.

Beef Fried Rice (₱700).

We tried both the duck and beef rice, and the beef fried rice was the first to get wiped off.

Ask for XO Sauce to spice up the rice and meats. Yummy!

Tunglok Signature Chili Crab (Black Pepper and Fresh Peppercorns) ((₱3,600 per KG but market price changes and ranges from ₱3,000 to ₱5,000 per KG)

You can now enjoy a proper Singapore Chili Crab in Manila, with black pepper spice, lots of sauce and a fresh catch of Philippine Mud Crab.

Best to get the mantau buns for dipping into the chili crab sauce. Make sure to order extra.

Crab Salted Egg Yolk and Curry Leaves (₱3,600 per KG but market price changes and ranges from ₱3,000 to ₱5,000 per KG)

For us, the Salted Egg Crab was the best, better than the ones you get from Dampa. The salted egg coating is thin, and you can taste the salted egg flavor in the meat.

So good to eat the crab meat and savor the salted egg flavor off the shell. Will go back for this.

The crabs were fresh and the aligue with salted egg was literally to die for.

Taro Puree with Ice Cream (₱250)

All of us were raving about this new Chinese dessert we tried that’s made from taro puree with a chunk of smooth taro, and vanilla ice cream. Better than the usual mango sago dessert.

Bok-Nee (₱300). Snow Fungus with Red Dates, Longan, Lotus Seeds

Order this Bok-Nee also for something refreshing and something to clean the salted egg off your palate with.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, most of the food that we had was quite good. So happy TungLok is now here in Manila. We just love the Singapore Chili Crab 🦀 and their Salted Egg version. The best! This is the place to be for celebrations with your foodie family with discerning taste.

Highly Recommended (budget ₱2,000/head):

✅ Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg (₱420) ✅ Crispy Roast Duck (₱2,500 half/₱4,800 whole) ✅ Steamed Lotus Chicken (₱1,200) (Chicken, red dates, and black fungus covered and steamed in lotus leaves) ✅ Deep-fried prawns with wasabi mayo sauce (₱1,380) ✅ Tunglok Signature Chili Crab (Black Pepper and Fresh Peppercorns) (₱3,600 per KG but market price changes and ranges from ₱3,000 to ₱5,000 per KG) ✅ Crab with Salted Egg Yolk and Curry Leaves (₱3,600 per KG but market price changes and ranges from ₱3,000 to ₱5,000 per KG) ✅ Taro Puree with Ice Cream (₱250)

Congratulations to Eric, Emelda, and Mia Teng for successfully opening TungLok Signatures in Manila! Hopefully, we can go back to try their roasted pig and Ireland Roast Duck.

TUNGLOK SIGNATURES – PHILIPPINES Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Parañaque City 📞: +63 917 702-4024 FB: TungLok Signatures – Philippines IG: @tungloksignaturesph Visit https://www.tunglok.com/

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Disclosure: Thank you to our friends from Tunglok Signatures for an awesome experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. Watch out for their robot server that serves the dishes from the kitchen and even sings guests a happy birthday song on their special day.

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